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, and the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
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.