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Richard Hornsby

407-540-1551
Richard Earl Hornsby
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
1217 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
www.richardhornsby.com
Phone: 407-540-1551
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Richard Hornsby

Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee

About Richard Hornsby

Richard Hornsby is a third generation Central Floridian and a second generation criminal defense lawyer. He is dual Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He earned his law degree from the University of Florida, holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida, completed the NACDL White Collar Criminal ... read more »

Biography

Richard Hornsby is a third generation Central Floridian and a second generation criminal defense lawyer. He is dual Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

He earned his law degree from the University of Florida, holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida, completed the NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College, and is a Master's Candidate in the University of Florida Forensic Science program.

He serves as the WESH 2 News Legal Analyst and is frequently called upon to provide legal commentary for the Orlando Sentinel.

In 2007 he was voted Best of the Bar in Criminal Defense by the Orlando Business Journal and has been recognized as a Rising Star in criminal defense by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012 and 2013.

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Contact Information

Richard Hornsby -
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
1217 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
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Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 407-540-1551
  • Fax: 407-540-1553

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense50.00%
Drug Crimes25.00%
Marijuana Defense25.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Florida Member in Good Standing 2001

Work Experience

Position Duration
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A. 2005 – present
Office of the Public Defender 20002005

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
University of Central Florida Criminal Justice Master of Science 2003
University of Florida, College of Law Juris Doctor 2000
University of Florida Political Science Bachelor of Arts 1996

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2013 – present
Member American Bar Association 2001 – present
Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2001 – present
Alumni - Trusler Society University of Florida Levin College of Law 2000
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present

Specialty Certifications

Certification Specialty Accredited Organization Year
Board Certified Specialist Criminal Trial Advocacy National Board of Trial Advocacy 2009
Board Certified Specialist Criminal Trial Law The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education 2008

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Legal Elite Orlando Style Magazine 2016
Super Lawyers Super Lawyers 2016
Rising Stars Super Lawyers 2015
Rising Stars Super Lawyers 2014
Rising Stars Super Lawyers 2013
Rising Stars Super Lawyers 2012
Best of the Bar,
Criminal Defense
Orlando Business Journal 2007

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Taking it to Trial: Effectively Trying a Case to Jury Verdict and Winning Anatomy of a Criminal Case 2016

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By What Authority: Reassigning State Attorney Ayala’s Cases

Posted on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

On March 16, 2017, Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced she would not seek the death penalty against Markeith Loyd, a man caught on camera executing a helpless ... [read more]

George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

Posted on Sunday, July 7th, 2013

To many people, there is no middle ground: George Zimmerman will either be convicted of Second Degree Murder or he will be found Not Guilty. But the reality is much more complex, because the jury will... [read more]

Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read

Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013

Because of some erroneous Tweeting going on in the Twitterverse, I keep receiving the following two recurring questions regarding George Zimmerman’s case: Is Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child a... [read more]

George Zimmerman’s Self Defense Jury Instructions

Posted on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

For more than a year, supporters of both sides have engaged in endless debate about the wisdom of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and whether George Zimmerman was lawfully defending himself agai... [read more]

Authenticating Trayvon Martin’s Digital Records

Posted on Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Authentication or identification of evidence is required as a condition precedent to its admissibility. The requirements of this section are satisfied by evidence sufficient to support a finding that ... [read more]

What Will George Zimmerman’s Jury Look Like?

Posted on Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall have a speedy and public trial by impartial jury in the county where the crime was committed. – Article 1, Section 16, Florida Constitution For ove... [read more]