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Richard Alex Asselta

Practice areas:

Education, Appeals

About Me

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.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Education: 60%
    11 years
  2. Appeals: 40%
    17 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Mary Catherine Bonner

    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.

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    Mary Bonner Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

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    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.

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    Robert Pancari Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Asselta Law

950 South Pine Island Road
Suite A-150
Plantation, FL, 33324

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200705/29/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199908/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Law ReviewNova Southeastern University1997
Honors FraternityPhi Delta Phi1997
Dean's ListNova Southeastern University1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAsselta Law2015 - Present
AttorneyCapizola, Pancari, Lapham and Fralinger2007 - 2015
AttorneyLandy and Asselta2001 - 2007
AttorneyBonner Law Offices1997 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2015 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Education Law AssociationMember2015 - Present
New Jersey Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Florida BarMember1999 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
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.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Asselta Law BlogEducation Training Centers – Do Your Homework Before You Enroll2015
Asselta Law BlogNew School Year Tips for Students with an IEP or 504 Plan From a Florida Education and School Law Attorney2015
Asselta Law BlogFlorida School District Handbook Links from a Florida Education Lawyer2015
Asselta LawFlorida Students Golden Rule - Know Thy Handbook - Advice from a Florida Education Law Attorney2015
Asselta Law BlogSection 504 Accommodations In A Postsecondary Education Setting: Know The Differences2015
Asselta Law BlogThe Importance of Documentation in Legal Disputes2015
Nova Law Review23 Nova L. Rev. 881 - Associate Editor1999
Nova Law ReviewNova Law Review, 23, 2, 1999 - Staff1999
Nova Law ReviewVolume 22, Winter 1998, Number 2 - Staff1998
Nova Law ReviewThe Rehnquist Years: A Supreme Court Retrospective - Staff1998
Nova Law ReviewThe 1998 Survey of Florida Law - Staff1998
Nova Law ReviewVolume 22, Fall 1997, Number 1 - Staff1997

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor1999
American UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar CommitteeBench and Bar Facilitation2014
Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar CommitteeWaiver of Designated Trial Counsel2013
Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar CommitteeFee Filing Increases2012
Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar CommitteeBench and Bar Facilitation2011
Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar CommitteeBench and Bar Facilitation2010
Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar CommitteeArbitrator Qualifications2009
Moot Court Honor SocietyJudge Evaluation2003
Moot Court Honor SocietyJudge Evaluation2002
Moot Court Honor SocietyJudge Evaluation2001
Moot Court Honor SocietyJudge Evaluation2000