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Maria Diblasio Hale

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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For over 10 years, Maria DiBlasio Hale has defended the rights and futures of men, women, and children in Orlando, Florida who have been charged with a crime. Her passion to pursue fair trials, dropped charges, and minimized penalties has helped her confidently represent her clients as an Orlando criminal defense lawyer.


After graduating from Stetson University College of Law in 1998 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.), Maria went on to become a Prosecutor in Central Florida. Her experience prosecuting those charged with crimes in front of a jury of peers gave Maria another perspective of the criminal justice field. In nearly 50 jury trials, Maria honed her knowledge of prosecution techniques. This included a variety of cases, including those of DUI (Driving under the Influence), Drug Charges, Assault, Battery, Weapons Charges, and other criminal offenses.


From here, Maria became a member of the State Attorney DUI Manslaughter Special Prosecution Unit. This role allowed her to complete multiple Advanced DUI training sessions. She was then selected to attend the Florida Prosecution Attorney Association's "Train the Trainer's Program", where she taught new Prosecutors effective DUI prosecution techniques.


Maria's role as a teacher was not limited to professional attorney associations. Her passion for molding the next generation of responsible new lawyers and citizens led her to become a coach for several Mock Trial Teams. Maria coached bright young minds in Pinellas Park High School, Stetson University, and most recently at Barry University's Mock Trial Team.


Maria Hale continues to defend and educate men and women throughout the state of Florida. She is a partner at Hale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A. where she focuses on cases on criminal defense cases, including DUI in Orlando, Marijuana Possession, other Drug Crimes, Weapons Violations, Juvenile Offenses, Theft, Probation Violation, Violent Crimes and More.


Hale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A. is located in Orlando, Florida. Her firm handles cases of criminal defense and personal injury. To schedule a consultation and discuss your legal options, contact Maria D. Hale.


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Law Office of Maria D. Hale
545 Delaney Avenue
Building 7
Orlando, FL, 32801

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Posted by Erica Duncan Collins | March 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I applied to have a seal on my record, and was denied so I called Ms. Hale. Her motion that was filed in my defense was nothing but amazing. She basically told the judge that she isn’t doing her job by the statute law, which was right, the judge denied my seal based on a case that was relevant to my case. She called out every error made by the judge! She said this case was a no brained at least twice in the motion, it felt great to have someone with authority, tell the court they were wrong. This was the biggest victory I have ever had in my life, and it’s because I hired this lawyer. Altough, after a seal is complete, I wish she would have told me I had to send the order to all background check companies to remove it, because I wouldn’t have a clue about having to do that. I wish all lawyers would guide you to do that after, it only takes a few minutes.
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Posted by John | October 9, 2010
Poor attorney
I would never recommend this attorney to anyone. She is just a paper pusher. She is not proactive at all. After all, she is a defense attorney, so I guess that's my fault for hiring her before I actually researched her. If you need defensive help, she might be good. If you are fighting for something IE; a child, time sharing plan, etc, I would steer clear away from this lady. Think three or four times (not twice) before you give your money to this lady.
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Response from Maria Hale March 22, 2011
"John" and I experienced a difference of opinion with the handling of his child custody matter. While I respect his right to offer his opinion of my services, I wholeheartdedly disagree with his assessment of my work. I take pride in representing each of my clients often going above and beyond what is called for. Clients who have actively participated and cooperated in their respective matters, and who represented all facts truthfully, have been more than pleased with my services.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Hale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A
  • 2009 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Barry University School Of Law
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Rutledge M. Bradford, P.A.
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley, & Dunlap, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Thompson, Goodis, Thompson, Groseclose & Richardson, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit Of Florida
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Thompson, Goodis, Thompson, Groseclose & Richardson, P.A.
  • 1998 - 1998
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996


  • George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers (2004-2008, 2011)
  • Board of Directors (elected 2005-2008)
  • 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Grievance Committee (appointed 2011-Present)
  • 1999 - Present
  • Young Lawyer's Section of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors (elected 2007-2009)
  • 2002 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Grievance Committee (appointed 2011-Present)
  • Florida Bar
  • 2011
  • Board of Directors (elected 2007-2009)
  • Young Lawyer's Section of the Orange County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Standing Committee on Professionalism (appointed 2005-2008)
  • Florida Bar
  • 2005
  • Board of Directors (elected 2005-2008)
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maria is very sincere and maintains a high moral and ethical practice. I unequivocally endorse Maria."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Maria Hale is a hard working lawyer who is both knowledgeable & aggressive. She is an utmost professional. She is highly respected & a top-notch criminal attorney in the Central Florida area."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Maria is a fantastic attorney. I have seen her in trial and seen her win cases in front of the jury. She is well respected by her peers and knows the law. She has a way of seeing all sides of a problem and focusing in on what matters. I highly recommend her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Maria and I went to law school together and then worked at the State Attorneys Office together as prosecutors for several years. She is an excellenet trial lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hale has a strong work ethic and exudes passion and persistence for her clients and community. I highly recommend her services."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Maria Diblasio Hale, since law school and had the pleasure of working with her at the State Attorney's Office. Maria is a passionate and experienced trial attorney that works hard on every case. I would highly recommend Maria."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work for all criminal matters. Maria Hale is an excellent trial attorney who works extremely hard to always get the best results for her clients."
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Orlando Criminal defense Lawyer Maria Diblasio Hale
Maria Diblasio Hale
Criminal defense Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 25 years
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