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Karen Rodriguez Ibarrondo

Criminal defense Attorney at Clermont, FL

5.0   50 reviews

also known as Karen Rodriguez

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Karen

Learn Karen’s areas of practice.

     As a former prosecutor, I understand the complexities of working a case inside and outside a courtroom. Having experience working in cases involving investigators, law enforcement, civilian witnesses, evidence departments, parenting coordinators, guardian ad litem coordinators and attorneys, Department of Children and Families’ case managers and attorneys, as well as counsel for other parties, I have been able to understand and have the ability to work towards the resolution of any situation, in my covered areas of law. As a current Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, as well as, an attorney for children (Attorney ad Litem), I am able to understand the seriousness of the handling of a family law case, whether it is an adoption, guardianship, paternity matter, dissolution of marriage, timesharing and/or parenting plan establishment, child support establishment and/or modification, as well as a dependency and/or domestic relations case. Furthermore, my passion for criminal law allows me to be an advocate for those individuals charged with a crime to ensure that their due process and constitutional rights are protected. I am also fully Bilingual in English and Spanish.

I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, but made Florida my permanent home since 1997. After finishing undergraduate studies with concentrations in Business Management, I completed a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, where I graduated with High Honors and in the top 5% of my class.

I also attended law school at the Florida A&M University (FAMU), College of Law, located in Orlando. While in law school, I was invited to become a member of FAMU’s Law Review. I graduated cum laude from FAMU’s College of Law and ranked in the top 12% of the total class. 

After graduation, I worked, as a prosecutor, at the State Attorney’s Office for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in both Marion and Lake County. I also worked as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. There, I handled hundreds of cases and litigated many jury trials, with a high conviction rate. 

In addition, I litigated numerous Motions to Suppress in DUI and Drug cases, and handled many court proceedings to include Arraignments, Initial Appearances, Pre-trial Conferences, Plea Hearings, Violation of Probation Hearings, Bond Hearings, and other proceedings, as applicable. In addition to handling part of a docket for my division, I was also in charge of handling Appeals for my cases, and answered appellate briefs on trial cases, as well as cases where defendants were asking for post-conviction relief. 

In addition to being the President of The Law Office of Karen Rodriguez, P.A., I am also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator.

I strongly believe that every person deserves to have representation and consider myself to be an advocate for those in need of help. I have volunteered for the Legal Aid Society, where I have participated in assisting individuals in need of legal services. I am a strong believer in that evaluating all of the events leading to an arrest is imminent in a criminal case, and I will look at every detail of your case to aggressively work towards a resolution. I am a litigator and will fight for your rights in court, regardless of the effort and time required.


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Bar Admissions:
Member of the Florida Bar, 2012-Present

Court Admissions:
Authorized to practice law at US Immigration Courts.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
National College for DUI Defense (Member)
Member of the Central Florida's Young Lawyers Division


Professional and Academic Honors:
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 under 40 (2014)
Book Award Recipient in Criminal Law, Property Law, and Florida Bar Law & Skills
Staff & Senior Law Review Editor at the Florida A&M University, College of Law

