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Richard Akin concentrates his litigation practice representing local municipalities, businesses, insurance companies, and individuals in civil, employment and tort claims, including constitutional claims, premises liability, product liability, and motor vehicle accidents. He also represents businesses and individuals in administrative litigation, including licensing and permitting matters, and in land use and zoning matters.

Richard also represents many Florida school boards (before both administrative and civil courts) in tort and special education matters under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act, and representation in connection with Constitutional matters under the 1st, 4th, and 14th Amendments. 

Richard is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

In 2020, Naples Illustrated named Richard a “Top Lawyer” in the field of administrative and regulatory law, an honor he received again in 2021 with the added field of land use and zoning law.

After graduating magna cum laude from law school, Richard worked for a Tallahassee law firm for three years. He relocated to Southwest Florida to join Henderson Franklin in 2012 and resides in Fort Myers with his wife and children. When he is not working, Richard enjoys spending time outdoors and is an avid fly fisherman.


Professional and Civic Affiliations

Richard is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section and Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar.

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