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Maria Tejedor is a Board Certified civil trial lawyer. She has a focus in medical malpractice cases including injuries to children as well as mass torts and dangerous drugs. She is a member of the national Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Maria Tejedor graduated from the University of South Florida, Magna Cum Laude in 1992. In 1993, she commenced law school at Stetson University, the number one ranked law school in trial advocacy. In 1994, she competed in a college wide competition, and was selected among her peers by Stetson to become a member of the law school's prestigious and select trial team. She spent the next two years representing Stetson college of law in national and state wide trial competitions. The years she competed, Steston college of law maintained its number one nationally ranking in trial advocacy.


In 1995, Maria Tejedor was the first place winner of the American criminal defense bar national trial competition that same year. Ms. Tejedor took second place in both the Florida Bar's State Trial Competition and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers State Competition. She was the 1996 Regional Champion in the American Bar Association Nation Trial Competition and awarded the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. In 1996, At graduation, Stetson University College of Law presented her with the Harris Ferrel Competition Award for Individual Excellence in Intercollegiate Trial Competition.


In 1996, she joined the law firm of Martinez, Manglardi and Diez-Arguelles.  In 2002, she become one of the youngest women to be Board Certified in the State of Florida.  That same year she was named a full parter at the law firm and the name was changed to Martinez, Manglardi, Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor.

In 2009, with a passion for helping hurt children, she founded the law firm of Diez-Arguelles and Tejedor and became its managing partner. Maria Tejedor has successfully tried cases throughout Florida in counties which include Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Hillsborough, Clay, Dade, Polk, Volusia, Leon, Broward, and Alachua Counties.


Ms. Tejedor has a focus in medical malpractice cases including injuries to children as well as mass torts and dangerous drugs. She is a member of the national Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  She has served as Treasurer of the Hispanic Bar Association. In 2009, she was appointed to the Orange County Grievance Ethics Committee. She is also a frequent speaker on medical malpractice.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 29%
    5 years
  2. Birth Injury: 29%
    5 years
  3. Personal Injury: 19%
    5 years
  4. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 9%
    5 years
  5. Other: 14%
  6. More 

Attorney Endorsements

13 total 

  • Jay S. Grife

    I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable, professional, and works for her client's best interests regardless of how tough the case becomes.


    Jay Grife Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Vaghaiwalla

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Vaghaiwalla Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor, P.A.

505 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32803-5369


FLMember in Good Standing199609/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Invited memberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2007
Board Certified Personal Injury SpecialistFlorida Bar2002
National Trial Competition - Regional ChampionAmerican Bar Association1996
Medal for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyAmerican College of Trial Lawyers1996
Chester B. Dell Memorial State Trial Corporation - Second PlaceN/A1995
State Competition - 2nd PlaceAcademy of Florida Trial Lawyers1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2007 - Present
Hispanic Bar AssociationTreasurer2007 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of South FloridaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1992