Who is Richard Hersch?

Richard Hersch was appointed to the Circuit Bench on February 13, 2012 by Governor Rick Scott.  Richard is a graduate of FSU (undergraduate) and UF (Law School). Admitted to The Florida Bar in 1980, he has served in the Juvenile Delinquency Division since April 2012.  Prior to becoming a judge, Richard was admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle district, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit.

He is a member of:

  • National and American Bar Associations
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Cuban American Bar Association

He has served on the Florida Bar Forfeiture Rules Committee (1987 – 1988 and 1996 –1998); Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules Committee, (member 1986 – 2002, Chair 1998 – 1999) and the Code and Rules of Evidence Committee (2000-2002). He is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Practice, served on the Certification Committee from 2002 to 2008, chairing the Committee for two years. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Criminal Law Section and regularly teaches at the Gerald Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender College in Gainesville. .

Richard is a past president of the FACDL and FACDL-Miami Chapter.  He practiced law in Miami, Florida, and was the managing partner of Hersch & Talisman, P.A.  He is a 2002 and 2008 recipient of the John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award in recognition of his representation of abused and neglected children.