Mr. Asselta focuses his practice to the areas of criminal and civil appeals, post-conviction litigation and education law. Mr. Asselta began his career working for a defense firm that exclusively dealt with criminal appeals and post-conviction criminal litigation. Mr. Asselta has prepared briefs and motions concerning major drug trafficking crimes, criminal conspiracy and financial crimes, to name a few. He is also an experienced litigator, having tried numerous matters. Mr. Asselta has represented clients in Florida, numerous federal courts of appeals, and in New Jersey, where he is also licensed to practice law.
As part of his appellate and post-conviction litigation practice, Mr. Asselta painstakingly reviews a client’s entire case, identifying issues that could potentially result in a successful appeal or challenge through a post-conviction motion and hearing. For those convicted of a criminal charge, these challenges may lead to the dismissal of charges or the ordering of a new trial based on legal errors, prosecutorial misconduct, ineffective assistance of counsel, or claims of insufficiency of the evidence.
Mr. Asselta’s education law practice includes representing the interests of families and students when dealing with their school districts or private schools. He understands the difficulties and pressures families face when faced with these problems. For nearly ten years Mr. Asselta represented a large public school district where he handled special education issues, privacy and disciplinary matters and academic issues. The same detailed approach taken to his appellate and post-conviction work is applied to his education law practice. A critical review of documents, assisting with negotiations and meticulous hearing and trial preparation are but a few of the ways Mr. Asselta ensures that his clients are provided the level of services and care that each deserve.
Richard grew up in New Jersey and attended college in Washington, D.C. He attended law school in South Florida where he served as an Associate Editor of his school’s Law Review. He currently resides in South Florida.
Licensed since 1999
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I have known Richard since he was finishing law school. He is a wonderful writer, clear thinker, and devoted to his clients. He has excellent legal skills, particularly issue spotting, research, and writing. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard to any client who is seeking an attorney. If he is not fluent in the area of law in which you are inquiring, he is both kind, honest, and astute enough to help you find the right representation. Please feel free to call me for any further details.
Mary Bonner Appeals Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
Richard is a gifted legal writer and a passionate oral advocate. His research skills are outstanding as well. He is also a consummate professional in his dealings with clients, other attorneys, and the Court. I give him my highest endorsement.
Robert Pancari Personal Injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1999||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Law Review||Nova Southeastern University||1997|
|Dean's List||Nova Southeastern University||1996|
|Attorney||Asselta Law||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Capizola, Pancari, Lapham and Fralinger||2007 - 2015|
|Attorney||Landy and Asselta||2001 - 2007|
|Attorney||Bonner Law Offices||1997 - 2001|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|New Jersey Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Broward County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Education Law Association||N/A||N/A|
|Zuchel v. State, 824 So.2d 1044 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)||Favorable to client.|
|All About Cruises, Inc. v. Cruise Options, Inc., 889 So.2d 905 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)||Favorable to client.|
|Wroblewski v. Enterprise Leasing of Philadelphia, 2009 NJ Super. Unpub. LEXIS 3078 (App. Div. 2009)||Favorable to client.|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1999|
|American University||Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|