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Anthony Biagio Rickman

About Me

Areas of Practice: State & Federal Criminal Law, Entertainment Law, Sports Law, Personal Injury

Licensed in State & Federal Court
Florida State University College of Law J.D.
University of South Florida, B.A. Cum Laude 
Former State Prosecutor

Legal Analyst


Anthony Rickman attended the University of South Florida where he received a full academic scholarship and graduated Cum Laude. Anthony then attended the Florida State University College of Law where he earned his law degree. Upon graduating law school, Anthony was a prosecutor at Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office. As an Assistant State Attorney, Anthony prosecuted thousands of DUI, misdemeanor, traffic, and felony cases. Anthony joined the law firm of Taracks Gomez & Associates in 2007, and in 2011, Anthony was named a partner at Taracks Gomez & Rickman. 

Mr. Rickman is qualified to practice in both State and Federal Court. As a well versed and experienced criminal defense attorney, Anthony handles a wide array of cases including, but not limited to, Traffic offenses, DUI, DUI Manslaughter, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking/Manufacturing, Violations of Probation, Sex Offenses, Robbery, Child Abuse, Gun Charges, Burglary, Fraud, Forgery, Assault and Battery, Theft, Domestic Violence, Murder, and all other State or Federal Felony and Misdemeanor Offenses. Using his experience, skills, and knowledge gained as a prosecutor and perfected as a defense attorney, Anthony can provide you with the representation you need to successfully defend against the government's accusations. Anthony's has successfully argued hundreds of motions in and tried numerous cases before a Juries and Judges that resulted in not guilty verdicts at trial or a dismissal of the charges prior to trial. Mr. Rickman's and dedication and his preparation for litigation combined with his skill, aggression, and experience, will provide you with a top notch criminal defense through all stages of your case. 

In 2010 the Law Firm of Taracks Rickman and Associates opened an entertainment and sports law branch of the law firm spearheaded by Anthony Rickman as lead counsel. Using the negotiation and trial skills he honed as a prosecutor and defense attorney, Anthony represents producers, directors, entertainers, artists, musicians, and athletes in the sports and entertainment world. Anthony has been involved in negotiations to raise capital for multi-million dollar films, production and directorial contracts, Boxing Pay-Per View events, movie and television development contracts, film and video distribution agreements. In addition to working criminal defense and entertainment law, Mr. Rickman is also well-versed in personal injury cases. As a personal injury attorney, he is dedicated to helping injury victims get the financial compensation they deserve.

Anthony Rickman is often featured on local and national television providing legal analysis on a wide array of issues. In addition to appearing on ESPN, and all of the major news outlets in the Tampa Bay area, Mr. Rickman has been interviewed by multiple newspapers and publications where he has commented on the multiple law related topics.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    10 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    9 years



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Payment Types:

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Attorney Endorsements

35 total 

  • Bryant Raymond Camareno

    Anthony, is a top-notch lawyer who aggressively fights for his clients! He is excellent in the courtroom and knowledgable in the law. I STRONGLY endorse this lawyer.


    Bryant Camareno Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Benson Baggett

    Anthony is a top shelf criminal defense lawyer. His strong ability is rooted in his former career as a prosecutor for the State of Florida -- he knows the opponent because he used to be the opponent. And the relationships he cultivated with his former colleagues can often prove to be the most important element of a good defense and favorable result. Highly recommended.


