Legal Practice Areas: Family Law Business Law Estate Planning Probate Civil Appeals (Appellate Law) Intellectual Property Trademarks Pet Trust Guardianships Bar Admissions: Florida, 1974 Education: University of Florida College of Law Gainesville, Florida J.D. – 1974 University of Florida Gainesville, Florida B.A. – 1971 St Petersburg Junior College Clearwater, Florida A.A. – 1969 Representative Clients: SunTrust Bank Honors and Awards: Richard Knellinger has an AV ® Peer Review Rating (the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell)(*)(**) Professional Associations and Memberships: Eighth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission,Commissioner, 2010 – 2013 Eighth Judicial Bar Association, Past President/Chairman Gainesville Jaycees, Past President/Chairman Gainesville Area Innovation Network, Past President/Chairman Big Brothers of Alachua County Inc., Past President/Chairman Alachua County Fair Association, Past Board Member Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Past Board Member Rotary Club of Gainesville, Past Member Licensing Executive Society, an organization specializing in intellectual property issues – Current Member Florida Bar, Family & Business Law Sections Member Lecturer on Business Formation for such organizations as SCORE and private enterprises Bennett Inn of Court, Gainesville, Florida – Board Director and Member * CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. ** Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.