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Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A. was established with an exceptional lawyer – Don M. Stichter.

After graduating from Colgate University and serving as a Lieutenant with the Navy Underwater Demolition Teams, Don graduated from the University of Wisconsin College of Law as a member of the Order of the Coif.

He then worked at the United States Department of Justice and, in 1959, served as Chief of the United States Attorney’s Office in Tampa. In 1962, Don joined two well-established and highly regarded lawyers to form the firm of Bucklew, Ramsey & Stichter, where he excelled in complex commercial matters, civil litigation, and white collar criminal representations. Don also became one of the few lawyers in the Middle District of Florida with expertise in representing debtors under Chapter XI of the Bankruptcy Act of 1898, and in 1972 he left to found his own firm.

The present firm began in 1974 with the addition of Harley E. Riedel following his graduation from the University of Florida College of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the law review and was also awarded the Order of the Coif. It was Don’s burgeoning insolvency practice that became the principal area of practice of the new firm (then known as “Stichter & Riedel, P.A.”) by 1980, although the firm continued to handle civil litigation and commercial transactions such as loan modifications, asset sales, and mergers and acquisitions (both inside and outside the insolvency arena). 

Russell M. Blain, Richard C. Prosser, and Charles A. Postler joined the firm laterally as partners in 1985, 1990, and 1992, respectively. Scott A. Stichter, who joined the firm as an associate in 1987, became a shareholder in 1995. Since then, the firm has grown adding a number of lawyers and partners. The firm expanded to meet the challenges posed by the Great Recession of 2008. In 2015, following the retirement of Richard C. Prosser, the firm became known by its current name, Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler, P.A.  The firm continues to handle all types of insolvency matters, complex business transactions, and discrete areas of civil commercial litigation.

Founding Shareholder

Don M. Stichter

Founding Shareholder

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler’s Offices and Locations

Our main office is located in downtown Tampa within a few blocks of the bankruptcy and federal district courthouse, as well as the Hillsborough County Circuit Court. To meet our client’s needs throughout the state, our firm also has offices in Fort Myers, Destin, and Pensacola.

110 E. Madison St., Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33602-4700
(813) 229-0144

1533 Hendry St., Suite 300
Fort Myers, FL 33901
(239) 939-5518

41 N. Jefferson St., Suite 111
Pensacola, FL 32502-5642
(850) 637-1836

4475 Legendary Dr., Suite 40
Destin, FL 32541-9306
(850) 637-1836

Historic Tampa Building

Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Postler is headquartered in a century old office building in downtown Tampa.

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