    Matthew Baggett Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


FLMember in Good Standing200509/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Criminal Defense Attorney-Superb RatingAVVO2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Clients ChoiceAVVO2014
AVVOTop Contributor2013
Clients ChoiceAVVO2012
Competition Chair AwardFlorida State University College of Law-Trial Team2005
Journal of Transnational Law and PolicyFlorida State University College of Law2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Legal AnalystMultiple Media Outlets2012 - Present
PartnerTaracks Rickman & Associates2007 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County2005 - 2007
Certified Legal InternOffice of the State Attorney 13th Judicial Circuit2004 - 2004
Law ClerkThe Chiccetti Law Firm2003 - 2004
Law ClerkClerk of Circuit Court 6th Judicial Circuit2001 - 2002
InternOffice of State Representative Frank Farkas2001 - 2002
InternCongressional Office Of U.S. Senator Connie Mack2000 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Florida State University Alumni AssociationN/A2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaN/A2009 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionN/A2007 - Present
Hillsborough County Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2007 - Present
Hillsborough County American Inn of CourtN/A2006 - 2008
Florida BarN/A2005 - Present
Florida State University College of Law Trial TeamCompetition Chairman2003 - 2005
Sigma Nu Alumni AssociationN/A2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUI DroppedDUI Dropped
Drug Charges DroppedState Dropped charges
Battery Charged DismissedState Dropped charges
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Publication NameTitleDate
The Marshall ProjectJolly Ranchers, Sage and Breathmints2015
Tampa Bay TimesAttorney's Warn Against Lowering DUI Threshold2013
The DailyFace Booked2012
Gwinnett Daily PostMugshots Inc: "Legalized Extortion" or Constitutional Privilage2012
Criminal Defense blogCriminal Defense Blog2011
Florida Law WeeklyState of Florida v.Staver2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Fox OrlandoSenator Sues Pizza Delivery Boy2015
Fox 13 Evneing NewsHow to Survive a Law Enforcment Encounter2015
Fox 13 Evening NewsMovement to stop Using Faulty Drug Tests2015
Fox 13 Evening NewsMilitary Officer Arrested for Faulty Drug Test2015
Fox 13 Evening NewsDUI Setup2015
Fox 13Attorney Asks for Judge to Be Removed2015
Fox 13Lawmakers Suit Against Pizza Delivery Man2015
Fox 13Substance abuse and child's death2015
FoxDefense in DUI setup case2015
FoxFalse Possitive Drug Tests Leading to Arrests2015
FoxAnother False possitive Drug Test Leads to Arrest2015
Florida You JudgeFaulty Drug Tests Used by Police2015
Debate on the use of Feild Reagent Tests on Drug Cases in FloridaDrug Field Reagent Tests2015
Saint Petersburg Catholic High School Law ClassIntroduction to the legal field2014
Huffington post/ABCFlirda Extends Stand Your Ground Law2014
Fox13 Evening NewsPlea Deal in Kidnapping Case2014
Fox 13, Huffington PostGovernor Signs Warning Shot Bill Into Law2014
Fox 13 NewsMugshots being removed from Sheriff Office Website2014
Fox 13 NewsState Drops Charges After Infant Death2014
Fox 13 NewsFDLE Employee resigns after Pill Investigation2014
Fox 13 NewsTrooper Threatened on Website2014
Fox 13 NewsNew Evidecne in Theater Shooting2014
Fox 13 NewsChange in Policy for police after murder investigation2014
Fox 13 NewsCan you bring a gun to a popcorn fight2014
Fox 13 NewsAnalysis of Evidence in Movie Theater Shooting Case2014
Fox 13 NEwsPolice Seeking Public Help in Child Murder2014
Fox 13 NewsTeen Mom Goung to State Hospital2014
Fox 13 NewsNo Charges in Childs Murder2014
Fox 13 evening newsInsanity Defense in Kidnapping Case2014
Fox NewsBloody Footprints as Evidence in Murder Case2013
Fox NewsFamily Dollar Murder2013
Fox 13 NewsCharges Dropped Against Husban Accused of Setting Hous on Fire2013
Fox 13 NewsAbortion Pill Murder case2013
Fox 13 NewsConflict of Interest in Shock Jock Trial2013
Fox 13 NewsDetails of DUI Setup2013
ESPN Outside The LinesFAMU Hazing Case2013
ABC TelevisionMan acused of beating wife priro to house fire2013
Fox 13 Tampa NewsStand Your Ground Case Not Prosecuted2012
Fox 13 NewsGeorge Zimmerman Charged2012
Fox 13 NewsLack of BiLingual Dispathcers2012
Fox NewsPenn State Law2012
USF IFC Risk Management SeminarRisk Reduction2011