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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1999||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Law Review||Nova Southeastern University||1997|
|Honors Fraternity||Phi Delta Phi||1997|
|Dean's List||Nova Southeastern University||1996|
|Managing Partner||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|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Education Law Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|New Jersey Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District of New Jersey||Member||2007 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||Member||1999 - Present|
|United States District Court, Southern District Florida||Member||1999 - Present|
|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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|Asselta Law Blog||Education Training Centers – Do Your Homework Before You Enroll||2015|
|Asselta Law Blog||Florida College Student Handbook Links from a Florida Education Lawyer||2015|
|Asselta Law Blog||Three Tips from an Education Law Attorney about College Admission||2015|
|Asselta Law Blog||Have a Florida School Law Lawyer on Your Side||2015|
|Asselta Law Blog||New School Year Tips for Students with an IEP or 504 Plan From a Florida Education and School Law Attorney||2015|
|Asselta Law Blog||Florida School District Handbook Links from a Florida Education Lawyer||2015|
|Asselta Law||Florida Students Golden Rule - Know Thy Handbook - Advice from a Florida Education Law Attorney||2015|
|Asselta Law Blog||Student Search and Seizures: Education Law Attorney Advice||2015|
|Asselta Law Blog||Section 504 Accommodations In A Postsecondary Education Setting: Know The Differences||2015|
|Asselta Law Blog||The Importance of Documentation in Legal Disputes||2015|
|Asselta Law Blog||How an Education Lawyer can help you.||2015|
|Nova Law Review||23 Nova L. Rev. 881 - Associate Editor||1999|
|Nova Law Review||Nova Law Review, 23, 2, 1999 - Staff||1999|
|Nova Law Review||Volume 22, Winter 1998, Number 2 - Staff||1998|
|Nova Law Review||The Rehnquist Years: A Supreme Court Retrospective - Staff||1998|
|Nova Law Review||The 1998 Survey of Florida Law - Staff||1998|
|Nova Law Review||Volume 22, Fall 1997, Number 1 - Staff||1997|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1999|
|American University||Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|AASPA Annual Conference||My Teacher Did What?!||2016|
|Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar Committee||Bench and Bar Facilitation||2014|
|Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar Committee||Waiver of Designated Trial Counsel||2013|
|Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar Committee||Fee Filing Increases||2012|
|Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar Committee||Bench and Bar Facilitation||2011|
|Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar Committee||Bench and Bar Facilitation||2010|
|Cumberland County Bar Association, Bench/Bar Committee||Arbitrator Qualifications||2009|
|Moot Court Honor Society||Judge Evaluation||2003|
|Moot Court Honor Society||Judge Evaluation||2002|
|Moot Court Honor Society||Judge Evaluation||2001|
|Moot Court Honor Society||Judge Evaluation||2000|
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Asselta to fight an expulsion from a competitive professional program at my university. I was recommended for dismissal and hired Mr. Asselta to help me with my appeal. He was reassuring and made me feel like I had hope right from the start. He was always available to discuss strategy and returned my calls and emails quickly. The appeal was a success and I owe so much thanks to Mr. Asselta for all of his help. I know that it was his hard work and dedication that led to the reversal of my dismissal.
Posted by Roxy
To be short, I was accused of cheating on an open-note exam with another student due to similarities in portions of some of our answers. As a result of this accusation, we were flagged as cheaters by the department and our academic standing changed from good to "warn."
It felt completely unfair and shocking to receive such a severe punishment considering my innocence of the accusation, and without proof on behalf of the professor.
I found Richard through extensive research online, and I cannot express my full gratitude to him in words. His efforts and work ethic to reassure me, yet provide me with realistic expectations and insightful perspective imbued every interaction I've had with him, starting with my initial phone call. He was incredibly punctual and prompt in his follow-up and phone calls with me, and assisted me every step of the way - which I needed, considering how stressful and dismayed I was as a result of this situation. I read all of the glowing reviews written online, but I always approach with caution, as I am aware of biases and skewed reviews. This is why I want to share that Richard is the real deal - a genuine, honest, and truly phenomenal lawyer & individual.
Richard even works through weekends and takes any spare moment to help students. His unrelenting work ethic never ceased to amaze me throughout my correspondence with him. I feel very lucky and thankful for all of the time and help he's invested in me - from the very moment I reached out to him. His prompt follow-up and reassurance- imbued with the realistic expectations during my initial shock and stress - very likely saved me from a breakdown, and also, saved my career & professional life.
Richard - your words of encouragement, realism, and thoughtful guidance meant the world to me and words don't give justice to the degree of gratitude I owe you.
There is no other lawyer as dedicated, compassionately invested, and considerate (and not to mention as brilliant & articulate) as Richard - and I've done my research - and I am so glad I found him.
I went into this with Richard's realistic expectations at hand - I had a 50/50 chance of overturning the wrongful decision and reinstating my innocence. And to my happiest surprise, the decision was overturned - I was overwhelmed by the joy and relief of finally restoring my standing and innocence in the face of the department. And without Richard's assistance, this never would have happened. I have never once regretted hiring Richard - and his help is priceless. Thank you so much again for everything!
Posted by anonymous
Faced with Academic Dismissal from an educational institution, I contacted the Asselta Law Firm. Richard Asselta worked with me extensively, showed me what options were available, and worked hard to craft the best possible argument as to why I should continue academically. I would not be where I am today without his hard work and dedication. I cannot recommend him enough. He is honest, easy to communicate with, and very professional. The appeal was impressive and comprehensive and exactly what I needed.
Stephanie Schneider, Elder law Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer based on his passion for representing clients in educational matters. In speaking with Richard I learned that he takes his time to explain the legal issues and the options to clients and is a zealous advocate.
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