Lia Hartwell

Lia Hartwell

Associate Attorney
Orlando, Florida
Lia Hartwell graduated first in her class with a degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida with a perfect 4-year 4.0 GPA.  As a student in the Burnett Honors College, Lia wrote a thesis on the use of circumstantial evidence in convicting defendants in high-profile murder cases.   While keeping her 4.0 intact, working numerous jobs, Lia still found time to volunteer with a non-profit organization, G.O. Vairs, sending packages to deployed military members.

Lia went on to pursue her law degree at Florida International University in Miami. Her focus was and continues to be on criminal law, a passion of hers.  Her aim has always been to make a valuable and lasting contribution.  She does this each and every day as she helps serve each and every client she represents at our firm.
What Clients Have Said About Lia:

Extremely knowledgeable and very understanding

5.0 stars

Posted by Daniel
May 3, 2017

When facing a very pivotal time in my family's life and also mine, Ms. Hartwell was a huge reservoir of knowledge and guidance down the path life had taken us on. Every single piece of advice she gave was accurate and she took time to explain how and why things had to happen in order, and what it meant for the case. I found there was not one question I threw at her she hadn't already had an answer for, and knew how to explain it to me so that I felt very understanding of the answer(which spoke volumes to me). I would absolutely recommend Ms.Hartwell to anyone in need of great representation or legal advice. The amount of knowledge you receive is amazing, great attorney!

Zealous, talented lawyer who gets great results for her clients!

5.0 stars

Posted by Adam
December 4, 2016

I've known Ms. Hartwell for several years and she is an amazing attorney. She is quite brilliant and always works incredibly hard while doing everything possible to serve her client's wishes. I would confidentially recommend her to all fellow attorneys and would trust her enough to recommend my family members.

Absolutely Brilliant!!

5.0 stars

Posted by Robinm
March 9, 2015

Ms. Hartwel was a priceless source of information when it came time for me to open my small business. She had brilliant suggestions, invaluable knowledge, and approached obstacles in new innovative ways. She was there with her never ending enthusiasm, wealth of knowledge and encouraging suggestions from the first idea to the opening of the doors. I would highly recommend her to all of my friends and business associate.

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Criminal Law
  • 10% Civil Litigation
  • 10% General Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2012


  • Florida International University College of Law, Miami, Florida
    • J.D. - 2012
  • University of Central Florida
    • B.S. summa cum laude - 2009
    • Honors: Top Honor Graduate (Valedictorian 4.0)
    • Major: Legal Studies
    • Minor: Criminal Justice

Published Works

  • Use of Circumstantial Evidence, UCF Thesis, 2009


  • Bar Exam Strategies (Guest), FIU Law, 2013 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Attorney Member, 2012 - Present
  • Florida Notary, Notary, 2014 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Youth Liason for G.O. Various Community Community Projects, 2004 - Present
  • Tutor, 2004 - Present