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James Roman Amarosa II

Criminal defense Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   14 reviews

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    When bad things happen to good people, I am here to assist you in the process of resolving these issues so you can get back to your life. Felony / Misdemeanor / DUI. Offices Tampa 813-251-0700 or toll free 877-ASK-JIM1

    15 years

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    If you or someone you know has been hurt or injured and it was no fault of their own, please allow me to help get the compensation you deserve. "NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN."

    15 years

  3. Brain injury
    10%
    Brian Injuries take an experienced lawyer to present to the insurance companies and the juries to understand that even a concussion cause long term effects on the brain. Please let our experts present you case.

    15 years

  4. Car accident
    10%
    We handle cases dealing car, truck, motor cycle, bicycle, tractor tailor, boating, jet ski, and other motorized or non-motorized mode of transportation accident case. Let us evaluate your case today. Please call now.

    15 years

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DUI's have many defenses and the firm and assist with this charge. From helping get you driving privileges back to fighting the charge altogether. Call Now.

    15 years

  6. Sex crime
    10%
    Sex crimes deal with all types of accusations. From touching to viewing illegal pornography. Call for your confidential consultation today.

    15 years

"Unfortunately bad things happen to good people."  Mr. Amarosa and his team of professionals are here to take on your case. 

Mr. Amarosa is an experienced and dedicated trial attorney who will aggressively and diligently represent your best interest. 

Mr. Amarosa represents individuals and their families in State, Federal and Appelet Courts dealing with complex legal issues involving litigation and evidentury matters throughout the state.

Mr. Amarosa aggressively represents individuals that have been accused or hurt from the negligence of products, companies and individuals. He has been in the courts from the South Florida and the heart of Miami to the shores of Jacksonville, delaing with complex issues in front of the most prestigious Judges in Circuit Civil and Circuit Criminal Court. With the Amarosa Law Firm's main office in Tampa, Mr. Amarosa and his team covers any and all counties of the west coast of Floaida as well.

Mr. Amarosa has experience in presenting complex forensic isses to judges juries and gives back that knowledge by sharing it with lawyrs and non lawyers in the class rooms of colleges and law schools as well; he has argured constitutional legal issues to the Appelet Courts that has been published in the Florida Law Weekly. 

Mr. Amarosa continuously serves and represents his community by being part of orginazations that better the community, from participating in events dealing with spinal cord injuries, to assistig in the progession of the law by being involved in associations that make a diference in the court room that ineffect better people lives. 

The moto at the Amarosa Law Firm is hard work and due diligence, with the assistance of investigators, paralegals and experts to uncover the evidence, we will professionally represent your case.

If you have been accused of a crime; we will go over your case in detail with you; we will go over the elements of the offense that the government has to prove beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt;  we will go over any and all viable defenses that present for your case; and we are prepared and will take your case to the jury or appeals court if needed. 

If you have been injured; we will gather the evidence and establish your case so you can be compensated to the fullest extent for you injuries. We will gather all the medical records, we will get photos of the accident scene, take possession of the evidence, speak with your doctors and we will hire the experts that are needed to establish your case. Please remember that there is never a fee for our services for a personal injury case unless we win. 

You found your lawyer and your law firm. Please review more information at www.AmarosaLaw.com.

Do not wait to call; free consultations; Call locally our main office in Tampa, Florida at 813-251-0700 or call us toll free 877-ASK-JIM1 now.

