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Richard Francis Cipriano III

Debt collection Attorney at Brandon, FL

5.0   232 reviews

also known as The Cipriano Law Firm

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    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.

3
Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    40%
    Representing Consumers sued by Original Creditors and Debt Collectors

  2. Debt settlement
    40%
    Representing Consumers sued by Original Creditors and Debt Collectors

  3. Litigation
    20%

FLORIDA DEBT COLLECTION DEFENSE LAW FIRM. TAKING MASSIVE ACTION TO GET YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME.

Richard F. Cipriano, III, Esquire was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He graduated from Jesuit High School and attended the University of South Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Mr. Cipriano attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan and has been practicing law in the State of Florida since 2004.

 

Mr. Cipriano has extensive knowledge and experience representing consumers who have been sued by original creditors, debt collectors, and debt buyers attempting to collect consumer debts. He represents consumers who have been sued by debt buyers, including but not limited to Cavalry SPV I, LLC., Credit Corp Solutions, Inc., Crown Asset Management, LLC., LVNV Funding, LLC., Midland Funding, LLC., Midland Credit Management, Inc., and Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC., in Hillsborough County, surrounding counties, and throughout the State of Florida.

 

Mr. Cipriano gained a tremendous amount of jury trial experience as a prosecutor with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State Attorney in both Sarasota County and Manatee County and applies those trial skills in his private practice.

 

He is a member of the Florida Bar Association and National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA). NACA is a nationwide organization of more than 1,500 attorneys and consumer advocates committed to representing consumers’ interests and protecting their rights.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2022 + 6 ...

