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Lisa Michelle Figueroa

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.7   12 reviews

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About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    Felony/Misdemeanor: Drugs charges, theft, DUI, violations of probations, battery, traffic offenses...

    20 years

Lisa Figueroa is the founding attorney of the Florida Defense Team, PA. She has been practicing law since 2003 and almost exclusively in the area of "criminal defense", a misnomer given that really she sees her work as "people defense" or the defense of those accused of committing a crime. She is an experienced trial attorney having handled nearly 100 jury trials since she started practicing law, the vast majority of which were victories for her clients.

Lisa Figueroa has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of others. She is originally from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, but lived a great deal of her life in Central Texas and moved to Central Florida to finish college. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. Lisa Figueroa has represented citizens accused in a range of criminal charges both at the County Court and Circuit Court levels, in State as well as Federal court.  The rich diversity that Florida provided allowed her to pursue her dream of helping those who lacked the resources to defend themselves or speak for themselves when under legal attack. This began on a smaller scale growing up and has now escalated through being the voice for her clients. She is dedicated to fighting for the wrongfully accused and those that are misunderstood, as well as understanding that we are more than the sum of our mistakes. One case at a time, she fights the battle against over-criminalization of certain acts, as well as mass incarceration. She is an advocate against minimum mandatory sentencing and for criminal justice reform to make our laws more fair and just and to bring back judicial discretion as well as oversight on sentences imposed.

She has been the managing partner of this firm, and her former firm The Figueroa Law Firm, PA since 2003 and is passionate about making a difference in each of our clients' lives as well as the system itself. She does this all while also being a wife, a mother of 4 children and a woman of faith who has overcome many obstacles in her life. It is from that life experience that the firm's motto was birthed and focused on not judging others, but rather serving those in need, those who are misjudged and those who are wrongfully accused.

