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Richard “Rick” Mercure offers a rare combination of impeccable legal credentials paired with compassion for his clients. He has dedicated his Gainesville criminal defense law firm to protecting the rights of the accused.

Rick gained extensive experience in criminal defense matters through work at the public defender’s offices in Gainesville, Miami, and Fort Myers, as well as in private practice. He has been involved with thousands of criminal cases, including both misdemeanors and felonies. His experience ranges from drug possession and domestic violence cases to armed robbery and capital murder.

He has the knowledge and skill to handle every facet of a criminal case, including arraignment, bond hearing, plea negotiations, pre-trial conferences and motions, jury selection, trial, and sentencing.

Rick was awarded a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Miami School Of Law in Coral Gables. He was named to the Dean’s List and awarded a scholarship based on his academic achievement. While completing his degree, he worked as research assistant to a leading criminal law attorney and professor. His legal writing skills won him a coveted slot on the Psychology, Public Policy and Law Journal, one of the law school’s prestigious law reviews.

Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he was awarded a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and Florida Medallion Scholars Award.



Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    4 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    4 years



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Andy Joshua Ingram

    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.


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  • Michael P Cognata

    I endorse Mr. Mercure as a DUI defense attorney. He is experienced and caring.


    Michael Cognata DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Richard Mercure, PA - *RPM Law*

912 NW 56th Terrace
Suite A
Gainesville, FL, 32605


FLMember in Good Standing201306/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Lawyers in FloridaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
10 Best Law Firms in FloridaAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney (Gainesville Office)Katz & Phillips, PA2014 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice Of The Public Defender, Gainesville2013 - 2013
Domestic Violence Division - Certified Legal InternMiami Dade Public Defender's Office2012 - 2013
Homicide Division - Legal Intern20th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office2012 - 2012
Federal Homicide - Criminal Law ClerkLaw Office of Paul D. Petruzzi, PA2011 - 2012
State Homicide - Criminal Law ClerkLaw Office of Jack R. Blumenfeld, PA2011 - 2012
Criminal Law Research AssistantUniversity Of Miami School Of Law2011 - 2012
Civil Law ClerkLaw Office of J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo, PA2011 - 2012
Civil Law ClerkSpink & Associates, PA2010 - 2011
Civil Law ClerkWeisberg & Meyers, LLC2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationIndividual Lawyer2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2014 - Present
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationActive Member2014 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2013 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. CQNot Guilty (< 30 minutes)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of FloridaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2009