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Richard Escobar Biography – Richard Escobar Wiki
Richard Escobar is a criminal defense attorney in Tampa, Florida, United States. Escobar is the founding partner of Escobar & Associates, P.A. Attorneys at Law. He has practiced law since 1983.
Escobar began the practice of law as a prosecutor in the office of the State Attorney for Hillsborough County, Florida. He was quickly promoted to lead the trial attorney’s in the Felony division where he attained the position of Lead Felony Trial Prosecutor. He became recognized as one of the most aggressive and successful major crimes prosecutor for this office. Escobar was known in the Prosecutor’s Office to select the most difficult major crimes to prosecute. He successfully prosecuted thousands of cases for this office including many major Homicides, Racketeering, Drug Trafficking, Sexual Batteries, and White Collar Crime Cases.
In 1986, Escobar started his private practice with a specific focus on criminal defense. He has enjoyed great success in all facets of criminal defense in both state and federal cases. He has practiced throughout the state of Florida, in both state and federal cases, as well as, in the states of Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, California, and Ohio.
A great deal of his practice focuses on defending Drug Trafficking crimes, Racketeering crimes, violent crimes including Homicide and White Collar, Theft and Fraud Crimes.
Escobar has earned an AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been recognized by The National Law Journal and Tampa Bay Magazine in the “Top Lawyers of Tampa”.
He holds degrees from the University of South Florida (Bachelor of Arts, 1979) and Nova Southeastern College of Law (Juris Doctorate , 1983).
Mr. Escobar was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1983. He also holds memberships in National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Association, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Rick is admitted to practice in all State of Florida Circuit and County Courts, all State of Florida appellate district courts, the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, and the United States Middle District of Florida.
He has also practiced before the United States District Court of Texas, the United States District Court of South Carolina, United States District Court of Tennessee, and the United States Military Court.
Richard Escobar Age
Defense attorney Richard Escobar was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, United States.
Richard Escobar Family
Attorney Richard Escobar is married and has two children.
Michael Keetley Attorney Richard Escobar
Attorney Richard Escobar is defending former ice cream truck driver Michael Keetley, who is facing a retrial for allegedly shooting six people on Thanksgiving 2010, killing two brothers, and injuring four others. Prosecutors allege Keetley was out for revenge after his ice cream truck was robbed for $12, but mistakenly targeted the wrong suspects. Keetley’s first trial in February 2020 resulted in a deadlocked jury. The former ice cream man is facing two first-degree murder charges and four counts of attempted murder, according to Law&Crime Network.