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Lee H. Rightmyer

Lee H. Rightmyer

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Overview

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 non-profits. Lee has tried cases in state and federal courts, and before arbitrators, and has testified as an expert witness.

 

Experience

  • Encore Bank, N.A. v. Yazdani, Case No. 12-CI-1811 (Fla. 6th Judicial 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 multi-million 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 multi-million dollar claims asserted against the client. Read Order.
  • Luke Investments, Inc. v. Camelot Condominium Owners Association, Inc., 974 So.2d 433 (2DCA).

Recognition

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, 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
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation (2009-2019)
  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers (2012-2014)
  • Recipient, St. Petersburg Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award (2005)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco Counties)
    • Current Member, Professionalism Committee 
  • The Florida Bar 
    • Former Chairman, Grievance Committee, Pinellas County (06E) 
    • Former Chairman, Florida Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, Pinellas County (06A)
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association 
    • Immediate Former President (2007-2008)
    • President (2006-2007)
    • Executive Committee (2000-2002)
  • Barney Masterson Inns of Court 
    • Master (2011-2012) 
    • Board of Directors/Officer (1999-2001)
  • American Bar Association
  • 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)

Credentials

Education
  • University of Toledo College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1982)
    Valedictorian
    Associate Editor, 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

Background

  • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio (1981-1982)

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