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Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Family

About Me

Lance P. Richard P.A. is a talented and experienced team of legal professionals who are committed to defending your rights in Personal Injury, Criminal, and Family Law cases throughout Florida. Our priority is to provide you with sound legal advice, outstanding customer service, and strong effective advocacy that delivers results.

You need an attorney who can deliver maximum results. Let our team represent you and guide you during life's most challenging moments when the stakes are high. We are dedicated to help you and understand that you need quality legal guidance and personal attention that is cost effective and affordable.

Let Lance P. Richard P.A. solve your Personal Injury, Criminal and Family Law problems. Contact us now for a free evaluation of your case.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    20 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    20 years
  3. Family: 15%
    20 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Stephen J Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer. Lance is well recognized for great advice and effective and aggressive representation in civil, criminal, and family court.


    Stephen Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael K Spotts

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Lance for over ten years. Lance is a great trial attorney and great advocate for his clients and their rights.


    Michael Spotts Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lance P. Richard, PA

51 SE Ocean Blvd
Stuart, FL, 349942214



FLMember in Good Standing199508/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Admonishment
    issued in FL, 2007


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

  2. Admonishment
    issued in FL, 2003


    An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Volunteer of the YearFLorida Lawyers Assistance2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerLance P. Richard, PA2005 - Present
PartnerKohl & Richard, PA2001 - 2005
Managing PartnerLance P. Richard & Associates1997 - 2001
AssociateSteel Hector & Davis1994 - 1996
Legal InternDade County (Miami) Public Defender1993 - 1994
Legal InternFederal Public Defender (Miami)1992 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Justice Major B. Harding American Inn of CourtMaster2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2006 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2003 - Present
Leadership Martin CountyClass 132002 - 2003
United States District Court for the District of ColoradoAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Martin County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers/Litigation CommitteeMember2000 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice1999 - Present
Martin County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
Florida BarAttorney Member1995 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Florida v. BrazillJury found Defendant guilty of lesser charge of Second Degree Murder.
State of Florida v. HarrisJury found Defendant guilty of a lesser charge of Manslaughter.
State of Florida v. McFaddenJury found Defendant Not Guilty.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJuris Doctor1994
University of MiamiMBAMA - Masters1991
University of New HampshireBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Constitution WeekBill of Rights Presentation2014
Judicial Diversity TrainingPanelist2012
Fall Defender CollegeKeynote Speaker-Practice with Purpose2012
Constitution WeekBill of Rights Presentation2012
Constitution WeekBill of Rights2011