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Richard Byron Troutman

Personal injury Attorney at Winter Park, FL

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Troutman law Firm PA

  • Licensed for 43 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    This includes motor vehicle accidents ,premises liability,product defects, dog bites and other negligence cases resulting in injury or death

    43 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    I have personally handled thousands of motor vehicle accident cases ,many through trial .I do not rely on case managers but take special care for excellence in all aspects of the case.

    43 years, 2,400 cases

  3. Motorcycle accident
    I have a great passion for motorcycles and tremendous empathy for riders who are hurt!I love to help people who want to get well and back riding again!I am devastated when the accident results in death or crippling injury

    43 years, 500 cases

  4. Medical malpractice
    Our medical system is so broken and so many people are damaged from medical negligence.

    43 years, 100 cases


Since 1980, I have been representing victims of the negligence of others in automobile, trucking, motorcycle accidents and all forms of personal injury cases. This also includes products liability, medical malpratice and injuries caused by dog bites.  There has also been an emphasis on premises liability and slip and fall cases.  I have served on the board of directors of the Florida Justice Association and was inducted  to the Eagle Hall of Fame Members of the FJA. I have handled thousands of negligence case with many multi-million dollar results.


I continue to meet every client who calls my firm personally and handle every significant aspect of the case, including trial.  I do not post successful settlements and jury verdicts due to privacy concerns of my clients, but am available anytime to discuss the results I have obtained.  I do not advertise outside of my website and the internet and receive 90% of my cases from attorneys who do not practice personal injury from some of most respected law firms in the country.  Many other referrals come from past clients who have appreciated the personal attention they have received during their case.  Our firm does not need to advertise because of the results obtained over the past 38 years. I have persomally collected over 100 million dollars for my clients.


I have been honored with an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating given, and have held this rating every year for over 30 years.