Licensed for 15 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact James

Amarosa Law Firm, P.A.
3825 Henderson Blvd.
Ste. 207
Tampa, FL, 336295031

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stop and read this review before you even think about hiring this Lawyer!!!!
If you are truly in need of legal counsel because you are innocent or have made a mistake (because we are human after all), have been injured and need someone to guide you through the process, Mr. Amarosa is the attorney for you. Not only is he well versed in the Rule of Law, he truly understand that you are person who is in need of his help. Mr. Amarosa always puts the client first. He will tell you the truth while keeping his kind demeanor yet making no holds bar to protect your rights! You will absolutely be pleased you hired Mr. James "Jim" Amarosa to represent you in whatever your needs may be. V/r, His favorite Redheaded Client
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Posted by Jaime P | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Deal
I was in need of Legal Counsel for a very serious case. Mr Amarosa is not just any Criminal Defense Attorney , he is a cut above the rest. He is an Innovator in his field and someone who knows how to get the best possible results when the odds seem impossible. He communicates honestly and professionally always and will give you the facts as they are without sugar coating anything . I could not be happier with the results of my case and the way it was handled by Mr. Amarosa, HE IS THE REAL DEAL . If you want your case handled professionally and are seeking the best possible outcome, look no further than the Amarosa Law Firm.
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Posted by Claude | March 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1-800-AMAROSA
I've been struggling for the longest time trying to find the right words to describe my experience with Mr. Amarosa, and still find myself having a hard time. Let me just start by saying he's a solid guy, hard working and dedicated to his craft. I can't go into the details of my cases, but I can say that I had a few cases stacked against me and was in desperate need of a good lawyer. Mr. Amarosa exceeded my expectations by far....I needed a good lawyer, Mr. Amarosa was AWESOME! He not only took my cases, but he did so for a reasonable fee. I can't say enough about the amount of time and hard work Mr. Amarosa put in to get the results we got. Had things gone differently, I wouldn't be writing this review. With that said, I owe a BIG thanks to the Amarosa Law Firm for their dedication and hard work. It's because of you sir that I'm a free man today. So from all of us in the Barner family, we thank you. We love you. In the event we need you again, we'll be calling you!
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Response from James Amarosa September 4, 2018
I thank you for allowing us to handle your most personal matters. Giving me the honor to represent you and allowing us to take your case to trial was a privilege. There is never a better feeling then hearing the jury return and publish to the world a not guilty verdict to all counts. Thank you for your kind words. JRA
Posted by Lisa | October 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!!!
Mr. Amarosa took my son's case under very difficult situations. The Doctors seeing my son was delaying all the paper work but at the end we were able to settle with the insurance company due to Mr. Amarosa's hard work. Would defiantly recommend Amarosa and hire him again. Thank You Mr. Amarosa
Response from James Amarosa November 9, 2017
It is a pleasure to represent families that need effective and immediate representation. Thank you for kind words. JRA
Posted by Regianna | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, amazing lawyer
I hired amarosa almost 2 years ago, never had any problems he kept his word, always kept me updated, never made promises, and ALWAYS professional. by far one of the best lawyers in the Tampa, Florida area!
Posted by Adrienne | June 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
amazing professional
James is the most professional and thorough attorney. he advised me odd the best options for a positive outcome and even worked diligently to assure that all my needs and rights were covered so that I may still pursue goals in life without detriment. He assured me that he would do everything possible for me and he upheld his promise. even after my case was done he helped clarify things so that there were no misunderstandings that would cost me undue hardships. Mr. Amarosa is a to notch 5 star attorney who can be trusted to do what's best for YOU.
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Posted by Anne | May 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best defense lawyer in Florida.
James Amarosa WILL GET YOU OUT OF TROUBLE. Better call Saul? Not if you're in Tampa. Better call Jim. This is THE go to guy for southern Florida. I am an actress currently living between la and Austin now, and I still call mr Amarosa for ANY and all legal advice, though I am states away. He worked with the da when he was younger...can't remember how...or in what context...but it enabled him to KNOW exactly how you'll be tried, quite simply...because he used to be the guy trying you. He has "been behind enemy lines" and he knows their secrets now. But all joking aside, who better to defend you? He GAve up prosecuting to defend those who needed his help in clearing their names. So Not only is he intelligent, He also has this rly unique love of being some sort of sophisticated yet ferocious guard dog for justice. So much so that he is in love with his work. He's addicted to it. He hussles and works tirelessly. It is this love of his work that also tends to make him fair monetarily. I Didn't have a lot of cash so he gave me a fair deal any way, because he rly wanted to see my case absolved. Don't get me wrong. He's not THE cheapest. And you'll pay. But he'll be patient about it, and he'll also EARN EVERY PENNY. He absolutely stunned me with how ridiculously fast he helped me fix my situation. I had genuinely landed myself In a heap of trouble...completely by accident and had no idea where to turn. I was a first time offender who unbeknownst to me... rly pissed off a police officer, which some how led to me getting hit with a completely trumped up felony charge. Jim Amarosa literally laughed at the ridiculousness of this, the moment he heard about it, and did not stop working on my case until it was resolved. He also, went to court ON MY BEHALF several times, so that I could continue to work, and only had to go to the court room when it was ABOSULTELY needed. but some how still rapped it up quickly. He's THE best lawyer I've ever had. HE WILL do the best he can for you. This guy will fight for you. Again, if you're in Florida, better call Jim. He's a rarity. I wish there was one of him in every state.
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Posted by Juan | March 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence .Greatness...
Best Lawyer i ever met . Thank you James . Juan Hinestroza.
Posted by Jason | September 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Courteous, Profesional & Knowledgeable
Mr. Amarosa, who humbly and simply asked to be called, "James" during our phone calls is a phenomenal lawyer who is well versed and knowledgeable in the legal progress, and makes himself readily available to his clients whenever they need to get in touch with him. He is an avid listener and concisely and adequately communicates with you with regards to any and all questions you may have. He succinctly handled our current issue in a quicker manner than we had anticipated and waved the second portion of his fee (while not everyone should anticipate this, his professionalism to extend this courtesy to us for successfully completing our case in a faster than anticipated manner speaks volumes towards this mans character). James is a remarkable lawyer but an even better person. Do not hesitate to contact his office if you are in need of a legal services. Results are not always guaranteed but Mr. Amarosa will offer you nothing short of his best.
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Response from James Amarosa October 14, 2015
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have represented you. JRA
Posted by Elizabeth | April 16, 2015
Best lawyer I've ever hired
I hired this attorney to handle some of my most personal matters. This attorney was not only professional but was on point. He handled my case with professionalism and treated me with complete respect. I recommend that everyone hires this attorney. Lizzybet -Tampa
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2014
an excellent lawyer
James Amarosa is the best lawyer I've worked with he's trutworthy. As well as being very knowledgeable in the legal field. When I first talked to James we both discussed and agreed on our ideal outcome for the case, and he worked with me until we reached that goal.
Posted by Kevin | May 1, 2013
An Honest and Proffessional Attorney
I just want to say that I am also in the professional field and I want to say that Mr Amarosa is one of th best attorney's that Ive had the pleaseure of working with. He kept me informed in a timely mannor, provided all options for the total outcome, reasonable in cost just overall was plesent to dael with. I would recommend Mr Amarosa 100%.
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Posted by JOHN | August 2, 2012
TRUSTWORTHY
This professional was referred by a friend who had a similar case. Our accident occured last year,since then this professional has bent over backwards making and keeping me informed on the happenings of this case. He has taken the stress for the most part away and guided me through this very thoroughly,I would definitely refer him to anyone seeking legal representation. NOTEBOOK ITEM THERE IS NO OVERALL RATING ON COMMUNICATION , HIS FIRM IS 100%
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2012
A strong and much recommended attorny
James is not just trust worthy but he always made sure to keep me informed and work his hardest in my case! I would highly recommend him to any one with a case like mine and will continue to keep him as my go to attorny for any legal service I may encounter.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Certified Circuit and County Court Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Amarosa Mediation and Arbitration
  • 2008 - Present
  • President
  • Amarosa Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Lead Trail Attorney
  • Amarosa Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2007 - Present
  • President
  • Legal Learning Online, Inc.
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Past President
  • Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers HCACDL
  • 2007 - 2021
  • Legal Studies Program Director
  • Florida Metropolitan University
  • 2002 - 2010
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Florida Metropolitan University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1997
  • Tampa College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Drug traficking
  • community control, followed by probation waive the $500,000.00 fine.
  • Drug traficking
  • community control, followed by probation waive the $500,000.00 fine.
  • Motor Vehicle Crash
  • Trial - Vedict was $267,497.98 for client driver and $171,194.43 for client passanger. Bad Faith case against tortfeasor insurance company in litigation now.

