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"They have to get through us to get to you"--Aggressive representation because experience countsFormer prosecutor for 6 1/2 years, criminal defense since 2002. Tried over 100 jury trials.DUI cases and complicated and specialized and not every day run of the mill case. Experience countsFamily law cases are emotional and we can help you through the process because we understand!Children make mistakes. That shouldn't affect the rest of their lives.The best representation is key
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1991||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|President||Van Ness Law Group, P.A.||2002 - Present|
|Program Attorney||Guardian Ad Litem Program||1998 - 2002|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney (Sarasota) 6 1/2 years||1991 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Sarasota Chapter||President||2008 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Chapter||Member||2007 - Present|
|Junior League of Sarasota||Member||2003 - Present|
|Children's Guardian Fund||Board of Directors||2002 - 2004|
|Simmons vs. State||Victory|
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|Stetson University College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1991|
|University of Florida||Economics||Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Breath Blood and Tears||DUI How do defend Refusals||2016|
|Breath Blood and Tears||DUI Jury Selection||2015|
|Blood Breath and Tears||Ethics Panel||2014|
|Masters of DUI||Ethics Panel||2013|
|The Practice||Solo Practice--The Women of FACDL||2012|
|Family Law Seminar||Criminal Law Issues that Impact Family Law Issues||2008|
|Girl's Inc., Girls' Rights Week||Panel discussion on the Super Girl Dilemma. Guest panelist in group of role models who have achieved a great deal.||2007|
Posted by Danielle
Varinia has helped me in plenty of cases and has not let me down once. Any time I need I lawyer for anything she is right there to help. She is very knowledgeable and is always there when I have any questions. I am very pleased with her work.
Posted by Bridgett
I have only 2 words to describe Varinia Van Ness. "AWESOME and EXCELLENT". Varinia and her group helped my son and I thru a very trying time thru his legal case. I would like to thank you Varinia for all your support and knowledge which got my son case dismissed. I will recommend you to my family and friends for any legal advice or help.
Posted by Sandra
My husband was in an impossible situation. Had 2 orders arrest for a DUI and a Battery. He was in another country (Bolivia) without the possibility to obtain a Visa to be in the country. Nobody wanted to take the case because it was impossible to resolve.
Varinia took the case a she get "dismiss" in both cases. We never imagined that, that was a possibility but SHE DID IT.
I can only described the whole process like a miracle of God.
Now, my husband can applied for a Visa without any problems and free of charge.
She is an aggressive, intelligent and honest lawyer that goes beyond your expectation.
Amiee Buckman, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've had the honor of knowing Varinia for quite some time and have always found her to be extremely knowlegeable and professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
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