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Theodore J. Rechel

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Theodore J. Rechel
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Mr. Rechel has been engaged in the practice of law in the Tampa Bay Area since 1990. After earning his B.A. degree in psychology and history from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1986, Mr. Rechel graduated with his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1989. Mr. Rechel is a member of the Florida and Illinois Bars. He founded Rechel and Associates, P.A. in 1992. Since the inception of his career, divorce and family law have always been Mr. Rechel’s primary areas of practice. Over the last 27 years, he has successfully resolved several thousands of divorce and family law cases. However, Mr. Rechel has also had a broad spectrum of experience, having handled cases in the areas of criminal law, probate, real estate, bankruptcy, personal injury, wrongful death and general civil law. He has prosecuted and defended numerous appeals, including cases in front of the Second District Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. This wealth of experience helps Mr. Rechel bring great perspective to his cases. Since 2000, Mr. Rechel has practiced exclusively in the area of divorce and family law. Mr. Rechel has represented clients from all walks of life, including multi-millionaires, professional athletes and coaches, doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants, psychologists and other professionals, police and firemen, teachers, nurses, business entrepreneurs, stay at home parents, and virtually every type of individual in-between. Mr. Rechel believes that each case is unique and intensely personal to each client. Some cases require deft negotiation to settle out of court. In other cases, hard-hitting litigation is necessary to achieve results. In any case, an intelligent and studied approach is required. Mr. Rechel is rated AV Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, and has an Avvo Rating of 10.0, Top Attorney. Mr. Rechel is available for representation in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, at the trial court and appellate level.

Areas Of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1990
  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1990
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2000


University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois

  • J.D. – 1989

Indiana University

  • B.A. – 1986
  • Major: Psychology
  • Major: History
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  • Super Lawyers
  • Avvo Top Attorney
  • Florida Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Family Law Section

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Five-Star Client Reviews

Read in our clients' own words the difference working with Rechel & Associates makes.

    "A Brilliant Team"
    Mr. Rechel is a phenomenal family law/divorce attorney. He is brilliant, strategic, experienced, decisive, thorough, and extremely professional. The same goes for his entire team, as well.
    - Former Client
    "They Fought Aggressively"
    Ted fought aggressively for what he felt I deserved. Ted’s paralegal was very easy to communicate with, was compassionate and has a gift for providing emotional support at the moment you need it most.
    - Former Client
    "Above and Beyond"
    Ms. Todd is a game changer when it comes to fighting for what you want. Her knowledge and persistence is beyond excellent. We were able to receive everything that we asked for and more!
    - Kathryn W.
    "Amazing Experience"
    Jennifer and Julie were professional, understanding, and thorough. They guided me through the process and were always there to answer my questions. They were truly invested in getting the best possible outcome.
    - Kelly M.
    "Couldn't Ask For A Better Attorney"
    I love everything about my experience. They didn’t provide unreasonable expectations with timelines and costs. Very clear on what to expect through each step. Very responsive. Compassionate.
    - Dawn B.
    "He Fought Like A Lion"
    It was a hard case and Ted fought for me so mightily and with such clever tactics that no other approach by any other attorney would not have gotten such a perfect outcome. He will fight like a lion to win your case.
    - Guatam P.
    "Easy to Work With"
    I am so grateful that I had Jennifer Todd on my legal team. They were so easy to work with and always looked out for my best interest. She took the time upfront to listen and offered excellent advice.
    - Mary L.
    "A Fantastic Litigator"
    I can say with confidence, that both Jennifer and Julie have done a spectacular job. They are professional, courteous, and ensure to provide an unbiased view of the law to their clients.
    - Courtney M.