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Location

The Cipriano Law Firm
1219 Millennium Parkway
Suite 112
Brandon, FL, 33511

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Savannah | July 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Recently received a summons about being sued for old debt and was nervous since I’ve never been through this before. A letter from Richard’s office came through the mail and I immediately called and explained my situation. He quickly started on my case and within 2 weeks, he was able to get it dismissed. I appreciate his help so much and would highly recommend!
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Posted by Terrie | July 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Richard Cipriano was so professional he explain everything and Handle my case and I was very happy with how he handle the whole case . I highly recommend him to friend's and Family if they are in need of a Lawyer in Debt Collection , Debt settlement and Litiation . His phone # is in my cellphone for sure and would use him again if a situation should demand his speciality of the Law. Thank you again Mr. Cipriano for best outcome with my Case.
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Posted by Hector Garcia | June 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Lawsuit
I really recommend Richard Francis Cipriano III he's the best lawyer for debt collector he really help me I contact him because one of the Dead collection was suing me and he take care of everything less than a month before we had to go to court he did a good job and I really appreciate all your help I will use him again for another lawsuit thank you Richard Francis Cipriano III
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Posted by Lisa | June 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I started receiving letters in the mail from attorneys regarding a debt that had been charged off my credit report and I had no idea who purchased it or where to find it. I was just going to throw them all out but I opened a few of the letters and something stood out about Mr. Cipriano’s letter and decided to email him on the weekend. He called me back immediately and explained how it worked. That there was no risk to me and he could get the debt canceled and removed from my credit report. I really did not believe him but figured I had nothing to lose. Well a few weeks later he called me and the debt had been cancelled and there was no charge to me. I still can’t believe it was possible. This debt had been hanging over my head for years. Also I hate to admit but my mom was co-signer and she was a nervous wreck and now is so relieved. Anyways, thank you so much! Highly recommended! Don’t wait if you receive his info in the mail, call ASAP and you can stop stressing.
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Posted by Chaeri | June 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lifesaver
Lawyer Richard took care of my case without any hesitation. He was professional, quick, communication during the whole process and made this process easy and painless for me. I was able to get rid of this debt 100%. Thank you so much for your help.
Posted by Iris | June 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
I will recommend Mr Richard for all your needs he is a very good lawyer and help me quick with my case, very responsible.
Posted by Kelly | May 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Cipriano is amazing
He listened to me and believed me and got the case dismissed. He filed all appropriate paper work the day after we first spoke and I signed the contract hiring him. He got my case dismissed very quickly without me ever having to appear in court. He was very timely in answering any emails I sent. I recommend him for thorough, timely representation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unreal Service
I had a credit card dispute with a credit recovery company. I got a flier in the mail with his CV in these type cases. Called him and he took charge of the situation. He not only erased mt debt but the legal bills were also paid for by the plaintiff. That's the definition of WOW!
Posted by David | April 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Homedepot
He is done excellent job and i recommend you go see him He is very trustworthy person
Posted by Pavel | March 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and Reliable
I had a debt collector set a court date and I was contacted by Mr.Cipriano's office. After calling his office, I got to speak to him personally rather than through his staff. He was very personal and worked quickly. He was able to resolve this in a week, way before the court date.
Posted by Manuel | March 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands down the best consumers' Law Firm in Florida..
This is a honest review of the office of Mr. Richard Cipriano III. I had the honor of being represented by his team on a case that was taking away my peace and mental stability. After carefully listening to my situation, he offered a full spectrum of viable solutions and outcomes to solve my particular issue. He immediately took action and started sending updates right away, along with documents to sign digitally, which was extremely convenient given my busy agenda. He kept me in the loop all the time, until the case was fully solved. He certainly brought the light at the end of the tunnel for me and my family. No words would even be enough to thank Mr Cipriano and his team for such an outstanding job.
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Posted by Alan | February 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely amazing
Had a lawsuit I was unaware off. And recived a letter in the mail and I am so glad I chose him. Made me feel like everything would be okay and it did. I can't thank him enough. I was kept informed every step of the way 10/10
Posted by ANTON SMITH | February 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Stop don't look any further. This is the attorney for you 110%. He's THE MAN
Mr. Richard, Mr. Anton Smith here. I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart you were online you get the job done and if anybody's reading this review, I highly recommend giving him a call and I'm superstitious OCD type and I picked this attorney from somebody else's profile /review counted 7 letters cause I had 7 Letters in the mail and Mr. Richard was number seven and me being OCD then open the letter googled his name read his first review, called him on the phone and hired him after I spoke with him. I told the person that answered his phone that I didn't want to speak to nobody, but this person here and that was Mr. Richard, and he picked up the phone and insured me he would take care of the problem and lo and behold he did and I think him and his team with the bottom of my heart but Mr. Richards, if you would when you see this, give me a call please if I don't answer leave a voice message. I return the call thank you, Mr. Anton Smith
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Posted by Tracy | January 24, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Richard Cipriano
Mr.Cipriano was very nice and kind to take on my case and I’m extremely appreciative for that…, I would recommend Mr.Cipriano t all my family and friends
Posted by Jason | January 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10
Richard called me back a short time after first reaching out to his office. He took the time to listen to everything I had to say and he explained the process to me very patiently. He filed my answer and defense and went to court for me. He stayed in contact with me through every step of the process. He was able to help me with my lawsuit, And was able to get Is it closed out for me. Really nice guy. Super professional 10 out of 10 would recommend.
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Posted by Bianca | January 22, 2024
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Exceptional Advocacy and Client Care
I had the privilege of being represented by Attorney Richard Francis Cipriano III in a legal matter, and I must say that the experience was exceptional. From the beginning, Attorney Richard Francis Cipriano III showed a high level of professionalism and expertise that immediately instilled confidence. What sets Attorney Richard Francis Cipriano III and his team apart is their remarkable ability to communicate complex legal concepts in a way that is easily understandable. They took the time to thoroughly explain every aspect of my case, ensuring that I was well-informed and comfortable with each step of the process. This level of client care and communication is rare in the legal world. The dedication and diligence that Attorney Richard Francis Cipriano III showed in handling my case were exemplary. They went above and beyond, not only in terms of legal strategy but also in the personal attention and empathy they extended to me during a stressful time. It was clear that my best interests were always at the forefront of their efforts. The outcome of my case was extremely favorable, a testament to Attorney Richard Francis Cipriano III's legal acumen and tireless dedication. They successfully navigated through the complexities of the legal system with ease and efficiency, achieving results that far exceeded my expectations. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Richard Francis Cipriano III to anyone in need of legal representation. Their combination of legal expertise, clear communication, personal attention, and ethical practice makes them an outstanding choice for any legal needs. A truly grateful client.
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Posted by Wesley | January 11, 2024
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Outstanding Service and Counseling
I have met, worked- with and had consultations with many Attorneys in the past, but Attorney Richard Francis Cipriano III and his Staff, out-shines them all. In other words, Attorney Richard Francis Cipriano III and His Staff are the best.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent debit attorney !
Received a lawsuit in the mail with a collection office and Richard did everything he said he was going to do exactly how and when it was going to be done thank you for your help .
Posted by Mercedes | December 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely The Best!
I received a letter from Richard's law firm (Cipriano Law Firm) offering to represent me for a lawsuit I was unaware had been filed against me. After a few days, I started receiving more mail from attorneys. I called one and he quoted me $1200 to represent me. I could not afford to pay this lawyer $1200. I called Richard and he offered his services. Assured me he would win the lawsuit, and he would not charge me a dime. His fees would be covered by the company suing me. He explained I would not need to appear in court and that he would take care of everything. I signed the agreement electronically. He kept me informed by email till the final settlement. Everything went just as he promised. I am free of this lawsuit, did not have to come up with any money and it was settled in a matter of 2 months. Thank you, Richard! I just retired, have been going through a lot of financial difficulties due to health issues and Richard was my lifeline. I definitely recommend him. He is professional, honest and totally dependable! Truly the best!
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Posted by Roberto | November 28, 2023
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The best there is !!
I receive a letter from Mr. Cipriano law firm about a lawsuit against me which I wasn’t aware of so I contact Mr. Cipriano and man was it the best choice! He take the time to explain everything and how the whole process going to be. Always are your disposal, replay emails and phone calls in a heartbeat. He got my case dismissed without me stepping foot in court. I definitely recommend him!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • The Cipriano Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Heritage Law Group
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney 12th Jud.Cir.
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Curry & Associates, PA
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Jesuit High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cavalry SPV I, LLC. vs. D.S.
  • Dismissed.
  • Credit Corp Solutions, Inc. vs. A.B.
  • Dismissed.
  • Cavalry SPV I, LLC. vs. V.S.
  • Dismissed.
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Associations

