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Richard Ansara

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.9   63 reviews

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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    51%
    State and Federal Criminal Defense ranging from Traffic, Misdemeanors, and all major Felonies.

  2. Personal injury
    49%
    The Ansara Law Firm focuses on serious bodily injury or wrongful death matters.

A MESSAGE FROM ATTORNEY RICHARD ANSARA:

"There are many lawyers to choose from, however, there is only one Ansara Law Firm. I have dedicated my life to defending those charged with criminal offenses as well as prosecuting claims involving serious injury or death stemming from the negligence of another. As a local trial attorney in Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach County I understand how to handle myself in any courtroom with the skill and knowledge that is necessary in order to achieve success for my clients. I believe that my clients should have unrestricted access to their attorney and should always be kept informed on the status of their pending case. I believe legal representation should be aggressive, affordable, honest, and reliable. Sticking to our principals has launched this firm into unimaginable success. I would like to thank our clients who have been our greatest promoters and God for always giving me the strength and wisdom necessary to maintain victorious."

 

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Licensed for 16 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Richard

Richard Ansara
400 Se 8th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 333161124

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  63 customer reviews
Posted by Dina Hujber | November 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Richard Ansara!
Richard Ansara is an excellent attorney. We have worked on several cases together over the years. I highly recommend him because he fights for his clients and has the skills to get the best results. He is the lawyer you want on your side!
Posted by CraftedHouse | December 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Ansara Law Firm: Diligent and Professional!
Our company is very thankful to Mr.Ansara and Ms. Gebler for handling our case with such professionalism and urgency. Our first point of contact was Ms. Melonnie Gebler who we can't thank enough for how she handled our calls and general questions while attending a very urgent personal matter herself! WOW! She definitely went extra miles beyond her duties to make sure we were in the right path. Then Mr. Richard Ansara went further by giving us the confidence we needed after reviewing our case, which made the decision on our part a no-brainer! Mr. Ansara is definitely VERY DILIGENT and we loved how he was adamant to get all the facts, make a general assessment of what could be ahead, lay down our options, and outline the best course of action. Needless to say, all was taken care off and had an incredible outcome in LESS THAN A MONTH! THESE GUYS WERE PHENOMENAL! And the results were much more satisfactory than even projected by the firm! Thank you Mr. Ansara and Ms. Gebler for making this ordel as optimistic and stress-free as it was! G-d Bless!
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Posted by Marie | October 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectation
When I hired Richard the state attorney's office was offering me 3 years probation with an adjudication of guilt, I'd lose my civil rights for a 3rd degree felony, even though I don't have an extensive criminal history and the only prior history was 20 years old. I specifically hired Richard because I wanted the judge to order the probation department to verify employment through pay stubs and when I mentioned this to the public defender assigned to my case she had no idea that that was even an option. Richard ended up getting the employment verification through pay stubs, as well he also got the state to agree to adjudication withheld, meaning I keep my civil rights, plus 18 months probation that will automatically terminate when a small amount of restitution is paid, meaning I will spend a total of 5-days on probation. I'll definitely use Richard in future legal matters as well as recommend him to anyone I know who needs a competent attorney.
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Posted by Al | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Beast Lawyer in his Prime
Richard is extremely prompt and timely with filing and will fight to get you the results you want. He is tactful, honest, respectful and well organized. If you're looking for an attorney, look no further. I've experienced lawyers at the end of their career; no fire to them, lazy, complacent and I've experienced lawyers that are young and passionate but extremely inexperienced. Richard is a lawyer that is hitting/in his prime. Experienced and known yet still energetic and passionate enough to get the job done quickly and efficiently. I couldn't recommend him more. He helped me get my probation terminated.
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Posted by Craig | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bad Situation made better
