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Richard Allan Heller

Estate planning Attorney at Winter Park, FL

5.0   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1986
    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. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts (Revocable and Irrevocable), Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts, Special Needs and Supplemental Needs Trusts, and Advance Directives.

    35 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt

  3. Probate

    35 years

  4. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Primarilly consumer bankruptcies. Although have represented many corporations in their Chapter 7 bankruptcies.

    35 years, 2,200 cases

  5. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 Consumers and small businesses. All benefits that can be given pursuant to this Chapter is reviewed and provided if available.

    35 years, 200 cases

Since 1988, Attorney Richard Heller has been serving the Central Florida community in various legal matters, including bankruptcy and estate planning. In 1990, Mr. Heller formed the law firm of Richard A. Heller, P.A. with the intent to provide effective legal representation for local residents. Since this time, we have been achieving favorable results for clients and helping to shape a better future for families.

Mr. Heller's experience allows him insight into cases that not all lawyers can match. After thoroughly investigating your case and determining your goals for the outcome of the situation you face, we will begin to construct an effective case to pursue these goals. Furthermore, if Richard is unable to adequately assist in the legal matter at hand, we will work to find a qualified attorney who can.

Richard Heller's Legal Practice

Throughout his years of legal practice, Mr. Heller has received various awards and recognitions. He has also had the opportunity to share his wisdom in various conferences and workshops. He has participated in the local broadcast program, 'Ask a Lawyer,' he has taught business law as an adjunct professor, and he is a frequent guest lecturer on the various areas of practice he is skilled in. Because of his excellence as a divorce lawyer in Orlando, he has received the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell® rating BV® Distinguished™.

When you choose this law firm, you will not only receive the exceptional legal services of Richard Heller, but also the other skilled legal representatives who have helped to make this law firm so exceptional. We offer a free case evaluation so that you may learn more about your case before making any financial commitment to our firm. Let us work with you to pursue the results that you need. Read about Attorney Heller's education and other background below.

Areas of Practice
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
Litigation Percentage
  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1988
  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Juris Doctor - 1986
  • University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • B.B.A. - 1981
  • Major: Finance
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Orange County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Sections on: Real Estate, Probate and Trusts; Family Division, Member
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Psi
  • Alpha Kappa Psi

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Richard A. Heller, P.A.
611 Wymore Rd
Suite 219
Winter Park, FL, 32789


