Ralph Maiolino III, Criminal Defense Attorney


Attorney Ralph R. Maiolino III was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from York College of Pennsylvania in 2018 before graduating and receiving his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ in 2021. He relocated to Florida immediately upon graduating law school and passing the Florida Bar Exam.

Since becoming an Attorney Ralph has dedicated his career to fighting for the People against the interests of the powerful. He first worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Bartow, FL, where he tried 3 cases to jury verdict and managed a full-time criminal caseload. He then moved to Orlando, FL where he continued to serve as an Assistant State Attorney in the 9th Judicial Circuit for the next 2 years. While an Assistant State Attorney in Orlando, Ralph managed a Felony caseload consisting of 100’s of simultaneously active matters. He served as the lead prosecutor for the State of Florida on a diverse array of serious criminal cases, prosecuting charges for Drug Trafficking, Crimes of Violence including Robbery, Aggravated Battery, and Aggravated Assault, Sex Crimes, Firearms and Weapons Offenses, DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, Home Burglary, Aggravated Fleeing & Eluding, Fraud, and Hate Crimes, among many other offenses.

Criminal Defense Attorney - Ralph Maiolino IIIAs an ASA in Orlando Ralph tried an additional 12 cases to a Jury Verdict, for a total of 15 Trials in less than 3 years. He brought home several big-wins, and achieved convictions at trial for Fentanyl Trafficking, Aggravated Assault, Firearms Crimes, and DUIs, among others. Ralph prides himself on his analytical mind, legal arguments, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills, many of which he honed through his extensive experience arguing and winning pretrial motions including Motions to Suppress Evidence and Motions to Dismiss. In one instance, Ralph was able to save from suppression two (2) separate full-confessions given by a Defendant in an Armed Fentanyl Trafficking case that involved an overdose Death by identifying and arguing the nuances of when/where the 5th amendment applies to a person’s statements. In under 2 years Ralph closed a whopping 493 active Felony Cases in Orlando alone, boasting an overall conviction rate of more than 92%. In managing these cases Ralph worked tirelessly to both achieve the best results possible for individual circumstances, vowing to never quit on a case that could still be won, and to never let one get away. In this he made great stride in advancing the cause of criminal justice reform in the State of Florida.

However, Ralph is now proud to call Smith & Eulo his home, having joined the team as a full-time Criminal Defense Attorney in 2024. After working the past few years to studying the State’s strategy, strengths, and weaknesses, Ralph identities the best way to attack their case, and does not let up until the fight is won. Ralph is eager to partner with his new clients in defending their rights against the powerful and against those who seek to bully them away.

Far too often though Ralph was forced to witness the injustices people face when they are falsely accused of a criminal offense. He has never met a problem he did not believe he could fix, and brings to his practice at Smith & Eulo the fundamental belief that every person is worthy of respect, dignity, and someone fight for them. From the moment he took the Oath of Attorney, Ralph vowed that he would never shy away from the fight to ensure that the “little guy” is treated just the same as anybody else. Ralph is now privileged to bring his passion, attention to detail, and tireless advocacy to Smith & Eulo, where he eagerly works to make sure every single one of his clients has a tenacious fighter in their corner, and are given a fair shot to make their voices and their side of the story heard in the Courtroom.


Rutgers Law School, Camden, NJ
Degree: J.D., 2021 (Dean’s List)

York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, 2018
Major: History (Dean’s List)

Professional Memberships
The Florida Bar
Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association

Awards and Recognitions
Philip C. Jessup Moot Court, 2020
Student Bar Association, 2018-2021
Philip Morrison Award for Excellence in History, 2018
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, 2018
Alpha Chi Honor Society, 2018
Eagle Scout

Call Ralph Today. 407-930-8912