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Amanda Sampaio Bova

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.8   25 reviews

About Amanda

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If you are looking for an aggressive, knowledgable, caring attorney to help you in your time of need then I am the right attorney for you.  I have been helping clients with their legal issues for just over 11 years.  Whether it is a family law matter, criminal charge, or you are seeking to have a criminal record sealed or expunged, I have the experience and determination required to get the job done.  I am an attorney who is not afraid to go to court when needed and I often enjoy zealously advocating for my clients. Sometimes an aggressive approach is warranted while in other instances, thoughtful negotiation is the best route.  I approach each individual case with a strategy specifically tailored to the client's needs and the unique circumstances of the case.

My objective in defending a criminal case is to clear my client of all charges if possible. I research each case individually and look for ways to fight the charges.  I seek to fully advise my client of all options available and let them make the final decision.  It is important that all clients know their rights and that I protect their rights and freedoms.  It is very easy for a good person to get arrested for what could be a simple misunderstanding.  There are other times when people just simply make mistakes and I will do my best to help them with their legal issues.

 

Being charged with a crime no matter what it is can have serious consequences on a person's life.  I fight hard for all of my clients and I make sure that their rights are protected.  I take the time to really listen to my clients and make sure they understand all of their rights and options.

 

Family cases require time and patience.  I strive to give my clients a high level of service.  I return phone calls and emails promptly and I keep my clients updated in a timely manner.  Emotions can run high in family cases and I do my best to eliminate as much stress as possible so my clients can move on with their lives.   

 

I was born and raised here in Central Florida and I have worked hard to establish myself as a prominent attorney in this community.  I graduated from the highly ranked Florida State College of Law in 2006 and went straight into criminal defense.  I've handled thousands of cases and have obtained very good results for my clients through hard work and dedication.  

 

I am very active in the legal community.  I serve as Vice President of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, chairperson to the Orange County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, and I belong to the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers Mentorship program.  

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Office located in Orlando FL
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Licensed for 15 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Amanda