The Ansara Law Firm handled my case expertly....Even with my family making the circumstances difficult. I had just moved to Florida and had no contacts to assist me with my domestic battery charge. Personally, I never give 5 stars on a review because I think that represents perfection(which is impossible)....But the assistance given here by Richard Ansara and Assistant Melonnie Gebler were the absolute best I could ask for. We were even forced to change legal strategy on the morning of our court hearing because of my adult stepson's erratic and disrespectful attitude. Richard handled the extreme curveball and pursued another tact. Richard utilized his relationship with the prosecutor and negotiated the dropping of all charges. I like the way that Richard is direct with his answers and looks for a way to “make it work!” He looks at issues practically and advises accordingly. Beyond the desirable results of the case, Legal Assistant Melonnie Gebler handled calls, answered questions, relayed information, soothed feelings and supported my wife and I every step of the way. She made sure the I's were dotted and the T's were crossed. I hope I have no further criminal defense needs in Broward County, but if I do.....Richard Ansara and his staff will be my first call.
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Posted by Fanroday | August 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best and the Fastest one.
He was amazing from the first moment. I never thought I was going to be in trouble, so I was very desperate trying to solve that nightmare. He was not only clear and professional explaining the process and the possible outcomes but also kind, compassionate, and with a good sense of humor. I hired him! After two weeks, the case was dropped. I am pretty grateful with him and all his staff. Reviews talk for him. All you have read gather the good attributes Richard has as an attorney and as a human being. Thanks a lot Richard.
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Posted by Raymond | July 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best
I hired Richard when I was unsatisfied with my attorney at the time. He met and exceeded all my expectations. Hopefully I won’t need his services again but if I ever do need an attorney again I will definitely be giving him a call.
Posted by Anthony Arias | February 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST AND ONLY!!!
One of the most organized persons ever met in my life very responsible well experienced Very pleased with the outcome of my case I will recommend him to anybody with my eyes close..
Posted by Tommy | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST!!!!
Richard Ansara is a man of his word. Through the entire process of my case everything i was told happened. He is an amazing attorney and very passionate about his job and making sure you can move on with your life.
Posted by Ashley | November 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
He was able to get me a great deal. One that I didn't even think was possible tbh. Nice guy and he works super fast. He's very professional and made sure he was very honest with me the whole way though. Good guy that you won't regret hiring !
Posted by Ernest | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From New York City over the phone service
Mr. Ansara is amazing, I called him from New York City over the phone and he provided service as if I was there in his home state , I didn't have a credit card so I mailed him a check , he was quick about everything and always answered my calls and spoke to me on my level of education, Mr. Ansara kept me informed on everything I needed to know , and his price is reasonable, I hope I never need him again, but if I did he would be the one that I would hire and like to have on my side , very kind , patient and understanding, down to earth kind of guy , and very knowledgeable
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Posted by Jorge | February 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The man
Twice I had problems with the law and twice he took care of me. A no nonsense kind of Lawyer. If you want your problems to go away, look no further. This guy is your Lawyer. I love you Rick, thx for all your help.
Posted by Bruce | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
suspended license
Rich Ansara has been a lawyer that i could count on. From criminal to personal injury he has been a winner. A defense attorney well worth whatever the amount is and whatever the case maybe he has been a winner. He has a group of very knowlegeable associates and know the system and how things operate within the courthouse too. I am very greatful to know him as a person and my attorney. My recent outcome from these charges have the state dropping all charges against me and i strongly believe in Rich and the law firm.
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Posted by Virgil | February 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Honest and Specific...
Mr. Ansara was friendly, direct and specific from start to finish about everything involved from interacting with me directly, returning calls promptly, and delivering on a positive outcome which after analyzing my case was easily able to explain and pinpoint our advantages on the day of trial. For this I'm truly thankful and fortunate to have worked with him and would recommend him highly to anybody looking for a down-to-earth attorney that delivers results.
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Posted by Amy | October 2, 2016
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Couldn't have asked for more
Richard was thorough, patient and went above and beyond to make a hard time for my family a little more bearable. We could tell from the first consultation that we didn't have to worry, he took care of my son and his case as if he were taking care of a family member. I pray we never need a criminal defense attorney again, but if we do, there is NO doubt who we're going to!
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Posted by Mayte Almeida | September 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Lawyer
