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Richard H. Powell

Richard H. Powell

Founding Principal
Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Rick's practice focuses primarily in commercial litigation, devoting approximately 50% of his practice to a wide variety of cases. He has spent a substantial amount of time to construction and lien law matters. He regularly handles condominium litigation involving associations, foreclosure proceedings and timeshare matters. He handles contested divorce proceedings as well. He has been active in both mediation and arbitration. His active real estate practice involves counseling purchasers and sellers on all aspects of real property law, taxes, submerged land leases, insurance and title matters concerning commercial, residential and vacation property. He is an approved attorney and agent for Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund, Inc., and First American Title Insurance Company. He served as City Attorney for the Town of Cinco Bayou, Florida from 1974-1984.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1971
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1971


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1971
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Auburn University
    • B.S.B.A. - 1968

Published Works

  • Wild, Forged and Void Deeds, 22 Florida Law Review 669, 1970


  • Instructor, Legal Writing, University of Florida Law School, 1971

Honors and Awards

  • Scabbard & Blade

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Okaloosa-Walton County Bar Association, Member
  • Northern District Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Christian Legal Society, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Town of Cinco Bayou, Florida, City Attorney, 1974 - 1984
  • U.S. District Judge W.E. Arnow, Northern District of Florida, Law Clerk
  • U. S. Army, First Lieutenant, 1972 - 1974


  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Delta Phi

Richard H. Powell & Associates, P.A., located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, offers legal advice and representation to individuals and families throughout the Florida Panhandle, including Ft. Walton Beach, Crestview, Destin, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Navarre, Niceville, Pensacola, Shalimar, Okaloosa County, Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Walton County and Bay County.


Richard H. Powell & Associates, P.A.
92 Eglin Parkway NE
P.O. Drawer 2167
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 850-659-6084
Fax: 850-244-2148
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