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Jessica Catherine Roberge Buonauro

Jessica Catherine Roberge Buonauro

also known as Jessica C. Roberge

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Juvenile, Appeals

About Me

 





Initially, I would like to thank you for visiting my AVVO account and I look forward to working with you to resolve any issues regarding yourself or a child in your life!

 

I am originally from Worcester, Massachusetts.  My Father and Mother moved our family to Osceola County, Florida when I was a young child.  I attended St. John Vianney Catholic School in Orlando from kindergarten through eighth grade and attended Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando for my pre-college education.  I attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, graduating with a major in business marketing and a minor in theatre arts.  Post college graduation I applied to Barry University School of Law and was accepted into the graduating class of 2006.  During my tenure at Barry, I received book awards in Adoption Law and Advanced Family Law Seminar and prior to graduation I completed the requirements for the Children’s and Family Law Concentration program.  A book award is presented to the student who received the highest grade in the class.

 

After passing the Florida Bar in 2006, I was offered the position of Assistant Juvenile Public Defender in Orange and Osceola Counties.  I worked as a Juvenile Public Defender from August 2006 until November 2007 at which time an opportunity arose to defend children as a private juvenile defense attorney.  During my tenure as an Assistant Public Defender, I practiced only Juvenile Delinquency law and penned writs of habeas corpus, one of which led to a published opinion regarding the issue of juveniles being held in direct contempt, see S.B. v. State, 940 So.2d 576 (5th DCA 2006).

 




In January 2008, I opened my own practice, Jessica C.R. Buonauro, P.A., where I contnued to practice criminal and juvenile defense.  


 


In January 2009, I had the distinct opportunity to argue an issue of first impression to the 5th District Court of Appeal regarding sealing and/or expunging criminal and civil arrest records.  After my arguments in Kanji v. State, 4 So.3d 65 (5th DCA 2009), the 5th District Court of Appeal ruled that although a Judge has "sole discretion" to deny the sealing or expunging a criminal record, it is not unfettered discretion and he or she may not arbitrarily deny a sealing or expunction.  While exercising his or her discretion, the Judge must consider all the facts and circumstances and may not deny the petition based solely on the nature of the crime. 


 


As of March 1, 2015, Jessica C.R. Buonauro, P.A. has been renamed Roberge Law, P.A.


 


I am dedicated to my work and believe that EVERYONE deserves zealous advocation when they are charged with a crime in the State of Florida.  


 


Thank you for taking the time to review my profile, please don’t hesitate to call my office and meet with me to discuss how I may be able to help you!



 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    9 years, 75 cases
  2. Juvenile: 20%
    9 years, 200 cases
  3. Appeals: 10%
    9 years, 7 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Joshua Jonathan Tejes

    Jessica is an excellent Central Florida criminal defense attorney who cares for her clients and is committed to obtaining the best results possible. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Joshua Tejes Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
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  • Daniel Gutierrez

    Jessica Buonauro is one of Central Florida's premier criminal defense attorneys. She is an honest, diligent attorney who cares about her clients and the community. I endorse this lawyer.

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    Daniel Gutierrez Insurance Attorney
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Contact Info

Roberge Law, P.A.

609 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL, 32801

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200605/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Volunteer AwardOrange County Teen Court2014
Pro Bono Service Recognition AwardThe Supreme Court of Florida2013
Pro Bono Service Recognition AwardThe Supreme Court of Florida2012
Pro Bono Service Recognition AwardThe Supreme Court of Florida2011
Diploma for Concentration in Children and Family Law ProgramBarry University School of Law2006
Recipient of the Book Award for Adoption LawBarry University School of Law2006
Recipient of the Book Award for Advanced Family Law SeminarBarry University School of Law2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/AttorneyRoberge Law, P.A.2015 - Present
AttorneyBichler, Kelley, Oliver & Longo, PLLC2013 - 2015
AttorneyStone Law Group, P.L.2013 - 2013
Owner/AttorneyJessica C.R. Buonauro, P.A.2008 - 2014
Assistant Juvenile Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender Ninth Judicial Circuit2006 - 2007
Office Manger/Legal AssistantLaw Offices of Joseph T. Farrell, P.A.2001 - 2006
Website Sales Specialist/Administrative AssistantEverything But Water2000 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ninth Judicial Circuit - Orange & Osceola CountiesConflict Counsel appointed by Chief Judge Belvin Perry2011 - 2013
Orange County Teen Court Advisory BoardMember2010 - Present
The Florida Bar Appellate Practice SectionMember2008 - Present
The Florida Bar Criminal Law SectionMember2008 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2008 - Present
Orange County Teen CourtAttorney Volunteer2008 - Present
The Florida BarAttorney2006 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember/Alumni2002 - Present
Theta Alpha PhiMember1999 - 2001
Pi Beta PhiMember/Alumni1998 - Present
Osceola County Teen CourtStudent Volunteer1995 - 1997

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Kanji vs. State of FloridaKanji v. State, 4 So.3d 65 (5th DCA, 2009)
S.B. vs State of Floridaillegal detention overturned by the DCA

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawLegalJuris Doctor2006
Stetson UniversityBusiness MarketingBachelor of Business Administration2001
Bishop Moore Catholic High School, Orlando, FloridaN/AUnknown1997
St. John Vianney Catholic SchoolN/AUnknown1993

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Barry University School of Law CLEExpungment and Sealing of Records2013
Annual Conference - International Association of Fire FightersEstate Planning for Fire Fighters2013
Annual Conference - Florida Citizens Police Academy AssociationLiability of Lay Volunteers2013
Government Law Employment PanelGovernment Law Employment2011
Learn @ Lunch Conference CallsExpungment and Sealing of Records2010