My experience with Richard was very pleasant. He is not just a lawyer, he's a human being capable of sympathy and understanding while remaining professional at the same time. He is very knowledgeable of the court system and an effective attorney. I will definitely choose him again as my lawyer in the future, if the need should arise. He's an exceptional lawyer, confident, reliable and friendly. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need. I'm lucky to have found him!
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
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From Stalker to Stalked
When falsely accused of stalking, my career and reputation stood at the mercy of a system known to be unkind to minorities. Everything I worked for and everything I hoped to become was threatened. I called The Ansara Law Firm 48 hours before my hearing and talked to Alan Siegel. I told him my story, shared my anxiety, and expressed my disillusionment with a system that allows for unsubstantiated accusations to not only have space in the legal system but to be used as a weapon against people's livelihood. Alan asked me to come to his office, offering to stay late--well past 7pm. I agreed; and after meeting with him, I had my legal representation. Alan gave me confidence and hope. He assured me that he and Richard Ansara knew the process, knew the nuances that escalated and de-escalated cases like mine, knew how to counter attack the charges, and knew the personality of the judge presiding over my case. "Hire us," he said "and go home and sleep easy!" On the day of my hearing, I walked in the courthouse with family and friends that would testify on my behalf. The courthouse was packed and divided between accusers and accused. As I walked through the mass to sign in, I saw my accuser, the other lawyer, and their court-reporter. They stared back at me with an aura of confidence and anticipation. Despite my innocence, I was scared and uncertain. Richard Ansara arrived ten minutes later. While lawyers waited and lounged next to their clients, Richard walked in and immediately began working. First we talked, then he greeted the Sheriffs, the clerks, and the interns. He peered into the courtroom, took note of the court schedule, and talked to other lawyers. Unlike everyone else (including other lawyers) who sat waiting, he took control of the environment. It seemed like this was his domain, his territory, and he was comfortable in it. He approached my accuser's lawyer and asked to speak in a quiet area. Alone, Richard proceeds to tell this confident lawyer why he will lose this case, how he will lose this case, and describes the manner in which he will lose this case. Richard took control and shook the other lawyers confidence! Within one hour and before stepping one foot into the courtroom, where anything could happen, my accuser agreed to not only dismiss the charges but also walk the other way if ever seeing me on the street. In less than 48 hours of being accused of stalking, I had become the stalked and had a signed declaration from my accuser implying it! The Ansara firm saved my career and salvaged my reputation! Thank you, Alan! Thank you, Richard! Hiring your firm was one of the best decisions I have made. To all seeking legal counsel, I wholeheartedly recommend The Ansara Law Firm. Hire them and sleep easy!!
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Posted by Sean | December 9, 2015
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Dui Crimnal
I had a dui case and Mr. Ansara made it go as smooth as possible. He was able to time everything so I could get a new company up and running without the dui effecting my ability to drive. He also has gone well out of his way to handle other small legal matters without asking for a dime! He answers his phone and always has a stream lined solution to any problem.
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Posted by Marta and Andy | November 2, 2015
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Excellence in all aspects!
The five star review of their law firm was an early indicator of their excellence. However, since we live in Chicago and could not have in-person consultation I called to speak to them to decide for myself. From the very first conversation both Richard and Alan have assured me that not only will they be able to resolve my husband's almost ten year old DUI case but they will do it in a timely manner. Richard has also advised us on how to proceed with this case as it will later relate to my husband's separate immigration case. Everything was resolved on time as promised, no extra hidden fees, impeccable customer service, FULL INTEGRITY!!! Sense of humor also a plus in stressful situations. I would hire them again in a heart beat & recommend to my family and best friends. Great job Richard & Alan!
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Posted by Vanessa | October 1, 2015
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Great Lawyer!
Mr. Ansara was referred to me by my boyfriend after getting into a car accident in January. He came highly recommended, so I decided to retain no questions asked. That was the best decision. He is very professional, and knows what he's doing. Richard definitely delivered. He told me exactly how the process worked and what I needed to do on my part. He did his part. I'm very happy with the results. I definitely recommend him to anyone looking a personal injury lawyer. You're in good hands!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • CLI
  • Office Of The State Attorney 17th Judicial Circuit
  • 2006 - 2006

