C. Richard Leavengood (1911 - 1995)
- Real Estate & Eminent Domain
- Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
Richard, or "Dick" as he was known, was born in St. Petersburg,
Florida, which is where he lived most of his civilian life. He received
his Bachelor and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Florida.
After a brief stint as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, Dick practiced
law in St. Petersburg before ascending to the bench of the Sixth Judicial
Circuit in and for Pinellas County, Florida. Dick sat on the bench for
almost twenty years, serving it as Chief Judge for over ten years. Judge
Leavengood was then appointed to serve as an Interim Justice to the Supreme
Court of the State of Florida. Unsuccessful in his re-election efforts
against Justice Boyd of South Florida, Dick retired from the judiciary
and began to practice law. In the beginning, he focused almost exclusively
on Real Estate and Eminent Domain. Dick was eventually joined in practice
by his son, Richard, forming Leavengood & Leavengood, a predecessor
of the LeavenLaw firm that exists today. Dick was the father of seven
children and a mentor to numerous attorneys and judges in West Central
Florida, many of whom are still practicing to this day.
University of Florida, B.S.
University of Florida, LLB.
- Florida Blue Key
- Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
Florida Bar, Attorney, 1948
- St. Petersburg Bar Association
United States Navy, Lieutenant
- Florida Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Supreme Court