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EDWARD V. RICCI is a Palm Beach County native and a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Georgetown College, and The Benjamin School.

Since joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Ricci has successfully obtained significant settlements for his clients in a variety of cases. In addition, he has advocated for his clients at trial in complicated cases involving product defects, medical malpractice, automobile negligence, and premises liability.

Before attending law school, Mr. Ricci worked as an Auto Safety Policy Analyst at Public Citizen in Washington, DC, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit consumer advocacy organization. While working at Public Citizen, he worked to strengthen Federal motor vehicle safety standards and other consumer protection laws. Mr. Ricci’s background in automobile crashworthiness enables him to assist the firm in prosecuting automobile product liability cases.

Mr. Ricci is admitted to practice in the northern, middle, and southern Federal District Courts in Florida. He is a member of The Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Justice Association, Florida Justice Association, American Association for Justice, and Attorneys Information Exchange Group for Crashworthiness. Mr. Ricci is a pupilage team leader in the Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court and is an active member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Judicial Relations Committee. He has moderated judicial panel discussions regarding “Jury Selection” and “Practice Tips for Nonjury Trials.”

Mr. Ricci works to obtain justice for clients who have been harmed by careless drivers, defective products, and negligent health care providers.


Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 30%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%

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Contact info

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.

2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409-6601


FLMember in Good Standing200706/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
The Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateSearcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.2008 - Present
AssociateRicci-Leopold, P.A.2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Craig S. Barnard American Inns of CourtMember2012 - Present
Florida BarMember2007 - Present
Palm Beach County Justice AssociationMember2007 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Georgetown Alumni Club of the Palm BeachesBoard of Directors2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Craig S. Barnard American Inns of CourtPupilage Team Leader2012 - 2013
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationJudicial Luncheon Subcommittee Co-Chair2012 - 2013
Craig S. Barnard American Inns of CourtAssociate Member2011 - 2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Georgetown UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationNon-Jury Trial Practice Tips2013