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 Florida 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 College of Law 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, Orlando, FL. -Juris Doctor, J.D.
Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo P.R. -Masters in Counseling Psychology, M.Psy.
Universidad del Este, Carolina, P.R. -Bachelor in Psychology, B.S.S.
Jurisdiction Admitted to Practice:
State of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida