You are here: Judicial Directory > Richard A. Nielsen > Profile


Richard A. Nielsen

Judicial Biography

 Judicial Service

2000 – Appointed to the Circuit Court bench (Appointment by Governor Jeb Bush)

     2003 – Elected Circuit Court

     2009 & 2015 – Re-elected Circuit Court


Current Assignment:General Circuit Civil- Division F

     Past Assignments: Complex Business Litigation – General Civil – Juvenile Delinquency - Family Law



Law School: J.D., University of Florida (1973)

                      Law Review Editor

 Undergraduate: University of New Mexico (1971)

                      B.A., History & General Studies, cum laude

 Professional Activities

The Florida Bar (1973–present) (Trial Lawyers Section, Business Law Section)

     Florida Bar Civil Rules Committee (2007–2013) - Chairman 2012–2013

     Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (2013–present)

     Board Certified Florida Civil Trial Lawyer (1994–1999)

     Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee – Co-chairman 2008–2012     

The Hillsborough County Bar Association (Technology and Professional Courtesy Committees)

Tampa Bay Inn of Court (Judge Master)(1992–present) (President, 2003–2004)

     Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges

     Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies

     Civil Department Head (2006–2008); Instructor (2002–2008)


United States Supreme Court

     Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

     United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

     United States District Court, Southern District of Florida