Rick Rumrell

Rick Rumrell


Born Tampa, Florida, resident of St. Augustine, Florida. Admitted to the Florida Bar 1971, District of Columbia Bar 1976; U. S. District Court, Northern District of Florida 1972, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and U. S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1974; U. S. Supreme Court 1974; U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, General and Trial Bar 1976; U. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 1981.

Education: University of South Florida (B.A. 1967); Florida State University (J.D. with honors 1970); Florida Legislative Intern, Ford Foundation Fellow 1968; Nottingham Law School Ltd., Nottingham Trent University (LL.M., in Advanced Litigation, July 1996).

Member: Chairman, Jacksonville Economic Development Council 1992-1993; The Florida Bar; Proctor in Admiralty, Maritime Law Association of the United States; American Judicature Society; Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Forty years as National Board of Trial Advocacy; Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Certification; Florida Bar Board of Certification; and Board Certified Business Litigation, Florida Bar Board of Certification. Member: Judicial Nominating Commission of the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida 1995-1999; Chairman 1997-1998. Former Administrative Assistant to Lawton M. Chiles; Former Staff Director Florida House of Representatives Elections Committee; Former Congressional Intern with Tampa Congressman Sam Gibbons; member Florida Justice Association

Publications: “Use of Circumstantial Evidence to Prove an Environmental Case Against the Federal Government” in the Thomas Cooley Law Review; “Admissibility of Blood Alcohol Tests in Civil and Criminal Trials” in the Florida Bar Journal, Volume 55, May, 1981; “Litigation on Both Sides of the Pond” in The Litigator, publisher, Sweet & Maxwell, February, 1995, by Richard Rumrell and Neville Radcliffe; and “Bad Faith and the Economic Loss Rule: The Thin Grey Line” in International Insurance Law Review, May 1998, publisher, Sweet & Maxwell.

Honors: AV Rated Martindale Hubbell; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Super Lawyers (2006-2011, 2013-2023), Past Fellow Litigation Counsel of America.

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Business Negotiations
  • Civil Trial
  • Legislative Law
  • Business Transactions
  • Maritime Law

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