Vote on or before August 23, 2022

Amanda Sampaio Bova For Orange County Judge

I want to serve as county court judge so that I can use my breadth of legal knowledge and years of experience to serve the community where I was born and raised. My goal is to do everything I can to ensure that the courtroom is a place of fairness and equity, and to uphold the notion that the courts belong to the people. I believe that when we treat people with respect and fairness, we build trust and confidence in our justice system, and that small acts of patience and understanding can provide assurance to both intimidated first-time litigants and also repeat users of the legal system. I would strive to maximize innovation in a way that makes the court system user-friendly and efficient. Lastly I would seek to ensure that criminal sentences are structured in such a way to prevent recidivism and give people the guidance they need to reform their lives and become productive members of society.

  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law
  • AV Rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
  • Leaders in the Law Award, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2019
  • Chairperson of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee D, 2016-2020
  • Treasurer Elect, Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) 2019-2020
  • President, Central Fl. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (CFACDL) 2017-2018
  • Chapter Representative, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, FACDL
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • OCBA volunteer mediator for the Citizen Dispute Mediation Program
  • OCBA Law Week program volunteer & Mentorship Program
  • Board of Directors, OCBA Young Lawyers Section (OCBA YLS) 2015-2016
  • Award of Excellence for Outstanding Service, OCBA YLS 2015-2016
  • OCBA YLS Golf Tournament, & Judicial Reception Committee member
  • Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award 2015, 2016
  • Orlando Family Magazine “Awesome Attorneys” 2019
  • Highly Qualified

    Amanda attended top rated schools for both undergrad and law school, she is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law, and she is also AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. She has served on many local voluntary bar association boards, she was appointed to serve on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, and she was recently appointed by the Mayor of Orange County to serve on a local advisory board.

    Meaningful Experience

    With over 15 years practicing law in Orange County, Florida, Amanda offers a wealth of legal knowledge and courtroom experience. She has tried over 40 cases and regularly appeared in court. She has experience in both criminal and civil arenas, and she has years of experience in both government service and private practice.

    Rooted in the Community

    Amanda is a Central Florida native and resides in Orlando with her husband Mike and daughter Sofia. She volunteers her time to serve in organizations such as CFAWL, OCBA, CFACDL. She has volunteered as a judge for the Collegiate Mock Trial competition, she does pro-bono work for legal aid, and she has mentored numerous law students and college students here locally.

    Entrepreneurial Spirit

    Amanda learned the value of hard work from her entrepreneurial parents who owned and operated a small auto repair business here for many years. Amanda ran her own firm here and her husband is a small business owner as well.

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