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Justin Rickman

Family Attorney at Clermont, FL

4.5   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%

    21 years, 600 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%

    21 years, 600 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%

    21 years, 400 cases

  4. Real estate
    10%

    21 years, 400 cases

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Justin Rickman was born and raised in Winter Park, Florida. He attended Edgewater High School and got an Associates Degree from the University of Florida in 1990; earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Central Florida in 1992 and received his Juris Doctorate from Barry University Orlando School of Law in June of 2000. Attorney Rickman also attended the Regent School of Law, in Virginia, where he received a second Jurist Doctorate Degree in December 2002. The Rickman Law Firm was founded in Lake County, Clermont, Florida, In April 2004.

 

Attorney Rickman practices law in Lake, Orange, Osceola, Sumter, Polk, Hernando, Citrus, Volusia and Brevard Counties. Mr. Rickman's practice focuses in the areas of Personal Injury, Family and Divorce Law, Criminal Defense, Wills, Injunctions and Civil Litigation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2013
Client's Choice
2017 2013

Location

Justin Rickman
780 Almond St
Clermont, FL, 34711-3171

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  24 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Bruce | September 16, 2013
If you want an attorney who will listen to you, give you good advice, and help Justin Rickman is your Attorney
Justin has helped in many areas as my attorney. Through every step he has kept me well informed, and given me solid and sound legal advice. It has been a great experience having Justin as my attorney. It is great to know when I have needed his expertise, that I do not have to worry I know my case will be taken care of properly. I would highly recommend Justin to anyone needing a great Attorney to defend their rights. Thank you Justin and your team for all you have done for me.
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Response from Justin Rickman September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It was my pleasure assisting you with your legal needs and truly appreciate your kind words. Please don't hesitate to contact me in the event a need for legal services arises in the future. Best Regards, Justin.
Posted by Melissa | July 21, 2013
Satisfied Client - Attorny was Needed, Dependable Attorney was Found
In March 2012 I became again in need of an attorney's advice regarding my custody case and modification. During our initial consultation I explained to Mr. Rickman what I needed and he then explained what his office could help me with. This included his credentials and referrals if I needed them. Since that time Mr. Rickman not only took on my case but understood my position and guided me through the process by explaining the law and not telling me what I wanted to hear but actually what we could accomplish within the family statutes. Although it has been a lengthy process he has been there for all court appearances including a child support hearing, and available for all of my questions and concerns. His paralegal, Courtney, herself is well versed in the law and always available when Mr. Rickman is not. She is helpful with advice and suggestions and if she does not know the answer she speaks with Mr. Rickman to get the answer. They have kept me informed and have kept my costs to a minimum. It's refreshing to not be nickel and dimed for everything when this is such a long process. My case continues and so far I am grateful for the results. Although there were no promises made by Mr. Rickman and his office staff they have certainly worked hard and represented me very well. Not only am I happy to recommend Mr. Rickman and his office but if I find myself in need again for a dependable, cost effective attorney I will have no problem retaining him and his office.
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Response from Justin Rickman September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It was my pleasure assisting you with your legal needs and truly appreciate your kind words. Our office understands that every individual situation is different and personal. We strive to provide our clients with representation tailored to each individual situation. We are glad to know you feel you have received representation suited to your individual circumstances. Again, thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Please don't hesitate to contact me in the event a need for legal services arises in the future. Best Regards, Justin.
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Posted by Jones and Jones Watermelons | February 8, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Professional and Experienced Lawyer
Justin was recommended to us by a family friend, just a couple of days ago, and we are so very Thankful! We learned so much from him in just a matter of a couple of phone calls. He hadn't even taken our case right away, due to all the confusion of it being criminal/civil; but he still went OUT of his way to contact the court clerk and judge to ask about the case number directly. His professionalism, expertise and knowledge of the laws ensured we were heading in the right direction. His dedication is quite effident, he called us first this morning to inform us our case has been dropped...If you ever need a criminal lawyer in Florida, Justin is your MAN!
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Posted by Jimmy | June 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Firm In Clermont
The entire team is amazing. Not only did Rickman win my DUI case and kept me well informed, he was there for me as a friend by staying positive and supportive. 1 year after my case his staff Courtney and receptionist and I apologize for not remembering her name, they both where always willing to help by providing documents needed and answering question even though they were busy. It meant so much that they would drop whatever they were doing just to help me. I recommend them to all my family and friends.
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Posted by Ainsley Walcott | May 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Attorney who gets results
I hired the Law Offices of Justin Rickman to represent me in Family proceeding; and I must say that my experience with their highly qualified and experienced team was very satisfactory. Knowledge and experience matters. The Rickman's Law Firm is not only knowledgeable in what they do, but they care deeply about their clients. I would definitely recommend the Law Offices of Justin Rickman to everyone, and I will continue to use them for my legal needs.
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Posted by Heather | June 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Satisfied
Justin Rickman is the best attorney to have on your side for any legal issues, BIG or small. I had a very complicated multi state criminal case, and he got me the best possible outcome. I hope to never need that kind of assistance again but if so, I'd only trust him to handle it. He is also helping me to get child support, and is great with family law. He’s to the point, hard working and aggressive. I can't convey the amount of respect and gratitude I have for Justin and his team. Thank You Justin!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I felt Justin Rickman was honest, straight forward and fought for me the entire process. Would recommend him highly
Posted by Andrew | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Law Firm in Central Florida
I hired Justin to represent me for a serious legal matter. He had my back from start to finish and never stopped fighting to protect my rights. He was always available when I needed him and his staff ensured I was constantly aware of the status of my case. Justin and his team were always prepared and made me feel comfortable every step of the way. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Justin again if I ever needed him.
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Posted by Autumn | January 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Assertive & Aggressive
I was so thankful to be referred to Mr. Rickman after being pulled over for a wrongful D.U.I. Luckily, Mr. Rickman was very knowledgeable about the law and what needed to be done on my behalf. He was also very informed on the specifics of what a D.U.I. case entails. I moved to another county mid trial and he was very easy to work with as far as phone conferences and emails. I would highly recommend Justin to anyone who wants someone who will fight for you until the end. Him as well as his paralegal went over and beyond for me and my case and I couldn't have been happier with the result.
