Richard West

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Orlando, FL

West Family Law Group
 | 7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-425-8878
Fax: 407-641-8762
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Richard West is an integral part of The West Family Law Group, and handles high-value divorce cases, high net worth cases, high net worth divorce cases, child custody, visitation, child support and collaborative cases. For his work representing clients in the Orlando metropolitan and surrounding areas, he is a Board-Certified Specialist in Marital Family Law, certified by The Florida Bar.

    In 1980, Mr. West graduated from South Texas College of Law with his Juris Doctor and immediately began litigating high asset and financially complex divorce cases. Throughout his career, his clients have included many public figures and professional athletes, and he has dealt with complex matters such as incentive stock options, trusts, professional practices and the valuation of closely held companies.

    The National Board of Trial Advocacy certified Mr. West as a Board-Certified Specialist in Marital and Family Law. For over 12 years, Orlando Magazine has named him one of the Best Lawyers and Florida Trend has included him in the Legal Elite. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. West is a former president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Florida Chapter and a current member of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals. A Fellow of both the International Academy of Family Lawyers and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, he is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida and the Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

    Florida Bar Board of Legal SpecializationAmerican Academy of Matrimonial LawyersInternational Academy of Family Lawyers

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    About Richard West

    Admitted: 1986, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.westfamilylawgroup.com/our-attorneys/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America©, 12+ years
    • Orlando’s Lawyer of the Year, Family Law, The Best Lawyers in America©, 2018, 2016, 2012
    • West Family Law Group, ranked among the 2018 Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News and Best Lawyers
    • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
    • Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 12+ years
    • Best Lawyers, Orlando Magazine, 12+ years
    • Top 100 Florida Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018, 2016, 2015
    • Top 50 Florida Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018
    • The Best Of, Florida Trends Legal Elite Magazine
    • The Best Of, Best Lawyers
    • Orlando's 2016 Family Lawyer of the Year
    • The Best Of, Orlando Magazine Best Lawyers

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified Specialist, Marital and Family Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
    • Board Certified - Family & Marital Law by The Florida Bar, 1986

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • Past Chairman, Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association, 2003-04
    • Past President, Florida chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Member, Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
    • Member, Central Florida Family Inn of Court
    • Member, Orange County Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Ad Hoc Bounds of Advocacy Committee, Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association, 2017-18
    • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Past Chairman, Florida Bar Family Law Section, 2003-2004
    • Member, Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association
    • Past President and Current Fellow, Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Member, Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
    • Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • Member, Central Florida Family Inn of Court

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Central Florida Women’s League 
    • Team Gamez Foundation

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Best Lawyers-Orlando Family Lawyer of the Year, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • BA, English, University of South Florida

    Industry Groups

    • Athletes
    • Doctors
    • Professionals
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    Office Location for Richard West

    7009 Dr. Phillips Blvd.
    Orlando, FL 32819

    Phone: 407-425-8878

    Fax: 407-641-8762

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    Last Updated: 2/9/2020

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