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I have been a resident of Florida since 1975. I have been married since 1979 and have two daughters. One is married and she is a journalist. The other is currently a student at the University of Florida. I am a member of Messiah Lutheran Church where I am currently serving as an elder. I operate my business based upon Biblical principles and I welcome you as a client if you have an issue in my field of practice.


I graduated from the University of South Florida in 1979 with honors.  While at Stetson College of Law, I received the Freshman Moot Court Outstanding Participant Award and the American Jurisprudence Book Award in Damages.  I was an Associate Editor of the Stetson Law Review as well.

My office is easily accessible with parking at the front door.  My office is located one mile west of Interstate 275 on West Fletcher Avenue.

I look forward to helping you with your legal issues.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 34%
  2. Bankruptcy: 33%
  3. Estate Planning: 33%



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Paul E. Riffel Attorney at Law

1319 W Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL, 33612-3310


FLMember in Good Standing198206/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Professionalism AwardFamily Law American Inn of Court of Tampa2006
Brian Weakland AwardCarrollwood Community Bar Association2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Florida BarMember1982 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionMemberN/A
Florida Bar Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Family Law American Inn of Court of TampaMember and Past Program Chair2002 - 2009
Carrollwood Community Bar AssociationPast Director and Past President2000 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyer by the Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAlimony Statute Revisions2010
Lawyer (HCBA)Chapter 13 and Transitional Alimony2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy for Family Law AttorneysHow to prepare Marital Settlement Agreements2011