Skip to main content

Richard Milton Knellinger

Family Attorney at Gainesville, FL

3.7   6 reviews

also known as Rick Knellinger

  • Licensed for 49 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1974
    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. Family
    * Divorce * Child custody, support, and visitation * Modifications of Final Judgments * Family business succession planning * Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements * Family estate planning * Paternity testing and support enforcement orders * Guardianship * Guardian advocacy * Adoptions * Name Change

    50 years

  2. Child custody

  3. Divorce and separation

    50 years

  4. Business
    * Business start-ups * Corporate organization and formation restructuring * LLC and partnership formation * Mergers and acquisitions * Employment contract law * Purchase and sales agreements * Proper maintenance of corporate entity * Intellectual property licensing and royalty agreements * Commercial litigation and dispute resolution * Non-competition and confidentiality agreements

    50 years

  5. Estate planning
    * Wills & Trusts * Living wills, advance health care directives, health care surrogates * Powers of attorney, durable and springing * Guardianships, minor, incapacitated, voluntary, pre-need and guardian advocacy * Nuptial agreements, post and pre-nup * Probate court representation * Disputed wills * Assets passing outside of probate * Estate administration * Out-of-state estate administration

    50 years

  6. Wills and living wills
    *Wills *Trusts *Living Wills * Powers of Attorney *Pet Trusts

    50 years

Gainesville, FL Family & Business Lawyers

Practicing law since 1974.

Our Law Office provides a wide range of quality legal services for individuals and businesses in Gainesville, FL.  Areas of law we specialize in:

Family Law | Business Law | Probate | Estate Planning | Civil Appeals

Intellectual Property | Administrative Law | Land Use & Zoning

Photos and videos

View more


Knellinger & Associates
2815 NW 13th Street
Suite 305
Gainesville, FL, 32609

Similar lawyers nearby


3.7 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In my personal experience, he's the best there is in Gainesville, Fl.
This opportunity to review Knellinger Law is too short a space to provide all the accolades I can easily attribute to the entire team. My litigation stretched out for years, so I am especially qualified to share my lengthy, ongoing, month-after-month experiences with anyone seeking methodical, competent, thorough, dedicated, and exceptionally professional representation. My experience with Knellinger Law is simply beyond reproach. If possible to prevail, they will.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knellinger Law: Responsive, Effective and Winning
Richard Knellinger, the entire team at Knellinger Law, are incredibly effective. I am very pleased with how responsive they are to my needs, and truly listen to my concerns. Mr. Knellinger provides keen insight and easily communicates the complexity of law. He exemplifies true focus and determination; standing with me as zealous advocate, prevailing in every instance before the Court. Richard Knellinger is one of the most ethical lawyers I have ever known; his commitment and attention to his clients is unparalleled.
Read less
Posted by Melissa | July 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard Knellinger was hired by me at a very difficult time. He took great patience to explain the process we were about to begin and walked me through each step. Nothing could have prepared me for the severity of a divorce, but Rick was able to predict with almost 100 percent accuracy everything that was about to occur. Sometimes I listened to his advice and sometimes I didn't. Looking back there were many times I should have listened. Rick had a gift for looking at my whole life as part of the picture and not just concentrating on the divorce of a husband and wife. Even though my children were not minors at the time the divorce was final, Rick always had their best interest in mind as well. That personal touch was huge to me. I would highly recommend Rick and his team if you are ever in need of a divorce attorney.
Read less
Posted by Christopher | September 23, 2014
Trustworthy attorney and extremely knowledgeable about the law - 2 thumbs up
I used Mr. Knellinger’s services for my divorce matter which ended a few months ago with a positive outcome. I can’t even imagine having a different attorney. During our mediation, Mr. Knellinger was extremely cordial to my, now ex-wife and the other attorney. I am still on good terms with my ex who said to me after the mediation that she wished Mr. Knellinger was her attorney. My decision to call the office and talk to Mr. Knellinger was based on the videos I saw on the firm’s website. Mr. Knellinger is second to none on my list of attorneys (and I have had the experience to meet a few) and I wholeheartedly recommend this firm to anyone who is looking for a divorce attorney.
Read less
Posted by fahad | March 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
milky man
Hired him for my divorce case had to withdraw him due to his milky way of charging fees. He's been doing practicing for long in family law he couldn't figure out in 2 months how much will be the child support which i have to pay very poor performance. I understand child support numbers can be up and down he should have given me some hint and every lawyer does that to their client and for that he charged me for the work in the billing statement mentioning my paralegal Lauren did work on child support calculation what a big LIE. If you are looking for a milky lawyer he is the right choice.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2013
Misleading advice, backpedalling.
I paid for an initial consultation in which Mr. Knellinger gave me advice which I followed. His advice caused further problems, and when I brought that up, he left me in the lurch. I understand that every situation is different, but due to his advice, I am now stuck paying for attorneys in two different states, making a horrible situation even worse.
Read less
Response from Richard Knellinger January 23, 2017
This is an anonymous posting, so I do not know if this person was actually a client of mine. I would be happy to respond more fully if this person were to provide more information. We do our best to inform our clients of the law and the possible outcomes of any proceeding. Sometimes the law is unclear and we do our best to explain those vagaries. We cannot guarantee results, of course, but we create alternatives for our clients to consider as we together seek to resolve issues that face them. The client and our attorneys and staff are together a team with a common goal. We find that approach to be always in the client’s best interest.
Read less
View less reviews


  • Hourly Rates $ 175-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Knellinger & Associates
  • 1974 - Present


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971
  • St Petersburg Junior College
  • A.A.
  • 1969


  • Florida State Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Alachua County Fair Association
  • Past Board Member
  • N/A
  • Big Brothers of Alachua County Inc.
  • Past Board Member
  • N/A
  • Gainesville Area Innovation Network
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Gainesville Jaycees
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1997 - 1998
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • SpringHill Equine Seminars
  • Asset Protection
  • 2011
  • Business Organization
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Richard
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family 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."
Probate Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Richard Knellinger. I have known Mr. Knellinger for 35 years. He is extremely thorough and pays attention to detail. He is a man of great integrity and is worthy of your trust. Mr. Knellinger's legal advice is wise and clients who follow it will benefit greatly."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy