Attorney Richard Llerena has practiced law with integrity, taking on cases and causes he deemed worthy, and, additionally, utilizing his background, heritage, and skills as a fluent Spanish writer and speaker to give a voice to the growing Latino community in Palm Beach County. A lifelong South Floridian, Mr. Llerena graduated cum laude from the University of Miami in 2002 with a major in political science, was the recipient of the University of Miami Book Award, as well as the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Excellence in the field of political science. During his undergraduate years, he was also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, America’s most prestigious academic honor society. He attended the University of Florida School of Law, where he graduated with honors in 2005 and served on the publication known as the Journal of Law and Public Policy, as well as other organizations including the Spanish-American Law Students Association, the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, and the John Marshall Bar Association. He was recognized for his specialty in Legal Research and Writing with the Book Award in 2002.
Mr. Llerena received recognition by Super Lawyers and Thomason Reuters in 2020 as a Rising Star, an honor bestowed upon 2.5% of Florida-licensed attorneys. Mr. Llerena received an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell following a review of his peers, an honor bestowed upon 10% of attorneys in the nation. He has also been recognized by the following organizations: