Joseph M. Ciarciaglino

JOSEPH M. CIARCIAGLINO, was born and raised in upstate New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Siena College in Albany, New York. He served two years as a lieutenant in the United States Army Field Artillery and was awarded three Bronze Star Medals during a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Mr. Ciarciaglino received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University, College of Law, in Gulfport, Florida, in 1973. He served four years as an Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida and rose to the position of Assistant Division director for the St. Petersburg office.

Mr. Ciarciaglino entered the private practice of law in 1977. He was a founding partner in the St. Petersburg law firm of Osborne & Ciarciaglino, predecessor to Ciarciaglino, Gell & Fiorentino, P.A.

Mr. Ciarciaglino practices all forms of trial law and has represented clients in state and federal court as well as before the United States Supreme Court. In 1996, Mr. Ciarciaglino became a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. He has been a visiting lecturer at Stetson University College of Law and was also an instructor at the Pinellas County Police Academy where he taught law from 1973 to 1998. He is a past editor of the Florida Bar Journal as well as having severed on the Sixth Circuit Bar Grievance Committee.

Mr. Ciarciaglino's areas of practice are criminal law and personal injury. He has tried to jury everything from Driving Under the Influence to First Degree Murder. A book has been written about one of his murder cases. He has represented clients successfully in multi million dollar personal injury and wrongful death recoveries.

Mr. Ciarciaglino is an avid marksman and in 1988 was a special invited competitor in the International Law Enforcement Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He won a gold medal in combat shooting and a bronze in speed shooting. As a dedicated fly fisherman, he continues to fly fish all over the world. He has fished in Alaska, the Bahamas, Argentina, Chile, Mongolia, New Zealand and Ireland.