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice

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Richard Troutman P.A,
1101 N Kentucky Ave
Winter Park, FL, 32789
Richard Byron Troutman
1101 N Kentucky Avenue
Suite 100
Winter Park, FL, 32789
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Client's Choice
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Posted by Thomas | July 24, 2013
He helped me and my family, when no one else could!
If you need a caring individual with a strong experienced office, then Rick is the one you want in your corner!!! The man came to the hospital and the retirement home to ensure I was receiving proper medical attention, I was at either place for over 30 days(each) and I only saw one lawyer at the hospital once and none at the home, Rick came many times and with his help we found a nurse to assist through-out. Rick and his staff are really good at their jobs and very nice people. His office came highly recommended from more than one source and rightfully so...he stayed with the case and I felt he took care,in how he helped me at that time and in the future. I was well represented and have no regrets with the outcome, that was 6 or 7 years ago, I wake every other day thinking how my case could have gone the other way, I am grateful we chose Richard Troutman! Thanks to him and his staff will never be strong enough for what he and his staff have done! If you have been in a accident, consider his team, they changed my life and maybe they could change yours! Good luck.
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Posted by Warren | July 19, 2013
Mr. Troutman is an excellent attorney. He provided excellent information concerning fees, legal procedures, and time factors generally required for this type of case. He compiled complete and accurate accident data, produced a film reinacting bicycle/auto accident, and worked with the insurance company, all the while keeping me updated and confident in his work. Final case settlement was excellent and no loose ends left. His attention to detail and timely paper work kept me comfortable throughout the entire casetime. Concern for me and my wife was evident from the start and we were most thankful for that. When working with Mr. Troutman's staff it became apparent that he is an excellent manager also. I have worked with many attorneys and would most certainly rate Mr. Troutman as one of the very best. I would definitely use and recommend to others that Mr. Troutman be consulted in all matters in his field. But above all, I found Mr. Troutman to be honest, trustworthy and knowledgeable. The legal field is extremely well served by Mr. Troutman
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Posted by Shannon | March 24, 2022
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Highly recommend
Our family would highly recommend Mr. Rick Troutman and his firm to anyone that finds themselves in the difficult situation of a wrongful death case. He and his staff were always available to answer our questions. They were extremely helpful in navigating our situation and putting us at ease. We now consider him not just our lawyer but our friend. Someone we can trust and depend on. God put him in our lives to not only help us but to comfort us when we needed it most.
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Posted by Richard Schwartz | May 26, 2021
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The Best of the Best!
Rick Troutman is as professional as they come. He is handling 2 cases for my family members currently. I wish that I did not need him due to the circumstances, but you will not find a kinder, more caring and professional attorney. It was the best choice we could have made to hire Rick to represent us.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2019
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Best Around
Richard has helped me on several occasions whether it be advise our as his client. He has always given me sound direction and the best results that I could have obtained. Rick works with you during and after your case to insure that every party does what they have agreed on. Not only is Rick a great lawyer but also an outstanding mentor to others through his works outside of the office and in the community.
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Posted by Betty | August 18, 2013
A genuine person who truly cares who happens to be a lawyer
I was first introduced to Mr. Troutman through another lawyer who happened to hear about my troubles when I was talking with my waitress friend about how my son's case was going to be closed forever. This lawyer suggested me to go talk with Mr. Troutman. I went home and called, he said come to his office immediately. I went to the office with all my son's files. I had the files for less than a month at this point. I had researched and tried to get the case extended but the judged had turned me down. I obviously did not understand the legal system. When I walked into Mr. Trountman's office, he understood that I had a knowledge of this case and I had a passion for justice for my young son. Rick's firm had less than 48 hours to prepare something for the upcoming date of dismissal of the case. Rick had me sign paper's but said he could not promise anything but he would do his best to get justice for my son. Rick's firm represented me in the judges chambers. Thankfully that judged granted a continuous, because I had legal representation. My son's case would have been closed that day if Rick did not take this case. I was so thankful just to have some one who believed in the case. I could not believe that my son had a lawyer that believed in his case and was willing to represent him. During this time my older son was on a traveling soccer team. The team needed some equipment, I approached Rick and ask him if he wanted to get some advertising. He said he would help but not to worry about advertising. He donated enough for the team to get a large shade tent and supplies. I remember when the case was in the court system, I would call the office to talk to the lawyer who was handling the case. I would actually talk with the lawyer and if he was unavailable Rick would get on the phone and talk with me. I found myself apologizing to Rick and he would say "no, don't apologize that's what I am here for." This client/attorney relationship started to feel more like a friendship. Rick would ask my how my son was doing in school. He was concerned how he was communicating with his family. I knew Rick truly cared about the welfare and the future of my son. My son's school had a yearly planner that all the student's received. This particular year it was going to be difficult for the school to purchase the planners. I went to Rick and ask if he wanted to help. He was more than happy to. We had a character qualities program at the school. Rick decided to put his Law firm's