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Location

The Law Office of Karen Rodriguez, P.A.
154 E Highland Ave
Clermont, FL, 34711

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Muchas gracias abogada Karen ;, Ella es creible en como trabaja y te dice asi lo que es y asi es , excelente ,200%recomendada ⭐️
Response from Karen Ibarrondo August 25, 2022
Muchas gracias aqui a la orden siempre :)
Posted by Iliana | December 26, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Está cotizada como una de las mejores abogadas de Orlando.Tiene excelente equipo de trabajo y es bien responsable en sus casos.
Posted by Rich | July 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Competent law firm
I live out of state and needed representation in Florida. I hired Karen Rodriguez based on a recommendation from a friend. My goals were to avoid travelling back to Florida and have no conviction record. Both were accomplished. Karen Rodriguez and staff are very competent, kept me well informed, and were always available for questions. Most importantly I trusted their judgement and advice.
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Posted by Anthony | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Child support Thankful Dad!!!
I want to thank Ms.Karen Rodriguez and staff Katherine and Lillian for an outstanding job in representing me in my child support battle.Ms.Rodriguez went above and beyond to fight for me and win the case.All I could say is if you are looking for a dedicated and reliable attorney she is the one to hire.No questions asked Thanks again Karen Rodriguez and Staff!!!!! Anthony Martinez Satisfied client
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2019
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Blessed to have met Karen
Karen and her team did an amazing job on my case! With my huge battle she moved forward like a soldier! She is very detailed, fair and his always on your side. I'm very grateful to have met Karen.
Posted by Samuel | May 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional
From the moment I sat with with Karen Rodriguez and explained my situation and received her feedback and detailed steps how my case will be handled I felt comfortable and hired her immediately. Her staff are professionals and will answer and return your calls asap. Definitely I will recommend to my family and friends. Excellent team!!
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Posted by Josh | May 3, 2019
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Probation
Karen did such a wonderful job dealing with my case. I have been on probation for 4 years and the state wanted to continue me on probation. Karen got me off probation and got my charges withheld, so as of today I am a free man with no past! She's very amazing and knowledgeable and honestly, I wish I would have hired her 4 years ago. Thank you again Karen. Oh oh, and the ladies that run the office, phenomenal job. They are always attentive and they show you they care.
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Posted by FELIX | January 11, 2019
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If you are looking for Quality, look no more!
I hired Ms. Rodriguez Ibarrondo to represent me in my case due to me being overly stressed about the situation, she took he case and took over. Due to her knowledge, she was able to get me favored results and although this is not a pleasant situation, I can say that this was a pleasant experience.
Posted by Edward | September 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Review
There where very helpful and responsible with my case. They worked every way posible for me to solve my case the faster way and the best way for me to end up in a good position after everything was done. Stuff was very helpful with everything about my case and friendly.
Posted by Anthony | September 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Custody won over my daughter's
I hired karen as my lawyer to fight to get me full sole custody of my children after the mother threatened to take my childrens life along with mine. Karen has been a great lawyer remains in contact and gives constant updates on what is happening in the case and how we are going to go about things in the next court hearing. Also is quick to let you know what she needs from you to help make your case a stronger case. When it comes to court karen is awesome about standing outside the courtroom and explaining what and how she plans to proceed and fight your case in the courtroom. If you dont understand something the judge has said or ruled on karen will stand outside the courtroom with you and break down and explain exactly what the jude has said or ruled on to a way you will understand. In my opinion karen is a great attorney and i will continue to use her in the furture if needed.
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Posted by Sierra | August 27, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
She is worth every penny ❤️
Karen took on my case after I got screwed over by my previous attorney. She didn’t have too but she did. Learned my case inside and out. She even caught things that needed to be redone & was very involved every step of the way. Karen was the best attorney I’ve dealt with. I will highly recommend her to any of my family or friends. Her right hand Kathy is awesome ! She kept me updated every step of the way even when I was working. She would call me and use my case ! Which is the best communication between Karen, Kathy & I during my case. Karen got me exactly what I wanted in my custody & child support case. I couldn’t be any more thankful for her and her team!
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Posted by RUTH | August 10, 2018
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A Miracle
My battery case never even made it to court. The charges were dropped before every making it to court. I believe in God and miracles and I believe she was part of this one. I am so grateful for her talent, knowledge and commitment.
Posted by Myrna | May 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
La mejor abogada!
Una abogada muy dinamica y luchadora enfocada en los derechos de sus clientes! Que bien q me entiendan en mi primer idioma y me representen mejor con frente a un tribunal.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Attorney Rodriguez was very approachable, accessible and knowledgeable. She helped us navigate the child support system and it all went very well. Her assistant, Katherine, was equally as helpful. She was not the first attorney that we called but she was the one we chose. If we ever need an attorney again, we will not hesitate to call her. We also liked the payment structure. Thank you so much.
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Posted by Karen | May 10, 2018
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Divorce
Karen and her staff were wonderful threw this whole process. Karen went over and beyond to get me divorced and even thou my situation was very difficult for her she always saw the light for me at the end of a dark tunnel. You will want her as your attorney by your side because she works hard for her clients to get the job done!
Posted by Carmen Rodriguez | April 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
No pudé tener mejor abogada que la Lic. Karen Rodriguez. Mientras otros abogados me dijerón que no podian coger mi caso, la Lic. Rodriguez dijo sí. Gracias a Dios y a ella pudé resolver mi problema de Violencia Domestica y Child Support, ganando el caso. Excelente servicio, muy responsable y bien profesional. Ella es la mejor!!! Dios la bendiga siempre!!!
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Posted by Lashada | February 1, 2018
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Karen is an outstanding attorney!
I was visiting my husband in Florida (we were separated) so he could spend time with the kids. While there he had me served within days of my departure. I googled family lawyers and Karen had been raves about on google so I contacted the office and got a consult. I need to have my case dimissed for lack of jurisdiction....and Karen knew the law and was very intuitive able the way the other attorney would present their argument. Her presence was extremely calming and reassuring. The office also offers a payment plan which may work for some. I didn’t quite work for me, but the office was understanding and allowed me grace in that area. We got to mediation and I must say Karen and her team went through all documents and timelines with a fine tooth comb! Her paralegal should be an private investigator lol! Kathy(paralegal) is an asset and great compliment Karen. She dives into laws and statues and can prepare exquisitely written depositions! At mediation Keren was firm, calm, polished, but Fierce! She blew up my husband’s case with an oversight of an admission that he and his lawyer missed! Karen didn’t miss it though! That ultimately won me my case! I can’t thank Karen and her practice enough! Oh let me add that she is an honest attorney( well at least with me she was) which is an oddity in this profession. Thank you Karen!
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Posted by Carlos Lasso | January 19, 2018
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Custody and Child support
La abogada Karen es excelente en su trabajo me ayudó a conseguir la custodia de mi hijo con tan solo 8 meses de nacido logró conseguirme la mitad de la custodia ahora podré disfrutar con él mitad de semana y dormir con él al igual tendré los mismos derecho que la madre. Muy profesional en todo la recomiendo 100% gracias una vez mas
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
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Thankful Father
I could not be more pleased with Attorney Rodriguez. She helped us get exactly what we wanted in our custody battle. Our case was a whirlwind to say the least and didn’t go the way any of us were expecting. We were immediately met with fierce opposition and Attorney Rodriguez didn’t flinch. After a grueling 18 months, we went from only seeing my son one night a week to a fully equal parenting plan. If you’re a parent who is simply trying to give your child their best possible life, then Attorney Rodriguez is the right choice.
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Posted by Mary | December 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent advocate
Attorney Rodriguez was the best choice for legal representation. She is professional, caring and listened to my concerns. My best interests were always a priority. Any time I called the office or sent an email, I always got an immediate response. I never felt like I couldn’t reach her. Kathy is very diligent and knowledgeable as well. I would definitely recommend this law office to anyone in a similar situation.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • FL Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • Karen Rodriguez, Esq.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney Ad Litem
  • Fifth Judicial Circuit
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney ad Litem
  • Ninth Judicial Circuit, Florida
  • 2014 - Present
  • President
  • The Law Office of Karen Rodriguez, P.A.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Valencia Community College
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Osceola County State Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State's Attorney's Office For Lake County
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Marion County State Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Orange County State Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
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Education