Associations

  • Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Florida Bar, Lawyer Referral Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • In Recognition and Thanks for Spirited Work.
  • Hillsborough County Assocaition of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Litigation Concentration Award
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2002

Publications

  • 35 Fla. L. Weekly D223
  • State v. Fernandez
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Advocacy Class (Thomas M. Cooley Law School; Professor Judge Christopher Sabella)
  • Jury Selection and Examining Expert Witnesses
  • 2017
  • Christ the King Church Radio Show
  • Personal Injury Damages
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (13)
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation both in the areas of Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. Mr. Amarosa actually cares about his clients above and beyond what is normally expected of us. It is what I found we initially had in common. But beyond this, his work ethic and zeal for protecting the interests of people is second to none. I trust him and his word is his bond."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mister Amarosa is a great lawyer and man. He is dedicated to the causes of his clients, and has an outstanding work ethic and enthusiasm to research and prepare the best representation he can for them. He is highly ethical, and has a wonderful personality. I am proud to be able to call him a colleague and friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Amarosa is a very knowledgeable attorney who cares for his clients and is always willing to assist other legal counsel in the community. He is dedicated to the practice of law and works hard for his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim Amarosa is a dedicated attorney who fights for his clients, and is always willing to discuss cases and interesting legal arguments with his colleagues. He is an advocate for his clients, and diligently fights for all of them. I have enjoyed working with Mr. Amarosa in the Criminal Defense community, and look forward to continuing the work with him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is an intelligent, first-class lawyer who gets results. It was refereshing working with an attorney who has great knowledge of the law, knows his away around the legal system, and has high integrity. I look forward to working with him again, and hopefully never against him."
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Tampa Criminal defense Lawyer James Roman Amarosa II
James Roman Amarosa II
Criminal defense Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation