Richard Joyce is a Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney in Juvenile Law who specializes in representing parents  in child dependency and termination of parental rights ("TPR") cases in Florida's Dependency, Unified Children's, Unified Family and appellate courts.  He has appellate experience in over 135 Dependency and TPR cases.

​His appellate experience also includes guardianship cases.  As an Assistant General Counsel with the Office of the General Counsel for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, he gained significant experience working on appeals to the Circuit Court's Appellate Division and in addressing legal issues pending before the Courts.

During his career, he has also litigated accident, civil, domestic violence, family, guardian advocate, guardianship, incapacity, insurance, landlord-tenant, Marchman Act, mortgage foreclosure, personal injury, real estate, insurance subrogation and traffic cases.  He has also represented clients in contractual, probate and real estate matters.

​Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked at Eastern Air Lines as a Senior Logistics Analyst in Systems Operations.

Bar Admissions
  •  Florida Bar 
  • U.S. District Court,​ Southern District of Florida
  • The Seminole Tribe of Florida

Florida Bar Certification - Juvenile Law

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

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Attorney's Law Practice
Child Dependency . Termination of Parental Rights . Appeals

Indian Child Welfare Act . Adoption Entity/Intermediary . General Practice

Affiliations and Memberships

The Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section - Executive Council Member

The Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section - Recruitment Committee

The Florida Bar Appellate Section - 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.  - Former Vice President

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

The Rosemary Barkett Appellate American Inns of Court - 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
- Family Reunification Legal Office (Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court)
Senior Attorney
- Florida Department of Children and Families, C.W.L.S.
General Counsel
- E.C. Management Corp.

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