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John Eric Romano

561-533-6700
John Eric Romano
Romano Law Group
1005 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.RomanoLawGroup.com
Phone: 561-533-6700
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

John Eric Romano

Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

National Board of Trial Advocacy

National Board of Trial Advocacy

John Eric Romano

Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

John Eric Romano

Life Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

John Eric Romano

Life Member

Palm Beach County Justice Association

Palm Beach County Justice Association

John Eric Romano

Member

About John Eric Romano

Eric Romano is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney with Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach, Florida.He received his B.S. degree in Business Management from Florida State University in 1993, where he played football for Coach Bobby Bowden, and he earned his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He began his career in 1997 as a prosecutor with the Palm Beach County State... read more »

Biography

Eric Romano is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney with Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach, Florida.He received his B.S. degree in Business Management from Florida State University in 1993, where he played football for Coach Bobby Bowden, and he earned his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1997.

He began his career in 1997 as a prosecutor with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office.As an Assistant State Attorney, he prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases in the Misdemeanor, Juvenile, Domestic Violence and Felony trial divisions.He left the State Attorney’s Office to join Romano, Eriksen & Cronin in 2001, which was renamed Romano Law Group in 2007.He has gone to verdict in more than 100 criminal and civil trials.

Eric is Past President of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association and the Melvin Belli Society.He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, The National Trial Lawyers, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, The Palm Beach County Justice Association and the Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a Life Member of both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury/wrongful death, criminal defense, and commercial litigation, and he frequently lectures in the areas of both criminal and civil trial practice.

Eric is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.He is Board-Certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Trial Law and is “AV” rated by Martindale-HubbellSM.He has frequently been appointed as a Special Assistant State Attorney to prosecute criminal cases in Palm Beach County.

Eric lives in West Palm Beach with his wife, Paige, their daughter, Emma and their sons, Braden and Cameron.

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John Eric Romano -
Romano Law Group
1005 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33460
www.RomanoLawGroup.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 561-533-6700
  • Fax: 561-533-1285

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense30.00%
Personal Injury30.00%
Commercial Truck Accidents15.00%
Wrongful Death15.00%
Business Law10.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Florida Member in Good Standing 1997

Work Experience

Position Duration
Romano Law Group 2001 – present
State Attorney's Office - Palm Beach County, FL 19972000

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Stetson University College of Law Law J.D. 1997
Florida State University Business Management B.S. 1993

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Leaders Forum Patron American Association for Justice 2001 – present
Life Member Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2001 – present
Life Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2001 – present
Member Palm Beach County Justice Association 2001 – present
Member Florida Justice Association present
Member Southern Trial Lawyers Association present
Member The National Trial Lawyers present

Specialty Certifications

Certification Specialty Accredited Organization Year
Board Certified Specialist Criminal Trial Advocacy National Board of Trial Advocacy 2013
Board Certified Specialist Criminal Trial Law The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education 2006

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers in America 2013
Professor McKinley Smiley Award Florida Justice Association 2013
Florida Super Lawyers Florida Super Lawyers 2013
Florida Super Lawyers Florida Super Lawyers 2012
Florida Super Lawyers Florida Super Lawyers 2011
Florida Super Lawyers Florida Super Lawyers 2010
Florida Super Lawyers Florida Super Lawyers 2009
AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2003