name under the character qualities in small print. He focused on the character qualities not his Law firms name. This is a man of true integrity. He would rather focus on good character qualities than his Law Firm's name. My son's case did get settled and he will receive compensation for the medical mistakes that were made. I will never forget that day Rick said he wished it was more but I said if it was not for you it would be nothing! Because of Rick my son will have an easier life. Rick took less than what we agreed on. PLUS he gave a large portion of his share to the lawyer that referred me to him. ALSO he reimbursed all the monies the other law firm (the firm that almost had my son's case dismissed) had invested in. Rick is my son's HERO! Believe it or not! Unfortunately, I had a car accident a few years later. I called Rick and he took care of me. He truly cared about my health and getting me back to as normal as possible. He told me not to worry about anything that he would take care of all the details and HE DID. I had therapy, messages,medicine, evaluations, and x-rays, everything was documented. After all my medical care,the case was settled, AGAIN Rick took less monies than what we had agreed on, so that I would have some monies left for my pain and suffering. This man is truly a person who has found his calling and I feel so fortunate that I can call him a friend and feel so lucky I know who to call if I need help.
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Posted by Walid | July 30, 2013
One of a Kind
Every time I called Mr. Trautman's cell he answered right away, he is one of a kind lawyer, kept me updated day by day.
Posted by David | July 29, 2013
Recommendation and endorsement for Attorney Richard "Rick" Troutman
Mr. Troutman is an exceptional attorney who listens, connects with clients, and provides the kind of legal advice and counsel a person looks for and need when life happens. When in legal need, Richard Troutman is the person I call to help ease my mind when unexpected legal needs arise. Another plus for Mr. Troutman is his servant's heart and community advocacy. There are many attorneys one can choose when needing legal advice or service, for me and my family, we choose Attorney Richard B. Troutman. You should do the same!
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Posted by Charles | July 22, 2013
President Charles Clayton Construction Inc
Richard Troutman is a man that acts in equity and fairness. In a legal world that is many times upside down Richard has proven to me time and time again that people can get not only excellent representation but also someone who cares about the end result as much as they do. I have personally benefited from Richard's legal advice and representation and recall his personal engagement in my needs as exceptional. The wise counsel and directives he offered were refreshing relative to past experiences with Lawyers. Richard stepped into my only lawsuit in 27 years of operating a business. He brought me through a very tough experience, in my opinion he did for me in 3 months what 2 previous lawyers failed to achieve in 2 years. I would heartily recommend Richard Troutman.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Richard B Troutman PA
  • 1990 - 2022
  • Trial Attorney
  • Troutman Williams Irvin Green and Troutman
  • 1984 - 1990
  • Trial attorney
  • Pitts ,Eubanks and Ross PA
  • 1981 - 1984
  • Trial Attorney
  • Orange County Fl Office of the State Attorney
  • 1980 - 1981
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with a Book award in Admiralty law
  • 1980
  • Rollins College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • John Doe v auto auction
  • Mediation settlement of 7.5 million dollars
  • confidential
  • Settled in mediation for 1.5 million dollars
  • Estate of Corey Johnson v Trucking Co
  • Settled in litigation at mediation for 2 million dollars
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  • Super lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Leading Attorney Network
  • Leading Florida Attorney
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • The national Top 100 Trial lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2023
  • Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Multi-Million dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2023
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1988 - 2023
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member
  • 1988 - 2023
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - 2023
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1981 - 2023
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Since 1988
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2023
  • 2018 litigator award
  • The Trial Lawyers Board of Regents
  • 2019
  • Silver Eagle Award
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • 1990
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  • The Winter Park Observer
  • Patriotism is not about the strength of your politics
  • 2013
  • The Orlando Sentinel
  • A Day for Remembering War's Sacrifices
  • 2013
  • Trial Magazine
  • Helmet-free,but free of Legal Consequenses?
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Jobs Partnership
  • fundraising
  • 2014
  • Orlando Children's Church
  • Guest Speaker
  • 2012
  • Jobs Partnerships
  • Guest Speaker
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
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Car accident Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Troutman is one of the best and most ethical attorneys you could ever find to handle your case. I've known him for many years...actually since law school. I've referred friends and family to him over the years and he has done a great job for every one of them. He is extremely knowledgeable, ethical, compassionate and well-respected throughout the community. A terrific person and lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rick Troutman. I have know Rick for more than 25 years. He is among the most respected and effective personal injury attorneys in Florida. I have referred him cases in the past, and the clients have always reported back not only their great satisfaction with the results he was able to achieve for them, but also their appreciation for the courtesy, compassion and personal attention he provided to them and their families while the cases were proceeding through the system."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. There are very few attorneys that I trust to handle cases involving my friends and loved ones. Rick is one of those attorneys. He is an excellent attorney who produces wonderful results in a professional and dignified manner. Without hesitation, I give him my highest endorsement"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is an extremely professional and knowledgeable attorney. Rick treats his clients with respect and always strives to get the best results for his clients. He is an excellent attorney!