Richard A. DeMichele, Jr.

DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C.

313 White Horse Pike

Haddon Heights,NJ08035

 

Telephone (856) 546-1350

E-mail rick@southjerseylawfirm.com

 

 

Professional Employment

 

DeMichele & DeMichele, P.C. – Shareholder – 1996- present

Litigation -Civil, Matrimonial, Criminal, Personal Injury

Haddon Heights – Solicitor – 2010- 2011

Laurel Springs Zoning and Planning Board – Solicitor –  2005- present

Lawnside – Municipal Prosecutor – 2008 – present

Hammonton – Municipal Prosecutor –  2007

Stratford Borough – Conflict Borough Solicitor – 2006

McAllister, Westmoreland, Vesper, Schwartz, Hyberg & White – Associate – 1995-1996

Plaintiff Personal Injury

Education

 

Rutgers University School of Engineering 

B.S. Ceramic Engineering – 1992

Villanova University School of Law   

Juris Doctor – 1995

Bar/Law Association Leadership

 

 

American Bar Association – Member – 1999-present

 

ABA House of Delegates – 2002- 2007 and 2009 – present

  • Delegate (Camden) Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, LA – February 2012
  • Delegate (Camden) Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada – August 2011
  • Delegate (Camden) Midyear Meeting, Atlanta, GA – February 2011
  • Delegate (Camden) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA – August 2010
  • Delegate (Camden) Mid year Meeting, Orlando, FL – February 2010
  • Delegate (Camden) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL – August 2009
  • Delegate (Camden) Mid Year Meeting, Boston, MA – February 2009
  • Delegate (YLD) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA – August 2007
  • Delegate (YLD) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL – August 2006
  • Delegate (YLD) Mid Year Meeting, Miami, FL – February 2006
  • Delegate (YLD) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL – August 2005
  • Delegate (YLD) Mid Year Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT – February 2005
  • Delegate (NJ) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA – August 2004
  • Delegate (NJ) Mid Year Meeting, San Antonio, TX – February 2004
  • Delegate (NJ) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA – August 2003
  • Delegate (NJ) Mid Year Meeting, Seattle, WA – February 2003
  • Delegate (NJ) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. – August 2002
  • Delegate (NJ) Mid Year Meeting, Philadelphia,PA – February 2002

 

Young Lawyers Division – 1999- 2007

  • Division Delegate – ABA House of Delegates – 2005-2007
  • Leadership Advisory Board, 2002-2005
  • Director of Membership (2 terms),  2002-2004
  • Vice Director of Membership,  2001-2002
  • District 6 (NJ) Representative to the YLD, 1999-2001
  • YLD Delegate – Mid Year Meeting, Chicago, IL – February 2006
  • YLD Delegate – Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL – August 2005
  • YLD Delegate – Mid Year Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT – February 2005
  • YLD Delegate – Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA – August 2004
  • YLD Delegate – Mid Year Meeting, San Antonio, TX – February 2004
  • YLD Delegate – Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA – August 2003
  • YLD Delegate – Mid Year Meeting, Seattle, WA – February 2003
  • YLD Delegate – Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. – August 2002
  • YLD Delegate – Mid Year Meeting, Philadelphia,PA – February 2002
  • YLD Delegate – Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL – August 2001
  • YLD Delegate – Mid Year Meeting, San Diego, CA – February 2001
  • YLD Delegate – Annual Meeting, New York City,NY- August 2000
  • YLD Delegate – Mid Year Meeting, Dallas, TX – February 2000
  • YLD Delegate – Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA – July 1999
  • YLD Delegate  – Mid Year Meeting, Los Angeles, CA – February 1999
  • Appointments Committee Meeting, Chicago, IL – March 2005
  • Appointments Committee Meeting, San Jose, CA – March 2004
  • Tactical Planning Committee Meeting,Palm Springs, CA – November 2003
  • Standing Committee on Membership, Chicago, IL – October 2003
  • Standing Committee on Membership, Fall Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA – June 2003
  • Standing Committee on Membership, Jackson Hole, WY, – October 2002
  • Officer & Director Meeting – Napa, CA – January 2006
  • Officer & Director Meeting – Albuquerque, NM – August 2005
  • Officer & Director Meeting- Maui, HI – January 2004
  • Officer & Director Meeting- Coredelane, ID – August 2004
  • Officer & Director Meeting- Miami, FL –  January 2003
  • Officer & Director Meeting- Manchester, VT – August 2002

Section of Litigation – 2001- 2007

  • Council (YLD – Liaison) – 2004- 2006
  • Section of Litigation Fellowship (YYLP) – 2002-2004
  • Membership Committee Member – 2002-2004
  • Construction Committee-Young Lawyer Involvement, Sub-Committee, 2002-2005
  • Diversity Outreach Sub-Committee, Co-Chairman – 2005-2007
  • Spring Leadership Meeting, Napa, CA – June 2006
  • Section Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA –  May 2006
  • Winter Leadership Meeting, Amelia Island, FL – January 2006
  • Fall Leadership Meeting, Chicago, Il – October 2005
  • Spring Leadership Meeting, Quebec City, CA – June 2005
  • Section Annual Meeting, New York, NY – April 2005
  • Winter Leadership Meeting, Key Biscayne, FL – January 2005
  • Fall Leadership Meeting, Kohler WI – October 2004
  • Spring Leadership Meeting, Santa Fe, NM – June 2004
  • Section Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ – May 2004
  • Winter Leadership Meeting, Maui, HI – January 2004
  • Spring Leadership Meeting,Park City, UT – June 2003
  • Annual Meeting, Houston, TX – April 2003
  • Winter Leadership Meeting,Palm Beach, FL –  January 2003
  • Fall Leadership Meeting, Henderson, NV – September 2002

Section of Family Law,  2002 – present

  • CLE Committee,  2005 – 2008
  • YLD Liaison, 2002-2004
  • Membership Committee Member, 2002-2005
  • Speaker – “Promising Practices in Family Law ”, Las Vegas, NV – October 28, 2011
  • Speaker – “Hot Tips In Family Law”, New York, NY – May 16, 2008

GP Solo & Small Firm Division, 2003-present

  • Council Member, 2005-2010
  • ABA Coordination Committee (Chair), 2005-2008
  • Family Coordinator (4 terms), 2003-2008
  • Membership Committee, 2002-2008
  • Young Lawyer Committee, 2002-2008

Standing Committee on Membership

  • YLD Liaison                                                                                  2004-2006

Presidential Commission on Domestic Violence

Commissioner                                                                          2004- 2007

 

New Jersey State Bar Association – Member, 1998- present

  • Board of Trustees, 2002-2005 and 2007- present
  • Bylaws and Resolutions Committee – Chair, 2010-2012
  • Bylaws and Resolutions Committee – Member, 2009-2012
  • Legislative Committee – Member, 2007-2009 and 2010-present
  • General Counsel Delegate, 1999-present
  • Membership Committee, Co-Chair,  2003-2006
  • Corporate Sponsorship Committee, Chair, 2005-2006
  • Meetings and Programs Committee – Member, 2002-2009
  • Young Lawyers Division
    • Chair –  2002-2003
    • Chair-Elect- 2001-2002
    • Treasurer – 2000-2001
    • District Representative (NJ) to ABA YLD – 1999-2001
    • Camden County Representative -1998-2000
    • Speaker at the Summer Associate Program – 2003
    • Speaker at the Summer Associate Program – 2002
    • Speaker at the Summer Associate Program – 2001
    • Assisted in the organization of the YLD Board Match Program, 1999

 

Speaking Engagements

Moderator “Best Projects”NJSBA Annual Meeting – May 19, 2004

Speaker –NJSBA Leadership Day, “Trends in the Profession”     March 21, 2003

 

New Jersey Supreme Court

Ad Hoc Committee on Skills and Methods CourseMember               2003- 2005

Ethics and Professionalism Sub-committee

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Camden County Bar Association –    Member, 1996- present

