Nicholas F. Rinaldo, Esquire, has been a committed, driven, and passionate advocate for people in need for more than three decades. Mr. Rinaldo is licensed to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the Supreme Court of the State of Florida.
Mr. Rinaldo began his legal career as a trial attorney for The Hillsborough County Public Defender’s Office. In 1990, he left and went into private practice where he specialized in complex criminal defense law. Mr. Rinaldo regularly defended first degree murder cases death penalty cases, federal conspiracy and racketeering cases, white collar crimes, and numerous other felony and misdemeanor cases.
In 1997, Mr. Rinaldo changed the focus of his practice to solely helping people who were seriously injured in accidents through no fault of their own. Since that time, he has had the solemn privilege of helping thousands of persons who have been harmed due to the fault of another person or legal entity. Mr. Rinaldo has represented injured persons in all types of accident cases such as automobile, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, wrongful death cases, slip and fall cases, burn cases, and all other types of catastrophic accidents.
A fourth generation resident of Tampa, Florida, Mr. Rinaldo attended H.B. Plant High School before graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Florida. He then received his Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law where he earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence.Mr. Rinaldo is also passionate about being a Reading Tutor for 3rd grade students throughout Tampa through the Lawyers for Literacy program.
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