Law Offices of
J. MANUEL ACEVEDO, P.A.
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Early education and work experience
Attorney Acevedo graduated locally from Oviedo High School and then went on to graduate from the University of Central
Florida where he received his baccalaurate degree in business administration.
Legal Training: the early trial and appellate work
After graduating from college, attorney Acevedo attended law school at Florida State University where he received his
jurisdoctor degree, graduating with honors.
After passing the Bar exam, attorney Acevedo opened up his own law practice in Sanford, Florida. For over 25 years, he
has helped people from all walks of life during some of their most difficult and stressful times.
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During high school and college, attorney Acevedo had the
opportunity to work in different environments and gained some
"inside" knowledge and experiences he has been able to use on
occasion for the benefit of his clients.
He previously worked in the fast food industry, in construction,
and even worked for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center as a
paid apprentice for two consecutive summers.
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While in law school, he sought hands on litigation
experience and completed an internship with the Public
Defender's office. It was there that, as a Supreme Court
Certified Legal Intern, he took his first cases to trial.
Additionally, he had the opportunity to contribute to
various types of appeals.
In addition to running his law practice, attorney Acevedo
previously wrote a weekly legal column in the Seminole /
Sanford Herald, as a service to the community.
He has also been active in the local community and has served
on a number of boards including the Multicultural Advisory
Committee of the Seminole County Public Schools, the
Seminole Community Mental Health Center board, the
Citizen's Advisory Board, and the Scenic Improvement Board.
He also sought and received the Series 63 license which qualified him as a securities agent and authorized him to sell stocks
and bonds. This enabled him to work at a financial brokerage firm in downtown Orlando and learn more about the financial
sector. In addition to working at a brokerage firm, he sought and received his real estate license and worked in real estate.
He has participated in thousands of hearings and has helped people with all types of legal problems related to divorce, child
custody, child support, modifications, alimony, visitation, paternity, adoption, child protective services, dependency,
termination of parental rights, traffic tickets, juvenile delinquency, State and Federal misdemeanor and felony criminal cases,
State and Federal appeals, foreclosure, collections, bankruptcy, immigration, deportation proceedings, eviction, property, real
estate, construction, small business, corporations, employment, licensing, wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, guardianship,
adult protective services, Hal Marchman (substance abuse), auto accidents, disability, slip and fall, personal injury, and others.
Throughout his career, attorney Acevedo has also volunteered
for the Speaker's Bureau for the children of the Seminole
County Public Schools. As a member of the Speaker's Bureau
he has participated in numerous Career Days, Open Houses,
Teach-Ins, mock trials, and other law related activities.
Additionally, he has volunteered to speak to juveniles, their
parents, and other groups of people about law related matters.
And, he has been recognized by the local legal aid society for
his pro bono service to the indigent community, has
volunteered at various Citizenship Day events to assist low
income earners with their petitions for naturalization, and has
provided legal guidance to foster children.
Some of the life experiences decribed above have provided attorney Acevedo with the opportunity to view many different
types of situations from different points of view. Additionally, those and other life experiences and his involvement in the
community have provided him with the opportunity to engage and interact with many different people, from different cultures
and backgrounds, and from different age groups, who have different points of view and different goals. As a result, he
understands and is sensitive to his clients' circumstances and to what you and your family may be going through.
As a result of his work with the Public Defender's office and the Children's Advocacy Clinic, attorney Acevedo was
honored with the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award. After graduation, while waiting for the results from the Bar exam,
he worked as a law clerk on property and employment cases in Puerto Rico.
The Law Offices of J. Manuel Acevedo, P.A., are located at 116 North Park Avenue in Sanford, Florida, 32771.
Attorney José Manuel Acevedo is admitted to practice law in Florida, has clients from Florida, the United States, and other
countries, and primarily serves Seminole County, Volusia County, Orange County, and Lake County, and the following cities:
Sanford, Longwood, Lake Mary, Heathrow, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Oviedo, Goldenrod, Fern Park, Forest City,
Midway, Geneva, Chuluota, Winter Springs, Wekiva Springs, Deland, Deltona, Orange City, Debary, Lake Helen, Daytona,
Deleon Springs, Orlando, Apopka, Maitland, Lockhart, Azalea Park, Winter Park, Mount Dora, Tavares, and Eustis.
Additional information and resources can be found on our family law and immigration law websites.
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What these life experiences and community involvement means for you
After his internship with the Public Defender's office, he
completed an internship with the Children's Advocacy
Clinic. At the CAC, he had the opportunity to gain
additional litigation experience and assist juveniles with
delinquency and other matters.
Attorney Acevedo's legal training and litigation experience helps him work with his clients to develop effective strategies to
solve their legal problems and help avoid potential legal pitfalls. He can work with you and assist you with your specific legal
issues and with other concerns you may have taking into consideration how the law applies to your situation. His experience
with many different types of cases helps him to better identify collateral issues that may not always be evident but which can
impact you and your family in the present and in the future. And, his legal training and litigation experience will enable him to
prepare you and to present your case in Court as effectively as possible based on your specific circumstances.
Have no doubt, attorney Acevedo's life experiences, community involvement, legal training, and litigation experience help him
provide better services and more effective representation to his clients. If you have legal questions or need legal advice, do not
hesitate to put his knowledge, broad experience, and legal skills to work for you. Call attorney Acevedo today.
What this legal training and litigation experience means for you