Jay R. Rooth

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Orlando, Florida

Moses and Rooth Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jay R. Rooth
Moses and Rooth Criminal Defense Lawyers

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2003

Education: Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015
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Moses and Rooth Criminal Defense Lawyers

115 Granada Court
Orlando, FL 32803 Visit website


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

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

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

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2003, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.mosesandrooth.com/attorney/jay-r-rooth/

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
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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
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
  • , 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

Office location for Jay R. Rooth

115 Granada Court
Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: 407-349-8832


8 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015

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