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  • Former Managing Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division

  • Former Chair and Vice-Chair of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA)

  • Former Chief of the Federal Drug Unit in Orlando, Florida

  • Former head of the “Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force” for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida

  • Former Chief of Narcotics Section for Middle District of Florida

  • Former Senior Litigation Counsel for the U.S. Attorney's Office

  • Executive Committee (Designated and funded by the President and Congress)

  • Recognized National and International Instructor on law enforcement methods and procedures

  • Former Instructor for the United Nations and the European Union in setting up an interim government and legal system in Kosovo


Federal Attorney Rick L. Jancha graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1977. He was admitted to the Indiana and Michigan Bars in 1977, and to the Florida Bar in 1993.


Rick Jancha started his legal career as a criminal defense attorney. For nine years he defended drug trafficking cases, white collar cases and numerous homicide and death penalty cases. He was co-chair of the Criminal Law Section of the local county bar association.


In 1986, lawyer Rick L. Jancha was recruited by the Department of Justice to head up its’ Organized Crime Drug Task Force in South Bend, Indiana. In 1989, Rick transferred to Orlando and continued his role as an organized crime and federal narcotics task force attorney.


Rick served as a Manager in the States Attorney’s Office in Orlando for five years being responsible for reviewing all criminal prosecutions. For two years, Rick served as Chief of the District Wide Narcotics Unit and was responsible for supervising all federal drug prosecutions in 35 counties across Florida. He also worked with the White House and Congress in obtaining Central Florida’s, designation as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. He served as Chair and Vice-Chair of its’ Executive Committee which oversaw the formation and implementation of the law enforcement initiatives of sixteen Central Florida law enforcement agencies.


Due to his extensive experience and expertise in criminal law, Attorney Rick Jancha has consistently been sought out as an instructor for various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, and for victim advocacy groups. He has taught law enforcement and other federal and state prosecutors concerning the handling cases involving international drug trafficking, money laundering, the investigation of computer and white collar crimes, utilization of wiretaps and the prosecutions of cases involving improvised explosive devices (bombs).


Defense Attorney Rick L. Jancha has also extensive teaching experience in the international arena. On numerous occasions he has acted as an instructor for the Department of Justice and Department of State in the International Programs Section for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. He has taught judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and various banking officials in St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Khabarosk and Moscow, Russia; in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and in Vilnius, Lithuania. Most recently, Rick assisted the United Nations on its’ efforts to set up an interim government and legal system in Pristina, Kosovo by reviewing and teaching the new criminal procedure code and criminal laws to members of the interim government and all participants of their judicial system.


Rick's knowledge and experience in the proper procedures that must be followed by law enforcement to obtain and use “wiretaps” in court proceedings (he personally has handled over 100 federal wiretap applications), is an invaluable resource when providing our best representation for our clients.


Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 30%
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Consumer Protection: 20%

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  • Avita Mosai Samaroo

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jancha is an extremely talented attorney.


    Avita Samaroo Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • David Lee Jancha

    The best federal criminal defense attorney! Yes, we work in the same firm and have worked on many cases together. Yes we are father and son. Look at the credentials and experience. It speaks for itself. Any state or federal criminal matter you will be an excellent hands.


    David Jancha Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

Contact info

NeJame Law

189 S Orange Ave Ste 1800
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing199309/08/2015
MINot authorized to practice-Administrative197706/20/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Former InstructorUnited Nations and the European UnionN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNeJame Law2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarMember1993 - Present
High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA)Former ChairN/A
High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA)Former Vice-ChairN/A
Federal Drug Unit in Orlando, FloridaFormer ChiefN/A
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force" for the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of FloridaFormer headN/A
Narcotics Section for Middle District of FloridaFormer ChiefN/A
U.S. Attorney's OfficeFormer Senior Litigation CounselN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolJuris Doctorlaw1977