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Richard A Canina - Melbourne, FL

1901 S. Harbor City Blvd.Suite 804 Melbourne, FL 32901

Updated: 09/27/2019

Melbourne Criminal Defense Lawyer


Richard was born and raised in Brevard County, FL. After graduating from Holy Trinity Academy in Melbourne, FL, he attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. At Florida State, Richard obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in criminology and criminal justice, graduating with honors. Richard was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity...

About Richard A Canina

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense 100%
  • DUI
  • Sex Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Theft Crimes
  • Violations of Probation
  • Burglary
  • Assault and Battery
  • Criminal Traffic Charges
  • White Collar Crimes / Fraud
  • Homicide and Violent Crimes


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney - The Canina Law Firm, since 2011


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2010

Other Affiliations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012 - Present (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012 - Present (Member)
  • The Florida Bar, 2010 - Present (Member)
  • Lee County Bar Association, 2010 - 2012 (Member)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2003 - 2007 (Member)
  • Brevard County Bar Association, 2011 - Present (Member)


  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida, 2010
    Juris Doctorate
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, May, 2007
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Honors: With High Honors
    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Holy Trinity Academy, Melbourne, Florida

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Gamma Delta

Past Positions

  • Kathleen Smith, Public Defender 20th Judicial Circuit (Lee County, FL), Assistant Public Defender, 2010 - 2012
  • The Florida Defense Group, Legal Intern, 2009 - 2010
  • Office of the Public Defender, Legal Intern, - 2009
  • Richard G. Canina P.A., Legal Intern, - 2008
  • Public Defender’s Office, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Internship



  • Certificate of Merit - Stetson Public Defender Clinic, - 2010
  • Deans list/Honors - Florida State University, - 2007
  • Cum Laude - Florida State University, - 2007
  • "10 Best" - American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40 - The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star" Award, 2019

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Office Information


1901 S. Harbor City Blvd.Suite 804 Melbourne, FL 32901


  • 321-728-0988

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Available 24 Hours

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