Maritza Arroyo
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Location:

Gainesville, FL

Phone:

Fax:

352-373-1134

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Maritza Arroyo has been practicing law since 1989.  She began practice as an Assistant State Attorney and litigated criminal cases from 1989 until 1999 when she began private practice at Wershow & Schneider.  In 2002 she became a partner in the firm.  She practices family law, collaborative law, criminal defense and dependency.

Fluent in Spanish and the daughter of Cuban immigrants, she knows some clients prefer to consult a lawyer in their native language.  She is happy to consult in both English and Spanish.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Collaborative Law
  • Dependency Cases

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1990

Education

  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • J.D. - 06/1987
  • Cambridge University Faculty Board of Law The Old Schools, Cambridge
    • Summer Law Institute - 1985
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • Summer Law Institute - 1984
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 08/1983

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, Trial Tactics and Techniques, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, 1993 to 1993
  • Guest Lecturer, Trial Tactics and Techniques, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, 1994 to 1994
  • Guest Lecturer, Trial Tactics and Techniques, Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, 1995 to 1995
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Florida, College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2001 to 2001
  • Adjunct Instructor, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, Florida, 1995 to 1998
  • Guest Lecturer, Criminal Punishment Code, Gainesville Police Department, 1995 to 1995
  • Guest Lecturer, Sexual Predator Statute, University Police Department, 1998 to 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Judicial Nominating Committee Eighth Judicial Circuit, Appointed by the Florida Governor, 1992-1996, 2000-2004
  • Friend of Child Advocacy Center, Gainesville, Florida
  • Junior League of Gainesville, Florida, Member
  • Abused Women's Center, Sexual and Physical Resource Center, Volunteer
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorney's Association Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, Participant, 1996 to 1996
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Education Committee, 1998 to 1999
  • Ronald McDonald House, Gainesville, Board Member, 2011 to Present
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member, 2011 to Present
  • Gainesville Collaborative Divorce Team, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the State Attorney, Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Assistant State Attorney, 1990 to 1999
  • Office of the State Attorney, Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Assistant State Attorney, 1989 to 1990
  • Office of the State Attorney, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Intern for Felony Division, 1988 to 1988
  • Vermont Supreme Court, Montpelier, Vermont, Hon. Ernest Gibson, III, Intern, 1987 to 1987
  • Wershow, Schneider, Arroyo & Talbert PA , 1999 to 2012

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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