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Rick Alvarez
Managing Partner

triallawyers@olalaw.com

AREA OF PRACTICE /
Personal Injury
Business Litigation

EDUCATION /
University of Florida
University of Notre Dame

  Rick Alvarez is a native of the Tampa Bay Area and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida. He began his practice in Miami during the middle 1990’s under the guidance of two past presidents of The Florida Bar, Gerald Richman and Herman Russomanno. In 2000, Rick returned home to continue his litigation practice with Steve Yerrid and then at his own firm, Alvarez Garcia. In 2015, Rick joined Older & Lundy, now Older, Lundy & Alvarez, as the managing partner of the firm’s civil litigation department.

Over his years as a trial lawyer, Rick has developed particular interest in cases which others might find too troublesome, such as cases involving wrongful deaths, defective products, mishaps at work or on public property, complex commercial disputes, and computer spying. As a result, Rick Alvarez has experienced the good fortune of obtaining verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000 for a significant number of clients during his career.

However, not all of Rick’s work has been directed toward large recoveries. He was previously appointed as Special Counsel to the Office of the Chief Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit and represented the court and its judges against claims brought by The Tampa Tribune and WFLA-TV before Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. Rick not only serves regularly before the state courts, but also practices before the Eleventh Circuit Court of the United States and the Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida. He is an active member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and his service has included numerous lectures on complex litigation, products liability and catastrophic injury. His separate writings on pharmaceutical liability and the rights of children of injured parents earned publication in The Florida Bar Journal. Rick has also contributed to the Florida Bar by serving on its Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure Committee.

In 2005, Rick earned the prestigious rating of “AV” or “very high to preeminent” from both judges and peers in the legal community. He most recently was recognized as one of “Tampa Top Lawyers” in The Tampa Tribune, a honor for which no solicitation or campaigning was permitted.











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