Richard Llerena

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Llerena Law
2393 S. Congress Ave., Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Phone: 561-903-4133
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%), Immigration: Consumer (20%), Criminal Defense (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Richard Llerena is a civil litigation attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the founder of Llerena Law. Mr. Llerena handles cases involving business law, immigration, criminal traffic defense and traffic tickets. He also has experience with personal injury claims and workers’ compensation, serving clients throughout Palm Beach County.

Mr. Llerena has over a decade of legal experience and provides dedicated and personalized representation. He is fluent in Spanish, which enables him to provide legal services to Palm Beach County’s Spanish-speaking community. Acknowledging his legal competence and high ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, the highest available rating, reserved for a select few attorneys. 

The National Trial Lawyers included Mr. Llerena on its “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” and “Best 40 Under 40” lists and in 2019 the American Institute of Trial Lawyers named him “Litigator of the Year.” He has also been honored by groups, including the American Institute of Legal Counsel, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and Attorney and Practice Magazine.

Born and raised in South Florida, Mr. Llerena is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science. He went on to graduate with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While attending law school, he served on the Journal of Law and Public Policy and belonged to the John Marshall Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi and the Spanish American Law Student Association.

Mr. Llerena holds a license to practice law before all Florida state courts. He is a lifetime charter member of the Best Attorneys of America.

*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
  • 70%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Immigration: Consumer
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About Richard Llerena

Admitted: 2005, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://mytrafficlawyers.com/about-us/

Honors/Awards

  • Best Attorneys of America Lifetime Charter Member
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney
  • Litigator of the Year 2019 by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • Distinguished – Peer Rated for Professional Achievement by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star by Thomson Reuters
  • AVVO - Client's Choice Award, AVVO - Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2015
  • AVVO - Top Contributor Award, AVVO - Top Contributor Award, AVVO, 2015
  • Expertise - Best Immigration Lawyers in West Palm Beach, Expertise - Best Immigration Lawyers in West Palm Beach, Expertise
  • AVVO rated 10 out of 10, AVVO 10 out of 10, AVVO, 2019
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 Attorney Award - Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 Attorney Award - Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • Best Attorneys of America - Lifetime Charter Member, Best Attorneys of America - Lifetime Charter Member, Best Attorneys of America, 2018
  • "10 Best" Law Firm - Workers' Compensation - American Institute of Legal Counsel, "10 Best" Law Firm - Workers' Compensation - American Institute of Legal Counsel, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2018
  • "10 Best" Law Firm - Immigration Law - American Institute of Legal Counsel, "10 Best" Law Firm - Immigration Law - American Institute of Legal Counsel, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction, Lawyers of Distinction, Lawyers of Distinction
  • "10 Best" Law Firm - DUI/DWI Defense - American Institute of Legal Counsel, "10 Best" Law Firm - DUI/DWI Defense - American Institute of Legal Counsel, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2018
  • "10 Best" Attorney - Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, "10 Best" Attorney - Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Best Legal Counsel, Best Legal Counsel, Best Legal Counsel, 2018
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates - Top 1% of Attorneys in America - Lifetime Charter Member, Distinguished Justice Advocates - Top 1% of Attorneys in America - Lifetime Charter Member, Distinguished Justice Advocates, 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers Best 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Best 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, AV Rated Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale Hubbell and peer reviews, Martindale Hubbell

Educational Background

  • University of Miami, Cum Laude, major in political science B.A., recipient of the University of Miami Book Award, as well as the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Excellence in the field of political science, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Palm Beach County Justice Association, 2009
  • Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2010
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011
  • D.C. Bar, 2013
  • Florida Bar, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Florida Real Estate Sales Associate & Realtor, 2013
  • Title Agent, Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC, 2015

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Endorsed by the Palm Beach Post, La Guia News, Semanario Accion for County Court Judge.  I was not elected, however, I came in 2nd place in a 3 candidate race during the 2018 primary election for the position of County Court Judge, Group 5 in 2018, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements

  • $110,000.00 Settlement, motor vehicle accident case., 2018
  • $85,000.00 Washout Settlement, Workers' Compensation case, 2014
  • $65,000.00 Settlement, automobile accident case, 2014
  • $110,000.00 Settlement, automobile accident case., 2014
  • $385,000.00 Settlement, slip and fall case., 2017
  • $220,000.00 Settlement, motor vehicle accident case., 2017

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, Puerto Rican Cultural Society of Palm Beach County, 2018
  • Member, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Palm Beach), 2018
  • Treasurer, Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group, Inc./Bridges of Lake Worth West, 2017
  • Board Member, Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group, Inc./Bridges of Lake Worth West, 2013
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Office Location for Richard Llerena

2393 S. Congress Ave., Suite 200
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Phone: 561-903-4133

Last Updated: 12/31/2020

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