Richard DeWitt


Richard DeWitt is an associate in the Fort Lauderdale office of Arnstein & Lehr and is a member of the firm’s Municipal & Governmental Practice Group. Mr. DeWitt focuses his practice on counseling local governments, as well as private property owners and developers in land use and eminent domain matters.

Mr. Dewitt has experience representing his clients in litigation, as well as a wide variety array of other matters, including:

  • Planning and zoning;
  • Code enforcement;
  • Direct and inverse condemnation actions; and
  • Land use and development.

He also possesses certifications as a Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit Court mediator; loss mitigation mediator for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida; and accredited Veterans Affairs attorney.

Prior to joining Arnstein & Lehr, Mr. DeWitt was an assistant city attorney for Hallandale Beach, Florida. Additionally, he has practiced law at the Florida Eminent Domain Firm Brigham Moore LLP as well as the municipal law firm Goren, Cherof, Doody & Ezrol, P.A.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims

Professional Activities and Achievements

South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comer (2011-14)
Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2010)
The Florida Bar, Member
National Association Of Veterans’ Advocates, Member
Impact Broward – Veterans Helping Veterans, Mentor
Miami-Dade Public Defender, EEJI, Pro Bono Attorney
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member


  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (J.D., cum laude, Nova Law Review, Moot Court)
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (B.S., Management)