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Sarah Klein Maya

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   4 reviews

Licensed for 16 years

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Sarah Maya is an Associate at The Kreiss Law Firm, representing clients throughout Florida charged with Federal and State Criminal offenses. She began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Broward County Public Defender's Office representing juveniles and was quickly promoted to representing adults charged with felonies. Ms. Maya then served as an Assistant Public Defender at the Monroe County Public Defender's Office in Key West handling major crimes. She personally represented thousands of clients charged with criminal cases ranging from battery and driving offenses to sexual charges and first degree murder, litigating numerous jury and non-jury trials. Ms. Maya earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Florida, and her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law. While she was in law school, she was certified by the Florida Supreme Court as an intern at the Public Defender’s Office in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. In addition to her criminal experience, Ms. Maya recently returned from traveling throughout the United States, Mexico and Central America for 24 months.

Licensed for 16 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022
State TX
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/23/2022

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The Kreiss Law Firm
1824 Southeast 4 Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316

Reviews

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Posted by Gary | March 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer!!
As a former NJ State Trooper, I’ve learned a lot about lawyers. Sara is very honest, knowledgeable, professional, expeditious, and stays in constant communication with you. She is not a 9 to 5 attorney! If you want a great attorney, contact Sarah Maya.
Posted by Mariya | March 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly professional
Sarah is knowledgeable, aggressive when needed with excellent communication skills that leave no room for worries/stress for her clients. She is a lawyer you can trust to have your back. My experience with her was great and I highly recommend this lawyer to represent you.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding representation
Sarah Klein and the law firm are directly responsible for giving me my life back. She is assertive, amicable and very attentive to one’s needs. Her effectiveness in my representation was beyond excellent. I am eternally grateful for she is directly responsible for giving me my life back. My professional and personal growth have been forever optimized thanks to her and the whole law firm.
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Posted by Shirley | October 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Competent, Efficient and Expeditious.
I recently needed to hire an attorney and was very apprehensive, because of past experiences. I recently hired Sarah Maya to help my son with a 20 year old outstanding charge. I found her to be upfront and honest, when discussing the case with me, during our initial consultation. Within 3 months Ms Maya got the charges dismissed. Doing that time she kept my son and me informed of her progress. This was my first experience with an attorney, who did what was promised, for the agreed upon fee, in a short period of time. No long protracted,dragging things out. I would certainly refer her to family, friends, or anyone who asked me if I could recommend a criminal attorney, on yhe Florida area. Overally, I found her to be competent, efficient and expeditious.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • The Kreiss Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of Public Defender, 16th Judicial Circuit, Key West
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of Public Defender, 17th Judicial Circuit, Ft Lauderdale
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (12)
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Unknown Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is an aggressive, knowledgeable and very capable trial attorney. She is personable and well-versed in the law. Sarah would be a real asset to have in your corner in the event you need a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Friend
"Sarah is one of the most passionate, dynamic, brilliant, and caring lawyers I have ever met. She takes on her clients' cases as if she was personally being persecuted by the government and their unlimited power. Sarah argues with such eloquence as she balances the finesse and class of a brilliant woman while delivering up to date and logical knock out arguments of a back alley brawler. Sarah feeds on her fear of failure and channels that fear into passion as she represents her clients as if they were family. With regards to trials, I cannot find another lawyer who prepares more and who anticipates the other side's argument better than Sarah. On a personal note she is a heart warming loving wife, real loving with her difficult husband-lol, and friend who has helped me in the past on my most difficult of cases. She is a priceless treasure on the bottom floor of the deepest ocean of sometimes this selfish egotistical profession. I am proud to be a friend and student of Sarah Maya."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sarah is an outstanding litigator and truly cares about protecting her clients' rights. She is always prepared and is well versed in the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. Sarah is an amazing personality and has a strong grasp of her legal field. I routinely seek her advice when presented with issues in her field."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an excellent attorney who really cares for her clients. She fights hard and knows the law. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a tough, compassionate and skilled trial attorney. I whole heatedly endorse her and any client would be lucky to be represented by her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Sarah on several different cases throughout the years. She is relentless when it comes to protecting her client's rights. She is thorough and very dedicated to making sure her clients get the best results. I would recommend Sarah to anyone."
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense Lawyer Sarah Klein Maya
Sarah Klein Maya
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 16 years