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Jay R. Rooth

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Orlando, FL

Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law
115 Granada Court
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-349-8832
Fax: 407-377-0160
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015
Licensed in Florida Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
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Attorney Profile

As a former Prosecutor, Jay Rooth has unique experience and perspective in defending his clients. Jay R. Rooth is a criminal defense attorney with experience and perspective on both sides of the law. Before founding Moses & Rooth PA with attorney Andrew Moses in Orlando, Jay served as an assistant state attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, which serves Orange and Osceola counties.

With more than 15 years of experience as a Central Florida attorney, Jay's casework and experiences prosecuting and defending a broad range of clients with varying levels of legal needs has led to a long series of successful outcomes and accomplishments. Jay works diligently and vigorously as a full-time criminal defense lawyer, defending the constitutional rights and best interests of clients. He is aggressive and accomplished in trial and in negotiation.

Personalized and attentive service to each individual client makes Jay easily accessible to clients and provides every client with thorough case preparation and professional execution for positive results.

Jay received a bachelor's degree and MBA from Stetson University, and he earned his Juris Doctor from Barry University. His criminal defense practice includes drug crimes, DUI/DWI, traffic violations, juvenile offenses, robbery and burglary, fraud, sex crimes, theft, domestic violence and other violent crimes.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


7 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015

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About Jay R. Rooth

First Admitted: 2003, Florida

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Legal Aid Society - Assist with criminal cases 2012  - present
  • Orange County Teen Court Judge and Advisor , 2013
  • Maitland Soccer Club Volunteer, 2018
  • Board of Trustees for The White Family Foundation
  • YMCA volunteer 2013- 2018
  • Board of Directors for the Windsong Community HOA 2014- present
  • South Orlando Little League Volunteer, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida Bar - Member 2003 - present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys - Member 2006 - present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys - 2006-present
  • Executive Board member of the Orange County Bar Association Criminal Committee 2011 - present
  • Orange County Bar Association - Member 2006- present
  • Volunteer Orange County Teen Court Judge, 2013
  • Licensed in the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Federalist Society - Member 2011 - 2015
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys - Member 2010- present

Educational Background

  • Attended the study abroad program at Magdalen College, Oxford University
  • Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, B.A. in Business
  • Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, M.B.A.
  • Tampa Jesuit High Scool, Tampa, Florida, 1993

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Jay Rooth Co-Authored a Book Titled Strategies For Defending Identity Theft Cases by Aspatore Book publication.  The Authored chapter was titled Identity Fraud Defense: Understanding the Facts Better Than the Prosecution., 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Jay Rooth authored a chapter for the book tiled: Strategies for Defending Identity Theft Cases.  This book was written by leading lawyers from across the country focused toward understanding identity theft crime, preparing a thorough defense, and managing technological evidence.  Jay rooth authored the chapter titled: Identity Fraud Defense Understanding The Facts Better Than The Prosecution.  , Co-Author, Strategies For Defending Identity Theft Cases, Aspatore Publishing, 2012
  • Authored the chapter titled "Credibility Strategies for an Incredible Defense" by Asporatore Book Publishing in 2012.  This Book provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on best practices for handling cases involving a domestic dispute.  The featured criminal defense attorneys from around the country provided a detailed landscape of the the trends and cases that other lawyers need to be aware of in domestic cases. , Co-Author, Strategies for Defending Domestic Violence Cases, 2012


  • , Orlando Family Magazine - Awesome Attorneys, Orlando Family Magazine, 2021
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • , Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2020
  • , Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2015
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2016

Industry Groups

  • Central Florida Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Bar
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Orange County Bar Association
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Office Location for Jay R. Rooth

115 Granada Court
Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: 407-349-8832

Fax: 407-377-0160

Last Updated: 6/27/2022

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