Mr. Richard Earl Hornsby

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Mr. Richard Earl Hornsby

Attorney in Orlando, FL
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI/DWI
Ratings

Overall Client Rating

in Criminal Law and Family Law
4.8 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
4.8
Responsiveness
4.9
Quality of Service
4.9
Value for Money
4.8
  • Data based on 52 reviews
  • Recommended by 51 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 03/23/15
Posted by a Consumer on 03/23/15
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr Hornsby is not afraid to go to trial and is always looking for the best result for his client even if it means a lot of extra work. He is very good at negotiating and gave us advice that significantly reduced the sentence from the minimum mandatory requirements which was something every other attorney we had spoken to said was impossible. He was truly a miracle worker in the case I hired him on and I would never consider hiring another attorney. If you want an attorney you can communicate with easily, knows the judicial system like the back of his hand, and will fight for your life hire Richard Hornsby.
Posted by a Consumer on 02/02/15
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby handled my case swiftly with precision, dedication, and true honesty. In total I was dealing with the legal process for less than 5 months with only 2 court appearances. I was in a very sticky situation and he bluntly gave me all of the options to proceed. I was not willing to go to trial based on the charges I was facing and he dauntlessly fought to obtain the plea deal I was offered. The states attorney kept trying to worsen the deal at the last moment, while in court, and he vigorously fought to keep it reasonable despite the annoyance it brought to the states attorney. I was facing 4 felonies and 1 misdemeanor all carrying serious prison time but only received 2 years probation and adjudication was withheld (no felony conviction). While I was hoping for a better plea deal, I was also not willing to gamble it all, 2 years probation and adjudication withheld is GREAT considering the alternative. I was a difficult client to deal with and constantly called him with my, along with my families, questions and concerns. He was never too busy to talk with me or my family (with my permission) and lay everything on the table very honestly and I sincerely thank him for that. He offers a payment plan for those who cannot pay for everything up front which was very helpful. If anyone finds themselves or a family member in legal trouble, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is call Mr. Hornsby! It was the best phone call my sister-in-law EVER made because he saved my future through his hard work, commitment, and audacious attitude.
Posted by a Consumer on 01/19/15
5.0 out of 5.0
Our son got arrested on an early Saturday morning for "loitering or prowling" in Orlando. After bailing him out, we left a message for Richard after reading the local attorney reviews. He got back to us within 20 minutes, & after speaking with him, hired him then and there. Now our results can't guarantee yours, but Richard engaged the prosecutor, who thankfully agreed to drop the case. In sum, Richard is prompt, informative, & most importantly, effective.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/10/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby is trustworthy and was expeditious in getting my case dismissed. I would highly recommend him as a criminal lawyer.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/02/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard was clear about each step and clearly communicated the process. He gave us the peace of mind that he was in control and we were in good hands. He was able to get a reduced sentence and we are very pleased.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/08/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Not only did Attorney Hornsby fought for my son's violation of probation but had charges dismissed. He solved the case quick and easy.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/26/14
4.8 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby came highly recommended by several people I trust in the Orlando Area. After forgetting my concealed weapon in my purse while going through MCO, I found myself for the first time ever needing a criminal defense attorney. Within a few short hours after taking on my case, Mr. Hornsby was hard at work with getting the ball in motion. He took the time to discuss my options and what he felt may be the best possible outcome. Mr. Hornsby was professional, courteous, realistic, clear, concise and responsive. He was able to get my case dismissed, and I would highly recommend him to anyone for criminal defense. Thank you Mr. Hornsby for your hard work and effort. I learned a valuable lesson from you; to hire an attorney earlier on in any process that may require one.
