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Brian Tannebaum defends individuals and corporations in state and federal criminal court, as well as future, current, and former lawyers, in matters before the Florida Bar and Board of Bar Examiners and in civil and criminal courts.


In his Ethics practice, Brian represents individuals in Bar Admission, Grievance Defense, and Reinstatement matters, and law firms in Legal Malpractice Defense, partnership disputes, dissolutions as well as by providing ethics advice, Brian is able to advise legal professions before, during, and after legal proceedings have been initated.


Brian was trained as a criminal defense lawyer and has spent his entire career defending individuals and corporations in state and federal criminal courts. While most of his clients are legal professionals, he does not limit his practice to the type of invidividual he represents - many are in other professions, or students or individuals needing a defense to criminal charges, Representation is avaialable  prior to the filing of criminal chargesm in grand jury proceedingsm or in response to other inquiries from the government.


Brian is a native Miamian and a certified sommelier. (He's kinda proud of that)


Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David J. Chapman

    Brian is brilliant. As a fellow member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, I always read his advice when working on issues in my own practice. I have also bounced criminal law issues off of him and found his insight to be excellent.


    David Chapman Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Frank A. Rubino

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    Frank Rubino Federal Crime Attorney
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Contact info

150 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL, 33130


FLMember in Good Standing199501/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Alumni RepresentativeStetson University College of Law2014
Extra Mile AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
President's Appreciation AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
President's Appreciation AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2007
Extra Mile AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2006
Top 10 Defense VerdictNational Law Journal2004
President's AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2004
President's Appreciation AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2000
Extra Mile AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerTannebaum Weiss, PL2002 - Present
Of CounselThornton & Rothman, P.A.1998 - 2002
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Innocence Project of FloridaSecretary2014 - 2015
Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - 2013
Innocence Project of FloridaMember, Board of Directors2012 - Present
American Diabetes Association - Miami ChapterMember, Board of Directors2011 - 2012
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2010 - 2011
Florida Association of Bar Defense LawyersPresident2009 - Present
11th Judicial Historical SocietyChairman2008 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
The PracticeBrutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering2014
ExecSenseDefending The Lawyer Before The State Bar2013
AILA Immigration Practice NewsHow Immigration Lawyers Can Avoid Bar Discipline2013
American Bar Association GPSolo MagazineHow Far Should You Go For A Client2011
I Got A Bar ComplaintI Got A Bar Complaint2010
The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense LawyerThe Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer2008
Florida DefenderCollateral Consequences of Criminal CasesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)Ethics in Marketing Your Practice2015
LawyernomicsLawyers Behaving Badly2015
Florida Justice Association Ski SeminarAdvertising & Trust Account Rules2015
Economics of Law PracticeThe Practice2015
Build Your PracticeThe Practice2015
Young Lawyers Lunch"The Practice"2014
Superstar SeminarEthics and Marketing2014
Real World Legal EthicsThe Bar Grievance Process2014
NEFACDL Monthly MeetingFL Bar Advertising & Trust Account Rules2014
NACDL White Collar CollegeClient Retention and Accompanying Ethical Issues2014
Florida Bar Annual MeetingFlorida Criminal Law Update2014
Aventura Marketing CouncilNew Florida Bar Ad & Trust Account Rules2014
Stetson Solo Practice InstituteDeveloping Relationships Ethically2013
NACDL White Collar CollegeEthics in White Collar Criminal Cases2013
Jumping the Gun: Giving Young Lawyers a Head Start on SuccessEthical Pitfalls for Young Lawyers2013
Florida Bar Annual ConferenceFlorida Criminal Law Update2013
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDo I Have A Conflict?2013
American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports IndustriesEthics in Entertainment Law2013
Strategic & Ethical Business Development for LawyersThe Truth About Attorneys and Social Media - Ethics, Clients, Rules, and Realities2012
Florida Bar Annual MeetingFlorida Criminal Law Update2012
Dade County Defense Bar Association Monthly LuncheonHandling Bar Grievances2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Southern Florida chapter)Unauthorized Practice of Law2012
Radius of InfluenceEthics and Online Marketing2011
Florida Bar PreparationHow Not To Get Into The Florida Bar2011
Florida Bar Annual MeetingCriminal Law2011
Ethics SeminarResponding To The Florida Bar Complaint2011
AvvocatingEthics and Online Marketing2011
Florida Bar Annual MeetingCriminal Law2010
Florida Bar Annual MeetingCriminal Law2009
Florida Bar Annual MeetingCriminal Law2008
NACDL White Collar CollegeEthics in White Collar CasesN/A