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A Former Prosecutor — Who Knows How To Win

With 20 years of experience in the criminal justice system, I know how to get positive results for clients who have been charged with a criminal offense. With insider knowledge and a drive to win, I am the attorney defendants turn to when dismissal — and freedom — is their goal.

High Rate Of Dismissals And Acquittals

Recognized by the Equal Justice Foundation for my “high rate of
acquittals and dismissals” in domestic violence cases.

Former Domestic Violence/Sex Assault Prosecutor

With a background in criminal prosecution, I have the know-how and insight
to stand-up for your constitutional rights.

Domestic Violence Defense

Falsely accused? Misunderstood? Targeted by a spiteful significant other?
I can help.

Sexual Assault Defense

I don’t judge. I provide mitigating evidence to the
court to paint a complete, accurate picture.

2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Criminal trail lawyers top 25
National premier NACDA top ten ranking 2016
Florida association of criminal defence lawyers
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Avvo clients choice 2015 criminal defence
The national top 100 trail lawyers
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Lead Counsel badge
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
National premier NACDA top ten ranking 2016
2016 - 10 Best Client satisfaction - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys(TM)
Avvo rating 10.0 superb top attorney criminal defence
Avvo clients choice 2015 criminal defence
Criminal trail lawyers top 25
Avvo rating superb top attorney criminal defence
Florida association of criminal defence lawyers
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
Palm beach association of criminal defence lawyers
The national top 100 trail lawyers
National women top 100 trail lawyers
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Lawyers of Distinction 2018
Lead Counsel badge
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation
"The Highest Rate Of Acquittals and Dismissals"
— Equal Justice Foundation

Florida domestic violence accusations come at a cost

Imagine there’s a woman who receives an award from an organization that provides services for victims of domestic violence and abuse. The woman came to the center with her tale of domestic violence, survived and thrived, and moved on to help others in a situation similar to the one she said she once suffered through. The organization shares her award on its social media page, issues a press release and includes her story in their newsletter.

The woman writes her story under maiden name and never mentions her ex-husband by name.

And he sues her, claiming defamation.

It happens. This is a true story, and the woman was sued. Florida law allows filing for defamation is a variety of instances.

Here’s what the woman wrote:

“I was asked to write a short article celebrating the fact of not just surviving domestic violence but thriving through recovery.”

“Getting out of an unhealthy, threatening and dangerous relationship is hard. It is scary.”

“Just because you have left, or the divorce is final, . . . doesn’t mean the slate is wiped clean and you can just start a new life.”

“I don’t know if there will ever be a time when I can be certain I am no longer being stalked and watched.”

“I didn’t want to live in a constant state of fear.”

“I didn’t want daily conflict and fighting.”

The center never investigated her claims. Come to find out, there’s no mention of domestic violence in her divorce document. That’s not to say it didn’t happen, but a court ruled the man could sue for defamation.

In this case, he said, even though he wasn’t mentioned, enough people in their town would recognize both parties and assume his ex-wife had been a victim of domestic violence.

Allegations of domestic violence come at a cost, especially if they are false. Such allegations can cause the accused to be fired from a job, suffer financial damages or see their reputation shattered.

If you have been accused of domestic violence and are innocent, you need to fight to protect your good name. A lawyer who works with domestic violence cases should be the first place you turn for guidance.