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Jay R. Rooth

Jay Rooth 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 R. Rooth was nominated as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” during the years of 2010-2011 and 2013-2015, and a Super Lawyer in 2016. Also in 2016, Jay joined the Florida Legal Elite roster of attorneys chosen for recognition by Florida Trend. Jay’s Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer review rating is a perfect 5.0 out of 5.0. Not only is Jay highly regarded by his peers, he’s also strongly recommended by his clients. Jay was awarded the AVVO Clients Choice award in 2012, and currently holds the highest possible rating for Criminal Defense lawyers per Avvo – a Superb 10.0 rating. Distinctions like these put Moses & Rooth, Attorneys at Law above the average criminal defense focused law firm in Florida.

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8Barry University School of Law
Orlando, Florida, J.D.

8Stetson University, DeLand, Florida
DeLand, Florida, M.B.A., B.A.
Major: Business

Past Employment Positions

State Attorney’s Office Ninth Judicial Circuit
Assistant State Attorney, 2003 – 2006

Bar Admissions

9Florida, 2003
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

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 – 2012
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

Areas of Practice

When it comes to defending you for a crime, the law may be on your side. Our first priority is to protect your rights as a person and citizen; especially as someone who is innocent until proven guilty. We don’t have to prove your innocence; our job is to show that the prosecution can’t prove you guilty. No matter the accusation, we put the burden of proof on the prosecution from the beginning.

Jay Rooth

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.

Your Rights are Important

Have you ever heard of someone who had a case thrown out on a technicality? They aren’t technicalities, they are your rights. As criminal defense attorneys, we fight for your rights. We pay attention to the details of the law that protect you. Call us today.

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