Former Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Family Law & Divorce


Richard was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with honors, from University of South Florida in 1975. After his undergraduate studies, Richard took his family north to Gainesville where he studied law at the University of Florida. Richard received his Juris Doctor in 1978 and began practicing law with his father almost immediately thereafter. With Leavengood & Leavengood, Richard practiced in the areas of Real Estate, Civil Litigation and Family Law in Divorce until deciding to commence and develop the firm’s Bankruptcy practice. For the next several decades, Richard assisted thousands of financially troubled West Central Floridians restructure their finances and their lives. After the passing of his father, Richard practiced alone until being joined by his son, Ian Richard Leavengood and Christopher Nash in 2004.


  • University of South Florida, B.S. (Economics, 1975)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence
  • University of Florida, J.D. (Law, 1978)


  • Florida Bar, Attorney, 1979
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • Florida Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Community Involvement