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Ralph Fucetola JD
The VitaminLawyer.com Consultancy

Background

Ralph Fucetola JD received a B.A. with Distinction from Rutgers University, 1967 and a Juris Doctor (Doctorate in Law) from Rutgers Law School, 1971.

Since then he has been active in the business and public service communities and practiced law (from 1971 through 2006) specializing in the Nutrient and Alternative Health fields.

Counsel Fucetola has been widely recognized as a leading attorney in the field, receiving numerous awards, including a Citation of Merit from the National Health Federation (thenhf.com) in 1979 and a Meritorious Service Award (from the Institute for Health Research, inhere.org) for his role in the 1995 DHEA Cases on behalf of the Life Extension Foundation.

Counsel Fucetola limits his consultancy practice to claims, advertising and label review, asset protection, and consulting with marketers, consumers, advocates and local attorneys regarding Health Care Freedom issues, petitions and litigation. He has varied business background experience, including direct management responsibility with companies in the following fields: Real Estate Management; Construction; Dietary Supplement Products and Alternative Modality Products.

He is Counsel to and a trustee of Natural Solutions Foundation (globalhealthfreedom.org)

Education

B.A. with Distinction, Rutgers University, 1967
Juris Doctor (Doctorate in Law) Rutgers Law School, 1971

Professional

Admitted to the NJ & Federal Bar, 1971
Admitted Pro Hac Vice: NY, CT
Ordained Minister, LifeSpirit Church, 1974
District of Columbia Superior Court Ministerial Certificate of Authority, 1981
Holo-Linguistic Institute (Toronto) Bioenergetics Certification, 1992
Five Elements Center (Mt. Lakes, NJ) Homeopathic Certifications, 1993

Positions

1. 2008 – 2005 – Trustee – Natural Solutions Foundation – (naturalsolutionsfoundation.org)
2. 2007 – 2005 – The Vitamin Lawyer.com Consultancy: CEO
3. 2006 – 1973 – Private Legal Practice in New Jersey: Counsel
4. 2003 – 1994 – In-House Counsel, TrimSpa
5. 1990 – 1987 – Senior VP – Life Services Supplements - (Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw Products)
6. 1989 – 1975 – Vice President & Counsel: Fucetola Holding Company, Inc.
Westlake Belleville, Inc. – Shopping Center – Belleville, NJ
Holiday Inn of Totowa – Hotel and Entertainment Complex – Rte 46
Fucetola Bros. Builders and Developers – North Arlington, NJ
Arlington Lanes – North Arlington, NJ (RE Development & Management)

Directorships & Trusteeships

2008 – 2005 Trustee, Natural Solutions Foundation
2008 – 2006 Trustee, Foundation for Magnetic Science
2007 – 2006 MagnetoCore Corporation
2007 – 2000 Trustee, Institute for Health Research, Inc.
2005 – 2000 Sound Health, Inc. (Sharry Edwards, MEd)
1990 – 1987 Life Services Supplements, Inc.
1989 – 1980 Fucetola Holding Company, Inc.
1973 – 2007 LifeSpirit Church Trustee

Achievements

Co-Founder, LifeSpirit Congregational Church (lifespirit.org) 1974
Citation of Merit, National Health Federation (thenhf.com0 1979
Co-Founder, Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw Nutrient Purveyors, 1987
Representation of Sharry Edwards, Sound Health, Inc. (soundhealthinc.com) 1992 - 2007
Institute for Health Research - Meritorious Service for Landmark Decisions in the 1995 NJ DHEA Cases
Representation of Caroline Bayard, Northeast Holistic Center (healnhc.org) 1985 - 2007
Representation of Institute for Health Research, (inhere.org) 1999 - 2007
Representation of Sound Health Research Institute (soundhealthresearch.org) 1998 - 2007
Representation of Dr. Heriberto Gonzalez, Medica Natur, 1995
Representation of Rev. Dr. Robert Sorge, Abundalife Center, 1998 (abundalife.com)
Representation of Rev. Starr Fuentes, Assoc. for Divine Intervention (starrfu.com) 1998 - 2007

Independent Counsel for TrimSpa® - 1997 - 2003
Establishment of The Vitamin Lawyer web site, (vitaminlawyer.com) 2000
Representation of the Scoliosis Care Foundation, (scoliosiscare.org) 2001
Landmark Determination by FDA in DIABETIKS® name claim matter, 2001
Founding of Vitamin Lawyer News, (vitaminlawyernews.com) 2002
Successful Defense of Trademark SUNNIE® for Green Turtle Bay. (energywave.com)
Major Site Review for Life Extension Foundation Buyers Club, (lef.org) 2003
Organization of Dr. Clark University, (drclarkuniversity.org) 2004
Site Review for Dr. Braverman, PATH Medical, 2004
Organization of Journal of BioAcoustic Biology, (jbab.org) 2005
Chairman, Foundation for Magnetic Science, (magneticfoundation.org) 2007
Consultant for King Hoodia, www.kinghoodia.com, 2006
Consultant for Dr. Warren Levin, MD, (warrenmlevinmd.net) 2006
Consultant for SeaAloe, (myseaaloe.com) 2007
Founded the Vitamin Lawyer Health Freedom Blog, (vitaminlawyerhealthfreedom.blogspot.com) 2007
Consultant for the Valley of the Moon Eco Community, Chiriqui Province, Panama, 2008 (naturalsolutionsfoundation.org)

Articles & White Papers

Updated Articles and White Papers List (tinyurl.com/ua9lq)

Includes:

Alternative Practices and the AMA Code of Ethics

The Right of the Public to the Truth
Claims Substantiation Standards

Mum Marketing -- Niches on the internet

The New Jersey 1995 DHEA Cases Story

Bioenergetic Nutrition

The Practice of Alternatives is not the Practice of Medicine

Opinion Letter on Immunization Alternatives

The Ministry and Alternative Practices

My experience with Lyme's

The Herbalists' Charter
Ancient Rights for Modern Practitioners

BioAcoustic Evaluation is not Medical Diagnosis

The Vitamin Lawyer on Dietary Supplement Labeling and Advertising

Traditional Uses of Dietary Supplements

Case Note
Thompson v Western States Medical Center