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Lee H. Rightmyer

Lee H. Rightmyer



Lee Rightmyer is a seasoned commercial trial attorney. He represents clients in real property and complex business-related disputes. He has extensive experience representing clients in disputes involving contracts, real property rights, business torts, corporate/partnership disputes, and covenants not to compete. Lee has also defended title insurance companies in direct claims brought against them by insureds and by others.

He has represented many different types of businesses and business owners, from publicly held companies to entrepreneurs, as well as nonprofits. Lee has tried cases in state and federal courts, and before arbitrators, and has testified as an expert witness.

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  • Encore Bank, N.A. v. Yazdani, No. 12-CI-1811 (Fla. Cir. Ct. Nov. 17, 2014). Obtained a final judgment in favor of the client after three-day bench trial concerning a release that barred an adversary’s multimillion-dollar claims against the client. The court denied the adversary’s efforts to reform the release based on allegations of a mutual mistake and also denied the adversary’s demand for a declaratory judgment determining that the release did not apply to those multimillion-dollar claims asserted against the client. Read Order.
  • Luke Invs., Inc. v. Camelot Condo. Owners Ass'n, Inc., 974 So. 2d 433 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007).


  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court “Barney” Award (2012) 
    • Presented each year to honor a trial lawyer who demonstrates the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal excellence in the practice of law.
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2009–2020)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (2012–2014)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award (2005)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar 
    • Former Chair, Sixth Circuit Grievance Committee "E" 
    • Former Chair, Sixth Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee "A"
  • Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida - Pinellas and Pasco Counties
    • Professionalism Committee 
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association 
    • Immediate Past President (2007–2008)
    • President (2006–2007)
    • Executive Committee (2000–2002)
  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court 
    • Master (2011–2012) 
    • Board of Directors/Officer (1999–2001)
  • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce 
    • Leadership St. Petersburg

Speaking Engagements

  •  State and Local Bar Association Programs, Topics on professionalism on numerous occasions
  • “Law of Easements: Legal Issues and Practical Considerations,” Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL (January 11, 2008)


  • The University of Toledo College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1982)
    • Valedictorian
    • Associate Editor, The University of Toledo Review
  • Miami University (B.S., cum laude, 1978)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts
  • Hon. Don J. Young, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio


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