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Practice Areas


  1. Admiralty & Maritime: 85%
    20 years
  2. State, Local And Municipal Law: 15%
    20 years

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • William W Housley

    I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator.


    William Housley DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Michael Phillips

    I endorse Mr. Richard. You can tell from his thorough responses to questions on Avvo and sage wisdom that he has the passion and compassion necessary to be a fine advocate. He spends his own time giving advice to the Avvo community and that is something worth noting.


    John Phillips Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

333 Ball Dr
Tallahassee, FL, 32312-9750


FLMember in Good Standing199509/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/ConsultantAlan S. Richard2010 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Admiralty LawFlorida State University College Of Law2000 - Present
Captain, Assistant General CounselFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission2003 - 2010
Captain, Boating Safety and Waterways Management CoordinatorFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission1999 - 2003
Certified Student InternFlorida Supreme Coutr1994 - 1994
Captain, Deputy Boating Safety CoordinatorFlorida Marine Patrol1987 - 1999
Lieutenant, FMP AcademyFlorida Marine Patrol1985 - 1987
Sergeant, FMP Training SectionFlorida Marine Patrol1984 - 1985
Marine Patrol OfficerFlorida Marine Patrol1977 - 1984
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Southeastern Admiralty Law InstituteDirectorN/A
Navigation Safety Advisory Council (US Coast Guard)MemberN/A
Florida Bar, Admiralty Law CommitteeVice ChairN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
New Mexico Trial Lawyers JournalAdmiralty in the Desert2008
Maritime Law Practice ManualPleasure Boats1997
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawN/A1994
Florida State UniversityCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Boating Accident Comprehensive CourseNavigation Rules in Boating Accident investigation and Analysis2014
Federal Bar Association CLECriminal Law Considerations in Maritime Cases2014
Admiralty Law CLEUnited States Federal Laws and Florida State Laws & Regulations Applicable to Small Craft Pollution Discharge2014
Environmental Permitting Summer SchoolStrict Limits on Local Government Regulation of Boating2012
Continuing Judicial Education: Winter ConferenceBoating Offenses: Penalties and Preemptions2008