University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D.
University of Florida, B.B.C., cum laude
- State of Florida
U.S. Court of Military Appeals
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
Gerald "Gerry" Richman, former president of the Florida Bar, is board certified in civil trials and business litigation and he is one of the most widely respected lawyers in the State. As just one example of his many accomplishments, Gerry served as lead trial counsel during one of the nationally-televised presidential election vote cases in 2000.
Prior to his private practice of law, Gerry served as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate Generals Corp. in the Defense Appellate Division in Washington, DC, where he briefed and argued court martial cases, including murder cases. At the same time, he served as a White House Social Aide to the President.
By appointment of the Florida Supreme Court, Gerry has served on the Supreme Court’s Court Efficiency Committee, the Judicial Council of Florida and the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Evaluations Committee. By appointment of the governor, Gerry served as a member of the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission and served as its Chair.
- American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
- International Society of Barristers, Board of Governors
- American Board of Trial Advocates, National Board of Directors
- The Florida Bar, Former President
- Professional Ethics Committee, Former Chair
- Dade County Bar Association, Former President
Awards & Recognitions
- Named Plaintiff Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Palm Beach Chapter of ABOTA, 2015
Recipient of the Joseph P. Milton Professionalism and Civility Award from the Florida Chapters of ABOTA, 2014
Named the Florida Bar Certified Lawyer of the Year and recipient of the Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award, 2012
Recipient of the ABOTA National Masters in Trial Award
Recipient of the Learned Hand Award from the American JewishCommittee, 2011
Honored with the Presidential Service Badge for Honorable Service at the White House, 1968