Richard E. Fee


Intellectual Property Litigation

Business Litigation

1st Amendment/Local Gov’t

Civil Appeals




University of Florida

B.A. in English, with high honors


Vanderbilt University

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 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, the local bar, and 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®. Rick currently serves on various Bar committees, including the Intellectual Property Board Certification Committee, is a former Chair of Editorial Board for The Florida Bar Journal and News, and served on the 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.