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I was born in Detroit, Michigan, on Aug. 2, 1962, to Donald “Danny” Kriseman and Doris Abramsohn Kriseman.


 


In 1980, I entered the University of Florida and earned a B.S. in broadcasting before returning to Pinellas County to attend the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport.


 


I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987 and the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, in 1988.


 


I am a member of the St. Petersburg and American Bar Associations and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.


 


I have practiced law with Englander & Fischer, P.A., and Keane, Hayes, and Reese, P.A. prior to starting my own firm, Exclusively Accident Attorney, where I helped accident victims for more than 13 years.


 


In early 2007, I joined the law firm of Saunders & Walker, P.A., and continue to focus on assisting the victims of DUI and other accidents, where I continued to practice law until leaving the firm at the end of June 2011.


 


Starting July 1, 2011, I began working for Lucas, Green and Magazine, working out of the firm's Clearwater office.  LGM focuses on all aspects of personal injury law, auto negligence, slip and falls, medical malpractice, mass torts, sexual abuse cases, For-profit university cases, and bad faith litigation. 


 


I was appointed to a vacancy on the St. Petersburg City Council in 2000, elected in 2001, and reelected in 2003 with more than 76 percent of the vote.


 


During my time on council I served on the Public Arts Committee, the Arts Advisory Committee, as Chair of the Public Safety, Service and Infrastructure Committee and as the Treasurer and Vice-Chair of the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization.


 


I also was a member of the Special Committee on Wheeled Recreation, the Council Procedures Committee, the Transportation Impact Fee Task Force, The Livable Communities Task Force, the Pinellas County Cultural Arts Advisory Task Force, and served as Vice-Chair of the Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.


 


In 2005, I was elected by my colleague to serve as the chair of city council.


 


In November 2006, I was elected to the Florida House of Representatives for District 53.


 


After taking office, I was named the Ranking Democrat on the Committee on Energy and was appointed to both the Environment and Natural Resources Council and the Committee on 21st Century Competitiveness where I served in that position for 2007 and 2008.


 


In 2008, I joined the General Government Policy Council, Policy Council, PreK-12 Policy Committee, and Energy and Utilities Committee and served on these committees for 2 years.


 


In 2010, I was appointed to the K-20 Innovation Subcommittee and the State Affairs committee, and in 2011, was appointed as Ranking Democrat on the K-20 Innovation Committee.  I also serve as the Policy Chair for the House Democratic Caucus.


 


 


 

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  1. Personal Injury: 99%
    29 years
  2. Unspecified: 1%

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Lucas, Green & Magazine

2600 McCormick Dr., Ste. 130
Clearwater, FL, 33764

Lucas, Green & Magazine

1700 66th Street No., Ste., 207-B
St. Petersburg, FL, 33710

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8606 Government Dr.
New Port Richey, FL, 34654

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2190 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL, 34606

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legislative Appreciation AwardFlorida League of Cities2008
2008 Distinguished Alumni AwardIndependent Colleges & Universities of Florida2008
National Family Week Advocay AwardFamily Service Centers, Inc.2007
Legislative Appreciation AwardFlorida League of Cities2007
Legislative Leadership AwardAmerican Cancer Society2007
Citizen of the YearTampa Bay Business Guild2005
America's Registry of Outstanding ProfessionalsAmerica's Registry of Outstanding Professionals2003
Who's Who in Executives and BusinessesNationwide Register's2002
Who's Who in Executives and BusinessesNationwide Register's2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLucas, Green & Magazine2011 - Present
AssociateSaunders & Walker, P.A.2006 - Present
attorneyLaw Office of Richard D. Kriseman, P.A.1993 - 2006
Associate AttorneyEngalnder & Fischer, P.A.1991 - 1993
Associate AttorneyKeane Hayes & Reese1987 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clearwater Bar Associationmember2011 - Present
Tampa Bay Business Guildmember1993 - Present
Florida BarMember1987 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawJDJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of FloridaBroadcastingBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bench & Bar ConferenceLegislative Update2011
Bench & Bar ConferenceLegislative Update2010
Bench & Bar ConferenceLegislative update2009
Law DayLaw and the Legislature2007