Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney in Orlando
Amanda Sampaio is known for her fierce advocacy in the courtroom and her sincere dedication to protecting the rights of her clients. She is a graduate of Florida State University College of Law and Eckerd College, where she graduated with honors and was recognized as an NCAA Division II Student Athlete Scholar. Her reputation for providing the highest quality service to every client, coupled with a caring spirit, precedes her.
Amanda Is a Member of an Elite Group of Attorneys
A mere 1% of all attorneys are Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law. Being Board Certified means that a lawyer has special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in a specific area of law. Ms. Sampaio has been peer reviewed and evaluated favorably by judges and peers alike, winning awards such as the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award, the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award. She has numerous 5-star reviews from former clients and has a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating.
For over a decade, Attorney Amanda has aggressively represented thousands of clients in felony and misdemeanor matters such as DUI, sexual battery (rape), drug offenses, gun offenses, robbery, domestic violence, burglary, resisting arrest, and juvenile delinquency. Criminal law cases such as these involve more than just the temporary inconvenience of probation or jail time, and the outcomes can have an irreversible impact on one’s future. Amanda meticulously examines the facts of every case and works diligently to achieve the very best outcome possible for her clients.
Amanda does not shy away from trial—in fact, she welcomes the challenge. She has extensive trial experience and is well-versed in the law, giving her the ability to advise her clients of all potential outcomes. She tailors her legal strategy and representation to each client personally, recognizing that each individual has special and unique needs. Successfully defending criminal charges at trial requires time, dedication, and experience. Attorney Amanda’s record of trial success evidences her knowledge of the law and keen ability to effectively persuade juries.
When she isn’t fiercely advocating on behalf of her clients, Amanda is keeping abreast of advances in the law by maintaining active memberships and even holding leadership positions in various professional organizations.
- The Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – President-Elect
- The Orange County Bar Association – YLS Board Member
- Florida Association of Women Lawyers – Member
- Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers – Member
She has also been interviewed and had her legal acumen featured on such news stations as Channel 9 WFTV, Channel 13, and Channel 2 WESH. She serves her community through pro-bono services to the poor through the Orange County Legal Aid Foundation, and she also serves on local boards.