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Richard Gary Rumrell, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1971, United States District Court (northern and middle districts) Florida 1972, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976, District of Columbia 1981, United States District Court (southern district) Florida.


Rumrell, Richard Gary was born on November 30, 1945 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Son of Clarence J. and Arline M. Rumrell.


University of South Florida (Bachelor of Arts, 1967). Florida State University (Juris Doctor, with honors, 1970). Nottingham University (Master of Laws in Advanced Litigation, 1996).


Worked at Rumrell, Costabel & Turk. Admitted to the bar, 1971, Florida and United States. District Court, Northern District of Florida.

1972, United States. District Court, Middle District of Florida and United States. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. 1974, United States. Supreme Court.

1976, United States. District Court, Southern District of Florida and District of Columbia. 1981, United States. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Phi Delta Phi. Published "Admissibility of Blood Alcohol Tests in Civil and Criminal Trials," Florida Bar Journal, Volume 55, May, 1981 and "Use of Circumstantial Evidence To Prove an Environmental Case Against the Federal Government Under the Federal Tort Claims Act," Cooley Law Review, Volume 7, Number 3, Michaelmas Term 1990.

Staff Director, Elections Committee, Florida House of Representatives, 1968-1969. Assistant State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1971-1974. Member, Jacksonville Economic Development Council, 1982-1983.

Vice Chairman, 1989-1990. Chairman, 1990-1991. Member: District of Columbia Bar. Maritime Law Association of the United States (Member, Stevedoring and Terminal Operations Committee, 1982-1992).

Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute. National Board of Trial Advocacy. American Judicature Society.

Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. (Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education).


Past president port committee Jacksonville Economic Development Council. President Mental Health Clinic of Jacksonville, 1981. Member Judicial Nominating Committee, 1982-1984.

Chairman Private Industry Council, Jacksonville, 1985-1986, Spanish Treasurer of the Americas, Inc. Regalos Festival, St. Augustine, Florida. Member American Bar Association (member litigation section), Florida Bar Association (member admiralty law committee 1979-1983, board of certified), Jacksonville Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Maritime Law Association United States (member stevedoring and terminal operators committee), Southeastern Admiralty Law Association, National Board Trial Advisory (certificate), Jacksonville International Trade Association (certified).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: fishing. E-mail: rumrell@rumrelllaw.com.


Married Josie Van Rooy, December 20, 1969. Children: Jason S., Dylan A.