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
Winning the Triple Crown at Trial: Visual Strategies for Trial Lawyers Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advocacy Seminar 2013
Avoiding the Avalanche: Preventing and Defeating Motions to Dismiss for Fraud on the Court Lee County Bar Association Torts Section Dinner Seminar 2013
Persuasive Cross-Examination Florida Justice Association 2013
Understanding How Jurors Think Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention 2013
Shoot for Thrill or Shoot to Kill?: A Primer on Gun Rights and Self-Defense in Florida Whisper Walk Gun Club 2012
Anatomy & Physiology 101 for Attorneys National Business Institute 2012
Connecting with Jurors New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2012
Tips, Techniques and Tactics Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention 2012
The Blink Principle: Understanding How Jurors Form Immediate and Lasting Impressions Southern Trial Lawyers Association Fall Conference 2011
Criminal Law Overview Palm Beach Atlantic College Business Law Class 2011
Black Hat Plaintiff’s Tactics: What Not to do When Representing a Plaintiff in a Trucking Case Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America National Interstate Trucking Summit 2011
Debunking the Trucking Company’s White-Hat Defenses Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America National Interstate Trucking Summit 2011
Opening Statement, Direct Examination of Lay Witness, Direct Examination of Expert Witness, Closing Argument demonstrations Florida Justice Association Trial Advocacy Institute 2011
Direct Examination of Plaintiff’s Accident Reconstruction Expert in a Trucking Case Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention 2011
Shoot for Thrill or Shoot to Kill?: A Primer on Gun Rights and Self-Defense in Florida Sportsmen’s Gun Club 2011
Effective Use of Two-Person Trial Team New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2011
The Blink Principle in Voir Dire New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2011
Communicating Effectively with Conservative Jurors New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2011
Jury Selection Challenges and Strikes – The Law and Procedure of Voir Dire Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar 2011
The Blink Principle: Understanding How Jurors Form Immediate and Lasting Impressions Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar 2011
Shoot for Thrill or Shoot to Kill?: A Primer on Gun Rights and Self-Defense in Florida Delray Beach Police Benevolent Association 2011
Anatomy & Physiology 101 for Attorneys National Business Institute 2010
Legal Ethics of Attracting Clients National Business Institute 2010
The X’s and O’s From the Criminal Law Pros New Jersey Association of Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2010
Debunking the Trucking Companies’ ‘White Hat’ Defenses Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America national webcast 2010
Do My Eyes Deceive Me? Understanding Eyewitness Misidentification 360 Advocacy Criminal Defense Summit 2010
Snow, Skis and Spoliation: A Primer on Preservation of Evidence Florida Justice Association Winter Ski Seminar 2009
Getting the Most Out of Your Evidence National Business Institute 2009
Risky Business: Enforceability of Pre-Injury Liability Releases/Waivers InjuryBoard Conference 2009
Not Until You Pry it from My Cold Dead Hands: Combating Forfeiture New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2009
Not Until You Pry it from My Cold Dead Hands: Combating Forfeiture 360 Advocacy Institute Criminal Defense Summit 2009
Risky Business: Defeating Pre-Injury Liability Waivers Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention 2009
Preparation of a Powerful Trial Notebook National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education 2009
Learn to Speak Latin – Using Res Ipsa Loquitur to Win Your Case Florida Justice Association Winter Ski Seminar 2008
Rules of Evidence Lorman Education Services 2008
Getting to Green – Make it Happen in Your Organization Best Practices 2008, sponsored by Palm Beach County Clerk of Court 2008
The Paralegal’s Role in the Criminal Defense Trial National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education 2008
The X’s and O’s from the Criminal Law Pros Association of Trial Lawyers of America – New Jersey, Boardwalk Seminar 2008
A People’s Practice Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention 2008
To Ski or Not to Ski: Enforceability of Pre-Injury Liability Waivers and Releases Florida Justice Association, Ski CLE Seminar 2007
Use of Technology in the Courtroom Florida Justice Association, Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants 2007
Discovering the Truth About Defense Experts Florida Justice Association, Auto Negligence Seminar 2007
Proof and Argument of Damages Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar 2007
Defeating Summary Judgment in Deposition Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention 2007
Avoiding and Defeating Motions to Dismiss for Fraud Florida Justice Association, Ski CLE Seminar 2006
How to Make Every Deposition a Winner Florida Justice Association, Ski CLE Seminar 2006
Leadership and Passion in the Practice of Law Stetson University College of Law, ATLA Student Chapter 2006
Opening Statement demonstration”; “Direct Examination of a Lay Witness Florida Justice Association, Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute 2006
A View from the Other Side Palm Beach County Justice Association 2006
The Criminal Defense Trial Start to Finish National Business Institute 2006
Image is Everything” – Enhancing the image and public perception of our profession while being zealous and ethical advocates for our clients Southern Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention 2006
Effective Use of the Treating Doctor to Prove Your Client’s Damages Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar 2006
Current Effects of the Collateral Source Statute – F.S. 768.76 Florida Justice Association, Collateral Sources Seminar 2006
Leadership and Passion in the Practice of Law Stetson University College of Law, ATLA Student Chapter 2005
Strengthen Your Case Using Persuasive Writing Techniques National Business Institute 2005
Cross-Examination of the Defense Medical Expert Palm Beach County Justice Association, Trauma for Trial Lawyers II Seminar 2005
The Automobile Injury Case for Paralegals in Florida National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education 2005
Preventing and Defeating Motions to Dismiss for Fraud on the Court Florida Justice Association, Workhorse Seminar 2005
Give ‘em a Taste of Their Own Medicine: Making the Defense Medical Examiner your Witness Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention 2005
Advanced Personal Injury Practice in Florida National Business Institute 2004
Essential Litigation Skills for Paralegals National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education 2004
Criminal Law Review for Paralegal Certification Examination Paralegal Association of Florida 2004
Motions to Dismiss for Fraud Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention 2004
The Automobile Injury Case for Paralegals in Florida National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education 2004
The Law and Procedure of Causation in Neck and Back Injury and Related Injury Cases Florida Justice Association 2004 Workhorse Seminar 2004
The Trial Notebook Without Reinventing the Wheel Florida Justice Association 2003 Fall Convention, Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants 2003
Essential Litigation Skills for Florida Paralegals National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education 2003
Drugs and Organized Crime Florida Atlantic University, Criminal Justice class 2003
Home Depot Justice: Providing Jurors With the Right Tools Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention 2003
Mastering the Trial Notebook in Florida National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegal Education 2003
Leadership and Persuasion in Advocacy Stetson University College of Law, Advanced Civil Trial Skills class 2002
The Criminal Justice System: A View From Both Sides Florida Atlantic University, Criminal Justice class 2002
A Criminal Law Panel: A View From All Sides Paralegal Association of Florida Annual Seminar 2002
The Criminal Justice System: A View From Both Sides Florida Atlantic University, Criminal Justice class 2002
The Investigation, Preparation and Handling of Sexual Offense Cases Paralegal Association of Florida, Palm Beach County Chapter Dinner Meeting 2002
Conducting the Thorough and Coordinated Pre-Trial Investigation Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI) Absolute Criminal Litigators Conference I 2002
The Twelve Winning Steps of Discovery Enforcement Through Objections, Making and Defeating Motions to Compel, and Sanctions Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI) Absolute Litigators Conference VII 2002
Debunking Defense Experts Florida Justice Association 2002 Workhorse Seminar 2002
The Trial Notebook Without Reinventing the Wheel Florida Justice Association - 2001 Fall Convention, Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants 2001

