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
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Owner/Manager||Law Offices of Richard Roggia||1996 - 2015|
|Partner||Aguilar and Roggia||1980 - 1996|
|Partner||Dlionardo, Aguilar, Basile and Roggia||1976 - 1980|
|Associate||DiLeonardo, Blake, Kelly, Aguilar and Leal||1973 - 1976|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|IRMO Damico 7 Cal. 4th. 673||Successfully overturned trial court in District Court of Appeal and ultimately the Supreme Court|
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|Santa Clara University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Santa Clara University School of Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Voice of the Child||Child Custody||2015|
|Rules for the Roles||Minor's Counsel||2015|
|Evidence Related Issues in Family Law||Evidence||2014|
|Voice of the Child||Minor's Counsel||2013|
|Attorney Fees, Costs and Sanctions||Attorney Fees||2008|
|Domestic Violence and FC 3044||Domestic Violence||2005|