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Attorney Profile

Attorney Madeline 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 Florida Department of Corrections, Attorney Madeline provided Mental Health services to incarcerated females housed in General Population, Closed Management, and Death Row.

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

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