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Richard A. Molezzo

Personal injury Attorney at Reno, NV

4.6   32 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2013

About Richard

Learn Richard’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    I understand the Immigration issues that may arise when an undocumented worker or permanent resident gets into trouble with the law.

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Simply because you may be impaired while driving or operating a vehicle this does not mean your guilty. There are at least 3 phases in a DUI defense and all 3 must be proven for a conviction.

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    NEVER PLEAD GUILTY until you speak to an attorney. In these type cases, so often the supposed victim manipulates the facts that have nothing to do with what really happened .

I have structured my professional life around colleagues who share my goals and skills. All are excellent attorneys at the top of there craft. We share everything on a professional level and I do not hesitate to seek counsel from one or all if I have a difficult question regarding a case. So, when a client retains me for his or her defense he or she gets not one attorney but several. But make no mistake, all Court hearings and ultimate decisions are my clients and mine to make. I look at all of my clients as friends through this process. It is a team effort, one for all and all for one. This is the only way I can function. In fact, many of my prior clients are friends and have been to my home as guests. Reality for me is if you care about a person and find something no matter how small to relate to, it gives me the advantage when I stand in front of a jury and look them straight in the eye and ask them to do justice, not vengeance.

 

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Location

Richard Molezzo Esq. PC
275 Hill Street
Suite 101
Reno, NV, 89501

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Taylor | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
First time arrested for anything & Richard made me feel comfortable & safe. He is very up front with the worst outcome just so you are aware but he pushes forcefully for his clients to get the best outcome! He took very good & professional care of my case. I will highly recommend him to anyone, especially ones who are high anxiety. He's a very calming soul to be around. Thanks again Richard!
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hell yeah hire Richard Molezzo
I 100% recommend Richard Molezzo. He went above and beyond to help me out of a bad situation. He was upfront and very helpful when explaining my options. Best case, worst case scenarios. Happy to say I walked away with the best case scenario thanks to Rich.
Posted by Greggory Smith | August 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BRC02
Great Attorney very Pleased with the outcome . Thank you very much Richard!!! Now Life is much Better.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
D.U.I
When facing charges you want to make sure that you have the right lawyer on your team. Mr. Molezzo gave me an idea of how I would be defended in court, which gave me confidence and peace of mind that I needed to go through this tough trial in my life. When I did go to court we walked into the courthouse together, I felt like he had control of the situation the whole time and he knew everybody in the courthouse. He is very good at what he does and I am very happy with the outcome of my case. I would recommend Richard Molezzo to any and all.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
He's completely worth it!
I would absolutely recommend Rich Molezzo! He was crystal clear in what to expect and represented me very well. I not only consider Rich a true professional, but also a friend. If you need help, Rich is your guy! If I or anyone I know ever needs help, I would only trust Rich.
Posted by Cece | May 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ease your worries
Rich has the most positive energy and compassion to boot. He’s very practical and upfront about legal processes and procedures. He is ALWAYS available to speak to his clients, in person or on the phone. Not only was he able to defend me from an unjust accusation, his calm guidance and empathetic demeanor offered the emotional support I needed to stay positive during this trying time. If you need legal advice, call Rich today.
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Posted by Jessica from NJ | April 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer & all around person
Listens to your issues, explains the logistics on how to solve your problem. Gives great advice and loyal to his word. He will fight for you until the end. This is the kind of man you want to be fighting your case. Worth it!
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+
Rich was great. He got me through a really rough case even when I wasn’t helping. Hope I never need him again but I’m keeping his number just in case.
Posted by David | March 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1 Criminal Defense Attorney in Reno
Rich was up front with me from day 1. Never over-promised anything but exerted a high level of confidence in his ability to represent me for my DUI case. Open communication and I never felt like client, but more like a friend. Don't leave your freedom to chance, and he stepped up to the plate when I needed him to. In a case amounting in a high level of stress, I dodged a bullet thanks to Rich. I highly recommend that if you are need to hire an attorney to call upon Rich for your defense. I can't thank him enough for what he did, and I owe him my life for helping me and my family through my case. 10/10 would hire him again.
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Posted by Jason | January 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for better
If it wasn't for Mr. Molezzo I would have been convicted of a crime that was never commited. Rich helped me through a grueling process with professionalism and great empathy. I will recommend him to everyone I know. He gets the facts but doesn't treat you like a criminal. He is truly the best. Thanks Rich for everything. Now I can spend my weekends with my family and not in jail.
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Posted by Cory | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Rich was extremely helpful and he walked me through the entire process. He was able to turn a horrible situation for me into something that I could move on from and have my life back. I would recommend him to anyone who had an event befall them and wants to get their life back. He has a good relationship with many officers of the court. He conducted interviews on my behalf and was always there to answer phone calls or at the very least respond promptly to my messages. If you're in trouble, you need Rich.
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Posted by Alex | December 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
5 star lawyer
Words cant even explain how greatful my family and i are for having Mr molezzo as my criminal defense lawyer. Mr molezzo did a phenomenal job on my case, he was always concered of getting me out of jail stayed in contact with me always. Mr Molezzo and his staff are friendly supportive and always willing to help with whatever is needed. He did a phenomenal job in the court room and fought to get me the best deal there was out there for me. His professionalism with working with my family and i was superb! I was very fortunate to have Mr molezzo by my side and work with me through this long process to ensure my freedom. I highly recommend Mr molezzo to represent anyone in all matters that he is experienced in by far the best lawyer i have had. I will definitely call him if i ever need a criminal defense attorney. Thanks Richard to you and your team on a job well done!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best defense attorney in Reno hands down
Very immediate responses and successfull outcome. Could not have found a more reliable lawyer.
Posted by Craig | December 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazingly Insightful, Amazingly Concerned!
I went to Richard with a complicated domestic situation. His concern and interest in my case and in me individually as well as my son who was also directly involved were my first observations that set him apart and cause me to sense that I was in good hands. His confidence and ability to impart that confidence was calming. He understood the high stakes and never in my opinion took his foot off the gas. I recommend Richard highly and while I hope there’s never another need on my part, it’s great to have his card in my wallet. If you think you need an attorney, see Richard!!
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Posted by Janice | August 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Cared more about my situation and family than the money
I went to Richard to discuss my son being severely injured by a so called friend of his. The kid was not arrested after stabbing my son in the back literally. Richard wrote letters to the District Attorneys office, did some background check, made phone calls and still called me frequently to let me know what the status was and if he heard anything. Once we got the letter back from the DA, stating again that they were not going to do anything and how sorry they were, Richard started investigating more and believed that my sons civil rights had been violated. Instead of him taking the case, he referred me to someone who was a expert in Human Civil Rights because he said it would take him longer to research everything and end up costing me a lot more money and after everything my son and I had been through, he didn't want me have to pay for the fight. I barely had to pay him for all the work he did for a months worth of investigation and then he referred me to someone who took the case on contingency. I have never heard of a lawyer doing that. It's all about the money and Richard didn't care about that. He cared more about my family and getting justice for my son. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Troy | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Restraining order
Richard has a great professional attitude. He took my case even though this is not his Forte, he was doing this to help me after I explained the situation. Richard was on top of everything that came up during the hearing. I was completely in awe on how he handled and controlled himself and the court. Richard schooled the opposing attorney. Hands down I would call Richard for any legal problems I might have. This guy is GREAT, I give him 6 stars, he's that good!!!!! He is the sledge hammer for justice and he's always available to talk, not many attorneys give you their cell number and say call whenever you need to talk. He is also a great guy!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hire Him!!
I was arrested for domestic battery in January 2016 and had no idea what to do or what my options were. This was my first offense and I didn't want it to tarnish my clean record. Richie came highly recommended so I spoke to him about my case and hired him. Before my court date Richie had my formal charged dropped from domestic battery to disturbing the peace. I knew I was in good hands. He even talked to my fiance (the alleged victim) to walk him through the process. My day in court came and I was nervous!! Richie told me not to worry and I ended up walking out with all charges dismissed without prejudice. Rich made the process easy and painless and I got the best result!! He is worth the money and I assure you he will fight hard to get you the best outcome possible. Thanks Richie!!
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Posted by Kristin | January 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!!
Richard was referred to me by a great friend of mine. He made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable scary situation, and took care of me. I had no idea what to expect, but Richard made it seamless. He is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I would recommend him to anyone!!
Posted by Stacie | November 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend the sledgehammer!
I was referred to Richard by a close family friend during an incident that required immediate attention. I had never worked with a lawyer in his field before and was unsure what to expect. He made me feel comfortable through the entire process and took it upon himself to go above and beyond what I even expected. I truly appreciate the close family referral, and I can see why he has such a stellar reputation. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of advice or legal services. Thank you again sledgehammer!
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Posted by Charles | November 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST!
Mr Molezzo represented me in a criminal case recently. I was very impressed with his overall performance! I don't normally do reviews but after what he has done for me, I was compelled to write this. If you or someone you know needs legal representation call him now!!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013.

Public Reprimand issued in NV, 2013
updated on 09/18/2018

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Personal Injury; Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Richard Molezzo Private Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Attorney General Of Nevada
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Public Defender
  • Washoe County Public Defender
  • 1995 - 2003

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2012
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • N/A

Associations

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Warrior/Student
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Graduate
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Elk's Club
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Manogue Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • BNI Northern Nevada Chapter
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Western Industrial Nevada
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hispanic American Chamber of Business
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Richard
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Molezzo has a amazing passion for justice and obtains consistent excellent results for his clients. He is the only lawyer I know that is 'on call' 24/7 for emergency assistance. He has my 100% vote of confidence and trust."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Molezzo is one of the most charismatic attorneys I have ever met. He makes himself available to speak with clients and potential clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and he always looks extremely professional and ready for a Court appearance at any given moment."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is relentless in fighting for the rights of his clients. I have not a met a better lawyer or human being and I would recommend him without hesitation to anyone facing a legal problem."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer and fine man."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Other
"Rich Molezzo is one of the best criminal defense lawyer in Nevada. He is a street-smart, hard- working and very tough trial lawyer. Rich is creative and a champion. He is straight-shooting, caring and honest. I'd hire him in a New York minute!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Richard is a skilled attorney who is dedicated to the best outcome for his clients. He is a top notch trial attorney who is unafraid of hard cases. He is the kind of guy you want right next to you when your in trouble."
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Reno Personal injury Lawyer Richard A. Molezzo
Richard A. Molezzo
Personal injury Attorney
Reno, NV
Licensed for 28 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013. See details