Attorney Profile

“We all need  some help at some time in our lives and I am grateful that I can use my legal training to help people in their time of need.”
                  – Lisa  Jama Ramsey

 

Ms. Ramsey has handled thousands of criminal cases as a defense attorney. She’s experienced in trial practice and procedure, having tried many cases in county and circuit court.  Ms. Ramsey has represented clients accused of a variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses including DUI, Battery, Burglary, Drug-related offenses and murder. Since beginning her career as a lawyer in 2001, Ms. Ramsey has had an interest in helping people who are in desperate situations. During law school, she  worked for the Personal Injury firm, Fine, Farkash and Parlapiano in Gainesville. There, she helped clients put their lives back together after a serious accident. She dealt directly with insurance companies, trying to negotiate on behalf of clients. After graduating from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Ms. Ramsey served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Barry Stone at the Fourth District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach. Her experience writing for judges on the appellate bench led her to the appellate section of Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Miami where she  assisted with filing appellate briefs in a range of civil cases including tobacco class action suits, immigration and family law cases.

Ms. Ramsey moved to Orlando to be closer to family and began her work as an Assistant Public Defender in Orange County. Quickly rising through the ranks of the office, becoming a supervisor and then General Counsel, Ms. Ramsey was able to sit with new attorneys on their first trials while continuing to represent clients charged with murder and armed robbery. Not only did she assist clients at the trial level, during her time as an assistant public defender, Ms. Ramsey had the opportunity to write appellate briefs and argue before the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

Whether you face criminal charges or are recovering from a serious accident, Ms. Ramsey has the experience and compassion to help you get the best outcome for your case.

Ms. Ramsey’s professional affiliations include:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Seminole County Bar Association