Attorney's Law Practice
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Appeals . Dependency . Termination of Parental Rights . Indian Child Welfare Act . General

Law Office of Richard F. Joyce, P.A.

Award

2016 GALP Excellence in Advocacy Award​​ as Attorney for Children with Special Needs - 16th Circuit​ of Florida​

305-665-5555

attorney@Joyce.Law

I am a Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney in Juvenile Law who specializes in the representation of parents in dependency and termination of parental rights ("TPR") cases in Florida's trial and appellate courts.  I obtained Board Certification in the first group of Florida attorneys certified in Juvenile Law.  While I primarily represent parents in these cases, The Florida Bar Foundation has recognized my advocacy for children in Dependency cases.

https://thefloridabarfoundation.org/paul-doyle-childrens-advocacy-award-goes-to-project-that-secured-lawyers-for-dependent-children-with-special-needs/.​​


My appellate experience includes over 135 Dependency and TPR cases with additional appellate experience  representing clients in guardianship and civil cases. 


​Since starting my legal career in 1992, I have represented clients in a variety of cases, including accident, business, civil, domestic violence, family, guardian advocate, guardianship, incapacity, landlord-tenant, Marchman Act, mortgage foreclosure, personal injury, probate, real estate, insurance subrogation, traffic and transactional matters.

​Prior to practicing law, I worked at Eastern Air Lines for ten years.

Richard F. Joyce
Bar Admissions
  •  Florida Bar 
  • U.S. District Court,​ Southern District of Florida
  • The Seminole Tribe of Florida
Florida Bar Board Certification in Juvenile Law​​
Professional Memberships

The Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section - Executive Council Member

The Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section - Recruitment Committee - Chair

The Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section - Parents Advocacy Committee - Chair

The Florida Bar Appellate Section - Member

The Florida Bar Elder Law Section - Member

The Florida Bar Family Law Section - Member

Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society - Member

The Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inns of Court - Member

Dade County Bar Association Juvenile Court Committee - Member

Dade County  Bar Association - Member

National Association of Counsel  for Children - Member​​

Florida Association for Parents' Attorneys, Inc.  - Member

State of Florida Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team - Former Member

Miami-Dade County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team - Former Member

Miami-Dade County Child Abuse Death Review Team - Former Member

Florida Association of Counsel for Children - Former Director


Former Legal Positions

Chief Assistant Regional Counsel - Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Third Region of Florida
Assistant General Counsel - Florida Justice Administrative Commission
Assistant General Counsel
- Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
Attorney
- Family Reunification Legal Office (Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court)
Senior Attorney
- Florida Department of Children and Families, C.W.L.S.
Attorney- Law Office of Richard F. Joyce

Intern - State of Florida, Third District Court of Appeal