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Eduardo A. Suarez

Eduardo A. Suarez

also known as Ed Suarez, Eddie Suarez

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI

About Me

Dedication. Service. Integrity


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ED SUAREZ 
Tampa, Florida

phone
(813) 229-0040

fax
(813) 229-0041

 



Ed Suarez has tried a wide range of cases in front of juries in the state and federal courts of Florida. He graduated from Florida State University, College of Law in 1987, where he was a member of the moot court team, mock trial team, and a recipient of the James Harold Thompson Scholarship. In 1988, he was admitted to the Florida state bar and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is also a member of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


 


Ed Suarez began his career as a prosecutor in Florida's 13th Judicial Circuit, prosecuting cases including fraud and other financial crimes, capital sexual battery, child abuse, and other serious felony offenses. Since 1991, Ed has concentrated his efforts on helping clients with criminal and personal injury matters in the Tampa Bay area.


 


Ed Suarez's professional associations include:


 



  • President, Tampa Chapter, Federal Bar Association (2004-2005)

  • President-Elect, Tampa Chapter, Federal Bar Association (2003)

  • Chair, Criminal Law Section, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (1998-1999)

  • Board of Directors, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (1997-1998)

  • President, Trial Lawyers Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (1999-2000)

  • Chair, Criminal Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (1998-1999)

  • President, Hillsborough County Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1997-1998)

  • Board of Directors, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1997-1998)


 


Ed has received the highest rating (AV) given to lawyers by the prestigious Martindale-Hubble. He has also been named one of "Florida's Legal Elite" attorneys by Florida Trends Magazine and has been recognized as a "Leading American Attorney" by the American Research Corporation, an honor bestowed on only 8% of Florida's lawyers

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    27 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 30%
    27 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    27 years
  4. Personal Injury: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-550/hour), Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Gus Michael Centrone

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Gus Centrone Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gary Scott Clendenin

    Pleasure to work with. We had contentious case that we were able to iron out thanks to Eddie's professionalism, creativity, and expertise.

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    Gary Clendenin Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Ed Suarez, P.A.

1011 W Cleveland St
Tampa, FL, 33606-1913

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198808/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Bubba Huerta Service AwardHillsborough County Bar Association - Criminal Law Section2012
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers Guide2010
Florida Legal ElitesFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Who's Who in the LawTampa Bay Business Journal2009
James Kynes "In the Trenches" AwardHillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section2005
Leading American AttorneyAmerican Research Corporation2000
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Firm ManagerLaw Offices of Ed Suarez, P.A.2004 - Present
Managing PartnerSuarez & Wardell1997 - 2003
AttorneyLazzara & Paul1991 - 1997
ProsecutorOffice of the State Attorney (Tampa)1987 - 1991
Legislative Director (Chief Lobbyist)Florida Students Association1983 - 1985

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar Association - Tampa Bay ChapterBoard Meneber2011 - Present
Herbert G. Goldburg Criminal Law American Inn of CourtMember2005 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Tampa Bay Chapter)President2004 - 2005
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionChair2000 - 2001
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionPresident1999 - 2000
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersCriminal Law Section, Chair1998 - 1999
Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident1997 - 1998
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1997 - 1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Florida State UniversityCommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Federal Sentecing Guidelines ConferenceModerator - Mortgage Fraud Panel2012