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Richard David West

  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law ...
  • Florida
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Richard 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 35 years specializing in marital and family law. He has extensive experience in cases dealing with complex financial matters, including the valuation of closely held corporations, professional practices and incentive stock options.

Richard has a proven history in the representation of numerous professional athletes and other public figures with the utmost regard for protecting his clients from media exposure and overly invasive discovery practices. Richard is committed to the prompt resolution of family disputes through creative problem solving, which includes, negotiation, 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 past president and current Fellow of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 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 also is a founding member of both the Central Florida Family Inn of Court and the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. Recognized as "the Best of" in Best Lawyers for the past 10 years, the Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Florida Trends Elite Magazine. Recently named by Best Lawyers in America, 2018 Orlando's Family Law Lawyers of the Year, and was selected in 2012 and 2016!

Richard has lectured numerous times for the American Bar Association, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, The International Academy of Family Lawyers as well as the Florida and Orange County Bar Associations.

Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 578710
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Contact & Map
Law Office
7009 Dr Phillips Boulevard
Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32819
Toll-Free: (407) 425-8878
Telephone: (407) 425-8878
Fax: (407) 641-8762