About

The firm’s founding partner, Richard J. Lydecker, has a diverse and extensive background in the general practice of civil litigation, mainly concentrating in the areas of complex commercial litigation, professional liability, Bad Faith litigation, and insurance coverage.

Prior to Richard’s career in civil practice, he was a Senior Major Case Bureau Prosecutor in New York with an outstanding record of success in preparing, managing, and trying high-profile cases. Casework involved high-profile, high-visibility criminal prosecution of homicides, robbery, arson, rape, and burglary. Richard successfully tried in excess of 100 criminal cases, many resulting in guilty verdicts carrying life sentences. Before accepting his appointment to the District Attorney’s Office, Richard was an attorney at a prestigious Wall Street, N.Y. law firm.

Richard’s founding philosophy was to create an aggressive and responsive law firm specializing in complex commercial litigation, receiverships, construction, class action, professional liability defense, general tort and insurance litigation.

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A. in English and Psychology

Office Location

  • Miami, Florida
  • New York
  • Tampa, Florida

Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • United States District Court of New York
  • Southern District of Florida

Richard is a current member of the Federal Judicial Nominating committee which nominates candidates to the President of the United States for appointments to the Federal Bench and the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. He was cross appointed by US Senator Bill Nelson and US Senator Marco Rubio.

Richard is also a current member of the Miami Downtown Development Authority (“DDA”) by a unanimous appointment by the City of Miami Commission.

Richard is also a current Board Member for the Camp Boggy Creek project created by Paul Newman and General Norman Schwartzkopf. This Camp provides free one-week camping trips for severely ill children and their families.

Richard is also a current Board Member of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce created by President and CEO, Jerry Libbin.