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Amanda Marie Sampaio

About me

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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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
    9 years, 115 cases
  2. Family: 30%
    4 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    10 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    9 years, 300 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael David Maurer Jr.

    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.


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  • Jedediah A Main

    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.


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Contact info

Law Office of Amanda Sampaio, PA

1500 E Robinson St.
Orlando, FL, 32801

Lake Mary Office

801 International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL, 32746



FLMember in Good Standing200706/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Certficate in land use and natural resourcesFlorida State College of Law2006
Student Athlete ScholarEckerd College1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Firm of Amanda Sampaio, P.A.2014 - Present
AttorneyThe Fighter Law Firm2012 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Robert Wesley2006 - 2012
Advancement AssistantFlorida State University College Of Law2005 - 2006
Legal InternFlorida Department Of Community Affairs2005 - 2006
Legal InternWildlaw2004 - 2006
Legal InternRubino and Associates2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionBoard of Directors2015 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President2014 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionChairperson2013 - Present
Central Florida Association for Women LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Florida BarAttorney Member2007 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDirector2008 - 2013
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2007 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. E.V-G.: Driving While License SuspendedCase Dismissed
State v Knight: Felony VOPCase Dismissed
State v. C.V.: Domestic Violence Battery, Aggravated AssaultCase dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Fighter Law BlogDUI Defense Update: Supreme Court to hear Breath Debate2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Eckerd CollegeEnvironmental StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Practicing With ProfessionalismYoung Lawyer Panel2014
Spring SymposiumIntroductory Remarks on Law and Policy of Ecosystem Services2006