RICHARD E. WHITAKER, P.A.
Attorney at Law
Specializing in Commercial, Business and Civil Law & Litigation
Litigation, trials, arbitration, appeals and mediation of disputes relating to contracts, construction and construction liens, real estate, employment, probate, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, trucking and transportation, secured transactions and other matters under the Uniform Commercial Code, landlord-tenant, debtor-creditor and mortgage foreclosures
Counseling of clients in the formation of corporations, limited partnerships and other entities. Preparation and review of contracts, leases, mortgages and other legal documents
Bluegrass Art Cast, Inc. v. Consolidated Erection Services, Inc., 870 So.2d 196 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004)
Rydell v. Rutter, 834 So.2d 883 (Fla. 5th DCA 2002)
Exit 242 Tourist Information, Inc. v. Florida Room Service, Inc., 792 So.2d 1283 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001)
J&P Transportation, Inc. v. Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York, 750 So.2d 752 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000)
Tarmac Florida, Inc. v. Hill, 652 So.2d 986 (Fla. 4th DCA 1995)
Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. v. Barnett Bank of Naples, 639 So.2d 617 (Fla. 1994)
Flanigan's Enterprises, Inc. v. Barnett Bank of Naples, 614 So.2d 1198 (Fla. 5th DCA 1993)
I established my firm in 2000 with the goal of providing excellence and value in the practice of law. With a wide breadth of experience gained in many diverse and specialized areas of the law since starting my career in 1986, I believe I can offer something that most sole practitioners and small firms cannot. I have structured my practice to enable me to give undivided personal attention to each and every client of the firm and to provide value in the fee I charge for my services. If we establish an attorney-client relationship, you can be assured that I, and no one else, will personally handle your matter and that you will receive the singular focus and dedication to your interests that I have provided all my clients for over 35 years. If you think I can help you, send me an email or call my office. If I cannot help you personally, chances are that I can direct you to a trusted colleague who can.
Richard E. Whitaker
Principal and Owner
Richard E. Whitaker is an honors graduate from the Florida State University College of Law with an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He brings over thirty-five years of experience gained from handling a wide and diverse range of legal matters including complex litigation, bankruptcy, business and commercial cases, multi-million dollar disputes in construction, contract-related and insurance matters, and litigation of disputes relating to employment, eminent domain, trucking and transportation, Uniform Commercial Code, mortgage foreclosure, real estate and probate matters. Mr. Whitaker has personally handled cases throughout Florida, from Key West to Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Pensacola. He has litigated significant cases in numerous state and federal courts in the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest sections of the United States. Mr. Whitaker has personally handled appeals in most of the Florida District Courts of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court.
Mr. Whitaker started his career in 1986 at a boutique bankruptcy law firm in Tampa where he gained substantial knowledge and experience in litigating cases involving federal and state laws governing insolvency and creditors' rights. In 1988, Mr. Whitaker moved to Orlando where he spent the next 12 years practicing construction and bankruptcy litigation at the oldest and largest full service law firm in Central Florida, and later as the head of the commercial litigation department of a large statewide firm where he was responsible for all significant commercial litigation matters, especially those involving construction and contract disputes and eminent domain. In 2000, Mr. Whitaker opened his own law office when he established Richard E. Whitaker, P.A. Since opening the firm, Mr. Whitaker continues to use the knowledge and experience he has gained over 3 decades representing small, medium and large Fortune 500 companies and individuals to the benefit of his clients.