Before he began to practice law, Richard F. Della Fera was—and still is—a professional musician. He values the way music shapes society by expressing individual experience and representing a culture’s shared aspirations and beliefs. Della Fera believes law should be as accessible and representative as music, which is why giving voice to every person is Della Fera’s professional mission. Like music, law must support a culture’s values while changing to reflect society’s evolving beliefs— especially as we become more democratic and diverse. Whether in a court of law or on a musical stage, Della Fera commits 100% to his work because he believes these are the keys to maintaining a fair and free society.

Richard F. Della Fera was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He received a BA in Classical Guitar Performance from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and went on to attend the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida on an academic scholarship. While in law school, Della Fera was appointed Senior Article Editor for the St. Thomas University Law Review, was named in “Who’s Who of American Law Students”, and was elected to membership in the honorary law fraternity, Phi Delta Phi. He was also a member of the law school’s Moot Court Board and graduated cum laude, in the top 5% of his graduating class (J.D.).

Any trouble with the law can threaten a person’s finances, reputation, and freedom. For nearly two decades, Richard F. Della Fera has been protecting the rights of clients in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and throughout the United States on cases ranging from DUI and drug/narcotic offenses to white collar crimes and federal appeals. Whether one is under suspicion, has just been arrested, or is pursuing post-conviction relief, Della Fera advocates for the interests of his clients 24/7. In addition to providing defendants with a realistic picture of their situation and clear guidance throughout the legal processes, he ensures his clients are treated with respect and dignity every step of the way. He understands the unique circumstances surrounding each individual’s case and brings his extensive experience and winning record to defending individuals and corporations against a wide range of charges in the following areas: criminal defense, appeals and post conviction matters, and civil/insurance defense.

Many clients recommend and return to him and he is proud of a referral rate of over 80% for new cases. A nationally recognized criminal defense/civil litigation and appellate attorney, Richard F. Della Fera has a reputation for being dedicated to his clients and using the power of the law to fight for justice for all.
Richard F. Della Fera is an accomplished Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer. Combining an in-depth understanding of judicial processes and a strong dedication to upholding the rights of his clients, Della Fera is known for his zealous defense techniques in the following areas:

If you have been arrested or are under investigation, the best possible outcome is that criminal charges are never filed. Often, discussions with the prosecutors can avoid a charge being filed or lead to the filing of a reduced charge, because your lawyer can bring in favorable facts or point out favorable law that the prosecutor did not learn from the police or otherwise discover. Criminal Defense Attorney Della Fera has a successful record of getting charges dropped or reduced. At this stage of a criminal defense case, you have the valuable opportunity to improve your situation before formal charges are brought.

Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense lawyer Richard Della Fera has demonstrated successful outcomes in a wide variety of criminal cases to include many areas of the law—from the preliminary phases such as investigation or pre-filing representation, to firearms, drug offenses, violent crimes, property crimes, as well as other areas in State and Federal Criminal defense. Della Fera is also highly experienced in providing White Collar criminal defense for embezzlement, forgery, money laundering…

Contact a Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney immediately for information regarding an appeal of a sentence, judgement, or conviction. A new sentencing, new trial, and a reversal of the conviction are all possible outcomes of a successful appeal.

Richard F. Della Fera has represented both individuals and corporations alike in Civil/Insurance Defense Litigation at various levels of state and federal court. Representation can be provided for cases that involve general negligence, premises liability, and insurance risk management. Contact us if you need the legal counsel or representation of a proven criminal lawyer. We provide services in Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Counties, and other parts of Florida. To find out more about our practice areas, visit our  call us at 954.232.2504.

  • Florida Bar, 1995
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1996
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court, District of Puerto Rico
  • United States District Court, District of the Virgin Islands

Richard F. Della Fera offers a free 30 minute phone consultation and in person consultation.Call 954.232.2504
Mr. Della Fera is not able to accept pro bono cases or inquiries at this time.