Posted by a Consumer on 08/12/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard is hands down the best there is. His level of professionalism is rare. Timeliness with requests and information, a clear and concise walk through of how the case will unfold in court. Spot On!! A++
Posted by a Consumer on 06/20/14
4.5 out of 5.0
I hired Mr. Hornsby for my case. He was able to handle all the court dates for me, so I never had to go to court. He is quick and professional when handling cases. He will get the results you want and I strongly recommend him.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/19/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Nervous and apprehensive about my first criminal arrest I was fortunate enough to find Mr. Hornsby. His professionalism and over all knowledge not only put my nerves at ease but also got the results I wanted for my case. He carefully explained my best available options that benefited myself and my family as well. He kept me informed throughout the process and personally answered my calls. I would recommend Mr. Hornsby to anyone requiring a defense attorney.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/05/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Thank you, Mr. Hornsby for your professionalism and quick response in assisting me with my legal matter. I would reccomend your services to anyone I know in need of legal assistance.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/21/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby and his office handled my Petite Theft misdemeanor case. Having never been arrested prior to this, I was not familiar with this process. He was professional, respectful, honest, and "to-the-point" about the theft charges when describing the process to get the charges dismissed and ultimately expunged. I highly recommend Mr. Hornsby and his office when deciding on representation for your case regardless of criminal charges.
Posted by a Consumer on 01/23/14
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby came highly recommended from a friend who had a similar DUI case. I found Mr. Hornsby extremely knowledgeable and honest. He has a professional attitude and no nonsense demeanor in all interactions and you truly feel he is fighting for you and has your best interests in focus. Though I feel he could be a little more warm and comforting to clients that are scared and unsure, especially in a first-time offense, he was true to his word on what he felt would happen with my case and kept me informed along the way. He answered any questions that I sent over and helped me immensely to rectify my mistake in the best-case scenario. Thank you, thank you.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/25/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby could not have made my first legal issue any easier to get through. Within less than 1 month of taking my case, he was able to get the case dismissed. He was clear as to what the process would entail, and everything went exactly as described. All I had to do was sit back and let him do his job. I could not be happier and highly recommend Mr. Hornsby if you need a top notch Defense Lawyer.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/04/13
5.0 out of 5.0
When I found myself in trouble a year ago, feeling trapped and helpless that there was no way out, I came across Mr.Hornsby. From the very first phone call, he gave me hope and a sense of comfort that everything would be okay until the case was resolved, and it was. Every phone call and email was returned immediately and every single thing he said he would do for me, was done! Through your case, you will not have to worry about lifting a finger as he makes sure everything is clear and organized.
Posted by a Consumer on 10/21/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby is a very professional and attentive lawyer that represented me. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is seeking a lawyer. He kept me updated with everything that I needed and got right down to business. He returned my phone calls in a timely manner and emailed every single document I needed. A+ service, I would use him again but lets hope I won't have too!
Posted by a Consumer on 09/30/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby was very informative on how my case would work, and was very swift to tell me what i needed to do leading up to my court date. He told me the classes i would need to take in advance to help get my case lowered to reckless driving. He seemed to have a very high knowledge of the laws pertaining to my case. When we appeared in court he was straight forward with what we were going to do, and thanks to his help got my DUI reduced to a reckless driving.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/05/13
4.3 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby is straightforward and blunt, he does not sugar coat. He is very responsive, returns phone calls and answers any questions you may have. He kept in contact with the details of my case through phone and mail.
Posted by a Consumer on 09/05/13
4.3 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby is a straightforward, blunt, and professional lawyer. He gives it to you as he sees it and he doesn't sugar coat. He is very responsive and answers any questions you may have. He kept in contact with my case through phone, email, and mail.
Posted by a Consumer on 08/12/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby represented me this past year in a higher profession manner that makes going through a highly stressful situation easer to deal with. He kept me informed along the entire process, giving me clear, easy to understand guidance during this process. Knowing that he was there at any time of the day or night to answers questions or concerns made this difficult time easier for me and my family to handle. I would highly recommend him to others in need of outstanding legal services.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/14/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I Hired Mr Hornsby for my case and found him to be courteous,knowledgable and professional. He kept me informed step by step of the proceedings and was able to have the case dismissed. I strongly recommend him
Posted by a Consumer on 07/01/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Great lawyer, would recommend to anyone for speedy results.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/01/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard is extremely responsive, prepared, and forthcoming about setting expectations and managing those expectations. He is highly respected within and outside of the legal community and I feel very fortunate that he represented me in the matters he was helping me with.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/10/13
5.0 out of 5.0
With the help of Mr. Hornsby my case came to resolution. He gave me good advice as well as kept me on track when I was falling off track.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/02/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby was a great attorney! He kept me informed with every update that I needed to know. He had my case dismissed within a month. He never took a break from my case, he made sure that he was going to get it dismissed. I will be working with him on my expungement. I COMPLETELY recommend him.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/10/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby was professional and expeditious in his correspondences and got my case dismissed!
