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Federal Attorney Rick L. Jancha graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1977. He was admitted to the Indiana and Michigan Bars in 1977, and to the Florida Bar in 1993.
Rick Jancha started his legal career as a criminal defense attorney. For nine years he defended drug trafficking cases, white collar cases and numerous homicide and death penalty cases. He was co-chair of the Criminal Law Section of the local county bar association.
In 1986, lawyer Rick L. Jancha was recruited by the Department of Justice to head up its’ Organized Crime Drug Task Force in South Bend, Indiana. In 1989, Rick transferred to Orlando and continued his role as an organized crime and federal narcotics task force attorney.
Rick served as a Manager in the States Attorney’s Office in Orlando for five years being responsible for reviewing all criminal prosecutions. For two years, Rick served as Chief of the District Wide Narcotics Unit and was responsible for supervising all federal drug prosecutions in 35 counties across Florida. He also worked with the White House and Congress in obtaining Central Florida’s, designation as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. He served as Chair and Vice-Chair of its’ Executive Committee which oversaw the formation and implementation of the law enforcement initiatives of sixteen Central Florida law enforcement agencies.
Due to his extensive experience and expertise in criminal law, Attorney Rick Jancha has consistently been sought out as an instructor for various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, and for victim advocacy groups. He has taught law enforcement and other federal and state prosecutors concerning the handling cases involving international drug trafficking, money laundering, the investigation of computer and white collar crimes, utilization of wiretaps and the prosecutions of cases involving improvised explosive devices (bombs).
Defense Attorney Rick L. Jancha has also extensive teaching experience in the international arena. On numerous occasions he has acted as an instructor for the Department of Justice and Department of State in the International Programs Section for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. He has taught judges, prosecutors, law enforcement and various banking officials in St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Khabarosk and Moscow, Russia; in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and in Vilnius, Lithuania. Most recently, Rick assisted the United Nations on its’ efforts to set up an interim government and legal system in Pristina, Kosovo by reviewing and teaching the new criminal procedure code and criminal laws to members of the interim government and all participants of their judicial system.
Rick's knowledge and experience in the proper procedures that must be followed by law enforcement to obtain and use “wiretaps” in court proceedings (he personally has handled over 100 federal wiretap applications), is an invaluable resource when providing our best representation for our clients.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1993||06/19/2016|
|MI||Not authorized to practice-Administrative||1977||06/20/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Former Instructor||United Nations and the European Union||N/A|
|Partner||NeJame Law||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||Member||1993 - Present|
|High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA)||Former Chair||N/A|
|High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA)||Former Vice-Chair||N/A|
|Federal Drug Unit in Orlando, Florida||Former Chief||N/A|
|Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force" for the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida||Former head||N/A|
|Narcotics Section for Middle District of Florida||Former Chief||N/A|
|U.S. Attorney's Office||Former Senior Litigation Counsel||N/A|
|Notre Dame Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|