  • President, 2009 – 2010
  • Vice President, 2008- 2009
  • First Vice President, 2007- 2008
  • Second Vice President, 2006- 2007
  • Treasurer, 2005-2006
  • Secretary, 2004-2005
  • Board of Trustees, 2000-2004
  • Young Lawyers Committee, Chairperson, 2000-2001
  • Author of the Barristers’ monthly “Young Lawyer Corner”,2000–2001
  • Charity Committee Member, 1996-1998
  • Volunteer for the Annual Children’s Christmas Party, 1997- 2005
  • Social Committee Chairperson,1997-1998
  • Sports Committee Chairperson – Softball Team Captain, 1997-1998
  • Volunteer for various programs for disadvantaged children,1998- present

Judicial & Prosecutorial Appointments Committee (JPAC) 2009

Lawyer Referral Service Advisory Committee

  • Committee Chairperson,  1999-2004
  • Surveyed current members for input on improvements, May 2000
  • Overhauled existing Lawyer Referral Service Program, May 2000
  • Implemented Fee sharing program for LRS, May 2000

Membership Committee,  Member, 2000- present

  • Committee Co-Chair, 2003- 2005

Family Law Committee, Member, 2001- present

  • Committee Chair, 2005- 2007
  • Committee Co-Chair, 2003- 2005

Budget & Finance Committee,  Member,  1999- 2005

  • Committee Chair, 2005- 2006

Civil Practice Committee, Member – 2003- present

Nominating Committee, Member – 2004- present

Program Committee, Member, 1999- 2004

Seminars

  • Speaker – “Impact ofNJ’s “NEW” Probate Code on Family Law” – May 16, 2005
  • Moderator –  “Municipal Court & DUI – The New Era” – November 18, 2004
  • Speaker – “What you Need to Know About Privileges & Ethics as a Matrimonial Practitioner” – October 28, 2004
  • Moderator –  “UM/UIM Arbitration” – October 29, 2003
  • Moderator – “Getting the Best Plea Bargain Possible” – December 9, 2002
  • Moderator – “Litigating the Closed Head Injury Case” – February 25, 2002
  • Moderator – “Effective Legal Negotiation & Settlement” – October 24, 2001
  • Moderator and Speaker – “Taking and Defending Expert Depositions.” – January 31, 2001
  • Moderator – “Best Practice Update.” –  November 28, 2000
  • Moderator – “Preparing and Using Demonstrative Evidence to Influence a Jury.” – February 23, 2000
  • Moderator – “Preparation and Use of Expert Witness.” – May 6, 1999
  • Moderator – “Municipal Court: Current Court Rules and Preserving the Record for Appeal.” – December 15, 1998

Admission Program Speaker  1999

Camden County Bar Foundation, Member, 1996- present

  • President – 2011 – 2012

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Other Legal Activities and Honors

  • NJ Society of CPAs – LitigationSupportDamages Conference, speaker, Depositions – Disaster Planning 101, October 2007
  • New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star Family Law, June 2006
  • Selected as one of “33 People to Watch in 2003”; SJ Magazine, January 2003
  • ABA/YLD Star of the Quarter, May 2003
  • Law Talk Television program – Child Support and Alimony – September 2004
  • Legal Lines Television program – Child Support Enforcement, October 2003
  • Legal Lines Television program– Domestic Violence,  September 2001

Federal Emergency Management Agency – Hurricane Floyd, August 1999

  • Coordinator of the American Bar Association and New Jersey
  • New Jersey State Bar Association tri county relief effort
  • Set up toll free lines for disaster victims to obtain free legal advice.
  • Organized three counties of volunteer lawyers.
  • Set up Spanish speaking toll free legal relief telephone lines and interpreters.
  • Received certificate of appreciation from the New Jersey State Bar Association for volunteer efforts.

Villanova Law Alumni Association –  Member – 1995 – present

  • Alumni Board of Directors – 2001 – 2009
  • President, 2008 – 2009
  • President Elect, 2007 – 2008
  • First Vice President, 2006 – 2007
  • Second Vice President, 2005 – 2006
  • Third Vice President, 2003 – 2005
  • Chair, Program Committee, 2003 – 2006
  • Chair, Young Alumni Committee, 2001-  2003
  • Class of 1995 Representative, 2001- 2007
  • Co-Chair, 10-year Reunion Committee, 2005

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American Inn of Court #111 Camden County

  • Pupil – 1997-1998

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Atlantic County Bar Association     Member, 1995 – 1996