  • Jesuit High School Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Publications

  • 30 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 124a
  • Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. vs. Gary Deutsch
  • 2022
  • 24 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 168a
  • Midland Funding, LLC. vs. Reginald Felder
  • 2016
  • 16 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 299a
  • State of Florida vs. Frank Soto
  • 2009
  • 15 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 926a
  • State of Florida vs. Matthew Porter
  • 2008
  • 16 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 190a
  • State of Florida vs. Stephanie Syfert
  • 2008
  • 16 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 297a
  • State of Florida vs. Robert Rawls
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Richard
Government Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I work with Richard every week. He is an absolute credit to his profession. We always hope as citizens of our community for Prosecutors who take their job seriously and take the time needed to make correct and just decisions. Prosecutors are about seeking truth and justice and I have no doubt in my mind that this is what Richard is about. I know he will always be fair and tough and i respect him greatly."
General practice Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Richard for about a year and worked with him at the State Attorney's Office. In my experience with Richard, I have come to know him as a thorough and very reasonable attorney. He is always very prepared and has a knack for pulling a rabbit out of his hat when least expected. Richard is a top notch attorney both ethically and in regard to his legal ability. I strongly recommend him as an attorney."
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Brandon Debt collection Lawyer Richard Francis Cipriano III
Richard Francis Cipriano III
Debt collection Attorney
Brandon, FL
Licensed for 19 years
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