Posted by a Consumer on 04/09/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby comes from a family of respected attorneys. My minor son was handled for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. He had failed out of drug court and was about to be processed through the system. Mr. Hornsby successfully guided us through the process to the best conclusion we would anticipate, court costs and short term probation. Thank you sir.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/06/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby represented me in a case over the past 2 years. Once I hired Mr. Hornsby things starting getting done. He made himself very familiar with my case and met me on a regular basis to be sure that he had every detail possible.I felt that he was very prepared for my trial and he also had me well prepared.After two long years of having untruthful charges hanging over me, my trial ended in a non-guilty verdict.I am very thankful to Mr.Hornsby for all the time he devoted to me and my case
Posted by a Consumer on 04/04/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Richard Hornsby, PA, has done an exceptional job with my case. Mr. Hornsby was recommended to me by a colleague and I must say the best recommendation I have ever received. I had never been in any trouble with the law and Mr. Hornsby walked me through my case, every step of the way. His professionalism was comforting and his advice and wisdom was exact and true. Mr. Hornsby went above and beyond the expectations that I had for my legal representative.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/04/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby represented our son on a felony charge and while the results of the case did not go quite the way we hoped for, I'm sure that without his efforts the outcome could have been much worse. Mr. Hornsby provided regular updates, had great attention for detail, and provided an exceptional level of expertise. In additional to the highest level of expertise we found Mr. Hornsby’s fee to be very and fair reasonable. We were a family in crisis and Mr. Hornsby guided us through the process.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/31/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby was a very good lawyer. When my case all the sudden came up after two years nearly following the events that had lead up to it I was confused, lost, and had no clue what I was going to do. Mr Hornsby was referred to me but a lawyer in Georgia who was very good friends with two of my cop friends in Georgia. Being he came highly recommended I scheduled a meeting with him to see about representing me and within the first few minutes I knew he was the absolute right man for the job.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/26/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I received a written arrest for a misdemeanor and was never in this position. I had no idea what to do, what to expect and was frightened about it all. I am a freshman in college and my parents were very anxious as well as they never had to deal with anything like this and didn't know where to start. They found Mr. Hornsby by searching on the internet for criminal attorneys in the area, called a few and were impressed that Mr. Hornsby answered the first call himself. He was extremely helpful.
Posted by a Consumer on 02/27/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I want to thank him for being so prompt and to the point.
Posted by a Consumer on 02/17/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard represented our son on a felony theft charge. Richard negotiated restitution, got the case dismissed, and kept our son from having a felony conviction. Richard kept us informed of case status over an eight month period, provided clear and reasonable guidance about legal alternatives and costs, and made all court appearances and filings required. The result of avoiding a felony conviction was the best result we could have hoped for. The cost was reasonable given the situation.
Posted by a Consumer on 12/18/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr Hornsby is an aggressive, confident, knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney. He understands the stress these situation bring and will fight for you and get the best outcome. This man knows his job. He is the BEST in criminal defense. Anyone needing a criminal defense lawyer, look no further, Mr Richard Hornsby is the one. Thank you Mr Hornsby!!
Posted by a Consumer on 11/26/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby is an outstanding attorney who is highly regarded within the criminal justice system. Mr. Hornsby has built a reputation with the State District Attorney's Office that assures his customers of the best possible results up to and including case closure without judgment. I hope that I never again need an attorney but if that situation ever presents itself I will turn to Richard Hornsby without reservation.
Posted by a Consumer on 11/15/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby represented me for my case over the the past year. This was been the first time I had a run-in with law, so I had no idea what actions to take nor what to expect, especially being from another state. Mr. Hornsby was able to alleviate me of much stress and was always available to assist with any questions or doubts I may have had. He suggested multiple actions that I could take and offered his opinion on the best option. I chose to enter the Pre-Trial Diversion program for my DUI.
Posted by a Consumer on 08/17/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard did a very good job of explaining my options and resolved my case with a very favorable outcome. I really appreciate his effort and professionalism.
