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The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Florida, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Florida should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Richard Hornsby

Richard Hornsby
Richard E. Hornsby, P.A.
1217 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803
Call 407-540-1551
Richard Hornsby is a third generation Central Floridian and a second generation criminal defense lawyer. He is dual Board Certified in Crimi... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Richard Hornsby
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law
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National Board of Trial Advocacy
Richard Hornsby
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Richard Hornsby
Lifetime Member,
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Richard Hornsby
Life Member

Mark Elias Nejame

Mark Elias Nejame
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 40 years, Mark Elias Nejame is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Mark Elias Nejame
Member

Donald Alan Lykkebak

Donald Alan Lykkebak
250 S. Park Ave. Suite 200
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 50 years, Donald Alan Lykkebak is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Donald Alan Lykkebak
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Mark Matthew O'Mara

Mark Matthew O'Mara
O'Mara Law Group
1416 E Concord St
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 38 years, Mark Matthew O'Mara is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Mark Matthew O'Mara
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Jaya Balani

Jaya Balani
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 years, Jaya Balani is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Florida A&M University College of Law... read more >

Michael E. Zmijewski

Michael E. Zmijewski
Z Law Firm
605 East Robinson Street Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 18 years, Michael E. Zmijewski is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Oklahoma City University School of Law... read more >

William Jay Sheaffer

William Jay Sheaffer
William J. Sheaffer, P.A.
11 N Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 42 years, William Jay Sheaffer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern Universi... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
William Jay Sheaffer
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Whitney Stacel Boan

Whitney Stacel Boan
Whitney S. Boan, P.A.
390 N Orange Ave #2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 16 years, Whitney Stacel Boan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law... read more >

William D. Umansky

William D. Umansky
The Umansky Law Firm
1945 E Michigan St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 28 years, William D. Umansky is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. L... read more >
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Florida Justice Association
William D. Umansky
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Thomas Bert Feiter

Thomas Bert Feiter
Fighter Law
120 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 14 years, Thomas Bert Feiter is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Thomas Bert Feiter
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Joseph Flynn

Joseph Flynn
NeJame Law
189 South Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 13 years, Joseph Flynn is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended University of Dayton School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Joseph Flynn
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Mark Timothy Conan

Mark Timothy Conan
320 N Magnolia Ave Suite A1
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 26 years, Mark Timothy Conan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Syracuse University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Mark Timothy Conan
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Donald Robert West

Donald Robert West
636 W Yale St
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 39 years, Donald Robert West is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended SUNY Buffalo Law School... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Donald Robert West
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Thomas Devlin Sommerville

Thomas Devlin Sommerville
Law Office of Thomas D. Sommerville P.A.
820 N Thornton Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 22 years, Thomas Devlin Sommerville is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Thomas Devlin Sommerville
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Maria DiBlasio Hale

Maria DiBlasio Hale
Hale, Hale & Jacobson, P.A.
545 Delaney Avenue Suite 7
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 21 years, Maria DiBlasio Hale is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >

David Dean Fussell

David Dean Fussell
Fussell Law Firm P A
636 W Yale St
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 36 years, David Dean Fussell is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of L... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
David Dean Fussell
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

David S Katz

David S Katz
Katz & Phillips, P.A.
509 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 13 years, David S Katz is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Univers... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
David S Katz
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Jay Roger Rooth

Jay Roger Rooth
Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law
115 Granada Court
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 17 years, Jay Roger Rooth is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Univ... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jay Roger Rooth
Member

Mark Lawrence Horwitz

Mark Lawrence Horwitz
Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A.
17 E Pine St
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 48 years, Mark Lawrence Horwitz is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Coll... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Mark Lawrence Horwitz
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Sean William Landers

Sean William Landers
The Baez Law Firm
23 S Osceola Ave Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 13 years, Sean William Landers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Sean William Landers
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Michael D Morrison

Michael D Morrison
Law Office of Michael Morrison, LLC
435 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 13 years, Michael D Morrison is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Michael D Morrison
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Melissa E Vickers

Melissa E Vickers
Morgan and Morgan
20 N Orange Ave Ste 1600
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 22 years, Melissa E Vickers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - Nova Southeastern University... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Melissa E Vickers
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Adam Lloyd Pollack

Adam Lloyd Pollack
Law Office of Adam L Pollack, P.A.
933 Lee Road Suite 350
Orlando, FL 32810
Licensed for 24 years, Adam Lloyd Pollack is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Shepard Broad Law Center - N... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Adam Lloyd Pollack
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Hermes Manuel Hernandez

Hermes Manuel Hernandez
Law Office of H Manuel Hernandez, P.A.
620 E Club Cir
Longwood, FL 32779
Licensed for 32 years, Hermes Manuel Hernandez is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Denver St... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Hermes Manuel Hernandez
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law

Lyle Mazin

Lyle Mazin
Mazin Law
200 E. Robinson Street Suite 1140
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 12 years, Lyle Mazin is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Miami School of Law... read more >

Colleen Ann Nunzio

Colleen Ann Nunzio
Law Office of Alan M. Schwerer, P.A.
1310 W Colonial Dr Ste 35
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 28 years, Colleen Ann Nunzio is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Baltimore School of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Colleen Ann Nunzio
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Dione Renee Talkington Fletcher

Dione Renee Talkington Fletcher
1238 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 15 years, Dione Renee Talkington Fletcher is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Hamline University School of Law... read more >

Darryl Richard Smith

Darryl Richard Smith
Smith & Eulo Law Firm
32 N Kirkman Rd
Orlando, FL 32811
Licensed for 9 years, Darryl Richard Smith is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Vanderbilt University Law School... read more >

