I have handled all types of criminal cases for over 30 years, including very high-profile cases. I am certified death qualified to handle cases punishable by the death penalty in Florida. In addition two other lawyers in the firm, Patrick McGuinness and Gonzalo Andux are death qualified.
Our firm has successfully defended several homicide cases on the stand-your-ground statute. We also handle all types of cases where sexual abuse is alleged including capital sexual abuse.
Our firm prides itself on having over 100 years of combined experience handling criminal cases. In addition to very serious cases, we handle DUI cases, domestic violence cases, and all types of drug offenses.
Hiring a lawyer is a very important decision and we invite you to come talk with us about any criminal difficulty you or your family faces.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1979||06/19/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Barnard Award||FloridaPublic Defender's Association||1996|
|shareholder||Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami, & Andux, P.A.||2009 - Present|
|felony court supervising attorney/homicide||Public Defender 4th Judicial Circuit||1978 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar||Chair, Criminal law section||2007 - 2008|
|Duke University||political science/anthropology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|
|Duke University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|West Virginia Public Defenders||false confessions||2008|
|South Carolina Public Defender||false confessions; false identification||2008|
|Montana Public Defenders||false confessions||2008|
|Florida Public Defenders||many different topics||2007|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||false confessions||2003|
|wisconsin Public Defenders||investigation of a criminal case/false confessions||2002|
|Arizona Public Defenders||investigation of a criminal case||2001|