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Richard Henry Maney Senior Partner


As the founder and managing attorney of Maney Gordon Zeller, P. A., Richard has been practicing in the area of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization law for over 41 years.


He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1972. In 1974, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law. Mr. Maney is a member of the Florida Bar Association and is Board Certified in the area of Immigration and Naturalization Law. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers. He also serves as a mentor for other attorneys through the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


He has previously served as vice chairman and chairman of the Tampa Bay International Trade Council and is a former member of the Inter-American Bar Association and Leadership Tampa. Richard Maney is admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

In 1983, Richard Maney authored the U.S. Immigration Law Investor and Business Visa Guide, which has been distributed worldwide through the commercial section of the U. S. Consulates abroad. He has also published the Amnesty Guide (1987); the Treaty Investor Visa Guide 1989); the Student Visa Guide (1992); and The Visa Guide (1995) (2000 2nd Edition). He is also a contributing author to the Florida Bar CLE, Immigration Law and Practice in Florida (1987).


 Richard Maney has served as an adjunct instructor for Hillsborough Community College. He has also acted as host to the local legal television show Cross Exam. He is founder and president of Community Action Project, Incorporated-Reading is Fundamental (RIF) of Hillsborough County. This program has furnished more than 1.4 million free books to elementary school children in the Tampa Bay area.


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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    41 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jack Gordon

    Richard Maney has been my law partner for almost 25 years. It has been my honor and privilege to work beside him. He is not only an outstanding and brilliant attorney, but he is also one of the most inspiring and compassionate individuals you will ever meet. He is top of his field in immigration law, and I could not recommend him enough. I am truly blessed to have worked with such a genteel, intelligent, kind, and passionate attorney.


    Jack Gordon Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Joseph Robert ThurdeKoos

    I have worked with Richard for almost a decade, and he is an outstanding employer and attorney. He genuinely cares about the wellbeing of every single one of his clients, and he uses his 40 years of knowledge of immigration law to help our clients achieve their dreams and goals. I have watched as Richard has helped many clients in achieving success after they have been wronged and misled by other immigration attorneys. I am honored to work for him.


    Joseph ThurdeKoos Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Maney & Gordon, P.A.

101 E. Kennedy Blvd
Suite 3170
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing197506/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Rated LawyersTop Lawyers of Tampa2014
AV Rating 25 YearsMartindale-Hubbell2012
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2011
America's Most Honored Professionals Top 10%American Registry2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell1997
Board Certified - Immigration and Naturality LawFlorida Bar1990
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer AttorneyBeth EL Mission2010 - Present
FounderReading Is Fundamental Hillsborough County1982 - Present
President and Founding PartnerManey & Gordon, PA1977 - Present
Adjunct Professor - LawHillsborough Community College1980 - 1985
Assistant Public Defender - Felony DivisionHillsborough County Public Defender1977 - 1982
Associate AttorneyBilly R. Barr1975 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigrant AlliancePresident2014 - Present
Society for Human Resource ManagementMember1997 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMentor1982 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tax Law SectionMember1976 - Present
Tampa Bay Toast MastersPresident2001 - 2002
Tampa Bay Toast MastersMember2000 - 2003
Tampa Bay International Trade CouncilChairman1982 - 1985
Florida Academy of Trial LawyersMember1979 - 1999
Community Action Project, Inc.President1979 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re: LusuritAppeal Affirmed
In Re: Le CorbretAppeal Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
United States Immigration Visa GuideWrote and Published Entire Publication2008
The Visa GuideWrote Entire Publication1995
Student Visa GuideStudent Visa Guide1992
Treaty Investor Visa GuideWrote Entire Publication1989
Florida Bar CLE, Immigration Law and Practice in FloridaOther Considerations in Immigration1987
Amnesty GuideWrote and Published Entire Publication1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of South FloridaStudent to Green Card2015
University of TampaFrom Student to Resident2014
Sterling Education SystemsEffective Immigration Compliance for Business2013
Florida HR Conference 2011Strategic Immigration Planning2011
USF Civil Rights ConferenceThe Civil Right of Immigrants2010
HR Florida 2010Immigration Alternatives2010
HR Tampa Annual ConferenceImmigration Strategies2009
HR Florida Annual ConferenceStrategic Immigration Planning2009
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationImmigration Alternatives & Strategies2008
Sterling Immigration Law SeminarCompetitive Advantages for Businesses2005
Olive Garden Restaurants Private PresentationImmigration Solutions2003
Darden Restaurants Private PresentationIncreasing International Diversity2002
Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional EducationImmigration Horizons2002
SHRM International ConferenceImmigration Planning for HR2000