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About me

I was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Seminole, Florida.  I attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. From there I attended the New England Law School in Boston, Massachusetts earning my Juris Doctor in May 2002.


 


I began my career in the personal injury field, and then transitioned to criminal defense when I joined the Office of the Public Defender for Osceola and Orange Counties.  There I handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from simple criminal and traffic misdemeanors to first degree felonies.  


 


In addition to my criminal defense work, I provide pro bono services to a local animal rescue group.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    10 years, 500 cases
  2. Slip and Fall: 40%
    10 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Contact info

The Pendas Law Firm

625 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL, 32803

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200206/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCorzo & Kohrs, P.A.2007 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit2005 - 2007
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of John H. Thompson IV, P.A.2003 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Appointed member Florida Bar Traffic Rules CommitteeN/A2007 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Boating under the InfluenceReduced to non-criminal careless boating infraction
Expunged Florida Criminal RecordCourt issued Order expunging client's Florida Criminal Record
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceN/A1998