Two years ago my son was charged with Murder second degree. My family's life changed in an instant. On a Saturday morning I was faced with the emergent task of trying to retain attorney services. I didn't know what I was going to do, but I knew that my son needed to have representation ASAP. I prayed about the whole situation, and begged GOD for guidance, and then I made 30- 40 calls. I was then challenged with many closed offices, and promises of return calls. within a few minutes of calling Rickman I received a return call. I told Rickman the story as it was told to me. On a saturday morning before any payment was exchanged, he began the to collect all the information that he could get from the witness , visited my son, and even went to the site of the shooting to understand all the events of our nightmare. I was provided his personal cell number and he constantly updated me with anything new on his case. I could go on forever as to how much assurance he continuously provided. The end result was jury trial with a NOT GUILTY verdict. I am eternally grateful. Rickman is tenacious, knowledgeable, eloquent, and a force to be reckoned with in the court room. He promised me that he would be able to look my son in the face, and with all honesty be able to say he did his best, and that is what we got . THE BEST!
Informative, and detailed.
I hired Mr. Rickman for 3 felony counts in which I was facing very serious repercussions. Through the whole case Mr. Rickman did a very good job of explaining things to me, giving me updates and keeping me calm. Not only did Mr. Rickman succeed in getting my charges dropped but he was also able to make me feel comfortable throughout the whole very scary process. I would recommend him to anyone and I am grateful for his services.
"You can't go wrong" with Attorney Rickman
“I can’t say enough about Attorney Anthony Rickman. He resolved a very difficult situation in a favorable manner. He was very professional and accommodating. He was even more knowledgeable of the law and how to proceed with my case. Attorney Rickman was very honest in his communication. He guaranteed no specific outcome but reassured me he would do his best. The outcome of the case was better than I expected, as a result of Attorney Rickman's due diligence. I highly recommend Attorney Rickman for your legal needs. He is a great Attorney as well as an individual of character and integrity.”
Job well done
Anthony Rickman did an outstanding job as my attorney in a reckless driving situation. Anthony's professionalism and dedication to work really made the court system process go smooth. I was communicated with on a regular basis about my case and that made me feel much better about what was going on. The fact that he took time to answer all of my questions was also important to me.
I have personally recommended Anthony to my family and friends when they have needed legal council. Everyone has told me the same thing, "Anthony is a great guy and he did an excellent job with my case." I highly recommend Anthony for any criminal defense/personal injury legal council.
I could not be more satisfied
I am a middle aged professional who was arrested in an aggressive sting operation. I was charged with two misdemeanors. This was my first arrest and I am not from Tampa. Saying this, I had absolutely no idea who to call. The morning after the arrest I researched defense attorneys and leaned heavily on reviews while making my decision. I am happy that I found many reviews on this site and that I hired Anthony. Anthony and Holli were absolute professionals and were very proactive with my case.
During my initial conversation with Anthony, he listened to my account and quickly communicated two defense positions. Upon further conversations he predicted the outcome of my case. Rightfully so, he was careful to preface his prediction upon my account of the events being true, but he was confident in his position. He backed up his prediction with legal precedent and his experience in similar cases. His confidence was not fabricated… it was the confidence that comes with years of experience in the court room.
I hired Anthony that morning and he entered a formal “not guilty” plea within 15 minutes. Later that day he proactively notified the states attorney office that he wanted to speak with them before assigning my case. Later that same week he had a call with states attorney office and spent more than an hour with the attorney who was responsible for assigning my case to a prosecuting attorney. Anthony communicated a three page case study supporting our defense. This step was not successful and they ultimately assigned my case to a prosecutor… however, Anthony’s argument was elevated to a supervisor and set the record that we were prepared to aggressively defend our position. I firmly believe that this first week of a well thought out, proactive and aggressive defense set the ultimate dismissal of my charges into motion.
The case was ultimately assigned and Anthony gave me a short list of information to provide. I did this and Anthony did the rest. I never even went to court.
In short, after 60 days of waiting and having my case shuffled to three different prosecuting attorneys, Anthony was successful in securing an unconditional dismissal of the first charge, and a conditional dismissal of the second charge.
