Joel DeFabio

Joel DeFabio

Criminal Defense Attorney

Miami, FL





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About Me

I began practicing Criminal Defense in Miami, Florida in 1980. Throughout the years, I participated in over 100 jury trials, including the most serious DUI and Felony offenses. I developed a Federal defense specialization, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awarded me the Rodney Thaxton "Against All Odds" award in 2007, for the aqcuittal of one of my clients. I achieved...

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Client Reviews

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Outstanding Legal Practice

Posted by: a Real Estate client over 5 years ago.

It was a pleasure working with Mr. DeFabio and his legal team. Remarkable work ethics and superior legal knowledge. It was a very pleasant experience...
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Michael S. Waddington
Michael Waddington

Evans, GA

5 months ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse Joel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.
Lawrence G. Marin
Lawrence Marin

Ft Lauderdale, FL

Over 1 year ago

Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Regardless of whether he is fighting state or federal criminal charges, Mr. DeFabio is truly an experienced and highly skilled attorney. His...
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1980 License Status: Member in Good Standing for the state of Florida.
Last updated by Avvo: 06/14/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Work Experience

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1980 – 1984

Miami Dade Public Defenders Office


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1980 Juris Doctor in

University of Miami School of Law


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2013 Top 100 Trial Lawyers

National Trial Lawyers Association


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1981- present

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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