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Richard A. Schurr, Esq.

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Phone: 305-204-4924

100 Almeria Ave, #340
Coral Gables, Florida 33134

Richard A. Schurr, Esquire, has a highly specialized law practice with a focus on divorce, family law, business and corporate litigation, transactional law, estates and trusts, and mediation. Richard A. Schurr's unique legal, financial and business experience allows him to successfully represent clients in all aspects of family law, business, taxation, and litigation. Richard Schurr has experience representing clients in all areas of family law including, but not limited to, divorce, paternity, domestic violence, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, setting aside martial settlement agreements, enforcing marital settlement agreements, forensic accounting, civil contempt, criminal contempt, family law appeals, modification of time sharing, modification of alimony, modification of child support, annulment, mediation, and cases that involve guardians ad litem.

Richard A. Schurr graduated from California State University's undergraduate program with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in personal financial planning. Richard Schurr is also a Certified Financial Planner. Richard Schurr then attended Whittier Law School, where he was a member of The Whittier Law Review and the Whittier Honor Board. His law review article, titled Burson v. Freeman: Where the Right to Vote Intersects with The Freedom to Speak is published in the Whittier Law Review, Vol. 1, No 3., 1994. Richard Schurr then attended the University of Miami School of Law's LL.M. masters program in taxation in 1995.

Richard A. SchurrRichard Schurr started his law firm, Richard A. Schurr, P.A., in 1997 after working as a forensic accountant, and he co-founded Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services, LLC, in 2004. Richard Schurr's legal, financial and forensic accounting work experience has qualified him to represent several business owners and receivers in the operation and sale of various businesses, including Baja Beach Club, a real estate property management company, as well as several restaurants, a property maintenance company, a sign manufacturer, gourmet food business, and several other types of businesses. Richard Schurr has also been court appointed as a Receiver to oversee the liquidation of a boiler sales and repair company in Miami Lakes, Florida, as well as a 300 unit condominium project in Palm Beach County.

Richard Schurr is a member of the United States Tax Court and he has represented numerous clients before the Internal Revenue Service in connection with income tax and trust fund tax matters.

Richard Schurr was notably interviewed by Fortune Small Business (FSB) Magazine and has been also been interviewed and quoted by: The Miami Herald, The Sun Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post, Fortune Small Business Magazine, The South Florida Business Journal, Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Miami Today.

Richard Schurr is admitted to practice law and is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, the California Bar, and the Colorado Bar. Richard Schurr is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and he is a member of the Business Law Section of the California Bar. Richard Schurr is also a member of The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Richard Schurr is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court, Family Court, and County Court Mediator and has served as an arbitrator in commercial arbitration matters. Richard Schurr was appointed to serve as a Board Member of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Family Court Services Parenting Coordination Committee for the 11th Judicial District, the 2012 General Magistrate and Hearing Officer Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the 2011-2013 Florida Bar 11th Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee.

Education

LL.M., University of Miami, School of Law

J.D., Whittier Law School

B.A., California State University, Fullerton

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida
California
Colorado
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida State Bar

Florida Bar 11th Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee

Family Court Service Parenting Coordination Committee for the 11th Judicial Court

California Bar

Colorado Bar

United States Tax Court

Certifications
Certified Financial Planner
Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
Publications

Burson v. Freeman: Where the Right to Vote Intersects with The Freedom to Speak, 15 Whittier L. Rev. 869, (1994).


Cited by the Following Publications:

  1. Election Law, 70 Geo. Wash L. Rev. 371, 377;
  2. Picket Fences: Analyzing the Court's Treatment of Restrictions on Polling, Abortion, and Labor Picketers, 90 Geo. L.J. 2581, 2597;
  3. Voter Fraud or Voter Defrauded? Highlighting an Inconsistent Consideration of Election Fraud, 44 Harv. C.R. - C.L. L. Rev. 1, 42;
  4. Walk Before They Make Us Run: Republican Party of Minnesota v. White and the Need for Judicial Reform in Mississippi, 23 Miss. C.L. Rev. 51, 73;
  5. The Law of Economics and the "Informed Voter" Ballot Notations, 85 Va. L. Rev. 1533, 1587;
  6. McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission: A Free Speech Triumph or an Approval of Anonymous Libel, 17 Whittier L. Rev. 855, 869;
  7. Makay, John J. Free Speech Yearbook. Annandale, VA: National Communication Association, 1995. Web.;
  8. Schultz, David A., and John R. Vile. The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties in America. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, 2005. Web.; and
  9. Hitt, Matthew, "Judgment-Rationale Inconsistency In The U.S. Supreme Court." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2014. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 27 Jun 2016.
Awards

Super Lawyers
2013 - 2018


Florida Legal Elite
Florida Trend
2011, 2013 & 2018

Client Reviews
★★★★★
Rick is very knowledgeable and helpful in understanding the needs of my family. He sorted through all financial, business and psychological issues relating to my divorce. I highly recommend Richard Schurr to anyone seeking legal help with a divorce and/or business matters. Lisette
★★★★★
My divorce was a surprise and devastating. Rick helped me navigate my way through the process. He negotiated an outstanding settlement and protected my future and the future of my children. He kept me calm and focused. Robin
★★★★★
Thanks to Rick, my children and I are going to be okay. And as Rick has repeatedly assured me, someday we are going to be better than okay. If you want a smart, fair, empathetic advocate in your corner then Rick is your man. Nicole
★★★★★
I can testify that Mr. Schurr is one of the Best Representation I ever had. I strongly believe if someone is looking for a Top Professional and serious representation, shall look no further. Mr. Schurr is the right choice. I am very happy with the representation and I will highly recommend the assistance of Mr. Schurr, for any Legal matter, you will never be disappointed. Giancarlo
★★★★★
Hired Richard in December for my employment case, and I received the settlement I deserved in January. He is an amazing lawyer, extremely smart and clever and always looking out for my best interest, throughout my entire case. Recommend him 100%! Thank You Richard!!! Joanne