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Varinia Van Ness

Varinia Van Ness

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Foreclosure, Family, Juvenile

About Me

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Languages Spoken: French, Italian, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    24 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    24 years
  3. Foreclosure: 10%
  4. Juvenile: 5%
    24 years
  5. Family: 5%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Darren Mark Finebloom

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Varinia is an attorney that is so dedicated to her clients and protecting their rights. She is fearless in the courtroom and a credit to our profession.


    Darren Finebloom DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Leslie Miller Sammis

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have been following the Delane Johnson case. Varinia Van Ness did a great job taking on the Bradenton Police Department and City Attorney for the way they handle forfeiture cases.


    Leslie Sammis DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Van Ness Law Group, P.A.

46 N. Washington Blvd.
Suite 9
Sarasota, FL, 34236-5932


FLMember in Good Standing199105/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV Rating,Martindale-Hubbell2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentVan Ness Law Group, P.A.2002 - Present
Program AttorneyGuardian Ad Litem Program1998 - 2002
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney (Sarasota) 6 1/2 years1991 - 1998

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Sarasota ChapterPresident2008 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida ChapterMember2007 - Present
Junior League of SarasotaMember2003 - Present
Children's Guardian FundBoard of Directors2002 - 2004

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Simmons vs. StateVictory
Delane JohnsonVictory

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1991
University of FloridaEconomicsBachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Blood Breath and TearsEthics Panel2014
Masters of DUIEthics Panel2013
The PracticeSolo Practice--The Women of FACDL2012
Family Law SeminarCriminal Law Issues that Impact Family Law Issues2008
Girl's Inc., Girls' Rights WeekPanel discussion on the Super Girl Dilemma. Guest panelist in group of role models who have achieved a great deal.2007