Richard S. Dellinger

Richard is an AV-Rated litigation attorney with over 16 years of experience. His practice includes complex litigation, civil litigation, commercial litigation, business litigation, intellectual property litigation, significant dissolution of marriage, and probate and trust litigation. Richard has broad trial experience, jury and non-jury, in state and federal court, having tried cases to verdict as lead trial and associate counsel.  In addition to serving as lead counsel, Richard frequently serves as local counsel for out of state law firms engaged in litigation in Florida.  Richard is certified by the Florida Supreme Court and the Middle District of Florida to serve as a mediator in state and federal disputes.

Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2012-2018              
  • Lawrence G. Mathews Young Lawyer Professionalism Award, Orange County Bar Association, 2013
  • Awards for Outstanding Board Member, OCBA Legal Aid Society, 2013-2015
  • Special Recognition Award, Federal Bar Association, Sept. 6, 2014
  • Award for Outstanding Service to the Community, Orange County Bar Association, 2011-2012
  • Award for Outstanding Leadership, Orange County Bar Association, 2013-2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Orange County Bar Legal Aid Society, Recognizing Exceptional Efforts on Behalf of Legal Aid Clients, February 26, 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Orange County Board of County Commissioners, for Sincere and Dedicated Service to the Citizen Review Board, December 16, 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Orange County Bar Legal Aid Society and Florida Supreme Court, for Exceptional Legal Aid Service, March 25, 2008Trademark Infringement Attorney of the Year, Corporate Int’l Magazine, 2014
  • Florida’s Best Lawyers, 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2014-2017; Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine, July, 2011-2013
  • "Florida Legal Elite" 2015-2016 Florida Trend Magazine; Legal Elite Up and Comer, 2006 and 2008

Community Activities

  • North Orlando Kiwanis Little League,  Baseball Coach, Umpire, Former President
  • Leadership Orlando Class 77
  • Marathon runner, recreational cyclist, fisherman, snow skier, Ironman finisher

Professional Certifications, Memberships and Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Judicial Relations Chair, 2016-2017
    • Business Law Committee, Member
    • Treasurer, 2016
    • Secretary, 2015-2016
    • Executive Council Member, 2013-2015
    • President, Orange County Bar Foundation 2011 - 2013
    • President, OCBA Legal Aid Society, 2015
    • President Elect, OCBA Legal Aid Society, 2014
    • Treasurer, OCBA Legal Aid Society 2013
    • Secretary, OCBA Legal Aid Society 2012-2013
    • Vice President, Judicial Relations Committee, 2014-present
    • Secretary, Judicial Relations Committee, 2013-2014
    • Member, Business Law Committee, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Board Member, National Board of Directors 2014-2017
    • 11th Circuit Vice President, 2011-2014
    • Chair of the Circuit Vice Presidents, 2013-2014
    • Intellectual Property Section, Government Relations Committee
    • Orlando Chapter President, 2008-2009
    • Nominations & Elections Committee 2012-2013
    • Foundation Fellow, 2012-present
  • Florida Bar Association
    • Business Litigation Section, Business Law Committee, 2017
    • Chair, Student Education & Admissions to the Bar Committee, 2015
    • Vice Chair, Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee, 2014-2015
    • Student Education & Admissions to The Bar Committee, 2012-2014
    • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee, 2011-2014
  • Certified Mediator
    • Florida Supreme Court
    • Middle District of Florida

Representative Cases

  • Lally Orange Buick Pontiac GMC, Inc. v. Sandhu, 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 18782 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016)
  • Perrero v. HCL Am., Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141684 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 13, 2016)
  • Jara v. Nunez, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59226 (M.D. Fla. May 3, 2016)
  • Selton v. Nelson, 201 So.3d 827 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016)
  • B.R. v. Dep’t of Children & Families, 200 So.3d 236 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016)
  • N.G. v. Dep’t of Children & Families,  200 So.3d 237 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016)
  • Selton v. Paulucci, 192 So.3d 1257 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016)
  • Jara v. Nunez, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166858 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 14, 2015)
  • Zhangzhou Ocean Rich Foodstuffs Co. v. Newport Int’l of Tierra Verde, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dis. LEXIS 145793 (M.D. Fla. October 10, 2014)
  • United States v. Ginorio, 990 F.Supp. 2d 1250 (11th Cir. (Fla.) June 23, 2014)
  • United States v. Gould, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131188 (M.D. Fla. September 13, 2013)
  • Mauro v. Alldredge, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104239 (M.D. Fla. July 25, 2013)
  • Benton v. Rousseau, 2013 WL 1700917 (M.D.Fla. March 19, 2013)
  • United States v. Gould, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 86370 (M.D. Fla. June 18, 2013)
  • United States v. Pizarro-Campos, 506 Fed.Appx. 947 (11th Cir.(Fla.) February 07, 2013)
  • United Funding, Inc. v. Boschert, 2011 WL 6206071 (M.D.Fla. December 06, 2011)
  • United Funding, Inc. v. Boschert, 2011 WL 6046930 (M.D.Fla. November 14, 2011)
  • Pate v. Secretary, Dept. of Corrections, 2011 WL 2011507 (M.D.Fla. May 20, 2011)
  • U.S. v. Allen, 416 Fed.Appx. 875 (11th Cir.(Fla.) March 03, 2011)
  • Reassure America Life Ins. Co. v. Wright, 2010 WL 309672 (M.D.Fla. January 25, 2010)
  • Kalivretenos v. 81 Dundee, LLC, 12 So.3d 904 (Fla. 5th DCA July 02, 2009)
  • Re/Max Realty Inc. v. International Speedway Corp., 1 So.3d 192 (Fla. 5th DCA February 03, 2009)
  • McNamara v. McNamara, 988 So.2d 1255 (Fla. 5th DCA August 29, 2008)
  • J.A. ex rel. Abelove v. Seminole County School Bd., 2006 WL 2927560 (M.D.Fla. October 12, 2006)
  • J.A. ex rel. Abelove v. Seminole County School Bd., 2005 WL 3093407 (M.D.Fla. November 18, 2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 2005 WL 729685 (M.D.Fla. March 21, 2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 357 F.Supp.2d 1350 (M.D.Fla. February 16, 2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 390 F.Supp.2d 1073 (M.D.Fla. February 15, 2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 2005 WL 5278461 (M.D.Fla. January 26, 2005)
  • Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Boeing Co., 393 F.Supp.2d 1276 (M.D.Fla. January 05, 2005)
  • Indiana Lumbermens Mut. Ins. Co. v. S & C Excavating, Inc., 813 So.2d 993 (Fla. 5th DCA 2002)