Licensed for 19 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Florida Defense Team PA
100 S. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL, 32807
Florida Defense Team PA
28 Broadway Ave. Suite 206
Kissimmee, FL, 34741
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4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Katherine | October 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond!
Lisa is the absolute best! Fast, courteous, affordable, great communication, and very knowledgeable in what she does. She helped us get our loved one out quickly! Definitely would recommend!
Posted by Ilianes | October 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
I called Lisa's office and explained the case. They said she would call me back. She didn't call me but instead I received a call from my son 2 hours later, telling me Lisa had visited him in jail. Wow, she didn't loose time. We hired her instantly since she really demonstrated she was into the case and not the money, Normally a lawyer would ask you to come to the office and request money before they even visit an inmate. She is no joke. She traveled where ever they transferred my son. She even meets me closer to where I live. She explains every little detail and she has been on the phone with me past midnight. Lisa gave me the strength when I thought everything was over. Lisa has become an ANGEL for us. She will tell you everything the way it will be. She doesn't hide anything from you. Lisa thanks for always being there
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Posted by Jermaine | September 2, 2016
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She saved my life
Lisa was great! She informed me of all possible outcomes. The good, bad and ugly, fought for me til the very end and was persistent to getting the results I wanted . Believed me when no one else did and was able to put a spotlight on things people ignored that proved my side of the story . Thank you so much Lisa for all your hard work and keeping me home with my family for keeping me around for my son.
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Posted by Taylor | March 2, 2016
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Informative and very effective
Lisa was definitely able to help my case. The prosecution wanted to press full charges against me but was she was able to get me the minimum sentence and also provided me with multiple options on how to help me with my case and how each outcome would play out
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer of the year
Lisa was great! She took care of my case quick and easy. She and her staff I would recommend to anyone needing a lawyer. I was just impressed with her.
Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2014
Excellently handled V.O.P case
My husband was was extradited on a v.o.p warrant. I contacted a few attorneys and Lisa was the first to get back to me and immediately looked into his case. It was a case that was 2 years old and reopened and closed several times. She responded to all of my emails very efficiently and kept me updated with what was going on. The case was resolved and closed within a week of him arriving to Florida. Not only did she resolve it outstandingly quickly but Lisa also got an outcome where we could finally put the matter behind us and not have to worry about it popping up again. I would recommend her to the highest degree to anybody in need of a lawyer in the Orlando area. And a very big thank you from myself and my husband you excelled above and beyond what i could have expected.
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Posted by Pj | April 25, 2012
She will always do her best to help!
Lisa will always text or return calls, she's not like most attorneys that will take your money and you not hear from her. She still stays in touch and helps me anytime I have a question.
Posted by Laura | April 23, 2012
Kept my friend out of jail!
A friend referred me to Lisa Figueroa, as I was trying to help my family's young church friend stay out of jail. He had many 'points' and it could have gone either way. He had violated probation, was almost homeless, has 3 kids, etc. I called her office and told her the story. She works out of Orlando, but agreed to drive to Bradford County Courthouse for the hearing. (Starke, FL) She met with the judge for a few minutes and then got my friend back on probation and no jail time. We were all stunned! She also made this long drive, very early in the morning while she was very pregnant! I was impressed! I am a former Legal Secretary, and I know, for a fact, not many attorneys care enough to do that.
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Posted by Aicha | April 19, 2012
Excellent and responsive
We came to Lisa in a moment of great need. We were losing our home, the sale date was nearing, our previous lawyer was not responsive or helpful and so we reached out to Lisa to see if she can help. Right away she extended our sale date and worked diligently in making sure we had enough time to negotiate with the bank. We are grateful for her services!
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Posted by Mike | April 19, 2012
Professional and Responsive
I found Lisa after having to dismiss my previous lawyer. I was facing two serious felonies. Lisa listened to me gathered a good understanding of the case and developed a defense that fit the facts and my side of the story. She met with me several times and made herself available through text, phone and email to keep me up to date on all happening and ideas we shared for the best possible outcome. Lisa also maintains a good relationship with the prosecution...I cannot stress enough the value of this. She is able to help them understand there really is another side to a case before it goes to court and to see the human on the other side of the prosecution. The end result was, in my case, an extremely favorable outcome based on what we entered the situation with. Lisa’s fees were reasonable and I am sure she worked many more hours than I paid for. I believe her to be the most caring and conscientious lawyer I have ever met and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. I hope I never need Lisa’s services again, but if I did need a lawyer, I would look no further than Lisa. She is top notch as a person and as a lawyer.
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Posted by Derek | April 19, 2012
Great Attorney, Great advice, Great Service
I have used Lisa in the past,which is the reason I called upon her services again. In all 3 cases she has been very knowledgeable and has performed well above than I would have expected. Resaonable rates and great service, no other attorney needed. Thank you Lisa.
Posted by Crystal | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa is one of the worst lawyers I have EVER seen! She does not have experience in serious crime cases but acts like she knows! There was absolutely no defense created, no witnesses, no specialists (even though it was paid for). She will gladly take your money but will not put in the work that a serious case requires. If you want to hire a lawyer that will fight tooth and nail STAY AWAY FROM LISA FIGUEROA! She is not a fighter she is a joke in the court room. Ask other lawyers about her, I garauntee they will not know who she is. I would hate to see other families go through the heartache that my family and I had to go through because of the lack of experience and knowledge Lisa has.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Florida Defense Team PA
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate
  • David Fussell & Associates, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • President
  • The Figueroa Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2020
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender (9th Circuit)
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • Valencia Community College
  • Associate
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State v. V.F.
  • Not guilty verdict
  • State v. L.O.
  • Found NOT GUILTY by jury.
  • State v. M.S.
  • Client found NOT GUILTY by the jury
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  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 2009 Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Legal Eagle
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 2003
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  • Plancher Trial Coverage
  • Boxing Match with Words
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Teach-In
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2015
  • Junior Achievement
  • Becoming a Lawyer
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (4)
Endorse Lisa
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Lisa for over 10 years. She is a truly special individual. Not only is she smart, hard working and experienced, but she is also kind, caring and empathetic. Her clients love her and so do her colleagues. Excellent attorney and human being."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable and cares a great deal about her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. During my time as a prosecutor, I worked on several cases against Ms. Figueroa and she has always been very professional and good to work with."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Figueroa for many years. I have also observed her numerous times in court. She is very professional, knowledgeable, & fights hard for her clients. She is well-liked & respected by her peers as well as by the judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As mentioned in her client reviews, attorney Figueroa cares about her clients and works hard on their behalf. She is well respected in the legal community and has impressive credentials. I highly recommend thi attorney to anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney,"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Based upon her excellent background and experience, we recommend that anyone needing a criminal lawyer should give her a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Having worked with her on cases, I know attorney Figueroa to be a smart, tenacious, and caring advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is a highly respected attorney. She is dedicated to her clients and is a very hard worker."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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