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Richard Ronald Paul Mercure

Personal injury Attorney at Gainesville, FL

5.0   34 reviews

also known as Rick Mercure

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2013
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Handling virtually all types of criminal defense cases prosecuted by the State of Florida.

  2. Personal injury
    Fighting big insurance.

Rick Mercure offers a rare combination of impeccable legal credentials, a wealth of trial experience, and unparalleled compassion for his clients.



Law Offices of Richard Mercure, PA - *RPM Law*
912 NW 56th Terrace
Suite A
Gainesville, FL, 32605

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Posted by Joyce Wilson | December 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Rick Rocks!
I have not met Rick but he represented my son on some very serious charges, I was upset, mouthy, and not too trusting because of the legal system. Rick was professional and never took anything I said to him personal. I am very humbled and appreciative for everything he did for my family. There is NOTHING like a mother's love. Thank you so very much and plz forgive my over bearing attitude during that stressful time. Rick Rocks!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2016
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I got in some minor trouble first time ever getting in trouble and he had all the charges dropped saved my life I can't thank him enough I was able to finish my process with the police academy because of him he a very good lawyer just a phone call away and will work with you love this guy
Posted by joe | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
the best attorney for criminal case
Mr mercure is the best attorney i ever had he save my life my marriage and my relationship with my kids i had a domestic violence charge i had a misunderstanding with my son i contact mr mercure the first thing he told me after i told him about my case is dont worry he can help me get the case drop i also contact 3 other attorney before mr mercure not one of them ever told me they will try to get the DA to drop the case they all said that i am going to have to do 1 year probation and they want to talk about the fee before i can even come into the office to see them mr mercure invited to his office give a consultation then we spoke about money to me he care more about the getting the client the best result mr mercure told me to follow his advice and he will get the job done he surely did 3 week later he call me at 8pm and told me he got the case drop and another thing he is not one of these 9 to 5 lawyer he was there for me 24 hours a day you can speak to him any time he the best great attorney if you dont believe me try him he will get you result if i could put my email on here i would if any one want to hear more about how great of an attorney he is thanks joe ocala florida
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Posted by Debbie F. | January 28, 2016
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The Best Criminal Attorney who will fight for you!
Mr. Mercure is very professional and knowledgeable for anyone seeking legal representation on criminal charges. I truly felt like a valued client and each time he followed up with me if I reached out to him by phone calls and/or emails always communicating to me within minutes. I was always kept up to date on all aspects of my case and I could have never received the sentence I did without his professional representation. He always managed to take the time to explain any intricate legal issues patiently with me. He is very honest and he will fight for you. I would highly recommend Mr. Mercure to anyone that needs a top notch attorney on any criminal charge. I will always feel that God blessed me when I found Mr. Mercure and I have already referred him to someone who asked me about an attorney that is the best. I will always continue to be so grateful for his incredible representation and please do not hesitate to waste your time on others who will not fight for you.
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Posted by Trey | January 27, 2016
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Great outcome
I've been represented by several attorneys throughout the years. By far, Rick Mercure is the best. When I was arrested with a new drug charge, I had two prior drug felonies. RIck got me the best outcome I can possibly imagine. 2 years probation , with less than 30 days jail. Thank you Rick Mercure!
Posted by Malcolm | January 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Life Saver!!!!
At one of the scariest times of my life, I found there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I was arrested for DUI in 2014 and I didn't really know what to do. I've never really ever had any serious legal issues, so I didn't fully understand the process. I began searching online for information, and by the grace of God, I stumbled across Richard Mercure's website. From the first day we met, during my consultation I felt really comfortable. Mr Mercure was very knowledgable, and really broke down EVERTHING for me so I understood all my options. From the first consultation, I felt there was hope and this wasn't a death sentence. Mr Mercure helped me through every facet of the process and in the end, my DUI charged was reduced to wreck less driving. My life has been restored and I would not have had this second chance if not for Richard Mercure. Know you're rights!!!! With that being said, I 100 percent recommend Richard Mercure!!! When you're lost and don't know exactly what your next step is, no better person to guide you than Richard Mercure!!
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Posted by Ryan | January 25, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Great communication, very professional, handled everything I needed and achieved the outcome I'd hoped for. Instructions were clear for any paperwork, couldn't ask for better.
Posted by Anthony X. | October 18, 2015
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Couldn't ask for anyone better
Rick is highly motivated and ready to fight for you. He takes a very hands-on approach and got his hands on a lot of information about my case even before I could! He has a great personality and is very easy to get along with. You can tell he genuinely enjoys helping others through his legal work. I would strongly recommend Rick to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Eric | October 2, 2015
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Case Dismissed!
Recently, I found myself in need of legal advice so I hired Richard Mercure. He fought my case tooth and nail even though it was in Hillsborough County. On the day of trial, it was clear that Rick was well-prepared. He had all his exhibits in order, with copies for everybody involved. The Officer tried his hardest to skate around the truth but in the end, Rick’s cross-examination was PERFECTION. He anticipated what the Officer was going to say well before the Officer even said it. The Judge acquitted me of all charges (and I didn’t even have to testify). Rick is a true trial lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone in need of a defense lawyer. He saved me countless amounts of time, money, and aggravation through out the entire process, making it painless for me. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to hire Rick!
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Posted by Lauren | September 21, 2015
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So kind and competent!
I had a lot of issues - a warrant for failure to appear, a suspended and expired license, a ticket, all from nearly two years ago - and Rick helped me solve them all! He was always readily available (a trait that is lost on many lawyers) and while I hope to never be in a position where I need his services again, he's the guy I'd call if I did!
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2015
Effective and Professional Attorney
