Charity Joy Tonelli
Criminal Defense Attorney
Charity Tonelli has always been passionate about defending the rights of others, especially those belonging to children and people with special needs. For this reason, Charity attended Barry School of Law where she volunteered with the Juvenile Life without Parole Defense Fund and interned for the State Attorney’s Office. While in law school she earned “book awards” for achieving the highest grade in several classes including Florida Criminal Procedure. Charity graduated from law school with Honors in Trial Advocacy and Honors in Children & Family Law.
Upon graduating law school, Charity worked as a Prosecutor in Orange and Osceola Counties. As a Prosecutor, Charity prosecuted thousands of criminal cases including felony, domestic violence, juvenile and misdemeanor cases. During her time at the State Attorney’s office, Charity tried dozens of cases to jury verdict. Charity now uses her experience as a trial attorney to fight for the individual’s personal rights and liberty. She focuses her practice on zealously representing clients charged with criminal offenses ranging from misdemeanors to first degree felonies, punishable by life imprisonment.
In addition to her litigation practice, Charity enjoys giving back to her community as an active Board Member of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers and of the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.