Attorney Richard C. Williams, Jr., Pasco County and Pinellas County

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About Richard

The Florida Bar Board Certified in Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Richard C. Williams, Jr. has practiced law in downtown New Port Richey for over 40 years. A native of the area, he was Gulf High School salutatorian in 1972, left Florida to attend college, and returned to the state in 1979.


Richard graduated from Davidson College magna cum laude and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. He went on to Columbia University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 1979. While at the university, Richard served as editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. He clerked for the Honorable Arthur J. England Jr., Chief Justice, Florida Supreme Court, from 1979 to 1981.

Professional Experience

Richard began practicing as an attorney with Beasley, Olle & Soto in Miami, Florida, in 1981. He was a partner at Williams & Williams in New Port Richey from 1983 to 1996, also serving as City Attorney from 1987 to 1990, and launched his own practice, Richard C. Williams, Jr., P.A., in 1996. Richard has been board certified for wills, trusts, and estates since 2007 and is an active Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator.

Affiliations & Awards

West Pasco Bar Association (past president)
New Port Richey Rotary Club (past president)
West Pasco Chamber of Commerce (past chairman of the board)
Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation (past chairman of the board, lifetime honorary member)
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Board Of Trustees (past chairman)
Lighthouse For The Visually Impaired & Blind, Inc. (past president)
City Of New Port Richey, Redevelopment Advisory Committee
Richey Suncoast Theatre (past board member)
Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation Of Florida, Inc. (past board member)
Boy Scouts Of America, District Nominating Committee
New Port Richey Community Cooperative, Inc. (past board member)
King Pithla 2004 for Outstanding Service to the Community

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