Richard G. Salazar's practice includes litigation and counseling in antitrust, business tort, non-competition covenant, trademark/service mark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret and unfair competition claims in federal and state courts. Richard serves as co-chair of the Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants practice group.
He has garnered an AV® Preeminent distinction, the highest available mark for professional excellence from Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings. He has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® since 2004 and was named Tampa’s Litigation Patent Lawyer of the Year in 2013 by the publication.
Ranked in the top two percent of practicing Florida Bar Members by Florida Trend Magazine, Richard is recognized as a “Florida Legal Elite.” He has also been listed as a Florida Super Lawyers since 2006.
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 1991, with honors
University of Florida, B.S., 1988, with honors
- Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
American Bar Association: Litigation Section; Intellectual Property Litigation Subsection
Federal Bar Association: Tampa Bay Chapter
The Florida Bar: Business Law Section
Hillsborough County Bar Association: Litigation Section Member; Labor and Employment Law Section Member; Intellectual Property Law Section, Former Co-Chair (2009-2010)
Former Silent Auction Coordinator, Justice William Glenn Terrell Inn of Court
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay: Board of Directors, 2005-present; Board Development Co-Chair, 2012-2013; Board President Elect 2014-present