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Richard P Roggia

Richard P Roggia

About me

From 1973 to 1985 I practiced general civil law, family law as well as criminal law. 


From 1985 to the present I have practiced primarily in the field of family law such that my case load was approximately  90% family law and 10% criminal and restraining order related.


During this time I have tried a number of criminal cases, including homicide and  multiple homicide matters to jury verdict as well as trying hundreds of family law matters through Judgment and resolving several thousand others by way of settlement.


I have argued family matters through Judgment and appeal to the California Supreme Court from the trial court level through  appeal at the District Court of Appeal and argument before the California Supreme Court ( In re Marriage of Damico (1994) 7 Cal.4th 673, 29 Cal.Rptr.2d 787, 872 P.2d 126)


I have served on the Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Family Law, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law Committees. 


I have lectured in the area of family law in presentations presented by the Santa Clara County Bar Association in the fields of Domestic Violence, Discovery, Special Masters and Attorney Fees including a full day presentation sponsored by the Bar Association February 22, 2008 on “Attorney Fees, Costs and Sanctions” as well as “The Voice of the Child” in 2013 and Evidence Related Issues in Family Law Cases in 2014.


I have served as Judge Pro Tem in both Traffic Court,  Family Court and Juvenile Court over the past 42 years of my practice. 


In addition over the past 10 years I have served as a Private Judge Pro Tem both as an all purpose Judge as well as a limited scope assignment for settlement purposes only or for some other limited scope purpose as well as Discovery Referee.



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%

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  • Dennis W. Del Ponte

    Rich Roggia is extremely competent and well respected by the court and practicing attorneys. Extremely ethical and fair while still aggressive for the best interests of his clients.


    Dennis Del Ponte Estate Planning Attorney
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  • Christopher Duane Hirz

    Mr. Roggia is a class act and a well respected member of the legal community. His superior knowledge of the law will be of great assistance to any litigant.


    Christopher Hirz Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Richard P. Roggia

1602 The Alameda Ste 101
San Jose, CA, 95126-2308


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/ManagerLaw Offices of Richard Roggia1996 - 2015
PartnerAguilar and Roggia1980 - 1996
PartnerDlionardo, Aguilar, Basile and Roggia1976 - 1980
AssociateDiLeonardo, Blake, Kelly, Aguilar and Leal1973 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
IRMO Damico 7 Cal. 4th. 673Successfully overturned trial court in District Court of Appeal and ultimately the Supreme Court
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Voice of the ChildChild Custody2015
Rules for the RolesMinor's Counsel2015
Evidence Related Issues in Family LawEvidence2014
Voice of the ChildMinor's Counsel2013
Attorney Fees, Costs and SanctionsAttorney Fees2008
Domestic Violence and FC 3044Domestic Violence2005