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Rick Hutchinson, Esq.

Attorney Rick Hutchinson grew up in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida.  He received his BA from the University of Florida and his JD from St. Thomas University in Miami. Having lived in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach essentially his entire life, Rick has a broad base of local knowledge and personal contacts in South Florida. With more than 20 years of experience in Florida State and Federal criminal courts, Rick knows what to expect from local prosecutors, judges and juries. Intensive trial work as a Public Defender early in his career gave Rick a high level of trial experience and fluency in preparing for, and trying criminal cases. 

As a member of the prestigious Criminal Justice Act Panel since 2001, Rick is one of a select few criminal defense attorneys hand-picked by the Federal Courts to act as court appointed counsel to individuals charged with Federal crimes. From DUI cases to drug offenses to violent crimes including murder, Rick has the experience, skills, courage and tenacity to achieve the best possible results for his clients. His personal integrity and compassion for his clients is well known throughout the legal community. 

Over many years as a defense attorney, he has earned the respect of his peers, his clients and their families. Rick is committed to the values that inspired him to become an attorney over 20 years ago.  He is passionate about the role of law in a free society and the defense of the rights of the accused. He handles every case personally, and does his best to treat his clients like family. He believes that each client is a unique person with a right to be heard and to be treated with compassion and respect. As a result, today he is one of the most highly respected criminal defense lawyers in South Florida.

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