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Dominic Piscitello

Dominic Piscitello

Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney dedicated to protecting your rights
  • Divorce, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law ...
  • Florida
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Biography

Dominic Piscitello was raised in Palatka, Florida. At Palatka High School, he was awarded the prestigious Frank Hancock Trophy for Outstanding Student-Athlete. After graduating from Palatka High School, he played Division II football at Livingstone College in North Carolina. Dominic attended the Florida Coastal School of Law and was recognized for donating his time as a certified legal intern. At graduation, he was awarded the pro bono certificate for completing more than 125 pro bono hours of legal work.

After graduating from Florida Coastal, Dominic was sworn in as an Assistant State Attorney in the 7th Judicial Circuit. He litigated numerous jury trials and in 2017 was awarded the Trial Top Gun Award for the whole judicial circuit. Dominic has received extensive training in DUIs, Domestic Violence, and has assisted in new officer training in the areas of DUIs and best trial practices.

In 2018, Dominic began working with the Children Legal Services (“CLS”) division within the Department of Children and Families. Dominic’s passion for justice and advocacy for the protection of children was quickly recognized. He was awarded the Excellence in Legal Advocacy Award for all of Northeast Florida and the Outstanding Leadership and Achievement Award. Dominic was the Director of the 4th Circuit Internship Program and was a Supervising Attorney for Duval and Nassau County. Dominic participated in interagency committees and was one of a few attorneys who presented efficient solutions directly to the Secretary for the Office of Child Welfare.

Dominic enjoys spending his free time with his family and giving back to his community either through coaching, volunteering, cooking, or handing out care packages during the holidays.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Theft
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorney
Douglas Law Firm
- Current
Supervising Attorney
Children Legal Services, 4th Judicial Circuit
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Senior Attorney
Children Legal Services, 4th Judicial Circuit
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Recognition: 2020 Outstanding Leadership and Achievement Award and 2018 Excellence in Legal Advocacy Award for all of Northeast Florida. Served on the following Statewide Children Legal Services Committees: Children Legal Services (“CLS”) Inaugural Leadership Academy and Statewide CLS Efficiency Project Team to identify the lack of efficiencies within the Department of Children and Families/Children Legal Services. Served as the Team Leader for efficiency projected and presented to Secretary of Florida’s Office of Child Welfare, Chad Poppell, regarding the inefficiencies within the CLS. Engaged in the Regional and Local Committees: Reunification Committee and Kinship Committee. Current Director of our Fourth Circuit Internship Program. Maintained and managed a caseload of between seventy and ninety (70-90) active cases. Supervised over two hundred and fifty (250) active cases.
Assistant State Attorney
Office of the State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit
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Assigned three hundred (300) new cases a month. Reviewed police affidavits to determine legal sufficiency to file a charging document. Directed cases in front of Misdemeanor, Felony, and Juvenile Judges. Negotiated plea agreements with opposing counsel including restitution for victims. Represented the State of Florida in the Depositions of witnesses. Orchestrated the following: Jury Voir Dires, Non-Jury Trials, Jury Trials, Motion in Limine hearings, Motion to Suppress Hearings, and Order to Show Cause Hearings. Managed twenty-five (25). Submitted the State’s response to an appellate brief. Conducted three training sessions for law enforcement regarding DUIs. Received training in the following: Basic DUI Trial Advocacy Seminar/Advanced DUI Training Seminar and Domestic Violence Basic.
Education
Florida Coastal School of Law
J.D. (2015) | Law
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Honors: Dean’s Scholar Spring 2015 Dean’s List Spring 2014 & Fall 2015 Book Award: Federal Criminal Procedure
Activities: Pro Bono Certificate (125+ hours)
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University of Central Florida
B.A. (2012) | Political Science
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Honors: UCF Legislative Scholar, Dean’s List, and President’s list 2018 30 under 30 Alumni Award Winner
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Awards
30 under 30 Alumni Award Winner
University of Central Florida
Trial Top Gun Award
Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
Dominic was sworn in as an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit. He litigated numerous jury trials that lead up to this award.
Dean's Scholar
Florida Coastal School of Law
Dean's List
Florida Coastal School of Law
Legislative Scholar
University of Central Florida
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0118856
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Douglas Law Firm Website
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Contact & Map
Douglas Law Firm - Jacksonville Office
6100 Greenland Rd, Unit 603
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Toll-Free: (800) 705-5457
Telephone: (904) 671-8395
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Douglas Law Firm - St. Augustine Office
One News Place
Suite E
St. Augustine, FL 32086
Toll-Free: (800) 705-5457
Telephone: (904) 671-8395
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Douglas Law Firm - Palatka Office
1301 St Johns Ave
Palatka, FL 32177
Toll-Free: (800) 705-5457
Telephone: (386) 530-2955
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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