Richard L. Weldon, II (Managing Member)

Richard L. Weldon, II is an experienced personal injury attorney and the managing member of Weldon & Rothman, PL. 

Richard provides aggressive representation for matters involving auto accidents, slip/trip and falls, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death. Over the past two decades, Richard has successfully represented hundreds of individuals and families throughout Southwest Florida in personal injury cases.

Richard has an AV® PreeminentTM rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest attorney rating awarded by that service.  He has also been recognized as AVVO Top-Rated Lawyer in the area of Personal Injury, and Top Lawyers – Personal Injury by Naples Illustrated. Earlier in his career, Richard was named Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers and recognized as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.

In 2006, Mr. Weldon founded Weldon & Rothman, PL with the mission of providing Southwest Florida personalized, high quality legal representation; zealous advocacy; and an unwavering commitment to justice. The firm’s mission remains the same today.

Richard received his law degree from University of Florida, and received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.  As an undergraduate, he interned for then Governor Lawton Chiles. Richard attended high school in Sarasota, Florida, where he was born and raised.

As an active part of the community, Richard is a member of the Collier County Bar Association, Michael R N McDonnell American Inn of Court, The Florida Bar, and Florida Justice Association. In addition, Richard is a member of the University of Florida Alumni Association, Southwest Florida Gator Club, and North Naples United Methodist Church.  He is also a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Pelican Bay.

Attorney Weldon is licensed to practice in all of Florida’s state courts, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation


  • University of Florida, J.D.
  • Florida State University, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle – District of Florida


  • Florida Bar, Litigation Section
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • The Michael R.N. McDonnell American Inn of Court


  • Top 40 Under 40 – National Trial Lawyers Association
  • AV Peer Review Rated – Martindale Hubbell

Community Involvement

  • North Naples United Methodist Church
  • Kiwanis – Pelican Bay, Past President
  • University of Florida Alumni Association