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Rick and I were prosecutors together at the State Attorney's Office in Orlando. When we left and went into private practice I went into criminal law and Rick went into personal injury law. I have been referring 100% of our PI cases to Rick since that time. Virtually every client that we have referred to Rick has been extremely happy with his results. Virtually all the feedback our clients have given us has been extremely positive. Therefore, we continue to refer 100% of our PI cases to Rick. His results are outstanding. Rick is extremely diligent, hard-working, conscientious, open-minded and intelligent. He is very patient and highly professional in the way he handles his caseload and other attorneys. Rick is always well-prepared, very respectful to members of the court and opposing counsel, always represents himself in a highly professional manner, and is a “genuine” and sincere person. Rick is an awesome person and lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rick Troutman. Rick is a class act. For many years he has justifiably enjoyed a reputation as being one of Central Florida's top tier Personal injury attorneys. Without reservation, I agree with others who have described Rick as an extremely client-focused attorney. Not only does Rick achieve great results but he and his firm sincerely care about their clients and their welfare. Keep it up Rick."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Troutman continues to impress and provide excellent, well-reasoned, and common sense advice on Avvo. I learn from him every day and that is definitely saying something. I have been practicing for 24 years and have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Troutman is an excellent personal injury and medical malpractice attorney. He is knowledgeable on legal and medical issues. Rick is diligent, well respected by lawyers and judges alike, and is among the most client-oriented, responsive attorneys in his field. Attorney Troutman's work ethic, reputation for honesty, and his outstanding professionalism place him at the top and serve his clients well."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred many of my clients to Mr. Troutman and they have been exceedingly happy with his zealous representation. Mr. Troutman's firm truly care about their clients and I will certainly be sending more of my own clients and friends his way when they are in need of his services."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Rick Troutman as an attorney for about eight years. I watched Rick try a variety of cases to Central Florida juries, and represent clients at mediation. Ricks is an excellent trial attorney because people, and juries, trust him. He has that personality in which people feel a natural and comfortable since of confidence and trust in him. Rick is also skilled at getting excellent results at mediation. Since most cases settle at mediation, you want to hire an attorney that is skilled at presenting your case at mediation, and has excellent negotiation skills. Rick is very clever at getting great results at mediation, which benefit his clients due to lower costs and much lower stress and hassle. Lawyers do not really brag about mediation skills, but being a lawyer who gets excellent results at mediation is critical as many cases settle in mediation. Rick has never had to advertise as his reputation and satisfied clients enable him to attract an excellent clientele."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rick for more than 10 years. During that time, I have referred numerous personal injury cases to him. Rick is unlike many personal injury calls in that he promptly takes and returns phone calls yet manages to settle claims for his clients at a rapid pace. I would encourage people to use Rick without reservation. He's that good."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Troutman is an excellent personal injury attorney. He is compassionate and understanding to his clients and very aggressive in pursuit of his client's legal claims. I strongly endorse Rick Troutman as one of the best PI attorneys in the State."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Troutman for more than thirty years during which time I have referred numerous clients to him. Often these cases have had novel fact patterns or issues of law which have required creative approaches. Mr. Troutman has shown uncommon compassion for those I have referred to him, pursuing the interests of his clients from all possible sources of recovery, using aggressive negotiating technique. In the greater Orlando area, Mr. Troutman is my first choice when contemplating referral of a client who has been injured, be it as the victim of negligence, medical malpractice or otherwise."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is without doubt the most conscientious attorney I know. He sincerely cares about his clients. This means not only about their cases but about them as individuals as well. He is bright, competent and diligent. He is extremely well spoken."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Rick Troutman, since 1980. I have referred many personal injury and wrongful death cases to him. All of the clients have expressed strong approval of Mr. Troutman to me. I will continue to refer personal injury cases to him as long as I am in practice. Rick Troutman is without question the best personal injury attorney in the state of Florida."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Richard Troutman is my son and he is also the most ethical,honest and effective lawyer I know.I have worked with him on cases and observed his extreme competence and care in achieving the best possible results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Troutman for several years and discovered that he absolutely lives up to his reputation as the best in the business. He is respected by by peers and opposing counsel, works tirelessly for his clients and is extremely ethical. I would not hesitate to refer a friend or family member to Mr. Troutman!!"
Car accident Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Rick Troutman and have observed his excellent skills for more than 30 years. He gets tremendous results for his clients and I regard him as one of the very best personal injury attorneys in the entire state of Florida, not just Central Florida. He explains the legal process very clearly and has no fear whatsoever to go to trial and obtain the best result for the client. All of the many clients I have referred to Rick over the last 30 years speak very highly of him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Winter Park Personal injury Lawyer Richard Byron Troutman
Richard Byron Troutman
Personal injury Attorney
Winter Park, FL
Licensed for 43 years