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     Blaise Picchi is a native of south Florida who has been in the active practice of law since 1971. He began his legal career when his colleagues and community leaders petitioned then-governor Rubin Askew to appoint him as the Collier County Prosecuting Attorney. After serving out his term as Collier County's misdemeanor prosecutor he was appointed as an Assistant State Attorney for Broward County. In the years following he prosecuted the range of criminal offenses from assault and battery to murder. He headed a felony trial division trying criminal jury trials week after week for nearly four years when he earned a reputation as a "hard-nosed prosecutor."

     Determined to learn as many of the other areas of law as he could, Blaise Picchi struck out on his own in 1977. He has been a sole general practitioner ever since. Today he is qualified to handle a wide range of matters from personal injury to commercial litigation, from bankruptcy and probate to divorce and real estate closings. He has negotiated contracts and leases and represented both landlords and tenants in disputes. His name appears in numerous appellate cases which he handled, sometimes changing the law of Florida.

    These days Blaise has decided to limit his practice to Bankruptcy and Probate and Estate matters. Nevertheless, he prides himself on being able to advise clients in many areas of the law and by giving personal service to each of his clients. When a client calls Blaise Picchi's office Blaise Picchi answers the phone. He returns calls as well. If you have to go to court, Blaise Picchi goes with you after preparing you for what to expect when you get there. He does not promise to win every case but he does promise to give it his best effort. He will always give a client his honest appraisal of their cause even if it means that he will lose a fee. If he takes your case it will because he honestly believes in its merits. To Blaise Picchi the practice of law is a public service and a privilege and that service comes before any fee. If you employ Blaise you will notice that he always endeavors to educate the client on the applicable law and procedure in your case, and in keeping you informed at every stage of the process. He doesn't "talk down" to his clients.

     By maintaining a small office, Blaise Picchi prides himself on providing affordable legal service and keeping his fee scale well below average for a lawyer with as many years of practice.

 Education and Background

1971 - Juris doctor, University of Florida, Gainesville;

1967 - Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and U.S. history, University of Florida, Gainesville;

1970 - Intern, Dade State Attorney's Office, Miami;

1972-73 – Collier County Prosecuting Attorney;

1977- Present – Sole general practitioner, Broward County, Florida.


Other Professional and Work Experience

1968-69 – Sixth grade school teacher, St. Bernadette's School, Hollywood, Florida;

1988 – Broward County Court Judicial candidate;

1989 – Candidate for director, National Institute of Justice, Washington D.C.; Candidate for Deputy Assistant Counsel to the President, Washington, D.C.;

1989-70 – Adjunct professor of Criminal Justice, Florida International University, Dade County.



Author: The Five Weeks of Giuseppe Zangara: The man who would assassinate FDR, Published by Academy Chicago Publishers, 1998, ISBN 0-89733-433-3, Library of Congress; Reviewed by The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel; the Miami Herald; The Washington Post; The Baltimore Sun; The Chicago Tribune; American Spectator Magazine;


Current & Past Professional Memberships

The Florida Bar; Supreme Court of the United States; Federal District Court Trial Bar, Southern District of Florida; Broward County Bar Association; Federal Bar Association Association of Trial Lawyers of America; National District Attorney's Association; Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity; Thomas More Society; Broward Lawyers Care, pro bono legal services Florida Capitol Council


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Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: 50%
    38 years
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    38 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    38 years
  4. Elder Law: 8%
    12 years
  5. Other: 2%
  6. More 



Hourly ($225-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

33 Northeast 2nd St Ste 205
Fort Lauderdale,, FL, 333011036

Blaise Picchi, P.A.

Suite 205 Northmark Building
33 Northeast 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale,
Broward County, FL, 33301



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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appreciation for ServiceAmerican Legion1990
Grateful AppreciationKnights of Columbus1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyBlaise Picchi, P.A.1976 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorFlorida International University1990 - 1991
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office1973 - 1976
Appointed County ProsecutorCollier County, Florida1972 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
Elks ClubMember1995 - 2002
Thomas More SocietyMember1995 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1988 - 1995
Florida Capitol CouncilMember1988 - 1992
Trial Attorneys of AmericaMember1985 - 1990
Broward County Bar AssociationMember1980 - 1990
Knights of ColumbusOfficer1977 - Present
National District Attorneys AssociationMember1973 - 1977
Florida BarMember1971 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. FazekasJudgement for Defendant, lower court upheld.
Gindell vs. BurgardInheritance in real property sustained on appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Book - HistoryThe Five Weeks of Giuseppe Zangara1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dade County Legal Historical SocietyGiuseppe ZangaraN/A