I began my career as a prosecutor in Orange and Osceola Counties. Learning the criminal justice system from the prosecutor's prospective gave me the confidence and knowledge to begin practicing criminal defense. Since 2006 my partner Jay Rooth and I have been handling all types of criminal defense cases in both State and Federal Courts. Felonies, Misdemeanors, and traffic offenses are all handled within our firm. While our firm is located in Orlando, our practice takes us throughout Central Florida. We have handled cases in Orange, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, Sumter, Brevard, Hillsborough, Marion, and Alachua Counties. We pride ourselves on the personalized attention that we give to every client. We will work around your schedule to ensure that when you need to meet with us, we will be available, nights and weekends.
Our firm has been honored with various awards over the years. I have been selected as a Super Lawyer in both 2019 and 2020 and as a Rising Star in 2009, 2011, 2016-2017. Our practice includes representation of DUI's, Violations of Probation, Possession of Controlled Substance and Dealing in Controlled substance offenses. We also represent clients accused of serious violent offenses, including murder, robbery, and car jacking. Also less serious violent offenses such as misdemeanor assault and battery. Additionally we represent clients accused of sex offenses including sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation, traveling to meet a minor, and others. Over the years we have also been successful in assisting clients enter into problem solving courts such as Veteran's Court, Drug Court and Mental Health Court.
Professional Activity: Florida Bar Member since 2003. Membership in the Florida Bar allows me to practice in any State Court throughout Florida. I am also licensed to practice in the Middle District of Florida and the Southern District of Florida Federal Courts. I am a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 2014 and I am also a member of the local Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Pro bono/ Community Service: Legal Aid Society.
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