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
  • Cardinal Gibbons High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • Judge Dismisses Manslaughter Charge in 2013 Boca Raton Shooting
  • Case Dismissed by Court
  • Prefiling Representation and how to get your case DROPPED!
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • The Hundred Club
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • Consumer Attorney Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Consumer Law Center
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2015
  • Criminal Law and Personal Injury Award
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Hat Trick Award - 3 Consecutive Not Guilty Verdicts
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best of 2008
  • Sun sentinel
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Deans List
  • 2006
  • Best Recruitment
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Criminal Law Blog of Fort Lauderdale
  • Dealing with Clients that are their Own Worst Enemy
  • 2019
  • The Manchester Diary
  • Knowing When NOT to Speak
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Hundred Club
  • The Hundred Club - Board of Directors Introduction
  • 2019
  • NAACP - A Call to Action
  • Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System
  • 2016
  • Broward General Hosptial
  • The 10 Ten Biggest Mistakes Physicians make when signing their first employement aggreement
  • 2013
  • Alumni Director
  • Pi Kappa Alpha - The Next Few Years
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (24)
Endorse Richard
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Other
"I reached out to him regarding an Arthur Hearing and he spoke with me immediately and provided me with the information I needed."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard "Rick" is wise beyond his years. In addition to understanding the law, Rick understands people, which gives him the ability to work from a higher level in many situations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Good friend and colleague."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Ansara for many years and I can say, without any hesitation, that he provides excellent service in regards to the wide range of services he provides. In saying this, I've had the unique opportunity of working with Mr. Ansara on a wide range of issues and cases and he consistently comes up with an innovative and sound plan in regards to handling a client's case. Any time I've been asked for a recommendation, Mr. Ansara is on the top of my list. I'm proud to call Mr. Ansara my colleague and myself and my stall always look forward to working with him on new and challenging cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rich since we were classmates in law school (2003 - 2006). Whenever I have a criminal question or a client who needs a criminal lawyer I refer them to Rich's office without hesitation. You'll be hard pressed to find an attorney who works harder for his clients. Anyone who hires Rich won't be disappointed, in my opinion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Ansara and I have worked together on numerous cases. For any cases that involves criminal defense I refer Richard ("Rick") Ansara to my clients. Rick has always provided them with valuable legal representation at reasonable and competitive rates. Moreover, Rick is an expert criminal defense attorney who knows how to get expeditious results in often critical situations. Always a consummate professional, Ricks works hard as an advocate to garner the best possible result for clients and I trust him mine."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure to know and work with Richard for several years. He continues to distinguish himself as a leading criminal defense attorney who is smart, passionate, aggressive when necessary, honest and always prepared. His experience is solid and he remains well known for obtaining favorable results. It is without reservation that I highly endorse Richard Ansara."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Attorney Ansara. A true professional with deep knowledge in criminal law."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Ansara is very professional and incredibly intelligent. Anyone who has him as a lawyer is a lucky client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is a fine lawyer who works very hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Rick on many criminal cases in the South Florida area and he always gets the job done and goes the extra mile. It is evident that he really cares cares for his clients and advocates zealously on their behalf. Give him a ring and he wont let you down!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. Smart and efficient. Hard working and driven. I definitely recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is an honest and zealous attorney who I've had the absolute pleasure of working along side of. His passion and knowledge of the law raises him to a superior level. Attention to detail and creative thinking outside the box is what you get here ladies and gentleman. I without question endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. If I or a loved one needed representation in a criminal matter in South Florida, my first call would be to Rick."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ansara focuses on getting good results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ansara is a talented lawyer who fights hard for his clients. Mr. Ansara uses aggressive trial and negotiation tactics to effectively fight his client's cases and get them the best resolution possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is a good lawyer and a good person."
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