Posted by a Consumer on 08/06/12
5.0 out of 5.0
I truly believe you will not find an attorney with more knowledge and professionalism. Throughout my case I was informed of any change that happened. In a bad time of your life, it is nice to know that you have someone who is working hard to get the best results for your case. I highly recommend Mr Hornsby.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/23/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Hornsby’s knowledge and professionalism are exceptional. From the initial interview, he gave me comfort in knowing that he was well qualified to handle my case. He was able to reassure me in every aspect and actually got me a much better sentence than I expected. He handled every aspect of my case without me ever having to appear in Court and was readily available to answer all my e-mails in a very timely manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a good criminal attorney.
Posted by a Consumer on 07/04/12
4.8 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby was able to resolve multiple charges against my son, with a favorable outcome. We had very little knowledge of the criminal justice system and he was very good at explaining the entire process, providing us with options, his recommendations, and what the expected result would be. In the end the results were better than we anticipated. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/25/12
5.0 out of 5.0
I received a charge for petty theft. I called on the services of Richard Hornsby for my defense. At no time did I have any doubt the charges would be dropped as Mr. Hornsby explained to me in detail my defense. Each week he kept me up to date on the status. I highly recommend Mr. Hornsby. He is a winner and a true professional.
Posted by a Consumer on 06/21/12
3.8 out of 5.0
Hornsby was perfectly satisfactory in handling my first offense DUI case. He gave sound advice (including to enter Pretrial Diversion), took care of all legal details, was quickly available in-person or via email, and charges intermediate prices. I only met with him once, never had to go to court myself, and he even got rid of the speeding ticket involved!
Posted by a Consumer on 04/29/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby is an excellent criminal attorney!!! He always returned my phone calls and emails. I am very happy with the results on my case. I would definitely recommend him.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/18/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby is an excellent criminal attorney. He is very professional. He was very informative on all the details that were going to happen. He answered my emails and phone call within minutes. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/20/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Richard Hornsby represented me in a felony case and achieved great results. The judge recognized Richard and gave him high praise which also gave me great confidence having him standing next to me in front of the judge. I would highly recommend Mr. Hornsby.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/19/12
5.0 out of 5.0
My son was arrested for domestic violence in Orlando, Fl. Being from New York City I knew no lawyers in the Orlando area. I located Mr. Hornsby through lawyers.com and he responded immediately. He helped me post bail, and secure my son's release. He efficiently had the charges against my son dismissed and he kept me informed of the situation.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/13/12
5.0 out of 5.0
I honestly thought my life was over but this man saved my life. If there is anyone I am grateful for it is Richard without him I don't believe I would be free right now. I strongly push for anyone in need of help to go to Richard. I can't fathom how he did it but he said he was going to get me out of the mess I got myself in, I took his word and he proved it. Thank you Richard, for words cannot describe how blessed I am to have you as my fighter, protector, my criminal defense lawyer
Posted by a Consumer on 03/11/12
5.0 out of 5.0
I retained Mr. Hornsby to assist me with clearing up an old criminal case that was still on my record. He was upfront and very direct about the likelihood of success and did not sugarcoat anything. Nevertheless, he was able to clear up the charge and have it completely removed from my record in less than three months. I highly recommend Richard Hornsby to anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/06/12
5.0 out of 5.0
Richard Hornsby is a professional and highly knowledgeable attorney. He handles each case aggressively and is informative throughout the entire process. I was facing charges that were serious and Mr. Hornsby got everything dismissed without any problems. I would highly recommend Mr. Hornsby for any case. He is a fair and honest attorney. I am forever grateful.
Posted by a Consumer on 08/04/10
1.0 out of 5.0
Didn't properly know the laws pertaining to my case. Grossly misinformed me on several fronts about my rights. Denied my constitutional right to due process. Lied to me and my brother on numerous occasions. Didn't return phone calls from my brother. Wouldn't accept calls from me in jail. Very ineffective in communicating with me. Unprepared in the court room. Didn't perform said investigations he said he would do when I 1st hired him. refused to provide me with all depositions taken.
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 2001, Florida
2002, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Law School Attended
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Class of 2000
J.D.
University Attended
University of Florida
Class of 1996
B.A.
Political Science and Religion

University of Central Florida
Class of 2004
M.S.
Criminal Justice
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