I am now 45 days into a 90 day conditional period for the second charge. I already satisfied very manageable conditions and am simply waiting for the 90 day period to end. At this time, Anthony and Holli will expunge the charges from my record once and for all!
• I am a professional person that was charged with two misdemeanors as part of an aggressive sting.
• 90 days later the charges have been dismissed and I am 45 days away from having my record expunged.
• I am 100% confident that I am in this position because I hired Anthony.
On a personal note, Anthony and Holli treated me with respect and dignity. They did not cast judgment and focused on the task at hand. I paid for a professional defense and they supplied a professional defense, prompt communication, dignity and a dismissal of the charges. I could not be more satisfied.
I went into this “thinking” that I made the right choice. Now, with the benefit of hindsight… I “know” that I made the right choice.
If you need a defense attorney… you need to hire Anthony. Period.
Will win your case at all cost! Best in town!
Determined, aggressive, straight shooter, focuses on the goal of your case and let's nothing get in the way; but a positive outcome. Provides clients with his personal cell phone, I had constant contact with Anthony the entire process of my case ,he responds promptly to questions via text. Anthony put the state attorney on speaker phone and allowed me to hear him fighting for me while the state uttered B.S.; this allowed me true confidence that this man was fighting for me. At one point during the case the firm put two attorneys on my case at no additional cost to me. A true legit trail lawyer in tampa. Anthony has flipped his aggressive nature as state attorney / into an outstanding criminal defense attorney that wins at the end of the day.
Determined and aggressive.
Mr. Anthony Rickman has worked on several cases for me which he has done exceptional. Although some outcomes where out of his control, he put in every effort to reduce and/ or induce an outcome that was best in my favor. Anthony is very professional, yet down to earth. He handled my cases in a way that put us at ease from the very beginning. When I needed answers Anthony was my first contact not my second. He kept in contact with me throughout the process. I have personally recommended him to not only to my family but my friends and colleagues. As I hope that I will not have the need for Anthony’s services in the future, he will definitely be the one that represents me.
The best Lawyer in Tampa
Anthony Rickman is great! The other reviews are spot on, this guy is there for you the whole time, anytime, every time. He is kind, polite, professional and is exactly what you think of when you read about or see winning lawyers on TV...except he is real! My case of Agg Battery with a Deadly Weapon & Destroying Evidence was all but thrown out. Anthony Rickman IS a former State Procecutor in Tampa & Hillbourough County Florida and if your in trouble he has the skills to help. He is a trial attorney which makes him the most qualified, most articulate, well spoken individual in any room he walks into. It also makes him the Pitbull/Race Horse of attorneys... no body wants to fight this guy... You want this guy to represent you, you need Anthony Rickman on your side.
Anthony Rickman is your best bet for your freedom and your rights. Anyone who hires him is thankful he's NOT on the Prosecutors side anymore. If Anthony Rickman can't do it no one can!
Anthony Rickman will communicate everything that is going on in your case up to the very minute, he is always available for the "what if questions" and he takes your hypothetical worries about your real case and works through them with you so you understand whats going on and why. Anyone who has had other attorneys can tell you how bad it is when they don't call you back, well Anthony Rickman will have face to face meetings & call & text & email and anything else he can to let you know whats going on and answer your questions.
Anthony Rickman will make you comfortable, confident and proud your friends and family too. His ability to calm you down is unprecedented, quit stressing and call Anthony Rickman!
If you have been arrested, you need an attorney with respect from the prosecutor and the judge, Anthony Rickman being a former prosecutor and probably a future judge has both…
Anthony Rickman gives great advice and that's a big part of what lawyers do, you may think your paying for someone to speak for you and that's true but in the end he works for you and will plea it out or go to trial whatever you want, but obviously his experience as a prosecutor makes for a wealth of information and he is smart, maybe brilliant but he is a fighter too, and clearly doesn't loose.
Hire Anthony Rickman you can not pay for better legal counsel at any price....
The Best Tampa Bay Attorney Second to None!
