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AWARD-WINNING, AV-RATED, BOARD CERTIFIED EXPERT, FORMER PROSECUTOR, FEDERAL AND STATE DEFENSE.AWARD-WINNING, AV-RATED, BOARD CERTIFIED EXPERT, FORMER PROSECUTOR, FEDERAL AND STATE DEFENSE.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2008||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Associate Fellow||Litigation Counsel of America||2016|
|Member||Top American Lawyers||2016|
|Best Attorneys of America||Rue Ratings||2016|
|Board Certified - Criminal Trial||Florida Bar||2016|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 - Criminal Law||National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys||2014|
|10 Best - Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Principal||AKTAS⎮HINDEN||2015 - Present|
|Faculty||NITA Florida Deposition Program||2013 - 2013|
|Owner/President||Aktas Law, P.A.||2012 - 2015|
|Attorney||Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel (4th District)||2010 - 2012|
|Prosecuting Attorney||State Attorney's Office||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Top 40 Under 40||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2013 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||Member||2013 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Member||2012 - Present|
|Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|Assembly of Turkish American Associations||Southeast Vice President||2015 - 2016|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2014 - 2016|
|Broward County Women Lawyers' Association||Member||2014 - 2015|
|Florida Turkish American Association||Vice President||2013 - 2015|
|The White Collar Offender||Acquittal|
|The Unlikely Thief||Acquittal|
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|Florida Coastal School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||2008|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||Political Science & Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
Posted by Eufrazina
A 10/10 lawyer. I was in despair when I hired Seda. I was in Angola (Africa), because I was, I had very little hope. I needed to go back to the US for school. It was stressful. However, she handled things brilliantly. And her light. I was like "Really? Does this kind of person exist?". I was like "Wow" in my mind.
It was such a pleasure meeting you, Seda. And thanks for everything.
Posted by Alexia
I needed a criminal defense attorney in South Florida to defend me and my mother against allegations by our [mentally disturbed] neighbor that lives below us in our vacation condominium in Fort Lauderdale. The neighbor constantly complains of noise even when we aren’t in the unit or in the state. Police, security, board and management found no negligence but eventually this raged our neighbor more and she escalated her accusations against us to assault, battery, harassment and injunctions for restraining orders on us. She had friends lie for her so we were dealing with a serious issue and finding the best attorney to represent us against these crazy allegations was important, no doubt. I researched for the top rated criminal defense attorneys in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area and found the higher rated through Avvo.com. I phone interviewed at least a dozen and while mostly all of them seemed well trained, they only spoke about money and how much the costs would accrue during representing our case. Not one of them seemed to care about the facts of the case. My final call was to Ms. Seda Aktas and from the first conversation with her I felt at ease - my fear was minimized and I hired her on the spot. I felt her passion and knew she would represent my mother and I with utmost care. Most important, I trusted her and knew she would take the case serious and wasn’t just ‘in it for the money’. The final result was DIMISSA for criminal and civil, all charges dropped (two injunctions, four hearings and a final trial)! It was a scary and stressful year for me and my mother to go through this and Seda was always available to take calls and talk through any concerns with us. Most important – she reminded me to breath which I needed every now and then!!! Needless to say, we are very thankful to Seda and we love her as a person and an attorney. Winning this case for us made many people happy, including our security, the management and our board (since our neighbor has a history of harassing others in our building). Seda has become a hero in our building and within our community of friends that witnessed our challenges with the neighbor. I would recommend Ms. Seda Aktas to anyone that needs a Brainiac criminal defense attorney that achieves favorable results.
Posted by Justin
If you are searching the internet for the"best" lawyer then you are extremely lucky to have landed on this website! Seda Aktas destroyed the United States prosecutor along with the Federal DEA task force, in a 2 year investigation ultimately leading to an entire Molly drug trafficking organization, comprised of multiple facets including a worldwide overseas distributor! A grand Jury Indicted me and I was arrested in April 2015 at which time I had a different lawyer on retainment who advised me that it was in my best interest to sign a Plea Agreement with the government facing a 10 year Plea with a possibility of a reduction to around 7 years if I signed and followed through with FULL cooperation. So I searched the internet and found Seda Aktas. EVEN after my previous lawyer had made a request for a trial continuance which resulted in a filing mistake at the time of transitioning lawyers and which left Seda Aktas with ONLY two weeks to prepare for this massive Federal Drug Conspiracy trial. In which time she kept me constantly updated within minutes of new information arriving, As well as going out of her way just for personal check up calls to reassure my state of mind and free me of any possible questions bouncing through my head to keep us both on the same wavelength! Although there was a staggering amount of first hand witness testimonies coming from 5 key individuals from within the drug trafficking organization that testified against me, to include the leader of the organization who was referred to as a kingpin by DEA who implicated me as the Kingpins second in command. As well as confidential informants and 65 kilos of Molly totaling an estimated value of around 2 million dollars destined for my address that were intercepted by DEA agents throughout the course of their investigation. Still Seda Aktas diligent and unwaveringly trudged through the United States overwhelming "discovery" consisting of well over 8,000 pdf documents, countless Plea Bargains, as well as wiretaps acquired by the DEA when worn by the Leader of the drug trafficking organization, who contacted me for a meeting in an informant capacity in an attempt to further implicate me and build the United States case against me. She relentlessly prepared a genius defense with elegantly skilled lines of emotionally charged questioning, asked in such a way and at just the right times in which it left all 5 witnesses testimonies seeming as if they were random lies, as she would intricately expel numerous inconsistencies pointed out over the course of the trial. Most surprisingly the DEA special agent in charge of the investigation who testified alongside of the 5 drug traffickers he brought down had taken the worst mental assault from Seda Aktas, as he made the least sense while growing noticeably embarrassed and angry as she increasingly exposed their mistakes and improper handling of the undercover 2 year investigation by his task forces and him. The special agent stammered and repeatedly asked for clarification of specific questions, noticeably to stall. Or he would flat out become flustered and have no viable answers or reasoning for Seda and her artful line of questions! Seda was FEARLESS in her courtroom mannerisms during all cross examinations, never missing a word to use against them! Also I realized the sense of calm and confidence she unknowingly instilled in me with her extremely professional, trusting and utmost determined demeanor carried in the courtroom during all three days of trial. The Jury had to have found her as refreshingly knowledgeable, trusting and undeniably better at putting the right pieces of the puzzle together forming a well articulated defense. I was found NOT guilty as a result of her and her alone! I truly believe no other attorney would have cared as deeply as her and actually dug to get justice with such a bleak outlook. I owe my life to Seda! If you have a lawyer drop them because they pure and simple can not match up to her
Joseph Lehn, Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
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I have known Seda or over 10 years and have witnessed her growth into one of the most outstanding Criminal Defense attorneys in her field. She is witty, kind and passionate for the law. She demonstrates the qualities that make her an ethical pillar in the legal community I would not hesitate to refer Seda any criminal matter.