Richard P. Reinhart, of Counsel
Mr. Reinhart was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1954, and lived in several communities in Northeastern Ohio. In the late 1960s, his family moved to a small town in South Florida, and he thereafter studied at Rollins College in Winter Park where he graduated cum laude in 1976. After college Mr. Reinhart attended law school at Emory University School of Law, ultimately ranking in the top 5% of his class upon graduation in 1979.
After law school, Mr. Reinhart began his legal career as an Associate with the Atlanta firm of Morris, Manning & Martin. He became a Partner in 1984, and remained at the firm through mid-1989. During his time there, he gained broad experience in many aspects of a general business litigation practice, and tried cases involving real estate, construction and suretyship, UCC sales and secured transactions, employment discrimination, breach of contract and business torts, and disagreements among closely-held business owners or with their employees.
In 1989, Mr. Reinhart returned to Florida where he generally limited his practice to business litigation, medical malpractice, and legal malpractice cases. Mr. Reinhart has been selected for inclusion (limited to 6% of U.S. lawyers) in Leading American Attorneys in the field of Medical Malpractice. In addition, you can find Mr. Reinhart included in the publications Who’s Who Among American Lawyers and Who’s Who in America.
Mr. Reinhart received a Special Commendation from The Florida Bar of Governors in 1997 for his pro bono service to The Bar in acting as lead Bar Counsel in the case of The Florida Bar v. American Senior Citizens Alliance, Inc. (decision on the merits published in the Florida Supreme Court on February 27, 1997).
From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Reinhart served part-time as a Special Magistrate in the Complex Business Court division of Orange County Circuc He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator in County and Circuit Courts, and mediates cases through the Upchurch, Watson, White and Max group.
Doctor of Law, with distinction, Emory University School of Law (1979). American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law, Trusts and Estates, Labor Law, and Employment Discrimination Law. Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan Award for best student in Federal Income Tax: Personal. Order of the Coif.
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Rollins College (1976). Honors in the Major Field; Rollins Key Society; Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; S. Olin Truman Award for Best Student in Core Economics Classes. Omicron Delta Kappa
United States Supreme Court
United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Courts of Appeals