Anthony Rickman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Tampa, FL

The Rickman Law Firm
 | 400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 2100
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-708-5171
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Anthony Rickman is the founder of The Rickman Law Firm, which has office locations in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida. Nationally recognized as one of the country's top criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Rickman has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of clients throughout the area who face DUI charges or stand accused of virtually any other type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

    A former prosecutor with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Rickman has invaluable insight into the criminal justice system from both sides, enabling him to devise the most effective strategies possible to help his clients protect their rights, preserve their liberties and increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. A veteran of numerous jury trials in both state and federal courts, he has garnered a long record of securing dismissals, acquittals and not-guilty verdicts for his clients.

    In addition to criminal defense, Mr. Rickman also has extensive experience with sports and entertainment law as well as assisting innocent accident victims with recovering the full amount of compensation they deserve for their serious personal injury claims. In all cases, he is fully committed to his clients' needs, and he has earned numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service.

    Of note, Mr. Rickman holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has also received Superb ratings on Avvo. In addition, The National Trial Lawyers organization voted him among the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40, and the National Advocacy for DUI Defense gave him a "Superior" rating for his success in helping those who stand accused of DUI.

    Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Rickman has appeared on a number of televised programs as well as print and radio outlets, offering in-depth legal commentary and analyses on a variety of topics. He also has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region, and he maintains an active presence with several professional legal organizations, including the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the criminal law section of The Florida Bar, among others.

    A native of Tampa, Mr. Rickman graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida in 2002, and he obtained his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law in 2005. Along with practicing before all of Florida's state courts, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

    *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
    • 60%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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    About Anthony Rickman

    Admitted: 2005, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • Recognized as a Top Criminal Defense Lawyer in Tampa Bay, Top Lawyer, Tampa Bay Magazine , 2019
    • Superior, National Advocacy for DUI Defense Organization
    • Highest Rating for Legal and Ethical Standards, AV Preeminent , Martindale , 2018
    • Highest Rating for Legal and Ethical Standards, AV Preeminent , Martindale , 2017
    • Top 100 DUI Attorney's Central Florida, Top 100 DUI Attorney's Central Florida , National Advisory for DUI Defense LLC
    • Highest Rating an Attorney can acquire from AVVO, 10 Rating , AVVO, 2019
    • Highest Rating an Attorney can receive for legal skill and ethical standards, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubble, 2019
    • Highest rating an attorney can receive for legal skill and ethical standards, AV Preeminent Rating , Martindale Hubble , 2015
    • Recognized nationally as a top criminal defense attorney under 40 years old, Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers , 2015
    • Highest rating an attorney can receive for legal skill and ethical standards, AV Preeminent Rating , Martindale Hubble , 2016
    • Recognized in the top 10% in his profession., America's Most Honored Professionals, American Registry, 2016

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Head Coach Lutz Baseball
    • Head Coach of Lutz Chiefs Football Team
    • 13 Ugly Men Foundation- Organization providing service to local charities  , 2016

    Industry Groups

    • 13th Judicial Circuit Ethics Award Committee
    • Admitted To Practice In The Middle And Southern Districts Of Florida Federal Court
    • AV Preeminent Rated
    • Florida Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Hillsborough County Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Legal Analyst
    • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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    Office Location for Anthony Rickman

    400 North Ashley Drive
    Suite 2100
    Tampa, FL 33602

    Phone: 813-708-5171

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    Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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