About Venessa Bornost, P.A.
Venessa Bornost earned her law degree from Nova Southeastern School of Law and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University in Criminology. Ms. Bornost worked as a prosecutor in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit at the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office handling DUI’s, criminal traffic violations, misdemeanor crimes, drug offenses, domestic violence cases, and felony cases. Ms. Bornost’s experience as a prosecutor involved jury trials, nonjury trials, motion to suppress arguments, and daily courtroom criminal procedures.
Prior to attending law school Ms. Bornost worked as a Deputy Sheriff with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. During her seven years with the Sheriff’s office, Ms. Bornost investigated and arrested hundreds of individuals for possession, sale, trafficking, and manufacturing of marijuana, cocaine, and MDMA.
Ms. Bornost has the knowledge, training, and experience working wire-tap investigations, search warrant, buy and bust operations, knock and talk encounters, indoor marijuana grow investigations, and street level undercover buys. Ms. Bornost has worked patrol operations which entailed responding to calls of service and working traffic accidents and writing traffic citations.
While working as a police officer Ms. Bornost also worked with Major League Baseball as a Resident Security Agent with the Tampa Bay Rays which involved assisting players in security and providing support to Major League Baseball in areas relating to criminal and civil matters.
- Nova Southeastern School of Law, Davie Florida, 2004, J.D.
- Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1993, B.S. in Criminology
- Assistant State Attorney
Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, Tampa, Florida, 2006-2008
- Deputy Sheriff, Narcotics Detective, SWAT Member
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Largo, Florida, 1995-2002
- Resident Security Agent
Major League Baseball, New York, New York, 1998-2002
Saint Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1998-2002
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Clearwater, Florida, 2007 to 2008
- Florida Bar – Admitted 2006
- Member of the Better Business Bureau