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.

Florida A&M University College of Law
J.D. (2016)
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Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
DCF Florida Children's Legal Services
Assistant State Attorney/Prosecutor
State Attorney's Office
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 1003348
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested 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
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
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