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Richard Petitt

Managing Partner

Rich is a sixth generation Hillsborough County resident— a member of a family who has farmed and raised cattle in the area since 1848. Rich has a diverse general practice. He acts as a general business attorney for a number of companies in the area and assists them with their day- to-day legal needs. Additionally, Rich is a commercial litigation attorney, with several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements and experience in many disciplines, including real estate and title litigation, business litigation, employment litigation, personal injury defense, estate litigation, and intellectual property/trade secret litigation. Finally, Rich has substantial experience in real estate law and is a title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and First American Title Insurance Company.

Prior to forming Petitt PLLC, Rich was a Shareholder at Bricklemyer Smolker & Bolves, PA., and a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP.

Practice Focus

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • General Business
  • Probate Law
  • Intellectual Property


  • Licensed to Practice Law in Florida


  • United States Supreme Court of America
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • Northern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Southern District of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Hillsborough Bar Association


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Wake Forest University