West Family Law Group P.L.
Richard is board certified in Marital and Family Law by The Florida Bar. He has been in private practice for almost 40 years specializing in marital and family law. He has extensive experience in cases dealing with complex financial matters, including the valuation of closely held corporations, professional practices and incentive stock options.
Richard has a proven history in the representation of numerous professional athletes and other public figures with the utmost regard for protecting his clients from media exposure and overly invasive discovery practices. Richard is committed to the prompt resolution of family disputes through creative problem solving, which includes, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and collaborative law. While his practice is primarily in Central Florida, which encompasses Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia and Lake Counties, he handles cases nationwide.
Richard is past president and current Fellow of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and Past Chairman of the Florida Bar Family Law Section, and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Richard also is a founding member of both the Central Florida Family Inn of Court and the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. Recognized as "the Best of" in Best Lawyers for the past 15 years, the Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Florida Trends Elite Magazine. He was selected as the Orlando Family Lawyer of the Year for 2018 by Best Lawyers. This is the third time Richard was selected as the Orlando Family Lawyer of the Year.
Richard is a frequent lecture for the American Bar Association, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, The International Academy of Family Lawyers as well as the Florida and Orange County Bar Associations.