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For over 10 years, Maria DiBlasio Hale has defended the rights and futures of men, women, and children in Orlando, Florida who have been charged with a crime. Her passion to pursue fair trials, dropped charges, and minimized penalties has helped her confidently represent her clients as an Orlando criminal defense lawyer.


After graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 1998 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.), Maria went on to become a Prosecutor in Central Florida. Her experience prosecuting those charged with crimes in front of a jury of peers gave Maria another perspective of the criminal justice field. In nearly 50 jury trials, Maria honed her knowledge of prosecution techniques. This included a variety of cases, including those of DUI (Driving under the Influence), Drug Charges, Assault, Battery, Weapons Charges, and other criminal offenses.


From here, Maria became a member of the State Attorney DUI Manslaughter Special Prosecution Unit. This role allowed her to complete multiple Advanced DUI training sessions. She was then selected to attend the Florida Prosecution Attorney Association's "Train the Trainer's Program", where she taught new Prosecutors effective DUI prosecution techniques.


Maria's role as a teacher was not limited to professional attorney associations. Her passion for molding the next generation of responsible new lawyers and citizens led her to become a coach for several Mock Trial Teams. Maria coached bright young minds in Pinellas Park High School, Stetson University, and most recently at Barry University's Mock Trial Team.


Maria Hale continues to defend and educate men and women throughout the state of Florida. She is a partner at Hale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A. where she focuses on cases on criminal defense cases, including DUI in Orlando, Marijuana Possession, other Drug Crimes, Weapons Violations, Juvenile Offenses, Theft, Probation Violation, Violent Crimes and More.


Hale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A. is located in Orlando, Florida. Her firm handles cases of criminal defense and personal injury. To schedule a consultation and discuss your legal options, contact Maria D. Hale.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    17 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    14 years
  3. Family: 10%
    11 years



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  • Zahra Shanaz Umansky

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Maria Hale is a hard working lawyer who is both knowledgeable & aggressive. She is an utmost professional. She is highly respected & a top-notch criminal attorney in the Central Florida area.


    Zahra Umansky DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Erik Joseph Lombillo

    Maria is a fantastic attorney. I have seen her in trial and seen her win cases in front of the jury. She is well respected by her peers and knows the law. She has a way of seeing all sides of a problem and focusing in on what matters. I highly recommend her without hesitation.


    Erik Lombillo Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Maria D. Hale

545 Delaney Avenue
Building 7
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing199909/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Grievance Committee (appointed 2011-Present)Florida Bar2011
Board of Directors (elected 2007-2009)Young Lawyer's Section of the Orange County Bar Association2007
Standing Committee on Professionalism (appointed 2005-2008)Florida Bar2005
Board of Directors (elected 2005-2008)Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Orlando Criminal Defense AttorneyHale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorBarry University School Of Law2011 - 2011
Associate General CounselRutledge M. Bradford, P.A.2007 - 2009
AssociateFisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley, & Dunlap, P.A.2003 - 2007
AssociateThompson, Goodis, Thompson, Groseclose & Richardson, P.A.2002 - 2003
Prosecuting AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit Of Florida1999 - 2002
Law ClerkThompson, Goodis, Thompson, Groseclose & Richardson, P.A.1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of CourtMember2009 - Present
Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers (2004-2008, 2011)Board of Directors (elected 2005-2008)2004 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Young Lawyer's Section of the Orange County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors (elected 2007-2009)2002 - 2009
U.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaMember2000 - Present
Florida BarGrievance Committee (appointed 2011-Present)1999 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Central FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
HLN: The News and Views network | HLNtv.comCasey Anthony Case2011