Richard Tendler has dedicated his career to the field of criminal defense. Mr. Tendler served as an Assistant Public Defender in Palm Beach County for nearly five years. As a Public Defender, Mr. Tendler represented clients in charges ranging from driving under the influence to murder. He has successfully defended individuals facing some of the most serious charges in our justice system. Richard Tendler has won acquittals for clients involving serious life felony charges for armed robbery, sexual activity with a child, kidnapping and sexual battery and many others.
Along with these cases, Mr. Tendler also represents individuals charged with complex economic white collar offenses. This includes civil and criminal cases brought against individuals and corporations by the United States Government. Through Mr. Tendler’s staff and network of attorneys, he is able to aggressively handle the immense amount of discovery involved in these cases.
Richard Tendler was previously elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
In 2010, Mr. Tendler was appointed to serve on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for a two year term for the 15th Judicial Circuit in Boca Raton, Florida. This committee inquires into alleged ethical misconduct of a member of the Florida Bar. The Committee makes determinations in specific cases as to whether an attorney’s alleged misconduct constitutes a violation of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar and warrants that a complaint be filed against the attorney. In order to serve on this committee, an attorney must be nominated and such attorney must adhere to the highest ethical standards both prior to and during his/her service.
Mr. Tendler is also admitted to practice in Massachusetts. After graduating law school and prior to moving to Florida, Mr. Tendler worked at the Public Defender’s Office in Massachusetts.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Mr. Tendler is fluent in Spanish.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1999||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Meritorious Public Service||The Florida Bar||2012|
|Partner||Law Offices of Richard Tendler, P.A.||2003 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||15th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender||1999 - 2003|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender’s Office, Massachusetts||1997 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee "D"||Chair||2011 - 2012|
|Florida Bar, Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee "D"||Member||2009 - 2012|
|Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2004 - 2005|
|Florida Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar||Member||1997 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Weapons Charges||Defendant only sentences to 90 days in prison|
|Hit and Run Charge||Mistrial|
|Domestic Violence Charge||Ruled No Threat|
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|South Florida Sun-Sentinel||Family Braces For Trial||2013|
|Palm Beach Post||Goodman Lawyers Claim More Misconduct||2013|
|Palm Beach Post||Car Crash Ruling May Set Florida Standard||2013|
|Palm Beach Post||Schools Chief Wears Wire||2013|
|Tendler Law Newsletter||Probation Tips||2013|
|Palm Beach Post||Former Pepper King Alleges Theft||2012|
|Criminal Lawyer WPB||What To Do If you Are Arrested||2012|
|Criminal Lawyer West Palm Beach||What To Do If you Are Arrested||2012|
|Miami Herald||Former Miami City Employee Charged||2011|
|South Florida Sun-Sentinel||Man Who Fired Gun Gets 90 Days||2009|
|Western New England College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Ithaca College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Nova Southeastern University - Law Student/Professors Talk||Ethics & Professionalism in Law||2013|
|Department of Juvenile Justice - Probation Meeting||Kids In the Juvenile Justice System||2012|
|Cardinal Newman High Schoo - Football Team Talk||Kids and Crime||2011|
|Boca Raton Rotary Club||Today's Criminal Defense System - Florida and U.S.||2011|