Quanejha “Q”  Erwin

Quanejha “Q” Erwin

Quanejha “Q” Erwin worked as an Assistant Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County, Florida. As an Assistant Public Defender, she represented hundreds of indigent clients in both County and Circuit court. Over the course of two years, she had an opportunity to litigate various criminal cases involving traffic offenses, DUIs, violations of probation, drug and gun possessions, battery and theft offenses, and many more.

She approaches each case with unwavering dedication, taking the time to thoroughly investigate the facts, examine evidence, and interview witnesses. Her commitment to understanding the unique circumstances of each client allows him to build strong, tailored defense strategies that have consistently led to favorable outcomes. She believes her God-given purpose is to help people who the justice system has given up on without any alternatives to bettering themselves.

She graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Erwin then went on to graduate from Barry University School of Law in the top 10% of her 2021 graduating class. While attending law school, she was the Student Bar Association President, Trial Team President, and a Senior Editor of Law Review.

During her time on the trial team, Ms. Erwin won a National trial advocacy competition team award and best closing argument individual award, which inspired her even more to become a trial attorney.

Ms. Erwin is currently a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense.

Education

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

  • Honors:
    • Book Awards: Payment Systems, Legal Research & Writing II, and Professional Responsibility
    • Award: Barry University School of Law Mission & Service Graduate Class 2021 Award
    • Award: The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Law School Affiliates 2020-21 Award
  • Activities:
    • Student Bar Association – President
    • Barry University Law Review – Senior Editor
    • Barry Law Trial Advocacy Team – President & National Champion Advocate
    • Golden Gate University National Trial Team Competition – Best Closing Argument Individual Award & First Place Team Award
    • Dean’s Study Fellow

Old Dominion University

  • Bachelor of Science and Arts in Criminal Justice, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

Certification

  • Certified Florida Notary
  • Westlaw & Lexis Nexis Legal Research Certification
  • Honors Litigation Certification

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association – Member
  • National College of DUI Defense – Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member

Legal Experience

Public Defenders Office for the Ninth Judicial

  • Assistant Public Defender – Circuit Court
    • Drafted and Conducted motion hearings for motions to suppress, stand your ground hearings, motions for subpoena
      duces tecum
    •  Litigated Bench and Jury Trials, Motion to Suppress Hearings, Stand your Ground Hearings, and Bond Hearings
    •  Prepared several Bench and Jury Trials that resulted either in dismissals or favorable plea negotiations
    •  Litigated Baker Act Hearings
    •  Practiced in county court as the only Assistant Public Defender in divisions 63 & 81 with double the caseload
  • Certified Legal Intern – Felony Circuit Court – Div. 16
    • Conducted initial client intake interviews and conflict checks
    • Conducted in person depositions and in person plea hearings
    • Filed legal documents such as discovery requests, motions to compel discovery, notice of appearances, waivers of initial appearance, motions to be released on own recognizances, and motions to dismiss
    • Visited clients at the Orange County Jail to go over trial strategies, defense theories, and to review discovery
    • Drafted and Reviewed plea deals with clients before plea hearings
    • Conducted legal research and drafted motions to dismiss and suppress

Barry Legal Juvenile Defense Clinic

  • Certified Legal Intern
    • Conducted hearings including Pleas, PDR & Staffings, Dispositions, and Violations of Probation as a certified legal intern on behalf of Juveniles in Divisions 6 and 8
    • Drafted legal documents such as requests for discovery, notices of appearances, motions to suppress and compel, and motions to dismiss

Quanejha “Q” Erwin

Orlando Criminal Lawyer | Defense Attorney | Charged with a Crime N/a

Orlando Criminal Lawyer | Defense Attorney | Charged with a Crime

Quanejha “Q” Erwin worked as an Assistant Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County, Florida. As an Assistant Public Defender, she represented hundreds of indigent clients in both County and Circuit court. Over the course of two years, she had an opportunity to litigate various criminal cases involving traffic offenses, DUIs, violations of probation, drug and gun possessions, battery and theft offenses, and many more.

She approaches each case with unwavering dedication, taking the time to thoroughly investigate the facts, examine evidence, and interview witnesses. Her commitment to understanding the unique circumstances of each client allows him to build strong, tailored defense strategies that have consistently led to favorable outcomes. She believes her God-given purpose is to help people who the justice system has given up on without any alternatives to bettering themselves.

She graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Erwin then went on to graduate from Barry University School of Law in the top 10% of her 2021 graduating class. While attending law school, she was the Student Bar Association President, Trial Team President, and a Senior Editor of Law Review.

During her time on the trial team, Ms. Erwin won a National trial advocacy competition team award and best closing argument individual award, which inspired her even more to become a trial attorney.

Ms. Erwin is currently a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense.

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