My son was facing criminal charges of Petit Theft 2nd Degree and Felony Drug-Possession. These were charges which could have resulted in multiple years in prison. I needed a lawyer who would listen, care, and defend my son. So, I contacted Richard Mercure Law firm and discussed the overview of the case. It was such a relief to know there was someone looking out for my son’s best interest when I was on the other side of the state. Richard immediately recognized there were major discrepancies in the DAs charges and fought hard to get both charges dropped. He was also easy to reach and always kept me up to date with information about the case. I highly recommend Richard Mercure to,anyone fighting any type of criminal charges. He is the best at what he does.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2015
Best DUI lawyer in Gainesville
One Thursday in 2014, I made a horrible mistake and drove drunk in Gainesville, FL. By Monday, after reviewing about 6 different lawyers, I had set up a consultation with Rick to discuss my options. Rick was very professional but still relatable-- young, UF alum, not judgmental in the slightest. While the legal system is slower than molasses, Rick made sure that my case was a priority and that it progressed as quickly as possible. I'm happy to say after a mini depression, he was able to show me the light and get me the best possible results! I was able to graduate with 7 job offers (which I did not think would be possible after being background checked) and am able to successfully relocate states to work for a prestigious employer. While his services are (admittedly) higher than the competition, his knowledge and connections after working as a public defender definitely come in handy-- they sure did for me. The important thing about Rick is that he treated me like a client, not like a criminal. So many people (police officers, front desk workers, community service supervisors, fingerprinters or whatever they're called) treated me like a criminal after this, but Rick always treated me with dignity and respect. Hopefully I will never have to see him again, but it was an absolute pleasure working with him for the time that I did!
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2015
Great lawyer!
Rick got me a deferred prosecution very quickly! I was scared and confused at first but he explained to me exactly what was going on and what would happen. He responds quickly and is very accessible. I would definitely recommend Rick to any friend in the same position!
Posted by Carlos | May 17, 2015
My savior. Attention: Real lawyer present
Rick negotiated a reasonable sentence for my second DUI. I was nervous until I left my public defender and paid for real legal counsel. I managed to keep my full-time job while he made court appearances for me and he got most of my fines dissolved. Thank God I was referred to him. It's really worth every penny.
Posted by Mary | April 23, 2015
Great Lawyer
Rick did a fantastic job representing my husband in a DUI jury trial. He was extremely knowledgeable, completely honest and worked hard to help us win our case. In court, he was totally on top of things during the many appearances and final trial. I was very impressed with Rick, who, although busy, always had time to answer all our questions. We would hire him again in a heartbeat and in fact, have even recommended him to another family member. We were well represented with Rick.
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Posted by Darren | March 2, 2015
What can I say – Rick is the real deal. I violated my probation and picked up a new charge…Rick got me out of jail and reinstated to probation that week. If it weren’t for Rick, I would’ve lost my job and may have even lost the timesharing I have with my 5-year old daughter. Rick cares more about his clients than anyone out there. He’s the only attorney I’ll ever call, and it seems that I’m not the only client that feels that way. Go with Rick – you won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2015
Dedicated to the Client…No matter the hours he must work on your behalf.
While incarcerated and being held without bond, I was awoken at 11:30 pm! by a Corrections Officer (CO) being told my attorney was here to see me. While being escorted to my meeting with Rick, the CO told me he had never seen an attorney visit at this late hour. Two days later, I was once again awoken by a CO, this time at 2 am!! Saying my Attorney was here. Upon seeing Rick he immediately produced evidence on my behalf, which after being presented to the court allowed me to be released on my own recognizance without bond, until a future trial date. I can say without hesitation, Rick works for his clients vigorously and meticulously, no matter the hours he must put in, no matter his case load and obviously in my view placing his clients’ interests above his own with the timing of his visits with me while I was incarcerated. Thank you so much for the time, effort and self-sacrifice you put into my case. I will certainly be referring Rick to anyone I know who may need an excellent criminal defense attorney. Not only do I consider Rick a trusted attorney, I consider him a true friend.
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Posted by Fawn | November 20, 2014
My Lawyer...My Friend....The Best
Rick came through again!!!! Without him, my husband would have had to face severe consequences for a VOP charge. He pretty much held my hand and guided me through the whole process. I was a wreck!!!!! He is the best attorney in Gainesville or One of the BEST you will ever encounter in the State of Florida. If you need representation from an Attorney, Rick is the one. You can be sure he will be there for you 100%...not only as your Attorney but as your friend.
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Posted by Alex Picard | September 27, 2014
Rick gave me my second chance.
I would absolutely recommend Richard Mercure to anyone. Not only is he a great guy but a diligent, hardworking, trustworthy, and caring lawyer. If it hadn't been for him I don't think my case would've gone the way it did. He makes things happen, he's a game changer.
Posted by Darren | September 12, 2014
I hired Rick based on the recommendation of one of his former clients (who happened to be a friend of mine). I couldn't have been happier with my decision. This was my second domestic violence case with the same girl, and the State Attorney wanted a conviction and serious jail time. After hiring Rick, the State never got their conviction and I never saw the inside of jail; trust me, I should've been behind bars. My ex had bruises all over her and spent 2 days in the hospital after the incident. Needless to say, hiring Rick allowed me to stay out of jail, keep my job, keep shared custody of our daughter, and avoid conviction altogether! Rick always kept me informed of the status of my case, and he was always available to take my calls. He challenged every piece of evidence the State had against me and left no stone unturned. Simply put, there is no lawyer out there like Rick. He's one of a kind and worth every penny!
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney (Gainesville Office)
  • Katz & Phillips, PA
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender, Gainesville
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Domestic Violence Division - Certified Legal Intern
  • Miami Dade Public Defender's Office
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Homicide Division - Legal Intern
  • 20th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Federal Homicide - Criminal Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Paul D. Petruzzi, PA
  • 2011 - 2012
  • State Homicide - Criminal Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Jack R. Blumenfeld, PA
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Civil Law Clerk
  • Law Office of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, PA
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Criminal Law Research Assistant
  • University Of Miami School Of Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Civil Law Clerk
  • Spink & Associates, PA
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Civil Law Clerk
  • Weisberg & Meyers, LLC
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009


