Lou began his career with the Houston Police Department where he was a Field Training Officer and an Investigator. He was assigned to Narcotics and the Violent Crimes Task Force where he worked undercover infiltrating criminal organizations that were involved with committing major narcotic smuggling to murder for hire and human trafficking. He returned home to Tampa where he joined the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. While there he was quickly promoted to detective in the Organized Crime Bureau. He was assigned to the DEA Task Force where he worked undercover investigating major drug offenders and organized crime. He later was assigned to headquarters working as a detective in the Legal Section investigating Asset Forfeiture and Civil Law Suits against the HCSO involving allegations of officer misconduct such as excessive force, vehicle pursuits involving death or serious injury and officer involved shootings resulting in civil action against the office. Lou left the HCSO to become the Chief of Law Enforcement for the State of Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. He supervised 86 sworn agents and seven field offices from Orlando to Ft. Myers. He later joined the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services where he was second in command of over 200 uniform and investigators statewide. Lou reorganized the fraud investigations, targeting criminal organizations involving all types of consumer and financial crimes. Lou has been involved and supervised many high-profile cases that have been publicized in the national and international media.
Nicholas earned his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University in St. Petersburg, Florida and interned at the State Attorney’s Office in Pinellas County.
Nicholas Glance is an Attorney with The Rickman Law Firm with over thirteen years of experience in criminal court. As an accomplished litigator, Nick has tried over 100 cases before juries and handled thousands of trials and motions in front of Judges. He has handled and tried to jury all types cases such as first-degree premeditated murders, first degree felony murders, second degree murders, manslaughters, racketeering (RICO) cases, armed robberies, burglaries, drug trafficking, conspiracies, aggravated batteries, aggravated assaults, firearms charges, robberies, violent obstruction and resisting charges, thefts, drugs charges, criminal mischief cases, money laundering, fleeing and eluding cases, witness and evidence tampering, false imprisonments, dealing in stolen property charges, stalking, violations of injunctions, and numerous traffic offenses. Mr. Glance also has extensive experience in high level negotiations, has presented his cases to the homicide and traffic homicide committees in relation to plea negotiations and the death penalty, and has conducted tens of thousands of depositions with all types of witnesses including experts in the fields of narcotics, fingerprints, toolmark analysis, DNA, cell site data, accident reconstruction, forensic pathology, toxicology, anatomic pathology, and cause and manner of death.
Nick began his career as a prosecutor for the Office of the State Attorney in Hillsborough County. He worked in juvenile and county criminal courts where he prosecuted all juvenile delinquency matters, adult misdemeanors, and all traffic cases including DUIs. He was promoted to the Felony Trial Division where he handled all felony cases prosecuted in Circuit Criminal Court where he was designated as a domestic violence specialist, and eventually promoted to Lead Trial Attorney. In addition to his work in the courtroom, Nick became a training director, where he supervised all the juvenile and county criminal prosecutors in the agency. Prior to joining The Rickman Law Firm, Nicholas Glance was promoted to Deputy Chief of a Felony Trial Division where he worked directly with the Division Chief to handle the filing, assignment, and prosecution of all felony cases assigned to the trial division. As a Deputy Chief, he reported directly to the Chief of his Division and the Elected State Attorney. Additionally, Nick was responsible for trying complex cases including drug trafficking and homicide cases and for supervising the attorneys in the division. Due to his extensive knowledge and experience with Criminal Law, Nick was called upon to teach, lecture and train attorneys, law enforcement, and experts in multiple areas of law.
Anthony has also received a 10.0 star rating from AVVO, the highest rating an attorney can receive. Anthony had been named a Top 40 Trial Lawyer under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and received a “Superior” ranking by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense organization.
A Tampa Bay native, Anthony attended the University of South Florida where he received a full academic scholarship and graduated Cum Laude. He then attended the Florida State University College of Law where he earned his law degree. Upon graduating law school, Anthony was a prosecutor at Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant State Attorney, Anthony prosecuted thousands of DUI, misdemeanor, traffic, and felony cases. Anthony joined the law firm of Taracks Gomez & Associates in 2007, and in 2011, Anthony was named a partner at Taracks Rickman & Associates. In 2016 Anthony Rickman founded “The Rickman Law Firm”, a firm dedicated to representing clients throughout the State of Florida.
Mr. Rickman practices in both State and Federal Court. As a well versed and experienced criminal defense attorney, Anthony handles a wide array of cases including, but not limited to, Serious Felonies, DUI, DUI Manslaughter, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking/Manufacturing, Violations of Probation, Sex Offenses, Child Pornography, Sexual Battery, Robbery, Child Abuse, Gun Charges, Burglary, Fraud, Forgery, Assault and Battery, Theft, Domestic Violence, Murder, and all other State or Federal Felony and Misdemeanor Offenses.
Using his experience, skills, and knowledge gained as a prosecutor and perfected as a defense attorney, Anthony can provide you with the representation you need to successfully defend against the government’s accusations. Anthony’s has successfully argued hundreds of motions and tried numerous cases before a Juries and Judges that resulted in not guilty verdicts at trial or a dismissal of the charges prior to trial. Mr. Rickman’s courtroom ability, legal knowledge, dedication, preparation, skill, aggression, and experience, will provide you with a top notch criminal defense through all stages of your case.
Anthony Rickman is well-versed in personal injury cases. Anthony has represented hundred of clients injured in auto accident or as a result of a “slip and fall”. As a personal injury attorney, he is dedicated to helping injury victims get the financial compensation they deserve.
Anthony represents producers, directors, entertainers, artists, musicians, and athletes in the sports and entertainment world. Anthony has been involved in negotiations to raise capital for multi-million dollar films, production and directorial contracts, Boxing Pay-Per View events, movie and television development contracts, film and video distribution agreements.
Anthony Rickman is often featured on local and national television providing legal analysis on a wide array of issues. Anthony is a regular legal commentator on FOX, and has appeared on NBC, ABC, CNN and ESPN. Mr. Rickman has been interviewed by multiple newspapers and publications and is often called upon by print media outlets to give his opinion on legal issues.
If you are in need of a skilled, aggressive, and experienced Attorney contact Anthony Rickman Esq. today for a free consultation.