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Richard J. McKyton

DUI and DWI Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Richard McKyton


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About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    34%
    Representing people in DUI cases for over 20 years.

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    33%
    Representing people accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses in the State of Florida in state and federal courts.

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    33%
    Representing people injured due to the fault of others in motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall incidents.

    25 years, 500 cases

 

I live and work in Pinellas County, FL.  My children attend schools in the area and St. Petersburg, FL has been my home for over twenty (20) years.

 

I have been helping people accused of crimes and representing automobile accident victims for over twenty (20) years. I have the experience, training, and education to address and improve very difficult situations for my clients.

 

You, a friend, a neighbor or a family member, at some time in your life, will need the help of an attorney becasuse Bad Things Happen to Good People Everyday.  When it happens to someone important to you, give me a call.

 

 

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Licensed for 27 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Richard J. McKyton
Richard J McKyton PA
1229 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL, 337051652
Richard J. McKyton, P.A.
1229 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33705
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Posted by Connie | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Connie Rogers & Alphonso Rogers
My family and I have been assisted with legal services from Mr. McKyton several times. We have found him to be knowledgeable, professional, courteous, respectful, hard working, tenacious, approachable, honest and non judgemental. We highly recommend him and consider him to not only be our attorney, he is our friend. We are grateful and appreciate him to the utmost degree. Special thanks to his assistant Ms. Holly Combs also. We absolutely treasure them both.
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Posted by Frank | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Richard was most helpful & professional in assisting me with my case. His professionalism was above & beyond . I will highly recommend his services.
Posted by Coleman Law Group | November 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Worth calling
I have personally referred family members to Rich because he understands what it takes to truly address the needs of a client. He is worth a phone call and if he is able to help you, he will definitely represent you well.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice
Richard was an excellent choice for me. I made a bad decision and Richard minimized the consequences even though the prosecution really wanted me to go to jail. I didn't and I thank him and my higher power for that. Richard treated me with respect and dignity and always gave it to me straight. I am happy, my kids are happy, I learned my lesson and everything is going to be ok. I got lucky when I found Richard and I highly recommend him to anyone. 5 stars!!! Thank you Richard!!!
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Posted by Jason | January 29, 2016
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I never leave home without his card!!
I hired Mr. McKyton to help me with a DUI case i was going through. Due to his extreme knowledge of the process and the circumstances of my case, he was not only able to get my license back in a timely manner but he also had my charges dropped down. He was always available to talk and answer any questions i had during the ordeal. While I NEVER plan on going through that again, i would without a doubt recommend Mr. McKyton to anyone who is in a similar situation.
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Posted by Suzanne | January 28, 2016
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excellent attorney
I have needed to hire Rich McKyton 3 times. After the first time I knew if I ever needed an attorney again , he would always be my choice. I have referred friends to him when they needed a lawyer and they were as pleased with him as I was
Posted by Matthew | January 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Attorney Who Cares About Clients...
He's worked for me personally on a variety of matters of the years...the thing that makes Rich stand apart is the very personal service that he has provided over many years. He is very knowledgeable, very responsive and has shown real dedication to me and my interests.
Posted by Barbara | December 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney who is Knowledgeable, Professional and Cares about his clients
I HIRED Mr. McKyton to help me with a ticket I received. He went over and above to help me. It was not a big case for him but it was for me. He was able to reduce my fine and remove the points from my driving record. Thank you so much for HELPING me! Sincerely, Barbara
Posted by YORNIEL | December 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
MIAMI FL CLIENT
After a very bad experience with a referred attorney, I searched the internet for an experience attorney from St. Petersburg FL and I was able to contact Mr. Mckyton. His team was always accessible to me throughout the process via email or phone and kept me well informed on the status of my case. I highly recommend the firm to any one that needs an experienced attorney and will definitely use them in the future. My case was dismissed and I am very grateful for his help...
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Posted by jim varecka | December 8, 2015
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jim v on richard mc kyton
i retain richard from a friends advice i live in richmond va an was very pleased with his work on a old case in florida to have a lawyer work for you out of state resolved issue quickly on time unreal now adays 6 stars
Posted by Mike | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I have worked with Richard on two different occasions and have been completely satisfied with the outcome of both matters. One accident involved me and the other involved my wife. in both cases, Richard set realistic expectations for us up front, told us what to expect and kept things moving toward a timely conclusion. My wife and I felt that he was a caring and effective advocate for us and achieved a fair resolution in both situations. I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by Richard | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rich Mckyton
I hired Mr Rich Mckyton for a criminal matter.He looked into all the facts carefully and we looked at our best options.He planned out a great defensive strategy that worked out brilliantly.I was facing a felony conviction for possession of an illegal substance.He got all knocked down to a mistermeaner conviction.I hired this man 2 times in about 15 years time.He is a great listener and understands the laws and how the court system works.He kept me fully informed.In both cases i had great results in court.He is a fantastic defensive attorney and i would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jim | May 20, 2015
My attorney
Have known and utilized Richard for many years. After a major auto accident,I interviewed 3 local firms and choose Richard above some excellent competition. He has performed outstandingly for me and my family.
Posted by lori | May 12, 2015
Buck Dynasty
We had some unfortunate incidences that led us to need an attorney. Came across Mr. McKyton from a referral. Mr . McKyton has been a wonderful, very helpful attorney. He handled our cases as quickly as possible. Has a lot of compassion for his clients. You dont see that much in the legal world. I would recommend him to everyone!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Richard J. McKyton, P.A.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hamilton & McKyton, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Abbey, Adams, Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster, LLP
  • 1998 - 2001
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney - Sixth Judicial Circuit
  • 1995 - 1998
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • Members
  • 1995 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Civitan Club
  • First VIce President
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Richard
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich McKyton is a great lawyer who truly cares about his clients. His attention to detail is second to none. He is highly skilled and a very respected lawyer in the legal community. Without hesitation, I recommend Rich."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a brilliant orator and respected member of the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"McKyton is an attorney who has earned the respect of his colleagues and the judicial system with his professionalism, his attention to details and his command of the law. He is a skilled and compassionate professional who gets results."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Rich. I have known him for several years and know him as an attorney with the highest ethical standards who strongly advocates for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Simply put, Rich is a wealth of knowledge who puts that knowledge to work for his clients. I had the pleasure to ride second chair on a trial he conducted. He was simply amazing. Passionate, aggressive, respectful and honest, are words that come to mind. From his days on the trial team for Stetson to today, he's only gotten better. My highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Richard McKyton for over 20 years. He is an excellent attorney in criminal defense as well as personal injury matters. He is always available to discuss issues with me when I run into questionable areas of precedent. After speaking with him, we usually come to the precise answer I was seeking. He is known in the community for his skills as a personal injury attorney as well. I would not hesitate to send him a client seeking help if I could not accept the case. In sum, I trust his ethics, ability, and am impressed with his willingness to help a fellow colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard McKyton has a special way of conducting himself confidently and professionally. He is extremely knowledgeable and hard working."
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Saint Petersburg DUI and DWI Lawyer Richard J. McKyton
Richard J. McKyton
DUI and DWI Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 27 years