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Karen Rodriguez Ibarrondo
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Karen Rodriguez Ibarrondo

also known as Karen Rodriguez

Practice areas:

Family, Criminal Defense, Immigration, Divorce & Separation, DUI & DWI, Child Custody, Child Support, Marriage & Prenuptials, Uncontested Divorce, Adoption

About Me

      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.

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Bar Admissions:
Member of the Florida Bar, 2012-Present

Court Admissions:
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

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Family: 30%
    1 year
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    1 year
  3. Immigration: 10%
    1 year
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 5%
    1 year
  5. Other: 29%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

36 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Ibarrondo. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first.

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    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
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  • F. Antonio Calero, JD

    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.

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    F. Calero, Immigration Attorney
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Contact Info

The Law Office of Karen Rodriguez, P.A.

301 Frontage Rd
Suite D
Clermont, FL, 34711

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing201208/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Book Award in Florida Bar Law & SkillsFlorida A&M College of Law2012
Cum LaudeFlorida A&M University College of Law2012
Law Review CertificateFlorida A&M University2012
Book Award in Criminal LawFlorida A&M College of Law2010
Book Award in Property LawFlorida A&M College of Law2009
Distinguished Scholar AwardValencia Community College2001
ScholarSpanish Business and Professional Women2001
Distinguished Scholar AwardValencia Community1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FL Supreme Court Certified Family MediatorKaren Rodriguez, Esq.2015 - Present
PresidentThe Law Office of Karen Rodriguez, P.A.2014 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyMarion County State Attorney's Office2013 - 2013
Prosecuting AttorneyState's Attorney's Office For Lake County2013 - 2013
Prosecuting AttorneyOsceola County State Attorney's Office2013 - 2014
Certified Legal InternOrange County State Attorney's Office2012 - 2012

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseAttorney Member2014 - Present
Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce (Central Florida)Attorney Member2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
South Lake Chamber of CommerceAssociate Member2013 - 2015
Orange County Hispanic Bar AssociationAssociate Member2013 - 2014
Osceola County Bar AssociationAssociate Member2013 - 2014
Florida BarAttorney Member2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States Immigration CourtAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionAttorney Member2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionAssociate Member2011 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
XX11 XM XX55Won Trial as First Chair
XX12 XM XX16Won Trial as First Chair
XX13 XM XX80Won Trial as Lead Counsel

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Law Office of Karen Rodriguez, P.A.Arrested, then what?2014

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mediation Training CenterFamily Mediation Certification TrainingCertificate of Completion in preparation for Certification2014
Florida A&M University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of PhoenixOrganizational ManagementMA - Masters2006

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UCF Moot Court ProgramMoot Court Judge2013
FAMU Moot Court Final ArgumentsMoot Court Judge2013