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Jay Rooth grew up in St Petersburg, Florida and attended Tampa Jesuit
High School.  He then obtained his bachelors and Masters degree in
Business from Stetson University and a JD from Barry University School
of law.

Jay Rooth started his career in the legal profession as an Assistant State Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.  After his experience with the state attorneys office, he opened Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law which focusses its practice in the area of criminal defense. 

 The law firm of Moses and Rooth handles misdemeanor
and felony criminal cases involving but not limited to: Drug Possession, drug
Trafficking, drug paraphernalia, Domestic Violence, Petit Theft, Grand Theft,
Burglary, Fraud, Juvenile Offenses, Weapon Offenses, Violation of Probation,
Bond Hearings, Sex crimes, record sealing / expungement, appeals, Driving Under
the Influence (DUI), Driving on Suspended License (DWLS), Reckless Driving,
Leaving the Scene of Accident and all related traffic offenses.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
  4. Juvenile: 5%
  5. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Andrew J. Mongelluzzi

    I grew up with Jay. Always competitive and working hard to be the best. Works hard for his clients. Highly recommended.


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Contact info

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law

115 Granada Court
Orlando, FL, 32803-3802


FLMember in Good Standing200309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Florida Super Lawyer Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2015
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2015
2014 Florida Super Lawyer Rising StarFlorida Superlawyer2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
2013 Florida Super Lawyers Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2013
2011 Florida Super Lawyers Rising StarFlorida SuperLawyers2011
2010 Florida Super Lawyers Rising StarFlorida SuperLawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMoses and Rooth Attorneys at Law2006 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyOrange County State Attorneys Office2003 - 2006
N/AFlorida Supreme Court Certified Mediator2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange county Bar Criminal CommitteeExecutive Board Member2011 - Present
Federalist SocietyMember2011 - Present
Orlando chamber of commerceMember2011 - 2012
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Downtown Orlando PartnershipMember2010 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
White Family FoundationBoard of Trustees2007 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2006 - Present
Florida BarMember2003 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationStrategies For Defending Identity Theft Cases - Identity Fraud Defense: Understanding the Facts Better Than the Prosecution2012
Aspatore Book publicationStrategies for Defending Domestic Violence Cases - Credibility Strategies for an Incredible Defense2012
World Book and NewsThe Future of Florida? A Database of Domestic Violence Offenders2011
360medsFlorida's New "Pill Mill" Laws Proving Difficult to Implement2011
Digital JournalWhat to do when charged with Domestic Violence2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Stetson UniversityBusinessMasters Business Adminstration2001
Stetson UniversityBusiness AdministrationN/A1998
Tampa Jesuit High SchoolN/AN/A1993