Amanda S. Bova

Amanda S. Bova


Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Orlando, Florida
Amanda Sampaio Bova is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law. She started her legal career at the Public Defender's Office where she gained invaluable trial experience.  She has over 13 years of experience practicing law and has handled cases from minor traffic infractions and misdemeanors, to serious felony charges. Ms. Bova has handled family law cases such as divorce, child custody cases, modifications, and paternity actions. 
Ms. Bova is a life-long Floridian and believes in giving back to the community.  She has been recognized by several local organizations for her service.  In 2019, she received the "Leaders in the Law" award from the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL).  She is active in the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) and was recognized by OCBA Young Lawyers Section (YLS) for her "Outstanding Service".  She is the former President of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (CFACDL) and served as chapter representative for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL).  Just some of her most recent volunteer work includes the OCBA Citizen Dispute Mediation Program, Law Week program, Legal Aid, OCBA Mentorship Program, OCBA YLS Golf Tournament committee, CFAWL/YLS Backpack Project and the CFAWL Judicial Reception committee. Ms. Bova was also appointed to serve on  the Florida Bar Grievance Committee "D" and currently serves as Chairperson.  
One of Ms. Bova's most proud accomplishments is her ability to balance her professional career with her family life. As a working mother, she saw the need to support similarly situated women and co-founded a group of female attorneys working to further their career goals while having a family. When she is not working on her career, Ms. Bova enjoys outings with her family, spending time outdoors, and playing sports.   

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Seal & Expunge

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law, Florida Bar, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: With Honors


  • Conti Moore
  • Jamie Billotti Moses
  • Thomas Feiter
  • Lisa Ramsey

Honors and Awards

  • "Leaders in the Law", Florida Associaiton of Women Lawyers, 2019
  • Martindale Hubble AV Rated 2019 , 2016 & 2015 Client's Choice Award, Avvo 10/10

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • CFAWL, Treasurer Elect, 2019 - 2020
  • CFACDL, President, 2017 - 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Public Defender 9th Judicial Circuit, Attorney, 2006 - 2012
  • The Fighter Law Firm, Attorney, 2012 - 2014