also known as Karen Rodriguez
also known as Karen Rodriguez
Family, Criminal Defense, Immigration, Divorce & Separation, DUI & DWI, Child Custody, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials, Uncontested Divorce, Adoption
Mrs. Rodriguez was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, but made Florida her permanent home since 1997. After finishing her undergraduate studies with concentrations in Business Management, Mrs. Rodriguez completed a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, where she graduated with High Honors and in the top 5% of her class.
Mrs. Rodriguez attended law school at the Florida A&M University (FAMU), College of Law, located in Orlando. While in law school, Mrs. Rodriguez was invited to become a member of FAMU’s Law Review. Mrs. Rodriguez graduated cum laude from FAMU’s College of Law and ranked in the top 12% of the total class.
After graduation, Mrs. Rodriguez worked, as a prosecutor, at the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in both Marion and Lake County. Mrs. Rodriguez also worked as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. There, she handled hundreds of county cases, including traffic and misdemeanors. Mrs. Rodriguez litigated many jury trials, with a high conviction rate.
Mrs. Rodriguez litigated numerous Motions to Suppress in DUI and Drug cases, and handled many court proceedings to include Arraignments, Initial Appearances, Pre-trial Conferences, Plea Hearings, Violation of Probation Hearings, Bond Hearings, and other proceedings, as applicable. In addition to handling part of a docket for her division, she was also in charge of handling Appeals for her cases, and answered appellate briefs on trial cases, as well as cases where defendants were asking for post-conviction relief.
Mrs. Rodriguez strongly believes that every person deserves to have representation and considers herself to be an advocate for those in need of help. She has volunteered for the Legal Aid Society, where she has participated in assisting individuals in need of legal services. Mrs. Rodriguez believes that evaluating all of the events leading to an arrest is imminent in a criminal case, and she will look at every detail of your case to aggressively work towards a resolution. Mrs. Rodriguez considers herself to be a litigator and will fight for your rights in court, regardless of the effort and time required.
Member of the Florida Bar, 2012-Present
Admitted to practice law in the Middle District Court of Florida.
Admitted to practice law in the Southern District Court of Florida.
Authorized to practice law at US Immigration Courts.
Admitted to practice law at US Bankruptcy Courts (Florida).
Professional Associations and Memberships:
National College for DUI Defense (Member)
American Bar Association
Member of the ABA's Family Law Section
South Lake Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Central Florida's Young Lawyers Division
Member of the Puerto Rican's Chamber of Commerce
Professional and Academic Honors:
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40
Book Award Recipient in Criminal Law, Property Law, and Florida Bar Law & Skills
Staff & Senior Law Review Editor at the Florida A&M University, College of Law
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 2012
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Ms. Rodriguez Ibarrondo is simply fantastic! You will get extremely competent representation. You will get an attorney who truly cares. Finally, you will get an advocate that will protect your legal needs. I am honored to endorse Mr. Rodriguez Ibarrondo.
F. Calero, Immigration Attorney
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2012||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2015|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Book Award in Florida Bar Law & Skills||Florida A&M College of Law||2012|
|Cum Laude||Florida A&M University College of Law||2012|
|Law Review Certificate||Florida A&M University||2012|
|Book Award in Criminal Law||Florida A&M College of Law||2010|
|Book Award in Property Law||Florida A&M College of Law||2009|
|Distinguished Scholar Award||Valencia Community College||2001|
|Scholar||Spanish Business and Professional Women||2001|
|Distinguished Scholar Award||Valencia Community||1999|
|FL Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator||Karen Rodriguez, Esq.||2015 - Present|
|President||The Law Office of Karen Rodriguez, P.A.||2014 - Present|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Marion County State Attorney's Office||2013 - 2013|
|Prosecuting Attorney||State's Attorney's Office For Lake County||2013 - 2013|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Osceola County State Attorney's Office||2013 - 2014|
|Certified Legal Intern||Orange County State Attorney's Office||2012 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce (Central Florida)||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2013 - Present|
|United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2013 - Present|
|South Lake Chamber of Commerce||Associate Member||2013 - 2015|
|Orange County Hispanic Bar Association||Associate Member||2013 - 2014|
|Osceola County Bar Association||Associate Member||2013 - 2014|
|Florida Bar||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|United States Immigration Court||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Associate Member||2011 - Present|
|Mediation Training Center||Family Mediation Certification Training||Certificate of Completion in preparation for Certification||2014|
|Florida A&M University College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|University of Phoenix||Organizational Management||MA - Masters||2006|
|UCF Moot Court Program||Moot Court Judge||2013|
|FAMU Moot Court Final Arguments||Moot Court Judge||2013|