Devon Richards brings more than 15 years of experience representing clients in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, including matters involving complex business, probate, trust, and guardianship issues.
In her work on probate, trust, and guardianship-related disputes, Devon has litigated issues involving testamentary capacity, undue influence, financial elder abuse, Florida’s Slayer Statute, estate/trust administration and accounting disputes, and personal representative and trustee removal disputes.
In her business litigation work, she has experience in a wide range of claims including breach of contract and contract interpretation issues, shareholder disputes and freeze-outs, breaches of fiduciary duty, intellectual property disputes including trademarks and trade secrets, bad faith insurance claims, and consumer protection claims.
Devon holds her J.D. and her B.S.C., cum laude, in Political Science and Communication from the University of Miami. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and appear before the United States District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. She is also an inactive member of The Washington State Bar.
She is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated attorney and has been recognized by both Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America©.
Devon and her husband, an active-duty Commander in the U.S. Navy, enjoy spending time together with their three young children.
The Florida Bar
The Washington State Bar (voluntarily inactive)
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2019
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012
J.D., University of Miami College of Law
B.S.C., cum laude, Political Science and Communication, University of Miami
Professional Associations & Memberships
Member, The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar
Member, Jacksonville Bar Association
Member, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
Recognitions & Awards
2023, Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, Thompon Reuters
2024, The Best Lawyers in America©, U.S. News & World Report
Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV Preeminent