Stephen Richman is a professional liability and legal malpractice defense shareholder whose practice focuses on defending negligence and breach of fiduciary duty claims against professionals. Stephen has experience defending lawyers, auditors, real estate brokers/agents and insurance brokers/agents in malpractice actions in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration.

Prior to joining Gunster, Stephen was a partner with a litigation firm in Dallas, Texas, where he regularly defended professionals in malpractice actions. Stephen also defended real estate brokers/agents in response to regulatory complaints filed with the Texas Real Estate Commission.

While in law school, Stephen served as senior business editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. He also interned for the Honorable Sam A. Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas and the Honorable John S. Bryant of the Middle District of Tennessee.

Stephen enjoys military and American history and international travel.

  • Defended law firm sued for legal malpractice in third-party litigation arising out of the Stanford Ponzi scheme.
  • Successfully argued motion to exclude late designated witness from testifying at final hearing of a $40+ million auditor malpractice arbitration.
  • Assisted in defeating franchisor’s application for temporary restraining order in contentious breach of contract/trademark infringement lawsuit involving real estate brokerage.
  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2020-22
  • Texas Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2019
  • “Uberrimae Fidei – Once Entrenched, Always Entrenched: The Third Circuit Joins the Majority in AGF Marine Aviation & Transport v. Cassin, But Is That Enough?”, 33 TUL. MAR. L.J. 553, 2009
  • Historical Society of Palm Beach County
    • Board of Governors, 2020-21
    • Chair, Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 2021-22

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