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For over 18 years, Attorney Acevedo has helped people from all walks of life during some of their most difficult and stressful times.


He has participated in thousands of hearings and has helped people with all types of legal problems.  See more at


Put his knowledge, broad experience, and legal skills to work for you.  Call Attorney Acevedo at 407-323-4080 today.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. General Practice: 20%
  3. Immigration: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%



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  • Carlos Juan Burruezo

    I recommend Jose without reservation. He exhibits the highest standards of dedication and commitment to his clients. He is an outstanding advocate, and a credit to our profession.


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  • James Richard Jupena

    I endorse this lawyer. Great lawyer. I have worked on many cases with him and he is always prepared and a pleasure to deal with, even on the hardest cases. He knows the law and he always fights hard for his client. Highly recommended.


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Contact info

Law Offices of J. Manuel Acevedo, P.A.

116 N Park Ave
Sanford, FL, 32771-1240


FLMember in Good Standing199706/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
America's Most Honored ProfessionalsAmerican Registry2016
AV Preeminent Rating -- Judicial EditionMartindale-Hubbell2016
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent Rating -- Judicial EditionMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top Rated Lawyer in Family LawMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Pro Bono Service AwardSeminole County Bar Association2013
Pro Bono Service AwardSeminole County Bar Association2007
Pro Bono Service AwardFSU College of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of J. Manuel Acevedo, P.A.1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Court of Appeals (Eleventh Circuit)Attorney Member1998 - Present
Florida BarMember1997 - Present
Federal District Court (Middle District of Florida)Attorney Member1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Seminole / Sanford HeraldWeekly Legal Column2000
Seminole / Sanford HeraldWeekly Legal Column1999
Seminole / Sanford HeraldWeekly Legal Column1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Central FloridaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Recovery House of Central FloridaDependency & Family Law Workshop2015
Journeys AcademyJuvenile Records & Careers in Law2015
Habitat for HumanityFamily Law & Estate Planning Q & A2014
Seminole Teach InJourney to a Career in Law2013
Habitat for HumanityEstate Planning Basics2013
Seminole Teach InAmerican Government and Law Q & A2012
Seminole Teach InAmerican Government and Law Q & A2011
Hagerty Law Society ClubConstitutional Law & Other Legal Issues2011
Seminole Teach InAmerican Government and Law Q & A2010
Winter Springs High SchoolPracticing Family Law2009
Habitat for HumanityLegal Aspects of Home Ownership2007
CBC of Seminole - Independent LivingLegal Aspects of Being an Adult2007
Seminole County Public SchoolsAdditional Speaking EngagementsN/A