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I am a Past President of the North Fort Myers Rotary Club, Co-Founder and past Club Director of USA South Volleyball Club of Naples/Fort Myers, general counsel for USA Volleyball – Florida Region, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Florida Symphony. I am also an Adjunct Professor at The University of St. Francis in Graduate Studies in Health Services Administration. I  played professional basketball with Club Olympique Beauvais in France.  I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and helped to organize and serve as the first President of the Southwest Florida Trial Lawyers Association.

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  • Daniel Stephan Dalesandro

    I endorse Mr. Purtz. I have known him for 13 years. His reputation in our legal community is exceptional.

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    Richard is a skilled lawyer with a vast knowledge of the law. He is a great asset to those in need of his services.

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Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.

1515 Broadway Street
Fort Myers, FL, 33901-3088

Cape Coral Office

1603 Hancock Brdg Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL, 33990

Naples Office

2590 Northbrooke Plaza Dr
#105
Naples, FL, 34119

Lehigh Acres Office

4802 Lee Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL, 33971

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198806/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGoldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz1982 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Inn of Court, Calusa ChapterMemberN/A
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersBoard of Directors1999 - 2000
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Tulane UniversityEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1977