Josephine Arroyo, Esq.
Josephine Arroyo is admitted to practice in the Florida and U.S. Middle District Court of Florida. She received her LL.M. degree at The George Washington University Law School. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Florida A&M University College of Law, where she graduated as Valedictorian of her class.
In 2021, she was honored in Orlando Business Journal’s as one of the 2021 Women Who Mean Business. In 2017, she was appointed to serve on the City of Orlando, Mayor’s Green Works Task Force and was recognized by U.S. Congressman Darren Soto as a community leader as a part of Hispanic Heritage month and the FAMU College of Law presented her with the Distinguished Alumni Awards.
She worked as an associate attorney in trial litigation focusing on personal injury, product liability, and workers compensation. As Attorney Phillip Arroyo’s wife, she has assisted on criminal cases with her husband since he began his criminal defense career. She has always been a fighter for justice and brings her passion to criminal defense. She cares about being the voice of the most vulnerable and recognizes the injustices within the criminal justice system. She has served as a volunteer attorney for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, helping formerly incarcerated individuals restore their right to vote.
While in law school, she received several scholarships, including the prestigious Holland & Knight Scholarship and won the Third Best Oralist Award during the Stetson International Moot Court Competition, where her team reached the semifinals. She worked as a summer associate for the Holland and Knight Orlando office and worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge Frederick J. Lauten. Even before attending law school, she worked as a paralegal in law firms for over 8 years.
She is an Assistant Professor at Rollins College in the Department of Social Entrepreneurship teaching law and ethics. While at Rollins College she received three teaching awards, the Hugh F. McKean Award, an Outstanding Faculty Award, and the Walter E. Barden Distinguished Teaching Award. She is actively involved in the local community as an avid speaker and advocate. She is Puerto Rican and Nicaraguan and enjoys a simple life in Central Florida with her husband Phillip, and their dog Oliver.