My goal is to get your case dismissed. I work tirelessly to defend my clients and their freedom!Aggressive and Experienced DUI Defense. Highly trained in DUI trial techniques and tactics.Accused of a Crime or going through a divorce/custody issue? Hire a 10/10 BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALISTHere to help with all Family Law matters! A dedicated and compassionate attorney on your side!Juvenile Justice is different! Hire an attorney that knows the ins and outs of the system.
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.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||10/02/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Matindale Hubble||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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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-Elect||2016 - 2017|
|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|
|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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|The Fighter Law Blog||DUI Defense Update: Supreme Court to hear Breath Debate||2013|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Eckerd College||Environmental Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|