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Posted by Todd | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
I was trying to get my probation terminated. Mr. Rickman was very prompt and helpful. At an inexpensive cost we was able to do so. I would highly recommend Mr. Rickman. He and his staff were all very helpful the whole way!!
Response from Justin Rickman November 6, 2017
We really appreciate your fantastic review! It was our pleasure to help you!
Posted by John | May 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Legal Representation
Justin provided me with the most capable and expert legal representation. I would urge anyone needing legal services to contact Justin Rickman.
Response from Justin Rickman July 18, 2017
Thank you for the amazing review! We are thankful for the trust you placed in us to handle such an important aspect of your life. We are happy you feel the services we provided met your expectations!
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law heaver hitter - a bulldog!!!
You might as well stop looking for a lawyer right now. I hired this heavy hitter for a complicated family law case. I must admit, the guy just has a way with the Judges. He and his staff are just so impressive, knowledgeable, and responsive. He really goes the extra mile. And in court, just - wow! It made me proud sitting in court watching him fight for my rights as a Father and for my child. Fate probably brought you to read this review. I found him online too and it was the best thing I ever did for my child. In my opinion, I would pick up the for an appointment with him right now. thank you Justin. I consider you a lifetime friend and thank your for all the good you do for people.
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Response from Justin Rickman July 18, 2017
What an amazing and heartfelt review. We truly appreciate such kind words. We work very hard to achieve results for our clients and couldn't be more thrilled when our hard work is appreciated! Thank you!
Posted by Drew | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's the best...especially in court!
I am a father who just wanted more time with my daughter. It turns out that Justin got me primary custody. Everyone told me it was impossible and even Justin himself thought that in the very least he could get me more time but ended up doing the impossible! He's a straight shooter and his paralegal Courtney is amazing and so easy to talk to! I won't lie there were times where he wasn't my favorite person (and I'm sure I wasn't always his) but honestly I wouldn't have traded him for any other Lawyer. His office always answers my calls and emails in a timely manor and they NEVER nickel and dimed me. Before actually reaching my court date he laid out what he thought would happen and prepared me for that being the result. I don't exactly know what I was expecting but what I actually got was a rockstar in the courtroom. He had my back 100% and did such an awesome job. I can't thank Justin and Courtney enough for everything they have done to get my daughter back safe to my home.
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Response from Justin Rickman July 18, 2017
We couldn't be happier for you and thank you so much for the opportunity to have such an impact on your life. We appreciate your trust in our office and wish you the best!
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
On your side
Everyone who we spoke with was straightforward and knowledgeable, they answered all of my questions when ever I had them and I never felt pressured at all. I really felt like they had our best interests in mind and we will deffintly use this law firm again if the need ever comes.
Response from Justin Rickman July 18, 2017
Thank you so much! We aopreciate the trust you have in us to choose our office again for any future legal needs. We are here for you if you ever need us!
Posted by Dana | June 27, 2015
Dana
I have already recommended this attorney's services to others in need of legal assistance. My experience with Just Rickman and his staff exceeded my expectations. His approach, demeanor, and knowledge immediately eased the burden having to face a legal battle. What impressed me most was his transparency and desire to be professionally and constructively forthcoming about all aspects of my case.
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Posted by Theresa | April 20, 2015
Excellent representation
The law office of Justin Rickman does what it takes to get the job done for you. Protected my interest and informed me of all areas that could happen. I appreciate all what this firm has to offer and what it has done for my situation Thank you Courtney and Justin!
Response from Justin Rickman July 18, 2017
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We are always happy to be here to protect our clients and their best interests!
Posted by Sean | September 17, 2013
My experience with Justin rickman
Justin knew what he was doing. He was diligent and friendly and upfront with what to expect and with giving me all the options on what our game plan was. He was a little pricey but I always say you get what you pay for!
Response from Justin Rickman July 18, 2017
Thank you! We certainly appreciate the kind words! We always do our best to ensure our clients are provided with straight forward and honest advice. We are happy you feel that is what you received.
Posted by Alicia | August 4, 2013
Peace of mind attorney.
After my ex husband decided not to pay me alimony, my attorney Justin Rickman helped me fight for what is rightfully mine. It has taken a lot of valuable time, money, and resources but Justin has fought diligently for my rights and has helped me regain the confidence that was taken from me in my divorce. His powers of investigation have turned up facts and details that I believe would have remained undiscovered and has proven his perserverence and persistence. He is an exception to the standards ands and my own expectations.
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Response from Justin Rickman September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It was my pleasure assisting you with your legal needs and truly appreciate your kind words. It is our goal to provide honest and straight forward representation, tailored to suit each individual client's circumstances. Our office is glad to have been able to provide you with such. Please don't hesitate to contact me in the event a need for legal services arises in the future. Best Regards, Justin.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2013
divorce process
Justin prepared the settlement paperwork and processed my divorce efficiently and quickly for me.
Response from Justin Rickman September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It was my pleasure assisting you with your legal needs and truly appreciate your kind words. We take pride it providing our clients with personal service and attention and are happy to have been able to assist you with your legal needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me in the event a need for legal services arises in the future. Best Regards, Justin.
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Posted by Jen | July 24, 2013
The one you want on your side!
Justin Rickman has represented me several times for various matters related to my divorce from enforcing child support, to demanding consequences for violation of injunction. He has always given me straight-forward advice and an honest assessment of possible outcomes. He can be as amicable or aggressive as necessary for any given situation. He gives personal attention and was accessible to me during very stressful times. His paralegal, Courtney is also very knowledgable and responsive. Prices are fair and they work to keep costs down. Justin is my go to guy when I need legal advice or representation.
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Response from Justin Rickman September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. It was my pleasure assisting you with your legal needs and truly appreciate your kind words. It is our mission to provide our clients with honest and straight-forward representation. We are glad to know you feel you have received the same . Please don't hesitate to contact me in the event a need for legal services arises in the future. Best Regards, Justin.
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Public Reprimand issued in FL, 2017
updated on 11/06/2017

Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Justin's comment: “FROM THE FLORIDA BAR NEWS - November 1, 2017 Issue - Justin Rickman, 780 Almond St., Clermont, publicly reprimanded by publication, following an April 13 court order. (Admitted to practice: 2003) For nearly two years, Rickman employed disbarred attorney Mark V. Morsch as a paralegal. Rickman did not file the required notice of employment and sworn information reports with The Florida Bar as required. Morsch had direct contact with clients. (Case No. SC16-2196)”

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Justin Rickman Attorney at Law
  • 2004 - Present
  • Senior Legislative Aid
  • Florida Senate
  • 1991 - 1994

Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • University of Florida
  • AA
  • 1990
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Copeland
  • Not Guilty Verdict

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • South Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Hill homeowners Association
  • President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Sigma Chi Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Community Care Health Services
  • 2006
  • Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy
  • University of Orlando School of Law
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (6)
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Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with and against Justin on several cases over the past 10 years. I know Justin to deliver ethical and effective legal counsel and he is understanding and compassionate with his clients. I would confidently recommend Justin to handle any legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Honest and ethical. Puts client's needs above financial interests. I would hire him if I needed him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is an excellent criminal defense and personal injury attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is dedicated to representing his clients with excellence."
Family Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Justin on numerous matters since 2005. I have worked with him as an opposing attorney, and referred many criminal and family law matters to him. He is genuine, caring, hard-working, honest and zealously advocates for his clients. His word is his bond and he never stops working to get his clients the best result possible. I highly recommend Justin for any criminal or family law matter!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin Rickman has a talent for assisting clients in family and criminal law. He uses a combination of common sense problem solving, legal acumen and negotiating skill to resolve cases for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Justin is a competent friendly guy. He is easy to work with and knows what he’s doing."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have handled several family law cases against Justin over the years and observed him many times in criminal court. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. He works hard for his clients and genuinely appears to care about their cases. He is easy to get along with professionally and a nice guy out of the court room. I definitely endorse Justin."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Justin is a true advocate for his clients and has a firm grip on the law."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Justin Rickman as an attorney since he began practicing law 11 years ago. However, as the result of his background in the personal injury arena predating his becoming a licensed attorney, he actually has closer to 20 years of real world legal experience. Justin is personable, hard-working and demonstrates loyalty to his clients well-beyond that which is required or expected of attorneys. He's well-liked, well-traveled, and brings a wealth of experience to any legal matter; be it family law, personal injury and/or criminal defense. I recommend him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Rickman is a remarkable litigator and honest man. I give him an excellent endorsement. Justin is one of those lawyers who seems to excel in all aspects of the law. Some lawyers just have a natural ability to succeed in court and Justin is one. He is truly gifted with intelligence, confidence, and effective persuasion skills. You can't go wrong hiring Justin for any type of case (especially Personal Injury case, Family Law, and Criminal matters) because the judges really listen and respect him."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rickman is an aggressive attorney who fights for his clients. He is very knowledgeable of the law and is well diverse in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Personal injury
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