Anthony Rickman is the best Tampa Bay attorney! Second to none! His expertise is outstanding and knowledge of the law excellent. I would recommend Anthony and his firm! Thank you Anthony
Mr. Rickman is an outstanding criminal lawyer. He was able to get a great outcome on my case. In the courtroom Mr. Rickman had excelent arguments, was extremely confident, and knew the law better than the judge. He kept me informed about my case and did a great job in representing me.
Unequivocaly, hands down, the BEST LAWYER in Tampa.
Anthony Rickman has defended me on DUI, three driving on suspended licences, and was very successful on every charge All these charges were within a year and a half. And I never did any time. (I'm certain without him I would be sitting in jail right now, not reviewing an attorney on my iPad. Every driving on suspended licence was supposed to have time, but not only did he keep me out of jail but I didn't ever even step into a courtroom. He goes to court for you and then you get a call from him, in my case it went like this "hey how you doin? Okay well we got all charges dropped. all you have to now is pay youre court fees" now stay out of trouble darn it" and that's how this guy rolls he clearly has ALOT OF PULL IN THE COURTROOM no question about that. Anthony if you're reading this right now THANK YOU SO MUCH. -kh
ANTHONY RICKMAN, ATTORNEY EXTRAORDINAIRE.
What do you call 500 lawyers at the bottom of the sea?
A good start. THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVED UNTIL I MET AND HIRED MR. RICKMAN. I AM 64 YEARS OLD AND HAD HIRED MANY ATTORNEYS OVER THE YEARS FOR ALL SORTS OF CIVIL AND CRIMINAL MATTERS. I WAS ALWAYS OVER PROMISED AND UNDER DELIVERED. THE PAST ATTORNEYS NEVER FOLLOWED THE GAME PLAN FOR THE CASES AS NEEDED.
ANTHONY RICKMAN APPROACHED MY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASE WITH THE SECURED FACTS, CAME UP WITH A DEFENSE THAT HE FELT WAS THE BEST FOR MY SITUATION AND NEVER WAVERED FROM THE GAME PLAN TO MAKE HIS LIFE EASIER OR TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK. HE TOOK MY INTEREST AS PARAMOUNT AND CHARGED FORWARD RELENTLESSLY. HE FOLLOWED THE GAME PLAN WITHOUT ANY CHANGE OF COURSE. ANTHONY, BECAUSE OF HIS KNOWLEDGE AND PERSONAL ETHICS, NEVER MADE A PROMISE OF OUTCOME, BUT PROMISED TO APPROACH THIS CASE FROM ONE DIRECTION. HE GOT ME RELEASED IN UNDER 24 HOUR ON MY OWN RECOGNIZANCE, AND CHARGES DROPPED BEFORE THE ARRAIGNMENT. I BELIEVE THAT MR. RICKMAN AND HIS STAFF TO BE THE BEST THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED IN MY 64 YEARS
Wonderful experience, better results!!!
Anthony Rickman worked an early termination motion for me and the entire experience was exceptional! I've worked with other notable lawyers in the past and none have matched the service in which I received from Mr. Rickman and his wonderful assistant Holli. I was kept in the loop throughout the entire process. I had spoken with other lawyers prior to going to Taracks, Gomez, & Rickman and ALL of them told me that there wasn't a chance of getting off of probation prior to the early termination date. In fact, one lawyer accepted payment and later called me to say that he spoke with the judge's assistant and she informed him that the judge was unwilling to grant the motion. Mr. Rickman did an excellent job of arguing in my favor and getting my probation terminated a year and a half early! What impressed me most was the fact that I was kept informed and the attorney made himself available whenever I had questions or concerns. I highly recommend Rickman!!!
Sex crime case
I was facing some serious charges that carry at least 4 years in prison along with registering as a sex offender for the rest of my life. Anthony worked hard and diligently to defend me. He is always on top of my case, keeping me informed. He answered all my questions before I even ask. He always returning my phone calls. He went out of his way to get the best outcome possible for my case. As the result, I ended up with 1 count reduced to a non-sexual offense, only 2 years probation, withheld adjudication (no convictions). Thanks to him I avoided lengthy prison sentence and the infamous sex offender registry. He saved my future. Hopefully, I will not ever need him again but if god forbid something ever happen to me, he is the first person I would go to.
