R. Jason Richards

R. Jason Richards: Attorney with Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz PLLC AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Pi Sigma Alpha; Phi Alpha Theta; Omicron Delta Epsilon. Recipient: Allen H. Schwartz Scholarship, 1996-1998; Ambassador of the Year Award, 1998; Kamensky & Rubenstein Scholarship, 1999. Editor, John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law. Author: "Reflecting on Hill's Original Causation Factors," 52 Trial 45 (2016); "We, the Class: What the Founding Generation Can Tell Us About Adequate Representation in Class Action Litigation," 48 Suffolk U. L. Rev. 769 (2015) (co-author) (lead article); "A Primer on the Origins and Implications of the Thomas Becket Affair," 1 Lincoln Mem'l U. L. Rev. 145 (2014); "Capping Non-Economic Medical Malpractice Damages: How the Florida Supreme Court Should Decide the Issue," 42 Stetson L. Rev. 113 (2012); "The Politics of Extradition in Post-War Holland," 15 Touro Int'l L. Rev. 122 (2012); "Cheap Meat: How Factory Farming is Harming our Health, the Environment, and the Economy," 4 Ky. J. Equine, Agric. & Nat. Resources L. 31 (2012) (co-author); "Common Practice Makes Bad Law," Chi. Daily L. Bull., April 26, 2011; "Answering Discovery 'Subject To' Objections: Lessons From Florida's District Courts," 35 S. Ill. U. L.J. 127 (2010); "The National Flood Insurance Program: A 'Flood' of Controversy," 82 Fla. B.J. 9 (2008); "Courting Wikipedia," 44 Trial 62 (2008); "How We Got Where We Are: A Look at Informed Consent in Colorado-Past, Present and Future," 26 N Ill. U. L. Rev. 69 (2005); "Florida's 'Valued Policy Law:' Clarifying Some Recent Misconceptions," 79 Fla. B.J. 18 (2005); "Reasonable Doubt: An Overview and Examination of Jury Instructions in Colorado," 33 Colo. Law. 85 (2004); "Missed the HIPAA Deadline? Don't Panic," N. Colo. Bus. Rep., Nov. 28, 2003, at 6B; "Using Anonymous Tips to Establish Reasonable Suspicion for a Stop," 32 Colo. Law. 61 (2003); "Colorado's Government Electronic Transactions Act and the Future of E-Commerce," 29 Colo. Law. 4 (2000); "On Cybernotaries, Personal Jurisdiction, and Legal Liability," Am. Notary, Third Qtr. 1999, at 6; "Disabilities in Notary Law and Practice," 32 J. Marshall L. Rev. 1033 (1999); "The Utah Digital Signature Act as 'Model' Legislation: A Critical Analysis," 17 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 873 (1999); "Stop!...Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass Go, and Do Not Ask for a Notary," 31 J. Marshall L. Rev. 879 (1998); "Richards v. Jefferson County: The Supreme Court Stems the Crimson Tide of Res Judicata," 38 Santa Clara L. Rev. 691 (1998); "Cyberbusiness Needs Supernotaries," Nat'l L. J., August 25, 1997, at A19 (co-author); "Notaries Public-Lost in Cyberspace, Or Key Business Professionals of the Future?" 15 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 703 (1997) (co-author). Speaker: "The Decade-Long Deception: FLQs and the Risk of Permanent Peripheral Neuropathy," CAMG Webinar, 2016; "Fluoroquinolone (FLQ) Litigation," HarrisMartin's MDL Conference, 2015; "Litigation Update: Fluoroquinolones," HarrisMartine's MDL Conference, 2015; SSRI Antidepressant Birth Defect Cases Litigation Group CLE Program: Litigation Update," AAJ, 2015; "Litigation Update: Fluoroquinolones," HarrisMartin's MDL Conference, 2014; "Status of Litigation & Potential Venues," AAJ's Fluoroquinolone Webinar, 2014; "Legal Ethics: Solutions to the Most Common Challenges," National Business Institute Seminar, 2013; "Birth Defects: Zoloft and other SSRI Drugs--The State of the Litigation," 2012 (co-presenter); "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web," National Business Institute Seminar, 2010; "Contracts," Johnson & Wales University, 2004; "Torts," Northeastern Junior College, 2002; "Verification of Electronic Transactions," Nat'l Notary Assoc. Annual Conference, 1999; "Electronic Document Transactions," John Marshall Law School, 1998; "Richards v. Jefferson County," John Marshall Law School, 1998; "Notary Law and Practice," John Marshall Law School, 1998.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Consumer Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850-202-1010  Phone
850-916-7449  Fax
University Attended:
University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A., Political Science, 1993; University of Alabama at Birmingham, B.A., Economics, 1994; University of Colorado, M.A., U.S. History, 2006
Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School at Chicago, J.D., 1998; DePaul University, LL.M., Health Law, 1999
Year of First Admission:
2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 2012, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 2003, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 2006, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 2001, Colorado; 2005, Florida; 2013, U.S. Supreme Court
Member, Florida Bar Journal/News Editorial Board (Chair, 2015-2016; Vice-Chair, 2014-2015; Member, 2012-present)
Member, Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers
Member, Escambia/Santa Rosa County Bar Association
Member, American Association for Justice
Member, Florida Justice Association
Reported Cases:
Baptist Hospital, Inc. v. Baker, et al., 84 So.3d 1200 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012); In re: Viagra Prods. Liab. Litig., 572 F.Supp.2d 1071 (D. Minn. 2008); In re People v. Cardenas, 62 P.3d 621 (Colo. 2002).

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 12/09/13 in Products Liability

    He is a good lawyer with whom I enjoy working.

    He is a good lawyer with whom I enjoy working. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 11/18/13 in Personal Injury

    I have known Mr. Richards for approximately ten-years and have often relied on his superb analysis to help better shape and edit my own legal arguments. He is a very conscientious and diligent attorney whom I respect greatly.

    I have known Mr. Richards for approximately ten-years and have often relied on his superb analysis to help better shape and edit my own legal arguments. He is a very conscientious and diligent attorney whom I respect greatly. Read less

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