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Richard has been in private practice of law since 2009 with R. John
Cole, II, & Associates, P.A., as an associate. He has been admitted
to practice with the Florida Bar and is a fourth-generation Floridian
born and raised in Sarasota.


Richard began law school at the University of Florida, Levin College
of Law, in 2005 following his Bachelor of Arts program at the University
of Florida, where he majored in English and minored in Sociology with
highest honors. At Levin, Richard was a member of the Florida Law
Review and served as a Research Editor. In 2006 he was awarded the
“Book” Award for Corporations. He received honors in his Legal Research
and Writing and Appellate Advocacy courses. Richard also served as a
board member on the Law College Council, a student government body.
Richard studied European law at the Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
during his J.D. program. He graduated in the top third of his class
with cum laude distinction.


After completing his J.D., Richard went to London to further study
international and European laws. Richard focused on international
finance, investment, and insolvency (bankruptcy) law. He received his
Master of Laws in 2009. His dissertation focused on the special issues
confronted by multinational corporate groups and securitized assets
during bankruptcy.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 13: 25%
    7 years
  2. Chapter 11: 25%
    7 years
  3. Chapter 7: 25%
    7 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 15%
    7 years
  5. Insurance: 10%
    7 years



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  • John Mansfield Ervin

    Richard is an excellent attorney and is well recognized in the community for bankruptcy related matters. I highly endorse him!


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Contact info

R. John Cole, II, & Associates, P.A.

46 N. Washington Blvd., Ste. 24
Sarasota, FL, 34236-5928


FLMember in Good Standing200806/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Book Award Corporations LawUniversity of Florida, Levin College of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateR. John Cole, II, & Associates, P.A.2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
INSOL InternationalN/A2009 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Florida Law ReviewResearch Editor2006 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University College LondonN/ALL.M - Master of Laws2009
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of FloridaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts2005