Kelly Bryan Sims

Kelly Bryan Sims
Law Office of Kelly B. Sims, P.A.
605 E Robinson St Suite 450
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 35 years, Kelly Bryan Sims is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Kelly Bryan Sims
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Eric Joseph Dirga

Eric Joseph Dirga
Eric J Dirga, PA
733 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 25 years, Eric Joseph Dirga is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin Co... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Eric Joseph Dirga
Member

Robert James Buonauro

Robert James Buonauro
Robert J Buonauro PA
722 Vassar St Suite 1630
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 48 years, Robert James Buonauro is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samfo... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Robert James Buonauro
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Chung Wook Kim

Chung Wook Kim
Chung-Wook Kim, P. A.
214 Annie St
Orlando, FL 32806
Licensed for 26 years, Chung Wook Kim is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The Florida State University College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Chung Wook Kim
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Patrick Grozinger

Patrick Grozinger
Grozinger Law, P.A.
1217 East Robinson Street Suite B
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 9 years, Patrick Grozinger is a Criminal Defense and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Louisiana State University, Paul M. Heber... read more >

Joel Leppard

Joel Leppard
Leppard Law
638 Broadway Ave
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 10 years, Joel Leppard is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended The Florida State University College of L... read more >

Trakina Lucien Graham

Trakina Lucien Graham
Graham Law Group, LLC
3008 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32803
Licensed for 20 years, Trakina Lucien Graham is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer who attended Florida State University College of... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Trakina Lucien Graham
Member

Elaine Agnes Barbour

Elaine Agnes Barbour
Elaine Barbour
425 N Orange Ave Ste 840
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 32 years, Elaine Agnes Barbour is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Elaine Agnes Barbour
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Kenneth Alan Barlow Jr

Kenneth Alan Barlow Jr
Ken A. Barlow, Jr., P.A.
509 W Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 29 years, Kenneth Alan Barlow Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cumberland School of Law - Samford University... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Kenneth Alan Barlow Jr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Eric Harold Barker

Eric Harold Barker
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 28 years, Eric Harold Barker is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of La... read more >

David Haas

David Haas
Haas Law
Orlando
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 19 years, David Haas is a Civil Trial Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Stetson University College of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
David Haas
Member

Corey Ira Cohen

Corey Ira Cohen
Law Office of Corey Cohen
605 E Robinson St Suite 330
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 17 years, Corey Ira Cohen is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas Schoo... read more >
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Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Corey Ira Cohen
Member

James Cheney Mason

James Cheney Mason
J. Cheney Mason, P.A.
250 S Park Ave Suite 2100
Winter Park, FL 32789
Licensed for 49 years, James Cheney Mason is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin Coll... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
James Cheney Mason
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Andrew Marshall Clark

Andrew Marshall Clark
Law Office of Robert Wesley Public Defen
435 N Orange Ave Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 16 years, Andrew Marshall Clark is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Andrew Marshall Clark
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Chavelys Alers

Chavelys Alers
Alers Law Firm
672 N Semoran Blvd Suite 205
Orlando, FL 32807
Licensed for 7 years, Chavelys Alers is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Florida Coastal School of Law... read more >

Thomas Michael Matthews

Thomas Michael Matthews
Law Office of Thomas M Matthews
1415 E Robinson St Ste A
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 42 years, Thomas Michael Matthews is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Thomas Michael Matthews
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Kathleen Ellen MacMillan

Kathleen Ellen MacMillan
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer
255 S Orange Ave Ste 900
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Kathleen Ellen MacMillan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Yeshiva Unive... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Kathleen Ellen MacMillan
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Susan Meredith Malove

Susan Meredith Malove
Malove Law, P.A.
390 N Orange Ave Ste 2300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 11 years, Susan Meredith Malove is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College of Law... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Susan Meredith Malove
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

Vincent Albert Citro

Vincent Albert Citro
Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A.
17 E Pine St
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 19 years, Vincent Albert Citro is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Stetson University College... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Vincent Albert Citro
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

James Thomas Skuthan

James Thomas Skuthan
Federal Defender's Office -- MD FL
201 S Orange Ave Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 34 years, James Thomas Skuthan is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended Florida State University C... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
James Thomas Skuthan
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Appellate Law

Kendell Ali

Kendell Ali
Ali & Blankner
217 Northeast Ivanhoe Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32804
Licensed for 10 years, Kendell Ali is a Criminal Defense and Criminal Appellate Law lawyer who attended University of Florida Levin College... read more >

Michael Howard Lafay

Michael Howard Lafay
NeJame Law
189 S Orange Ave Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801
Licensed for 35 years, Michael Howard Lafay is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Michael Howard Lafay
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law

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Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Florida Bar Board Certification in Criminal Trial Law - The criminal trial law specialty certification field was established in 1987 in Florida. Under Rule 6-8.2 the term "criminal law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "the defense and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts."


Attorneys certified by the Florida Bar in criminal trial law have meet minimum standards provided in Rule 6-8.3, including: at least 5 years of practicing law; substantial involvement in the specialty of criminal trial law (30% or more during the 3 years immediately preceding application); handling at least 25 contested criminal cases (with 20 jury trials, tried to a verdict, 15 which involved a felony, and 10 as lead counsel).


The Florida attorneys certified as specialist in criminal trial law have also submitted to peer review, passed a rigorous written examination and completed a specified number of continuing legal education (CLE) courses in the specialty area of the law.


In the State of Florida, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as "specialists" or "experts" or to use the letters "B.C.S." to indicate Board Certified Specialist. Depending on the designation earned, the attorney is allowed to use the phrase "Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law" or "Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law."


Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.



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