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Richard Lee Purtz

Personal injury Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

3.7   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Richard

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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, and was later employed as a Claims Adjuster for Allstate Insurance Company for four years. I am in the Personal Injury Department and his practice emphasizes Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Insurance Claims litigation as a Partner in the law firm, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. I am a Board Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Florida Bar, having completed over fifty jury trials. I've served on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers from 1999-2005, now known as the Florida Justice Association. I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and helped to organize and served as the first President of the Southwest Florida Trial Lawyers Association. I am designated as an “AV” rated Civil Trial Attorney by the rating service Martindale-Hubbell and have been listed as one of Florida’s “Super Lawyers.”

 

 

Location

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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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very caring Attorney
He is excellent with working with your insurance company! He is always available when you call his office!!
Posted by Judith | March 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate
I hired Mr. Purtz after a car accident I was in. He was kind, informative and explained things in laymen's terms. I would highly recommend Mr. Purtz to anyone who wants someone whom truly cares.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Poor communicator, unprofessional demeanor, provided wrong advice
The extensive marketing materials oversell the true quality of service this attorney offers. Extremely unprofessional, provided the wrong advice and lead us wrong, this also confirmed by subsequent counsel hired. Careless judgments notably impair the ability of this attorney who may be otherwise actually helping customers. Arrogant disdain and hands off attitude make his service poor and dangerous for anyone needing legal representation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Tulane University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inn of Court, Calusa Chapter
  • Member
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southwest Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member / Past President
  • N/A
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Purtz. I have known him for 13 years. His reputation in our legal community is exceptional."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is a skilled lawyer with a vast knowledge of the law. He is a great asset to those in need of his services."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Richard is an extraordinarily talented lawyer and is highly regarded in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyers work and standing in the legal community. Mr. Purtz is a dedicated member of Florida’s legal community with respect for and knowledge of the law. He is a tireless worker that always keeps his client’s best interest in mind. I highly recommend him to any person who needs the assistance of a highly qualified and competent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked For Richard and he is not only a great trial attorney and is also a great mentor for young attorneys. His ethical standards are only match by the compasion he has for his clients. Richard is a great trial attorney and I have been lucky to try cases with him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 01
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"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I confidently endorse this lawyer’s work. As a dedicated member of the Florida legal community, Richard Purtz has shown an uncompromising respect for, and knowledge of the law. He has always worked hard to produce results in the best interest of clients. I would strongly recommend him to any person who needs the assistance of a highly qualified and competent attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard Purtz is an outstanding personal injury lawyer who always gives his clients the winning edge by his impressive preparation and trial skills. I strongly endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Richard is a hard-working attorney fighting for the rights of injury victims. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone needing a personal injury attorney."
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Fort Myers Personal injury Lawyer Richard Lee Purtz
Richard Lee Purtz
Personal injury Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 35 years
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