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Moris Amar | February 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard Heller my kind of lawyer
This is my third time that I used Mr Heller for legal services, i always came out of the meeting more knowledgeable and with all my legal affair in better shape and in order all with a nice smile and a calm manner with reasonable price.
Posted by RITA | July 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I had the pleasure to have Mr. Heller as my Lawyer representing me on my Bankruptcy Case few months back - He and his assistant were my life savers since this was my only time to experience a Bankruptcy claim - He was understanding, helpful and supportive thru the entire Ordeal - I was lost and didn't know which way to go but Mr. Heller took me thru all the steps needed to help me - I do recommend Mr. Heller 100%, I know that I could have never been able to find a better Attorney Thank you Mr. Heller, you are my Life Saver and thank you so much to your Staff as well.
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Response from Richard Heller July 9, 2022
Thank you very much for your kind words. It is a team effort, and I will pass them along to the team.
Posted by Frank | April 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
A few months ago I utilized Attorney Heller and his team for my Estate Planning. It was an awesome experience. Attorney Heller is patient and knowledgeable. He does what is best for his clients.
Posted by Beau | February 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Richard is an amazing attorney. I have done work with him for a few years now, and he is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his practice. He offers a full consultation to review the needs of his clients, and does everything that he can in order to ensure that you are prepared should anything need to happen with your estate. He has consulted my fiancé and I on multiple occasions at this point. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone that is need of a will, trust, probate, bankruptcy etc.
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Posted by Larry | October 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Review of services
Mr. Heller was extremely helpful to me for the services I needed. I will use him again and would recommend him to others.
Posted by Blanca | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No Surprises!
Mr. Heller was a joy to work with. His professionalism and kindness were always present from the first meeting to the last. It was obvious at the Meeting of Creditors that the Bankruptcy Trustee greatly respected and admired Mr. Heller. As a result of this, and also because of his meticulous and thorough preparation, the Meeting was over in about two minutes. The case before ours took about 1/2 hour, as the Trustee had many questions and concerns. I highly recommend Mr. Heller to represent you for your legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Our situation was very sudden and he explained everything to us and whenever I left there office, I felt secure and that my issues were being resolved. Also Dali, assisted my mother in translating important documents from Mr. Heller which helped us gain more confidence in continuing with them. Every-time, my mother or I would call the office to re-clarify or about any questions, they would patiently help us and I appreciate their lengths that they have gone to make us feel comfortable. Overall Mr. Heller and staff were helpful and patient as we went through this difficult time, I couldn't be more grateful that we choose them to handle our legal services. Thank you so much!
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Posted by PeteR | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st time client re: wills
From the very first phone inquiry the staff at this firm were friendly, courteous and attentive. There was an abundance of time slots available to hold comprehensive meetings on the topic. Phone calls were returned within hours. Mr. Heller was extremely knowledgeable, patient, thorough and very professional! Looking forward to labeling him as our "family lawyer".
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Posted by Tiffany | March 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Very knowledgeable and caring. Took the time to explore all options and give feedback that was in my best interest.
Posted by Jerry | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attoney- —- Great Service
Originally went to MR. Heller for will preparation. Well after listen to our wants and needs, he recommended we do a family trust due to issue with our daughter. He thoroughly explain all our options and suggested what he thought best for our situation. After drawing up all necessary documents he explain everything to us and what we needed to do to put the trust into place. I would recommend Mr. Heller and staff to all requiring any type of will services. Very happen with his services
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Posted by Kim | July 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, conscientious, respectful, pleasant, and courteous. I left knowing more about my issues than when I came in. I felt that Mr. Heller was making every effort to listen, and advice accordingly, based on existing laws as they pertained to my situations. Completely confident that he addressed all of my concerns regarding my will, living will, and power of attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Quick to Respond and Knowledgable
Every time we contact him, either by email or phone, he responds in a timely manner and knows how to handle the issue at hand. He is helpful and understanding.
Posted by Christine | August 19, 2013
I know that putting together a will, power of attorney, and the like are pretty straightforward. So much so that you can use legalzoom, nolo, etc, likely without a problem. But it was our first time doing a legal document of this nature and we wanted the live-person interaction. Mr. Heller patiently explained the process, , answered any questions or issues we had, and made us feel at ease with this process.
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Posted by joette | September 28, 2012
Confident, Capable and Compassionate!
Caring and compassionate! Knowledgable and professional. Immediate response and follow up. Put mind at ease over a long weekend. I am so glad to have found him through Avvo! Very sound. He stayed on topic, did not criticize my lack of knowledge, was reassuring that an answer could and would be found. Very confident counsel. I feel safe trusting him and his practice. Thank you for coming through and answering on a Friday night to help me help my parents. Very dedicated, when he didn't have to be. Above and beyond. Thank you. Will definitely recommend him to others and will retain him in the future. He is able to succintly traverse the waters that I am unfamiliar with and dare not tread alone. l look forward to working with him regarding various legal matters!
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Posted by John | July 19, 2010
Professional & Caring
The professionalism and kindness exhibited by this practice were most apparent and truly appreciated during my dealings with them.
Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2010
Great Law Office!
Attorney and staff were all helpful and kind. They never made you feel stupid for any bad decisions that led you to file bankruptcy. Questions were always answered and didn't feel like we were just a number. Process was quick and easy with little effort on our part.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Richard A. Heller, P.A.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Hyatt Legal Services
  • 1988 - 1990


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Miami
  • BBA
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • In Re: Cintron
  • Adversarial proceeding dismissed


  • Better Business Bureau
  • 1993 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1988 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distingushed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • A+ Rated
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • LC Rated in Bankruptcy Law - Personal
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2013
  • Premier Service Award
  • 2011
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  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Filing Chapter 13, 2014 ed.
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Bootcamp
  • Closing the Estate and Reopening the Estate
  • 2016
  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Laws of Intestate Succession
  • 2015
  • The Probate Process From Start To Finish
  • The Laws of Intestate Succession
  • 2015
  • Planning for Long Term
  • Advance Planning
  • 2015
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Probate from Start to Finish
  • 2014
  • GOAA Benefots Seminar
  • Wills & Estates
  • 2009
  • Disney Leadership Conference
  • Wills and Estates
  • N/A
  • College Seminar - Multiple years
  • Bankruptcy and Consumer Issues
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
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Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Heller is a well-respected attorney with in depth experience in the areas of family law, probate, and bankruptcy. I highly recommend this attorney for any prospective clients looking for an attorney of the highest caliber."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Allan Heller provides honest and ethical answers to legal questions posted in the Avvo community. I am honored to have the opportunity to be the first to publicly endorse Mr Heller to you."
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