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Richard Henry Maney

Senior Partner

Richard Henry Maney is the founder and managing attorney of Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. For more than 38 years, he has practiced in the field of immigration and naturalization, personal injury and wrongful death, civil litigation and products liability law.

Education & Memberships

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1972. In 1974, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law.

Mr. Maney is a member of the Florida Bar Association and is Board Certified in the field of Immigration and Naturalization Law. He is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers. He also serves as a mentor for other attorneys through the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

He has previously served as vice chairman and chairman of the Tampa Bay International Trade Council. Mr. Maney was selected to Leadership Tampa. Richard Maney is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Florida Supreme Court, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. His trial experience includes negligence, medical malpractice, robbery and murder jury trials. His products liability experience includes cases involving the Dalkon Shield, riding mower amputations, and silicone gel breast implants.

Publications & Work Outside of the Law Office

In 1983, Richard Maney authored the U.S. Immigration Law Investor and Business Visa Guide, which has been distributed worldwide through the commercial section of the U.S. Consulates abroad. He has also published the Amnesty Guide (1987); the Treaty Investor Visa Guide (1989); the Student Visa Guide (1992); the Immigrant Story (2015); and The Visa Guide (1995) (2000 2nd Edition) (2003 3rd Edition) (2017 4th Edition). He is also a contributing author to the Florida Bar CLE, Immigration Law and Practice in Florida (1987).

Mr. Maney is the founder of the Immigrant Protection Plan.

Richard Maney has served as an adjunct instructor for Hillsborough Community College. He has also acted as host to the local legal television show Cross Exam. He is founder and president of Community Action Project, Incorporated-Reading is Fundamental (RIF) of Hillsborough County. This program has furnished more than 1.2 million free books to elementary school children in the Tampa Bay area.


  • 1990 - present; Board Certified in Immigration and Naturality Law by the Florida Bar. This certification is an important indicator of professional expertise. There are over 84,000 lawyers in the State of Florida. Only .086% of these lawyers are Board Certified in Immigration. Mr. Maney and Mr. Zeller have both received and hold this prestigious ranking.
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can obtain in the areas of legal ability and ethical standards.
  • Selected for the 2014 edition of "Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers," an annual publication from Martindale-Hubbell. To create this list, Martindale-Hubbell selects the finest advocates in the region from an elite pool of AV Preeminent Rated attorneys.
  • 25 Years As an AV Rated Attorney by Martindale Hubbell, signifying the consistently high standard of counsel Mr. Maney has provided for his clients for more than a quarter of a century.
  • Inclusion in Marquis' 2011 guide to "Who's Who in American Law," a reference guide to the nation's leading attorneys and legal professionals.
  • Named among the Top 10% of America's Most Honored Professionals by the American Registry. This independent ratings organization recognizes top performers who are consistently rated and ranked as the best in their field.
  • Inclusion in the 1997 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell. This prestigious distinction is reserved for the most esteemed attorneys in the nation. There are more than one million attorneys practicing in the United States, but fewer than 9,000 are selected for inclusion in this elite registry.


  • 2014 - present; American Immigration Alliance, President
  • 1982 - present; American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mentor
  • 1978 - present; American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • 1976 - present; Hillsborough Bar Association, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Visa Options for International Students, Schiller International University - 2016
  • Student to Green Card - University of South Florida - 2015
  • Student to Green Card - University of Tampa - 2014
  • Effective Immigration Compliance for Business - Sterling Education Systems - 2013
  • Strategic Immigration Planning -Florida HR Conference 2011 - 2011
  • The Civil Right of Immigrants - USF Civil Rights Conference - 2010
  • Immigration Alternatives - HR Florida 2010 - 2010
  • Immigration Strategies - HR Tampa Annual Conference - 2009
  • Strategic Immigration Planning - HR Florida Annual Conference - 2009
  • Immigration Alternatives & Strategies - Hillsborough County Bar Association - 2008
  • Competitive Advantages for Businesses - Sterling Immigration Law Seminar - 2005
  • Immigration Solutions - Olive Garden Restaurants Private Presentation - 2003
  • Increasing International Diversity - Darden Restaurants Private Presentation - 2002
  • Immigration Horizons - Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education - 2002
  • Immigration Planning for HR - SHRM International Conference - 2000

Attorney Mission Statement

My mission in life is to serve and support others, and by doing so, make our community a better place for all. I have found my passion in helping our nation’s immigrants to complete their journey. I am honored to serve these courageous individuals, who have sacrificed so much to be a part of our country. I am inspired and humbled by their dedication and vision. I am thankful for the motivation and gratitude they have so generously shared.

- Richard Maney, Senior Partner

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