Richard West is board certified in Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has been in private practice for more than 30 years specializing in marital and family law. Richard has been named 2016 Orlando’s Family Lawyer of the Year, by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.
Richard has extensive experience in the representation of professional athletes and other public figures with the utmost regard for protecting his clients from media exposure and overly invasive discovery practices. His experience includes cases dealing with complex financial matters, such as the valuation of closely held corporations, professional practices, trusts, and incentive stock options.
Richard is committed to the prompt resolution of family disputes through creative problem solving, which includes mediation, arbitration and collaborative law. While his practice is primarily in Central Florida, which encompasses Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia and Lake Counties, he handles cases nationwide.
Richard is a current Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and past president of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer, Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and Past Chairman of the Florida Bar Family Law Section 2003-2004, and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Richard is a member of the Central Florida Family Inn of Court and the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida.
Richard has been recognized as "the Best of" in Best Lawyers for the past 11 years, the Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers, and Florida Trends Legal Elite Magazine. A frequent and entertaining lecturer at numerous seminars, he is recognized as a leader and innovator in the use of computer technology in the practice of family law.
A divorced father himself, he understands, from both a personal and professional perspective, what it takes to have a "successful divorce.
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