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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.
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.
S. MARIO LORELLO
Mario Lorello received his B.A. from George Mason University, majoring in Government/International Politics and Communications. He then received his juris doctorate law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
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 in Chesterfield, VA. Following his service as judicial law clerk, Mr. Lorello served as prosecutor in the city of Virginia Beach for more than eleven years. There, he gained vast trial experience, specializing in serious, complex criminal charges such as murder, sexual assaults, and crimes of violence. Afterwards, he accepted a position with Zoby & Broccoletti.
Mr. Lorello is licensed to practice in both state and federal courts, and is a member of the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Portsmouth Bar Associations, as well as 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 to suppress, and the handling and introduction of forensic, digital, and technological evidence. He has particular expertise in the field of historical cell tower site analysis, and the forensic extractions of cell phones and other devices.
Mr. Lorello’s passion for criminal law and being in a courtroom has served him his entire career. His in-depth knowledge about the nuances and intricacies of the law and the Constitution allows him to be a zealous advocate for his clients’ rights. Through meticulous care combined with the wealth of experience and confidence he gained as a former prosecutor, he is able to assess all facets of the government’s case—both weak and strong—in order to accurately advise his clients on the best course of action. His courtroom tactics vary in approach from strong willed to reserved, depending on his clients’ best needs. Mr. Lorello takes great pride in incorporating technology and digital presentations in his courtroom approach in order to present strong, resonating arguments to judges and juries.
Throughout it all, Mr. Lorello believes in taking the time to explain every step and detail of the court process to his clients, recognizing that a good lawyer must also be a confident guide to their clients as they navigate an often unfamiliar system. His detailed and thorough explanations of every step along the way in the judicial process are confident, clear, and tailored to each client’s needs.