Attorney Alberto Ayo was last modified: September 8th, 2020 by Howard Iken

About Attorney Alberto Ayo

Attorney Alberto Ayo

My legal philosophy can be summed up in one word: dedication. I practice law in a thorough way that is based on scholarly insight into the law coupled with decisive action. Those attributes are the foundation of our firm. My experience in the law is also buoyed by a background studying government at William and Mary, famed for claiming President Thomas Jefferson as an alumnus. I am a longtime Tampa resident who comes from a long family line of doctors, attorneys, and professionals which ingrained in me a passion for finding justice for people. I am an avid student of history and fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.

My Strengths:

I bring to bear a strong background in international finance which has brought me a tested ability to handle complex financial litigation. It allows to me deal with high assets in complex financial divorces. It lends itself to that. Lawyers don’t necessarily deal with numbers and I am a numbers person. You get a person that understands very complex business transactions which many lawyers do not. I have an intricate knowledge of complex business transactions and markets nationally and internationally. I am very able and comfortable handling complex financial litigation. For instance, if there are corporations washing or hiding money in a case, I can pierce that cover. I also believe in fairness and justice. I won’t take a case that I don’t believe in because I have to believe in what I’m doing. I believe you need a strong personality and have the ability to take decisive action. I’ve always been a persuasive individual and a student of history. In essence, that society is bound by the law. We as attorneys are given great power to make a difference in people’s lives. So I practice with heart, passion, and honesty making it a very rewarding endeavor.

What I Find the Most Exciting in Legal Practice

One of my main focuses is on the well-being of women who are caught up in damaging divorces, often facing domestic violence, and seeking the best for their children in the most difficult of times. I’ve always been very drawn to helping women who have been subjected to abuses. That is just something that is anathema to our society. A lot of women get lost in a vicious cycle and I have always been interested in helping in these abusive situations. I’ve always been a defender of the people in need with empathy for those in our society who are in situations where they don’t have the means to prosper.

A Client Testimonial

Ayo & Iken client Dorothy Williams can attest to the focus Ayo gave to her case. Williams came to Ayo after being neglected by a prior attorney as her life savings were drained in a contentious divorce.

Williams said Ayo took her down a much-needed path to get her divorce resolved in a way that put her on the way to being whole again financially and personally. Things became especially intense when Williams faced losing time with her children if no settlement was reached.

“Alberto told me he couldn’t live with himself if we went forward and the judge took away time from my children,” Williams said. “I knew at that moment that he was not just interested in the money but me and my children.”

My Qualifications:

I believe that passion for what you do is the only thing that counts. But to satisfy those that go strictly by qualifications, here is the list:

  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Ayo & Iken Partner
  • Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University
  • Graduate of William and Mary with a degree in government


Mr Ayo was my attorney in the case of changing my parenting plan. My situation was very different because I am active duty military out of the state of florida. He was very aggressive and knowledgeable. He took the right steps at the right time. I am very glad. I hired him and very satisfied with the results of my case.

Renata – Avvo

August 6, 2015

My experience with Alberto Ayo was very pleasant and professional. I currently live in Georgia and I was looking for someone to represent me in Tampa, FL for a case that was filed against me. Mr. Ayo was hired based on a recommendation that was given to by an attorney in Georgia. He was extremely knowledgeable and very aware of how to defend my case. When going to court he had all the facts lined out and was completely prepared to defend me. My trail was short and sweet leaving me incident and all charges dropped. It was comforting that I had the legal representation that understood what was needed when it was needed and that I was cleared of all accusations against me. I would highly recommend Mr. Ayo and his team to anyone out there.

Travis – Avvo

August 6, 2015

Mr. Ayo counseled me with due diligence and grasping the core of my case. He explained in details what my options were, always addressing my concerns, and trying to fully understand my needs. He is a very dedicated attorney, who looks at all the different angles of a litigation, trying to come up with a solution that is truly beneficial to his client.
I recommend him to those in need of legal assistance, and that are seeking personal treatment and a caring counselor.

Anonymous – Avvo

August 6, 2015