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Carrie Lesaltato Rentz

Criminal defense Attorney at Winter Park, FL

4.9   8 reviews

also known as Law Office of Carrie L. Rentz, P.A.

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
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About Carrie

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After receiving my undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, I went on to earn my Juris Doctorate (law degree) and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Stetson University.

I began my legal career as an Assistant State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit, serving Seminole and Brevard counties. I started as a misdemeanor prosecutor in Titusville, Fla., and was later transferred to Sanford, Fla., where I was ultimately promoted to a felony docket trial attorney position.

My experience as a prosecutor spurred a desire to help people in bad situations, and care for those who’ve hit rock-bottom, helping them get them back on track to a better life. I left the State Attorney’s Office to join the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Council for the Fifth District, representing cases throughout Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Flagler, Lake and Osceola Counties. As a former prosecutor, I understood all aspects of building a strong offensive case, from gathering pertinent evidence to deciding the best convictions to seek – an advantage which has proven key to developing a strong defense.

In 2008, I went into private practice, opening up my own firm and continuing to work part-time for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Council for the Fifth District. I've defended everything from murder and sex crimes, to driving on a suspended license.

I have a compassion and understanding for each of my clients to be fully invested in fighting for your best possible outcome. I've seen enough good people find themselves in unfortunate situations, and will work hard on your behalf to get you back to your family as soon as possible.

I realize that your case is the most important thing in your life at this moment, and ensure I will do everything I can to get you through this situation with a successful resolution. If you’re coming to me with a need for criminal defense or family law needs, I look forward to answering any questions you may have, and walking you through the process step-by-step.

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The Law Office of Carrie L. Rentz, P.A.
425 W New England Ave
# 200
Winter Park, FL, 32789


4.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Carrie and her assistant Allyson were very professional and responsive in handling all aspects of my case. Their work was instrumental in a successful resolution of the issue.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Former client
Carrie is an amazing attorney. She is very thorough and professional. She took her time with my case keeping me updated every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for superior representation.
Posted by Gail | July 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I had hired another atty and he couldnt get me a bond and i had a vop and was incarcerated with no bond. I fired him and hired CARRIE RENTZ. I had a bond the following day bonded out then went to court in 60 days and greatly surprised when Carrie got my probation terminated!!! Now i have my life and freedom back thanks to Carries hard and deligent work! Dont trust your life to an inexperienced lawyer it doesnt cost anymore to get THE BEST! Put your life in her hands you wont regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Business Account Manager
Carrie provided me with information that was extremely helpful in regards to some college-age student's I'm working with who are very misinformed. After talking with her it is clear that she cares a great deal about her clients and wants the best outcomes for them. I would highly recommend Carrie.
Posted by John Goatson | May 1, 2013
Not Just another PD
This attorney is amazing. I got her as a PD and i felt like i paid for her, she went above and beyond what any other PD does. I dont know if she felt sorry for me because of my case or she just really that great at her job. If i have any other things to do with the law i hope i get her
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2013
My savior, I thought i was doomed. No lawyer wanted to help and the ones that did had nothing good to say and wanted to charge me 3x what the wonderful Mrs. Carrie Rentz did. this is the only lawyer i will use for anything from now on. THANK YOU Carrie
Posted by MM1 Graham C. Addison USN | July 30, 2012
MM1 Graham C. Addison USN
Carrie is an outstanding, courteous professional. She has gone above and beyond her job requirement for me.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2013
Over all good PD
Got her as a PD, very trustworthy and Knowledgeable but did take her a little to respond and inform me of what is going on with my case. but she did help me out alot
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Public Defender
  • Office Of Criminal Conflict & Civil Regional Counsel (5th District)
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office In Brevard County
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office Seminole
  • 2004 - 2008


  • Stetson University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2003
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000


  • Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Junior League
  • Sustainer Council Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Employee of the Month
  • Office of the State Attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Bar Luncheon
  • Invocation
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Carrie
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is always prepared and diligently represents her clients. She’s knowledgeable about the law and is very pleasant to deal with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Carrie for almost 13 years. She is a stellar lawyer and I highly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Rentz is a phenomenal lawyer. We met when we were both prosecutors. And have worked on cases together as defense attorneys. Ms. Rentz brings a sharp intelligence that is often underestimated in by her opponents. She is also creative and has a great reputation garnishing well deserved respect from prosecutors and defense attorneys. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carrie is an excellent attorney. She gets great results for her clients, and truly cares about the outcome of each case she handles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Winter Park Criminal defense Lawyer Carrie Lesaltato Rentz
Carrie Lesaltato Rentz
Criminal defense Attorney
Winter Park, FL
Licensed for 19 years
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