  • Mediation Training Center
  • Family Law Certified Mediator
  • 2014
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Phoenix
  • MA - Masters
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 14 MM XX96
  • Case Dismissed while on trial docket
  • XX13 MM XXX62
  • Case Dismissed
  • 14 CF XX1899
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Immigration Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce (Central Florida)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • South Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Osceola County Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Associate Member
  • 2011 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Family Law Female Attorneys in Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Alumni Award- Young Alumnus Award
  • Florida A & M University College of Law
  • 2016
  • Nominee for Distinguished Alumni Award- Young Alumnus
  • Florida A & M University College of Law
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Family Law "10 Best" Attorneys for Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Valencia College
  • 2015
  • Family Law "10 Best" Attorneys for Florida
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Cum Laude
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • 2012
  • Book Award in Florida Bar Law & Skills
  • Florida A&M College of Law
  • 2012
  • Law Review Certificate
  • Florida A&M University
  • 2012
  • Book Award in Criminal Law
  • Florida A&M College of Law
  • 2010
  • Book Award in Property Law
  • Florida A&M College of Law
  • 2009
  • Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Valencia Community College
  • 2001
  • Scholar
  • Spanish Business and Professional Women
  • 2001
  • Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Valencia Community
  • 1999
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Emerging Leaders and Entrepeneurs
  • Entrepeneurship
  • 2016
  • Fall 2015 Valencia Community College
  • Business Law
  • 2015
  • UCF Moot Court Program
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2013
  • FAMU Moot Court Final Arguments
  • Moot Court Judge
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (57)
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Family Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Ibarrondo is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Ibarrondo. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Rodriguez Ibarrondo is simply fantastic! You will get extremely competent representation. You will get an attorney who truly cares. Finally, you will get an advocate that will protect your legal needs. I am honored to endorse Mr. Rodriguez Ibarrondo."
Adoption Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen Ibarrondo is an extremely knowledgeable attorney, and an effective advocate on behalf of her clients. She is well regarded in the legal field."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is an asset to the legal community and works hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Karen Ibarrondo. She has an excellent work ethic and knowledge of the law."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very bright and cares for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney as she is both well-respected by her fellow attorneys and liked be her clients. Her background as a former prosecutor serves her clients well."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Ibarrondo is an intelligent and highly respected attorney in her field. I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Karen. A highly respected attorney in the legal community with a reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ibarrondo is a passionate legal advocate who knows how to achieve great results for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
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