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Publications and Articles

Pursuing a Private Defense Practice

Published 2012

Publisher: Aspatore Books

Florida Voir Dire - The Law

Published 2002

Publisher: Trial Toolbox

Trial Toolbox is a legal outline series written by lawyers for lawyers, providing comprehensive summaries of substantive legal topics.

Opening Statement

Published 2002

Publisher: Trial Toolbox

Trial Toolbox is a legal outline series written by lawyers for lawyers, providing comprehensive summaries of substantive legal topics.

Voir Dire – Sample Questions in a Product Liability Case

Published 2002

Publisher: Trial Toolbox

Trial Toolbox is a legal outline series written by lawyers for lawyers, providing comprehensive summaries of substantive legal topics.

Enforceability of Pre-Injury Liability Waivers and Releases in Florida

Published 2002

Publisher: Trial Toolbox

Trial Toolbox is a legal outline series written by lawyers for lawyers, providing comprehensive summaries of substantive legal topics.

Res Ipsa Loquitor in Florida

Published 2002

Publisher: Trial Toolbox

Trial Toolbox is a legal outline series written by lawyers for lawyers, providing comprehensive summaries of substantive legal topics.

The Deposition Field Manual

Published 2002

Publisher: Professional Education Systems, Inc.

The Essence of Pain, Suffering and Anguish in Proof and Argument of Damages/Restitution

Published 2001

Publisher: The National Trial Lawyers