Joe Nascimento, raised in South Florida, obtained his Bachelors degree in political science and a concentration in criminology from the University of Florida. While at UF, Mr. Nascimento was very involved in his fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi, holding various leadership positions, including President. Since leaving UF, Mr. Nascimento has remained involved as the President of the Alumni Association, the Chapter Advisor and the President of the House Corporation.
After UF, Mr. Nascimento went on to attend the University of Miami School of Law. As RTR partner Dave Raben’s student, Mr. Nascimento excelled in the school’s nationally recognized Litigation Skills program, eventually being awarded the Marco A. Vazquez Memorial Scholarship, which is named after the firm’s young associate who tragically passed away in a car accident. After obtaining several scholarships and focusing his education on criminal law, Mr. Nascimento graduated, cum laude, with a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.
Before coming to Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben & Waxman, P.A., Mr. Nascimento was a certified legal intern with the Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office, where he sharpened his criminal law practice, trying cases including a cocaine trafficking and money laundering case and arguing several substantive motions in felony court. Mr. Nascimento also served as a law clerk for a Broward County 17th Judicial Circuit Criminal Court Judge, an intern at the Broward County Public Defenders Office and a clerk for 7 summers at a Broward County civil litigation firm.
Since joining RTR in May 2008, Mr. Nascimento has tried and obtained not guilty verdicts on charges ranging from DUI and aggravated battery, to vehicular manslaughter and second-degree murder. Mr. Nascimento has also worked on criminal appeals on all levels in the district courts across the state, as well as in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
In his spare time, Mr. Nascimento enjoys traveling with his wife, enjoying outdoor activities and coaching CrossFit as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a USAW (USA Weightlifting) Sports and Performance Level 1 Coach. Mr. Nascimento also serves on the Board of Directors for the Miami Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Mr. Nascimento is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, the Southern, Middle and Northern Federal District Courts of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Nascimento’s main goal is to use his experience and passion to zealously represent clients in all types of criminal matters throughout the State of Florida.
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