Lisa M. Figueroa

Lisa M. Figueroa

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Orlando, FL

Florida Defense Team, P.A.
 | 100 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807
Phone: 407-890-5399
Fax: 407-999-8982
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Family Law (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lisa M. Figueroa is the founder and president of the Florida Defense Team with its main office in Orlando, Florida. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 18 years of experience, Ms. Figueroa devotes the majority of her practice to litigation, specializing or focusing on her criminal trial practice. She represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients across Central Florida and throughout the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • State and Federal Defense as well as Trial Consulting
  • Criminal and DUI/DWI defense, all levels of felony and misdemeanor charges 

Lisa Figueroa is the founding attorney of the Florida Defense Team, PA. She has been practicing law since 2003 and almost exclusively in the area of “criminal defense”, a misnomer given that really she sees her work as “people defense” or the defense of those accused of committing a crime. She is an experienced trial attorney having handled nearly 100 jury trials since she started practicing law, the vast majority of which were victories for her clients.

Lisa Figueroa has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of others. She is originally from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, but lived a great deal of her life in Central Texas and moved to Central Florida to finish college. The rich diversity that Florida provided allowed her to pursue her dream of helping those who lacked the resources to defend themselves or speak for themselves when under legal attack. This began on a smaller scale growing up and has now escalated through being the voice for her clients. She is dedicated to fighting for the wrongfully accused and those that are misunderstood, as well as understanding that we are more than the sum of our mistakes. One case at a time, she fights the battle against over-criminalization of certain acts, as well as mass incarceration. She is an advocate against minimum mandatory sentencing and for criminal justice reform to make our laws more fair and just and to bring back judicial discretion as well as oversight on sentences imposed.

She has been the managing partner of this firm, and her former firm The Figueroa Law Firm, PA since 2003 and is passionate about making a difference in each of our clients’ lives as well as the system itself. She does this all while being herself a wife, a mother of 4 children and a woman of faith who has overcome many obstacles in her life. It is from that life experience that the firm’s motto was birthed and focused on not judging others, but rather serving those in need, those who are misjudged and those who are wrongfully accused.

Recognized as one of the region's leading trial lawyers, she holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as perfect ratings from AVVO for criminal defense and family law. In addition, The National Trial Lawyers voted her as one of the country's Top 40 Under 40, and America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys included her on its 2017 list and most recently 2020 Super Lawyer.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Lisa Figueroa

Admitted: 2003, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://floridadefenseteam.com/attorneys/lisa-figueroa/

Honors/Awards:

  • Book Award for Receiving The Top Grade in Law & Public Opinion, Florida State University College of Law
  • Vice-Justice, Phi Alpha Delta, Florida State University College of Law
  • Awarded the Legal Eagle Award of County Court from the Public Defender's Office  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Central Florida Women Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Association of Professional Women, Member
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida  
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Public Interest Law Student Association, Board Member, Florida State University College of Law
  • Spanish American Law Student Association, Member, Florida State University College of Law
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Member, Florida State University College of Law

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Journal for Transnational Law and Policy, Member, Florida State University College of Law

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Client pulled over for speeding and allegedly improper turn. Officer claimed observed odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and glassy eyes. We went to trial - client found NOT GUILTY., 2019

Educational Background:

  • University of Central Florida, Bachelor Degree, cum laude, Major: Political Science    
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Office Location for Lisa M. Figueroa

100 S. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807

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Last Updated: 5/10/2021

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