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Richard Tendler

About Me

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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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    17 years, 3 thousand cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael K Grife

    Richard is a highly respected criminal defense attorney. I strongly endorse him. His clients will receive very fine legal representation.


    Michael Grife Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Richard Tendler

1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
Suite 700
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

Law Offices of Richard Tendler

950 Peninsula Corp Circle #3006
Boca Raton, FL, 33487



FLMember in Good Standing199909/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Meritorious Public ServiceThe Florida Bar2012
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Richard Tendler, P.A.2003 - Present
Assistant Public Defender15th Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender1999 - 2003
Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender’s Office, Massachusetts1997 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar, Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee "D"Chair2011 - 2012
Florida Bar, Fifteenth Circuit Grievance Committee "D"Member2009 - 2012
Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2004 - 2005
Florida BarMember1999 - Present
Massachusetts BarMember1997 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
The Florida Bar Criminal Law SectionN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Weapons ChargesDefendant only sentences to 90 days in prison
Hit and Run ChargeMistrial
Domestic Violence ChargeRuled No Threat
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Publication NameTitleDate
South Florida Sun-SentinelFamily Braces For Trial2013
Palm Beach PostGoodman Lawyers Claim More Misconduct2013
Palm Beach PostCar Crash Ruling May Set Florida Standard2013
Palm Beach PostSchools Chief Wears Wire2013
Tendler Law NewsletterProbation Tips2013
Palm Beach PostFormer Pepper King Alleges Theft2012
Criminal Lawyer WPBWhat To Do If you Are Arrested2012
Criminal Lawyer West Palm BeachWhat To Do If you Are Arrested2012
Miami HeraldFormer Miami City Employee Charged2011
South Florida Sun-SentinelMan Who Fired Gun Gets 90 Days2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Ithaca CollegeN/ABachelor of Arts1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Nova Southeastern University - Law Student/Professors TalkEthics & Professionalism in Law2013
Department of Juvenile Justice - Probation MeetingKids In the Juvenile Justice System2012
Cardinal Newman High Schoo - Football Team TalkKids and Crime2011
Boca Raton Rotary ClubToday's Criminal Defense System - Florida and U.S.2011