Described by friends, family, and many of her clients as a prolific deliverer of truth and justice, Anabelle Dias shines as the leader of The Law Offices of Anabelle Dias, P.A.
"I called Anabelle at 11 a.m. on a Friday morning. I was in her office within the hour. After almost 2 years of being neglected, ignored, and mistreated by another attorney, and over 5 months of being separated from my husband, she took his case that same day, worked on it the entire weekend, and had him home Monday night, just in time for Christmas"—Melissa, a former client.
The time between arrest and trial can be extremely stressful; the attention that Anabelle gives her clients can be of great comfort during this time. "Anabelle is more than an attorney", says Lauren, another former client. "In one of the most heartbreaking times of a client's life, she was like a second mother to me before we even met. From my very first phone call to her office I knew she was the one who would help me get my life back. Anabelle is not only a forceful advocate for justice, but an amazing, sweet, reassuring person".
Anabelle first came to the US from France in 1990. Upon graduating with a degree in Accounting from The Florida State University, Anabelle was accepted to the prestigious Florida State University College of Law. Anabelle has been a practicing attorney in the state of Florida since 1999 and she handles almost exclusively criminal cases. Anabelle is fluent in French, as well as conversational Spanish and Portugese. She has lived in several countries, giving her an amazing ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and make everyone feel comfortable in her presence.
Early in her career Anabelle worked as an attorney in the Leon County Public Defender’s Office. During that time, she handled felony, misdemeanor, traffic, and juvenile cases in Leon, Gadsden, and Liberty County. Her former employer, Ed, described her at the time as "smart, stubborn, gutsy, and an advocate extraordinaire." She remains each of these and more today. Anabelle has extensive trial experience and works well with Offices of the State Attorney to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients, touting high-profile trial wins as proof that the truth prevails over all. Later, Anabelle worked in private practice handling civil rights cases.
With over 1,000 cases ranging from assaults and robberies to murders and kidnappings, Anabelle is equipped to handle any situation she may come across in the courtroom. Anabelle has obtained many not guilty verdicts, as well as secured pleas that prevent her clients from becoming convicted felons.
Anabelle is very active in the community through academics and civic measures. She has worked as an adjunct instructor at Tallahassee Community College, teaching various undergraduate legal classes. Anabelle also is an advocate for ending homelessness by donating clothes and supplies in the winter months to the less fortunate. Anabelle was also very involved in aiding the victims of Hurricane Katrina where she collected both monetary donations and other needed items, working with others to personally deliver the items to our neighbors in need.
Anabelle believes that communication is the keystone to quality representation of clients. She strives to keep all avenues of communication open to collect information about a client’s case, and all possible options as they proceed through the judicial process. Anabelle goes out of her way to accommodate client’s schedules and their particular needs. Anabelle provides determined, compassionate, and reasonable legal representation. In short, criminal defense is far more than just a business to Anabelle; she bleeds for her clients, and it shows.
Jason Ross is an Associate Attorney with The Law Office of Anabelle Dias. Jason is a graduate of The Florida State University College of Law. During law school, Jason served as a teaching and research assistant to renowned Attorney and Professor Sandy D'Alemberte.
Prior to joining our office, Jason served as counsel to a small business in Polk County, Florida, and represented them in several civil matters. Jason's former client speaks very highly of his work: "Jason has provided exceptional legal counsel to our family business on several occasions. I must commend him for his thorough knowledge of the law, professionalism, persistence and most importantly, guiding us through the legal process in such a manner as not to cause delays to our day-to-day operations. I would recommend Jason to anyone seeking legal counsel for business or personal reasons. I look forward to working with him again in the future should the need arise."
Jason is a native of Saratoga, New York, but has called Florida his home for the last 16 years. As an undergraduate, he was a student at University of South Florida where he became a member of The Delta Chi Fraternity, which was founded as a law fraternity. Jason has had a passion for the law and a strong desire to become an attorney since his early teen years and he is excited for this opportunity to continue "living the dream".
When he's not fighting for justice for his clients, Jason loves watching Florida State Seminoles football and traveling to new places.
Jason can be reached at Jason@trialtime.us or on his cell phone at (850)570-9194.
Tyler Templeton is the newest team member with the Law Office of Anabelle Dias. He has a passion for pursuing justice on behalf of those charged with a crime. He recently graduated from Florida State University College of Law. In the Spring of 2018, he was a Certified Legal Intern with the Public Defender’s Office of the 2nd Judicial Circuit in Tallahassee, FL, where he gained invaluable experience managing his own caseload. During his internship he aggressively fought to defend his clients’ constitutional rights, while aiming to mitigate the lingering effects of a criminal charge. He was as personally invested in each case as his clients were. While in Law School, Tyler also interned for the Innocence Project of Florida and the Third District Court of Appeal.
Before Law School, Tyler received a B.A. in English from Florida State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.When he’s not working he enjoys playing golf, cooking, and spending time with his wife and two sons.