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Jay R. Rooth

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Orlando, Florida

Jay graduated from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida with a degree in Business and continued his education to obtain a Masters in Business Administration from Stetson University.  While at Stetson University Jay was actively involved in community service  sponsored through his fraternity Alpha Tau Omega.  Jay obtained his Law degree from Barry University Law School.  Jay is a active member of the Orlando Chamber of Commerce, the Federalist Society, Florida Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Jay Rooth is one of the founding partners of Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law.  Jay Rooth served as an Assistant State Attorney in the Orange and Osceola County State Attorney’s Office Ninth Judicial Circuit.   Jay practiced extensively in the trial divisions of County and Circuit Courts in the Ninth Circuit.  While as an Assistant State Attorney he handled all misdemeanor offenses including domestic violence, theft, drugs, traffic offenses and violent felonies.  As a Criminal Defense Attorney in Orlando, Florida, Jay is committed to providing his clients with experienced legal representation and achieving positive results.   Areas of Practice: Drug offenses, Dui and Traffic related cases, juvenile, violent crimes, fraud, sex crimes, theft, domestic violence, violations of probation, felonies and misdemeanors.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Defense
  • State Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Violation of Probation
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Violent Crimes
  • Fraud
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Domestic Violence
  • Injunctions
  • White Collar Crime
  • Bond Hearings
  • Arrest Warrants

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Stetson University, DeLand, Florida
    • M.B.A.
  • Stetson University, DeLand, Florida
    • B.A.
    • Major: Business

Published Works

  • Strategies For Defending Identity Theft Cases - Identity Fraud Defense: Understanding the Facts Better Than the Prosecution, Aspatore Book Publication, 2012
  • "Strategies for Defending Domestic Violence Cases", Chapter, Credibility Strategies for an Incredible Defense, (Co-Author), Aspatore Book Publication , 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star by Florida SuperLawyers, 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star by Florida SuperLawyers, 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star by Florida SuperLawyers, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Federalist Society, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Orange county Bar Criminal Committee, Executive Board Member, 2011 - Present
  • Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Downtown Orlando Partnership, Member, 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2008 - Present
  • White Family Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2007 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Member, 2003 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • State Attorney's Office Ninth Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 2003 - 2006


  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • The Florida Bar
  • AV Preeminent
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