The Most AMAZING person/lawyer!! Hands down!
Mr. Rickman is not only one of the coolest, kindest and most down to earth person I have ever met but he is also the BEST at being your lawyer! He made me feel completely comfortable and literally took care of everything for me. I was always informed of what was going on with my case and if I ever had any questions/concerns he was always right there to answer them.(and trust me i called him A LOT! once or twice even in the wee hours of the morning but he was still there for me) Anthony Rickman is a true professional, excellent at what his does, and he really cares about his clients and helping them out. I have grown to absolutly adore this person and hope to keep him around, not as my lawyer, but as my friend! I 100percent would recommend any of my closest friends/family to Mr. Rickman because i know that they will be taken care. Why settle for less than the absolute best??
One in a Million !
I found myself pitted against my soon to be Ex-wife, and even worse her Deputy boyfriend. A total of 4 arrests over 9 months, and 10 different charges, all charges dropped and rightfully so. Need I say more?
Mr.Rickman is probably the most hands on Attorney I have ever met.Unfortunately for me I have had a few experiences with the law. I have a need for speed, and like fast cars. With that being said I need to have a good attoney by myside. Mr.Rickman has assistants and a secretary and still feels the need to relay all steps and processes I have ever had to take himself.Any other attorney would have their assistants contact me to give me information that I needed. Mr.Rickman knows the law and has the experience needed to keep me out of the laws hands. I most deffinetly would rec. and have reccomended Mr.Rickman to anybody that needs an attorney that has the will to WIN!
Mr. Rickman has handled several cases for me during the past two years. He has a personable character, direct approach with articulate delivery, and never leaves his client in the dark. He knows law and predicts the outcome; before court, a client can feel an ease and sense of knowing Anthony Rickman will be by your side and never mislead you--if leading anywhere, it's to a WIN/DISMISSAL! If you must invest in an attorney, Mr. Rickman is worth it again and again. I will and do continue to recommend him to friends
Down to earth and very intelligent
Mr. Rickman was the ideal lawyer to hire for my DUI charges. After meeting him and initially going over my case he gave me his complete honest opinion of the situation and explained a plan of how he was going to proceed given the circumstances. Obviously this is what you would expect from a lawyer, but his personality was the deciding factor and I knew I was dealing with a down to earth and intelligent person, and not some arrogant over-confident lawyer who was all talk. He and his assistant Holli always kept in touch with me and we spoke via email and phone calls and met at the office numerous times between when I hired him and each progressive step forward. After months of back and forth, the prosecutor was adamant about going to trial with my case and seeking a conviction. This led to trial prep with Mr. Rickman and myself a few days before disposition and I was confident we had a great chance to get the charges completely dismissed, as the prosecutors entire case revolved around 1 factor. The day of the disposition Mr. Rickman explained the situation to the prosecutor one last time and how the premise for their case was flawed and could easily be argued. The prosecutor offered a reckless driving charge on the spot. While confident we could still win in court, I decided to take the reckless driving charge since I essentially completed all of the punishment already and the fines would have been less than trial fees.
Saved my career
I walked into Anthony Rickman’s office with an unwinnable DUI case (BAC/Property damage). After reading the police report, I literally burnt every defensive bridge he could use. To my surprise after the initial consultation he said we could fight the case. Mr. Rickman and his assistant Holli were great during the whole process before the trial. The professionalism and knowledge I witnessed ensured me I made the right choice. We communicated on a weekly basis and they gave me a list to complete of necessary tasks for my case. Once trial day arrived Mr. Rickman and the prosecutor spoke with the judge while the jury was on recess. From my point of view Mr. Rickman’s aggressiveness flustered the prosecutor who tried to revert to a case from the 1970’s. The judge ruled in our favor and I agreed to a Reckless Driving charge before the jury’s recess was over. I never had so many people say I was lucky in my life. Thanks to Mr. Rickman and Holli, I still have my career.