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The Ethics Hot Seat Speaker Series is dedicated to bringing outstanding speakers to campus to engage our students, faculty, alumni and the business community in thought-provoking dialogue about ethical issues.

2022 Ethics Speaker Series Featuring Anthony B. Rickman, Esq., President and Attorney at Rickman Law Firm

Practice and Principle: A Criminal Attorney Speaks on His Legal and Ethical Trials

Anthony Rickman is a Tampa-based attorney who has represented thousands of clients in multiple counties who have been charged with serious crimes including first-degree murder. Many of the cases handled by Rickman are complex criminal matters which often garner media and public attention, including multiple high-profile murder and manslaughter cases.

A Tampa Bay native, Rickman attended the University of South Florida and the Florida State University College of Law. Upon graduating law school, Rickman was a prosecutor at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. In 2016, Rickman founded “The Rickman Law Firm,” a firm dedicated to representing clients throughout Florida. Recognized in the legal community and by judges for his knowledge and professionalism, Rickman has received an AV preeminent rating from Martindale Hubble, the highest rating an attorney can receive for legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer and received the designation as a “Florida Legal Elite” attorney. Rickman is a member of the Florida Bar, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Inns of Court, and the Hillsborough County Ethics Award Committee. Rickman is a regular legal commentator on FOX, and has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN and other major networks. Rickman has been interviewed by multiple newspapers and publications and is often called upon by print media outlets to give his opinion on legal issues.

During his time in UT’s Ethics Hot Seat, Rickman will speak to students and guests about ethics in criminal law, his experience, the USF embezzlement case, and ethical undertones in white-collar and general crimes.

Please join Rickman and the Center for Ethics for an insightful discussion about his criminal law experience from an ethical standpoint! Refreshments are provided.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022
Time: 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Location: Vaughn Center, 9th Floor Crescent Club

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