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Varinia Van Ness

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Languages spoken: French, Italian, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    25 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    25 years
  3. Foreclosure: 10%
  4. Juvenile: 5%
    25 years
  5. Family: 5%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Brandon M Daniels

    I endorse Varinia, I have witnessed her in court on multiple occasions and she have superior intellect and fights hard for her clients. She is a great attorney and is well respected by all on the defense bar.


    Brandon Daniels DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Roman Amarosa II

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Van Ness is a great lawyer and is always willing to help. I would recomend this lawyer to anyone needing her services. JRA


    James Amarosa Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Van Ness Law Group, P.A.

46 N. Washington Blvd.
Suite 9
Sarasota, FL, 34236-5932


FLMember in Good Standing199106/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV Rating,Martindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentVan Ness Law Group, P.A.2002 - Present
Program AttorneyGuardian Ad Litem Program1998 - 2002
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney (Sarasota) 6 1/2 years1991 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Sarasota ChapterPresident2008 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida ChapterMember2007 - Present
Junior League of SarasotaMember2003 - Present
Children's Guardian FundBoard of Directors2002 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Delane JohnsonVictory
Simmons vs. StateVictory
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of FloridaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Blood Breath and TearsEthics Panel2014
Masters of DUIEthics Panel2013
The PracticeSolo Practice--The Women of FACDL2012
Family Law SeminarCriminal Law Issues that Impact Family Law Issues2008
Girl's Inc., Girls' Rights WeekPanel discussion on the Super Girl Dilemma. Guest panelist in group of role models who have achieved a great deal.2007