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Madeline Pichardo-Riestra

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra

Central Florida
  • Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • Florida
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Attorney Pichardo-Riestra is the Owner and Managing Attorney of Pichardo-Riestra Law. She is a former psychologist who has worked with children, juveniles, and adults. As a Psychologist Specialist working for the Department of Corrections, Mrs. Pichardo-Riestra provided Mental Health services to incarcerated females housed in General Population, Closed Management, and Death Row.

After years in psychology, Mrs. Pichardo-Riestra decided to pursue a career in Law. She attended Florida A&M University where she concentrated on Criminal Defense while participating at the FAMU Criminal Defense Clinic. Mrs. Pichardo-Riestra also interned with the Public Defender's Office for the Fifth Circuit in Marion County.

After passing the Florida Bar, Mrs. Pichardo-Riestra became an Assistant State Attorney for the Fifth Circuit in both Marion and Citrus Counties. As a Prosecutor, Mrs. Pichardo-Riestra spent countless hours in the courtroom and prosecuted different level of cases, from traffic violations to felonies. Mrs. Pichardo-Riestra has a current track record of successful litigation having handled thousands of criminal and dependency cases. Mrs. Pichardo-Riestra has won almost 100% of all of her jury and bench trials. She possess a strong interest in courtroom litigation and is a passionate trial attorney.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Areas
  • Speeding and Traffic Tickets
  • Assault and Battery
  • Theft
  • Drug Offenses
  • Expungements
  • Misdemeanor Cases
  • Felony Cases
  • Juvenile Cases
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Alimony
  • Child Abuse
  • Injunctions
  • Prenuptials and Postnuptials Agreements
  • Free Consultation
    Pichardo-Riestra Law offers a ten minutes free case evaluation consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
DCF Florida Children's Legal Services
Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor
State Attorney's Office
Florida A&M University College of Law
J.D. (2016)
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Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 1003348
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Legal Answers
41 Questions Answered

Q. a clothing store is accusing my niece of stealing some items what can she do?
A: I agree with the answer above. I highly suggest your niece speak with a Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible.
Q. We asked custody of a child in NY, and now they want a home study to give us the permanent custody. I live in Fl
A: The court may request a home study for the best interest of the child, specially if the child is leaving the NY jurisdiction. I suggest that you schedule a consult with a family law/dependency attorney to answer your questions in detail.
Q. Attempting to immigrate to Israel. My birth certificate lacks my late father's name. I need to prove paternity in court.
A: This case appears to be very complicated. I would highly recommend contacting an immigration attorney.
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Pichardo-Riestra Law
2730 East Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
Toll-Free: (833) 218-2525
Telephone: (352) 443-5598