ZinnLaw is pleased to announce that Richard F. DeVall has joined the firm as a litigation attorney. Mr. DeVall is admitted to practice in Florida and New York, and has extensive trial and appellate experience. With over 30 years of experience, he has served as a former prosecutor, an assistant district attorney, and an arbitrator. Mr. DeVall will concentrate his practice in the areas of contract law, real estate disputes, and construction litigation.
Richard F. DeVall’s Experience
The Law Offices of Richard F. DeVall, January 1, 2021 to present. Private law offices in Cape Coral, Florida and Saratoga Springs, NY serving select municipal, corporate, and individual clients. Concentration in legal matters involving intersection of NY and Florida laws. General, family, and criminal litigation including trials and appeals.
Assistant City Attorney, II, City of Cape Coral, April 2021 to December 2021. General litigation and procurement, including Risk Protection Orders and Forfeiture Proceedings, contract drafting and review, formal bid protests.
Principal and Managing Partner of DeVall and DeVall Law Firm, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 1987 to December 31, 2020. Extensive experience in all trial and appellate courts of New York; misdemeanor, felony, criminal jury trials, divorce and family law, motion and trial prosecution of complex cases.
Arbitrator, New York State Unified Court System, Fourth Judicial District Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Resolution Program, 1994 to June 19, 2020, part-time. Arbitration panel member, serving as an arbitrator of matrimonial fee disputes.
Town Attorney, Town of Wilton, New York, 1994 to 2013, Handled all facets of legal issues for the Town, prosecuted and defended all claims involving the town, including land use regulations, environmental law, labor law and civil rights law.
Assistant Public Defender, Rensselaer County, NY, 1987 to 1989. Provided legal defense to the indigent.
Assistiant Counsel to NYS Senate. 1986 to 1987, full-time. Provided legal advice, drafted legislation, met with constituent groups.
Assistant District Attorney, Rensselaer County, NY, 1983 to 1986, full-time. Prosecuted all manner of crime from investigation to jury trial and appeal.
Chairman and member of the Board of Directors , “Saratoga Oasis”, 1995-2003. Oversaw the operations and budgeting for a local not-for-profit drug treatment agency.
Saratoga National Bank, Community Advisory Board, 2000 to 2013. Advised the bank of the needs of the community, and the community of the services and programs offered by the bank.