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James O. Broccoletti received his B.A. degree at the American University in 1975 and his J.D. degree from the College of William and Mary in 1978. He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1978 and started practicing law in the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in 1978. Mr. Broccoletti began private practice with J. Gerard Zoby in 1985, specializing in the representation of citizens charged with criminal offenses. His legal affiliations include: Virginia, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; and U.S. Supreme Court.

He is a member of the Norfolk Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, American and Federal Bar Associations, Past President of the Tidewater Chapter Federal Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar (Past Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 2003 Past Chairman, Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Ethics), Virginia State Bar Council, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Virginia Capital Resource Center (member, Board of Director), Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

He was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® of America, Virginia’s Legal Elite, and Virginia Super Lawyers® list.

Mr. Broccoletti was appointed to the United States Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group to represent the Fourth Circuit.


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Lisa Broccoletti received her Bachelor of Science in the School of Education from Old Dominion University in 1985. She received her Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law in 1988 and was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1989.  Lisa's current area of practice is  representing children and incapacitated adults as a Guardian Ad Litem and individuals who are subject to involuntary commitment hearings.   She is currently a member of the Virginia State Bar and Virginia Beach Bar Associations.

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Mario Lorello received his B.A. in Government/International Politics and Communications from George Mason University in 2007. He then received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2010. Upon admission to the Virginia State Bar, Mr. Lorello served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable F.G. Rockwell, III. of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. Mr. Lorello joined the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office in 2011 where he gained vast trial experience, specializing in serious, complex criminal charges. Mr. Lorello then entered into private practice with Zoby & Broccoletti. 

He is a member of the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Portsmouth Bar Associations, and the Virginia State Bar. Mr. Lorello has taught courses on criminal law throughout Virginia and nationwide, primarily focusing on constitutional issues, navigating pre-trial motions, and the handling of forensic, digital, or technological evidence.