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Michael David Leader

also known as LEADER & LEADER, P.A.

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Insurance, Federal Crime, Litigation, Juvenile

About Me

Former prosecutor, recruited by most preeminant DUI defense firm to handle all DUIs in two counties.  Been handling DUI and other criminal charges since 1998.


When you need a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney, you can rely on the experience and expertise of Michael D. Leader. With past experience as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Michael D. Leader has a wealth of prosecutorial experience with a multiplicity of criminal cases that he now brings to bear on the defense side of the aisle as he provides you with the vigorous representation that you can depend on. Having been hired out of the State Attorney’s office by a prestigious DUI defense team, he quickly transitioned to the other side of the courtroom as he successfully handled most of the clients for his firm that had cases in Monroe and Dade counties. - See more at: http://www.criminallawleader.com/fort-lauderdale-criminal-lawyer-michael-leader/#sthash.KjefHsEd.dpuf

When you need a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney, you can rely on the experience and expertise of Michael D. Leader. With past experience as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Michael D. Leader has a wealth of prosecutorial experience with a multiplicity of criminal cases that he now brings to bear on the defense side of the aisle as he provides you with the vigorous representation that you can depend on. Having been hired out of the State Attorney’s office by a prestigious DUI defense team, he quickly transitioned to the other side of the courtroom as he successfully handled most of the clients for his firm that had cases in Monroe and Dade counties. - See more at: http://www.criminallawleader.com/fort-lauderdale-criminal-lawyer-michael-leader/#sthash.KjefHsEd.dpuf

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    17 years
  3. Insurance: 10%
    0 years
  4. Federal Crime: 5%
    12 years
  5. Other: 5%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Daniel Arthur Callahan

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Daniel Callahan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Leader & Leader PA

633 South Andrews Avenue
Suite 201
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301-2269

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Lawyers under 40The American Society of Legal Advocates2015
JOSEPH F. CARTER PROFESSIONALISM AWARDBroward County Bar Association2014
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top100 DUI Defense LawyerNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Up & Coming Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Up & Coming Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerLeader & Leader, P.A.2007 - Present
Founding PartnerFann & Petruccelli, PA2005 - 2007
Associate AttorneyMcIntosh, Sawran, Peltz & Cartaya2003 - 2005
AttorneyEssen & Essen, Et. Al.2002 - 2002
Intern, CLI, Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney1998 - 2002

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2015 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMEMBER2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Advocacy of DUI Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Stephen R. Booher American Inn of CourtMember1999 - Present
B'nai B'rith Justice UnitMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUI .000 breath urine refusal charges droppedCharges dropped
DUIDUI dropped by state resulted in withhold on civil infraction
DUI CrashNolle prose -charges dropped

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
“Private Practice; What You Don’t Learn As A Resident”Chapter in “Private Practice; What You Don’t Learn As A Resident”2006
Chapter 400 Litigation GuideChapter 400 Litigation in Florida2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of FloridaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Nuts and Bolts of a DUI caseDUI2002