  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Individual Lawyer
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Active Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Lawyers in Florida
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Law Firms in Florida
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Richard
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard Ronald Paul Mercure is a skilled lawyer. I can refer cases to him with complete confidence that the clients I refer will be happy with the representation they received."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Mercure as a DUI defense attorney. He is experienced and caring."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. He was an outstanding student of mine at the University of Miami Law School. He has excellent legal writing and oral argument skills. Mr. Mercure is very bright and dedicates 100 percent of himself to any endeavor or client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am pleased to endorse Mr. Mercure for criminal defense. I've had the opportunity to work with him on several cases and found him to be highly knowledgeable and thorough in the criminal law field. I believe that he represents his clients zealously and is well respected in the local community. You're legal matters are in good hands with Mr. Mercure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is an outstanding young attorney who works diligently for his clients. He is competent and personable, and he will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice. I endorse him wholeheartedly as a colleague and friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is a real go getter and cares about how clients! He has excellent trial skills and understands the nuances in the law. I recommend Rick without reservation!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is my go-to referral when I'm asked about criminal lawyers. He offers clients much, much more than an aggressive criminal defense. Richard has an in depth understanding of the law and sophistication that puts him ahead of most of his colleagues, and of great benefit to his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on several cases with Richard. He has done excellent work on the cases that we worked on together, demonstrating a strong work ethic and high degree of legal skill."
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