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Amanda S. Bova

  • Associate Attorney


Orlando, FL





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.   

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. - 2006
  • 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 Association of Women Lawyers, 2019
  • National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated, 2019
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, 2015 & 2016
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • CFAWL, Treasurer Elect, 2019 to 2020
  • CFACDL, President, 2017 to 2018
  • Orange County Bar Association, YLS Board Member
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member
  • Elite Group of Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Orange County Legal Aid Foundation