AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Intellectual Property Litigation
University of Florida
B.A. in English, with high honors
School of Law, J.D. 1989
Rick Fee, who heads up the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration practice, is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as an Intellectual Property Law Specialist and holds an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida with High Honors, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he served as the Articles Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and President of the Vanderbilt Chapter of Phi Delta Phi. In addition to being a member of The Florida Bar, he is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the District of Colorado, the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas, the Court of Federal Claims, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of The Federal Bar Association and The American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Rick is a recognized leader in The Florida Bar, his peers in the local bar, and in his community. He has repeatedly been named as one of Florida’s Legal Elite® by Florida Trend Magazine, and also as one of Florida’s SuperLawyers®, both based on anonymous peer surveys. He also has been voted by his peers as the Tampa Bay area’s No. 1 rated Intellectual Property Litigator and No. 1 rated Patent
Litigator, as reported in the April/May 2016 issue of Tampa Magazine. Rick served as Chair of The Florida Bar’s Intellectual Property Board Certification Committee, was Chair of Editorial Board for The Florida Bar Journal and News, and served on the The Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Salesian Youth Center Boys and Girls Club, an inner-city after-school and summer child care facility, and is very active in various church ministries.
Additionally, Rick serves as Adjunct Law Professor at the Stetson University College of Law, where he teaches Federal Civil Pre-Trial Practice and Strategy, and previously taught Federal Pre-Trial Practice. Rick has also served the City of Tampa, Florida, as Assistant City Attorney for adult use litigation. He lectures frequently on topics involving business litigation and 1st Amendment issues, and is an award-winning author of articles
on constitutional and business law topics, including the “Lost and Destroyed Instruments” chapter and Practice Commentaries for the “Mechanics’ Liens” chapter of Florida Jurisprudence 2d. Mr.
Fee is a founding shareholder of Fee & Jeffries, P.A., and focuses his practice on litigation involving intellectual property and business disputes, and representation of local governments regarding 1st Amendment issues.