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Richard R. Mercure

Defendants who are facing serious criminal charges need a lawyer who has committed his career to representing clients accused of wrongdoing. Richard R. Mercure has an educational background and a work history that demonstrates his commitment to advocating for those facing criminal accusations. Mr. Mercure’s experience has provided him the knowledge and insight necessary to help clients mount vigorous defenses. His professional associations and extensive experience in criminal trials ensure that he can be the effective advocate clients deserve. Learn more about Mr. Mercure or contact Katz & Phillips, P.A. to speak with him or another qualified member of our Orlando team.

Education, Board Certification & DUI Training

Mr. Mercure excelled academically. His educational background includes:

  • A JD from the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated cum laude.
  • Dean’s list at University of Miami School of Law.
  • A place on the University of Miami law review after participating in a write-on law review competition.
  • Work as a research assistant to a criminal law professor and practicing criminal defense attorney for four consecutive terms.

Mr. Mercure was hand-picked to serve as the research assistant to his esteemed professor. His work on the law review helped him stand out from his peers as he shared his legal insights into complex topics.

Work Experience

After graduating from the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Mercure committed his legal career to working within the criminal justice system. Mr. Mercure:

  • Worked on capital murder and armed robbery cases as a public defender on both the federal and state levels.
  • Worked as a public defender within the Eighth Circuit in Gainesville, the 11th Circuit in Miami, and the 12th Circuit in Fort Myers.
  • Represented clients in court on thousands of misdemeanor and DUI cases while working as public defender.

Mr. Mercure is a former member of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in Florida. He has also been a participant in renowned national legal seminars including the Gerard T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Conference, the Federal Death Penalty Strategy Session, and the Life Over Death seminar.

Today, Mr. Mercure is a criminal defense attorney for Katz & Phillips, P.A. who provides invaluable assistance to clients in preparing for a defense and dealing with charges. He represents clients in felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, as well as in probation violation hearings. He provides guidance at every step, from arraignment to pre-trial conferences and bond hearings. He is skilled in plea negotiation and can provide top-notch legal advocacy during jury selection, trial, and sentencing.

Mr. Mercure is well known among prosecutors, judges, clients and peers for his dedicated advocacy and focus on protecting client rights within the criminal justice system. His educational experience and his extensive background representing clients on criminal matters ensure that he has the knowledge and skills necessary to provide robust representation to clients accused of criminal acts. To learn more about Mr. Mercure and the other members of the Katz & Phillips, P.A. legal team, browse our website our give us a call to find out how we can help you.

Find Out How Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help You Katz & Phillips, P.A. works to try to keep your record clear and keep you out of jail, or to minimize the possible penalties of serious charges you face. To learn more, call today and speak with an experienced member of our legal team
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