Law Firm of Amanda Sampaio, PA
1314 E Robinson St.
Orlando, FL, 32801

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by Danielle | March 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Mrs. Sampaio was very attentive and understanding in my case, fought for me when I needed it, and in the end got my case exponged.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
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Excellent Service
Was initially charged with resisting arrest without violence. Went in for a consultation with Amanda and from the start she was very friendly, professional, a great listener, informative, and caring with the details of the case and the whole process of what would happen with it. She always kept in great contact through the process answering all my questions along the way and keeping me informed with details as they came in. Amanda was able to get the charges completely dropped and working on expungement now. I am very thankful to have had her in my corner fighting for me!
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Posted by Atlee | March 9, 2017
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Professional and caring!
Amanda handled my sons case and did a stellar job! She was so patient in explaining details with us and always returned emails and calls quickly. She is professional, patient and hard working. We highly recommend her and will continue business with her for sure. You are in very good hands with Amanda!
Posted by Erin | February 14, 2017
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Knowledgeable, Smart, and a Go-Getter
Amanda is the person you want on your side! She's knowledgeable about the law, smart about how to use and argue it, and a go-getter in the court room! I trust her with everything. She's reachable and doesn't play games. Amanda Sampaio is the best criminal defense, DUI and family attorney in Central Florida! If you need a lawyer in Orlando, I recommend her!
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Posted by Brian | November 15, 2016
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Knowledgeable, Accessible, and Tactful
If you're here then the chances are pretty good that you're dealing with a very stressful situation. If that's the situation you're in, you need to call Amanda now. She doesn't just leverage her experience to masterfully work through your case, but she also draws upon her experience to understand the state of mind that you are likely in. Throughout the process with Amanda she never forgot that I'm a person going through a stressful event. If you worry that you're just seen as a number, or that you're going to be taken for a ride, you can abandon those fears here. Amanda is as tactful as she is accessible and she will fight vigorously for you - she did for me. Thanks to Amanda, we were able to attain a complete dismissal of all charges against me. Everyone's situation is different and unique but that was my experience and I would happily recommend her to anyone in a tough spot.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2016
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Excellent service and representation!
Ms Sampaio was prompt, professional, and made the difficult tasks of navigating the legal system easy.
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent criminal and family lawyer
Amanda Sampaio is very clear and straight to the point. She stayed on top of my case and got excellent results. I was charged with felony and ended up only with probation. I had never been involved in a criminal case and she guided me through the whole process with a lot of compassion and professionalism. She doesn't do her job only for the money. She truly worries about her clients and families well-being.
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Posted by Mike | December 21, 2015
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Excellent Service
Amanda is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of her law services. She is very accessible via email or phone. I found that she is very easy to deal with and very knowledgeable in her field. I felt very comfortable and confident with her services.
Posted by Ryan | December 18, 2015
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Attentive, affordable and efficient
I hired Ms. Sampaio after she came highly recommended from a friend who also used her services. Throughout the legal process, Ms. Sampaio was very helpfulittle and kept me abreast of every update in my case, without me ever having to call her first. She made me feel like her only client and worked with me through my strained financial situation. I would highly recommend her services to anyone in need of an honest, hard working attorney that will fight to get the results you want, while doing her best to alleviate the stress for her clients that can build up along the way. She truly is an amazing attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
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Very Thorough and Professional
What started as a simple legal procedure became quite complicated when the Clerk of the Court's office incorrectly reported some information. Ms. Sampaio spent the better part of a day meeting with representatives of the Clerk's office to correct their mistake. She went above and beyond the call of duty to help me solve the problem. I recommend her and her staff very highly!
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
Best Lawyer in Orlando
I knew from the moment I met Ms. Sampaio during my consultation that she had the knowledge to take on my case. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable, she was extremely attentive to my every need throughout the case. I am so satisfied with my decision to hire Ms. Sampaio. The outcome of the case was exactly what I hoped for and the process was clear because Ms. Sampaio was always available. I would recommend her to any and everyone looking for an outstanding and professional attorney!
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Posted by Lisa | August 6, 2015
Really Great Lawyer
I recently had a need for Attorney Sampaio's services. I was extremely impressed by her professionalism, availability to discuss my case and very reasonable fees. The outcome was actually better than I anticipated. She the need arise, she will be the only attorney that I would consider.
Posted by Richard | November 13, 2014
All Charges Dropped.
My son was charged with 10 20 life felonies for having a hand gun during domestic violence. Amanda came to the arraignment inside the jail on a Saturday and argued for a reasonable bond. He was released within 24 hours. She then started negotiation with the state attorneys office and selected a strategy for his defense. This strategy lead to all the charges being dropped and our bond was refunded. The process took less than a month. Fast action for serious problems and her efforts made our family structure complete again in a short period of time.
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Posted by Yesenia | April 24, 2014
Will hire Amanda anyday!!
After searching online and calling several family lawyers, I was discouraged. Some office's never returned my call and the last one I spoke too, assumed I was broke, ignorant, and brushed me off. As soon as the receptionist answered the phone I knew my luck had turned around, she was sympathetic and helpful. Within a few minutes Amanda called me and heard my case as I briefly described it. She helped me over the phone and was not aggressive in trying to take my money, She guided me and answered all my questions. Even though I don't need her services at this time I will indeed use her in the future and will recommend her to anyone. Thank you again for reassuring me. I pray your practice flourishes!!
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Posted by Franklin | February 4, 2014
Always available and thorough
Amanda was always available if I had questions and made sure I understood everything in advance. I was very happy with the way my case was closed.
Posted by Alex | January 30, 2014
Caring Lawyer
I hired Amanda on November 2013 for a criminal case I was facing. Amanda was in constant communication and was regularly updating me on the case. I was facing a long sentence (Life) and Amanda did an extraordinary job in putting everything into perspective. You could tell from the beginning that Amanda cares for the well-being of her client. Amanda managed to fight my case and subsequently, lower the worst felony and some other charges were dropped. In the end, I went from facing life in prison to probation. Overall, I am pleased with Amanda Sampaio and would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Manny | January 10, 2014
Extremely Pleased
Unfortunately, due to a bitter divorce and child custody issues I have had the opportunity to work with a few attorneys in the past. Amanda by far exceeded every lawyer I have ever met or hired and will be who I come to if I ever need one in the future. She was very professional, very responsive and very fair in what she charged. She was quick to respond to any questions I had whether it be via phone or email. She worked hard to ensure that we achieved optimal results in our case. I couldn't be more pleased with her as a lawyer and I recommend her to anyone who needs one. You definitely won't regret it!
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Posted by David | September 5, 2013
Very pleasant and professional. Great Lawyer
Amanda was great. Very professional and explained everything I needed to know. She was very pleasant and helpful. Very understanding and she seemed to really care about my situation. She's a very busy lady! And pretty too!
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2013
Great attorney
Amanda was a very informative lawyer, she was able to handle my son's case with a positive outcome. We are very greatful for her services. Even the judge commended her on her terrific work on my son's case. He said that she made him consider and do things that he may not have done. Meaning she is a great attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2013
Excellent service. highly recommend.
I reside in the UK and needed a lawyer to represent me as I was arrested during a vacation in Florida. She helped me every step of the way and explained what the outcomes would be and kept me informed of any changes. Even through the time difference she was responded to any questions which I had as soon as possible. This is the first time I had needed legal services and I can say that the service I received was amazing and I would highly recommend. She was also very honest and let me know of what could happen whether it was good or bad. Would not be able to fault the services I received.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Firm of Amanda Sampaio, P.A.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Fighter Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Robert Wesley
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Advancement Assistant
  • Florida State University College Of Law
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Florida Department Of Community Affairs
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Wildlaw
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Rubino and Associates
  • 2001 - 2002
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Eckerd College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • State v. D.J.
  • Charge reduced to reckless driving
  • State v. S.J.
  • All charges dropped
  • State v. S.J.
  • All charges dropped
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Associations

  • Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Director
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Leaders in the Law
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certficate in land use and natural resources
  • Florida State College of Law
  • 2006
  • Student Athlete Scholar
  • Eckerd College
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (33)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a great advocate for her clients. She will fight hard and go to trial when necessary but she also knows when it is in the client's best interest to plea. She is excellent at negotiating deals for her client, and she is a very well rounded attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a top-notch attorney who is well-versed in all aspects of criminal law. She consistently obtains excellent results for her clients, whether that's by going to trial or by negotiating favorable plea deals. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney. Very knowledgeable in her field of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amanda is an awesome attorney who strikes the right balance between aggressive advocacy and mutual respect from the prosecution. Amanda is more than willing to take a case to trial if a resolution is not able to be obtained, she has my strongest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amanda is diligent, dedicated and knowledgable! She would be a huge asset to any client as they navigate the waters of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Amanda to handle any criminal or family law matters. She has extensive experience in these areas and she is able to achieve amazing results for her clients. Very professional and respectable attorney in our community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I used to work with Amanda, and now we are both in private practice. Amanda defends her cases aggressively, and her clients have always been thankful for her representation. She is also very active in the legal community outside of the courtroom; she is an integral part of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has been for many years."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Sampaio is a hard working attorney who achieves great outcomes for her clients. She is smart, understands the law and uses this knowledge to her clients' advantage. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Sampaio is a well-respected Criminal Defense / DUI / DWI / Juvenile / Family Law attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Ms. Sampaio is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Ms. Sampaio to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mrs. Sampaio will fight for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Sampaio is a fantastic lawyer. She takes care of her clients, making sure they get an excellent result. I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda gained tremendous knowledge in her former position as a public defender. She is active in the courtrooms and respected by both her peers and the judiciary. I confidently endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of trying cases against Amanda back when I was a prosecutor. I can say without question that she is an ethical, intelligent, committed advocate for her clients and a very effective trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Sampaio is a very talented lawyer that is well respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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