Arna Cortazzo

Arna Cortazzo

Law Office of Arna D. Cortazzo, P.A.
  • Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Florida
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Arna Cortazzo grew up in South Florida. Her love for the ocean and Florida's beaches began at a young age, so did her quest for justice.
As a lawyer, Arna has protected the rights of Floridians for more than 30 years. While in her last year of law school, Arna began the practice of law in the juvenile division of the Broward County Public Defender’s office as a legal intern certified by the Florida Supreme Court. Upon graduation from law school and passing the Florida Bar, Arna accepted a position as a criminal defense trial attorney in South Florida. From 1987 to 1992 she gained trial experience and the extensive knowledge of our often complicated Criminal Justice System. Arna handled cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies and tried cases to verdict. She was in court every day fighting for the rights of her clients.
In 1992, Arna accepted a position at a large, prestigious insurance defense law firm in Central Florida, where she represented some of the biggest insurance companies and large corporations, including Cigna Insurance Company, AT&T Corporation and Universal Studios. With the invaluable experience gained from representing insurance companies and big business, Arna returned to the coast and opened her own law firm in Brevard County in1995. As a former insurance defense attorney, Arna understands how the other side thinks – an advantage that she uses as a zealous advocate for her clients.
Arna is committed to treating all of her clients with compassion and respect and providing the personal attention they deserve as she zealously represents them. She practices law in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, estate planning, bankruptcy, divorce and family law, and workers' compensation.

Practice Areas
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Area
  • Injunctions
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
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United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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Professional Experience
Attorney/ Owner
Law Office of Arna D. Cortazzo, P.A.
- Current
Rissman, Weisberg, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue and McLain
Trial Attorney
Criminal Defense
Florida Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern
17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County Florida Public Defender
Fellowship Southern District of Florida
The Honorable Robert Scott
Nova Southeastern University
LL.D. (1987) | Law
Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude,
Activities: Editor In Chief Moot Court, Editor Law Review
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Northeastern University
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University of South Florida
J.D. (1978) | History
Honors: Graduated with honors
Activities: Delta, Delta Delta Sorority, Numerous philanthropic and educational activites
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Professional Associations
Florida State Bar  # 704090
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Contact & Map
Telephone: (321) 690-2363
Fax: (321) 632-6009
Melbourne Office
7351 Office Park Place
Suite 151
7351 Office Park Place, Suite 151
Melbourne, FL 32940
Toll-Free: (321) 690-2363
Telephone: (321) 690-2363
Fax: (321) 632-6009
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