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Attorney James R. Amarosa II, Esq.
I earned my law degree from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2002 and an MBA in 1997. After law school I joined the Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office and thereafter founded the Amarosa Law Firm.

I am licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

I continue to give back to the community I serve by applying my legal knowledge and skills to hundreds of individuals through legal representation. At this time I am an active Board of Director and immediate Past President of the Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and an active member of the Florida Bar by serving on the Continuing Legal Education Committee as well as the Lawyer Referral Service Committee. I further my commitment to the law by being a current member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Academically I have served as Program Chair and Professor of legal studies for criminal justice, paralegal, and crime scene investigation disciplines at a local college having campus in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.

I handle and have litigated cases to trial for people accused of allegedly committing felonies and misdemeanors throughout the State of Florida dealing from basic possession charges to 10/20/life penalty felonies like armed robbery with serious injury.

I also handle and have tried civil litigation cases in situations where clients or their loved ones have been killed or injured by the negligence of others.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jorge Leon Chalela

    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.


    Jorge Chalela Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Maria Pavlidis

    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.


    Maria Pavlidis Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Amarosa Law Firm, P.A.

3825 Henderson Blvd.
Ste. 207
Tampa, FL, 336295031


FLMember in Good Standing200706/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
In Recognition and Thanks for Spirited Work.Hillsborough County Assocaition of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentAmarosa Law Firm, P.A.2007 - Present
Legal Studies Program DirectorFlorida Metropolitan University2002 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationActive member2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersActive member2008 - Present
Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors and Past President2008 - Present
Hillsborough County Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drug trafickingcommunity control, followed by probation waive the $500,000.00 fine.
Drug trafickingcommunity control, followed by probation waive the $500,000.00 fine.
Motor Vehicle CrashTrial - 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.
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Publication nameTitleDate
35 Fla. L. Weekly D223State v. FernandezN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Christ the King Church Radio ShowPersonal Injury Damages2012