|FL||Member in Good Standing||1983||07/18/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 DUI Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Top Lawyers of Tampa||National Law Journal||2012|
|Tampa Bay Top Lawyers||Tampa Bay Magazine||2010|
|Senior Partner||Escobar & Associates, P.A.||1987 - Present|
|Lead Felony Assistant State Attorney||Office Of The State Attorney Tampa||1983 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1987 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1987 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||1987 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of South Florida||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
Posted by Wilma Moore
At the time we requested an initial consultation with Mr. Escobar, my son had bonded out of jail after being charged with a misdemeanor. However, there were also 2 outstanding warrants on my son which increased the seriousness of the situation.
With 3 concurrent and active cases in the court system for my son, the outlook was not very promising. Mr. Escobar proceeded like a master strategist. At some point in time, Mr. Escobar went to the scene of the alleged crime. Later, in his office, as my son narrated the sequence of events which led to his arrest, Mr. Escobar seemed to have a sort of "sixth sense" surrounding what was detailed in the police report as opposed to what my son said actually happened.
Mr. Escobar phenomenally dissected the interactions with law enforcement and successfully defended these cases. As a result, my son was exonerated on all 3 cases.
Not only is Mr. Escobar extremely knowledgeable on Constitutional Law and Florida Statutes, he remains up-to-date on local ordinances. He is aggressive, polite, diligent and respectful. Mr. Escobar explained the criminal evidence and procedures to us in layman's terms. I unequivocally recommend Mr. Richard Escobar if you or someone you know is facing criminal charges.
Posted by RKF
If my life depended on legal representation I would hire Attorney Richard Escobar. Over the last 10 years I have hired many attorneys to represent my son and his ongoing legal problems. I can honestly say that Attorney Escobar was the first and only attorney that was prepared in court after examining all aspects of the case and probable outcomes. He saved my son from possible years of imprisonment and recognized the good in him. Of all the attorneys in the Tampa area that I hired over the last many years
Attorney Rick Escobar is in my opinion the only attorney to hire and I wish I had found him sooner.
Posted by Marisel O.
I cant thank god enough for letting me come across Mr.Escobar and his team because after the hard search which includes me hiring a attorney who not only did he not do anything for my husband not even go to meet his client while he was in jail which is the reasonable thing to do but also ripped me off when i told him we no longer wanted his services. which is when i went for a consultation With Mr. Escobar in which without yet hiring him Mr.Escobar told me he would go to the jail to talk with my husband who was scared and confused being that he doesn't speak English which then lead my family and i into hiring Mr.Escobar for my husbands hard " manslaughter" Case. And i am so glad we did because he accomplished from getting him out on bond to proving his innocence and thanks to Mr. Escobar and his Team and Staff who are so professional my husband is again a FREE MAN.
Lyann Goudie, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Rick is an outstanding lawyer. I practiced against him when I was a prosecutor and with him as a criminal defense attorney. He is a fabulous and passionate advocate for his clients and always does an excellent job representing them.