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Michael David Weinstein

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   50 reviews

also known as Michael D. Weinstein P.A.


Licensed for 24 years

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%
    Florida Bar Board Criminal Trial Lawyer: State and Federal Felonies & Misdemeanors, Drug Trafficking & Narcotics, Probation, White Collar Crimes, Violent Crime, Domestic Cases, Appellate Practice, D.U.I., Post Conviction, Juvenile, Traffic Matters.

    24 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Child abuse
    5%
    Dependency proceedings in Florida usually initiate upon a child's being sheltered (removed from its parents' or legal guardians' legal custody) due to the existence of probable cause to believe the child is being abused, abandoned, or neglected.

    20 years

  3. Domestic violence
    5%
    This firm handle matters Domestic matters including Felony and Misdemeanor Domestic violence case. Also, Restraining Orders and Injunctions.

    24 years

I was raised and educated in the State of Florida.  After graduating from the University of Florida, I attended the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center.  During my final year of Law School, I participated in an internship at the Broward County State Attorney's office.  Upon graduating from law school I was hired as an Assistant State Attorney.  Prosecuting all ranges of crimes from Juvenile through First Degree Felonies I quickly progressed to be a lead Prosecutor running a Division.  After four years, I was recruited by Adorno & Yoss an international law firm providing a full range of interdisciplinary services to its clients throughout the Western Hemisphere. Adorno & Yoss is the largest certified minority-owned firm in the United States and the only law firm member of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council's Corporate Plus Program. It is the most diverse law firm in the country.  After three years of working at Adorno, I opened Michael D. Weinstein P.A. I utilize my experience and interpersonal skills to provide the very best representation to my clients.

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Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Michael

Michael D. Weinstein, P.A.
Courthouse Place
12 Southeast 7th Street, Suite 713
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Reviews

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Posted by Brian | October 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best!
I was accused of a very serious crime for which I could have got up to 30 years in prison. Michael fought the charges and was able to get me 10 years probation, and if no violations I will be eligible in 5 years for early termination of probation. There aren’t enough words to thank Michael for everything he has done for me and I cannot recommend him highly enough if you are ever in need of a criminal attorney. Also a big thank you to his Assistant Chris!
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Posted by Aminata | June 30, 2022
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Exceptional lawyer
Michael Weinstein did an amazing job! He’s very professional and efficient. He got our case rightfully dismissed. I’m very happy with his work and would definitely use him again!
Posted by Andry Catis | February 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
If you are looking for a great criminal attorney Michael D Weinstein is the one to call. When hiring a lawyer, the most important skills that you need to look for someone that is quick and effective. Michael D Weinstein is by far the best lawyer I ever had, with his high level professionalism, care and compassion he made it possible for me a to gain a second chance in life. This is what makes him stand out among the rest of lawyers I ever worked with. He is very knowledgeable and very assertive. He was able to dismiss two cases that were life sentence punishments. He went above and beyond to accomplish the best outcome for my cases and was able to set my mind at ease during the entire process. I highly recommend him, If I can give him 20 stars I would. 
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Posted by wesley gerth | February 15, 2022
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Best experience ever
best attorney you could ever hire! he fights like it was his own case! thanks again Michael!
Posted by Raed Hamdan | February 14, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer!
I was wrongfully arrested and charged with 2nd degree murder, Michael fought hard to bring the truth to light and have charges dismissed! His assistant Kris was also great!
Posted by Tony | February 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
First of all I would like to start out by saying Michael Weinstein has worked diligently handling my case. After 2 1/2 years of pain for a manager and probation fees. Michael prepared a case with several letters of extremely Credible people and my end result was a 2 1/2 year early termination of probation. Thank you Michael and your staff for an amazing job. Tony
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Posted by Justin Portes | December 16, 2021
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Best lawyer
Michael D. Weinstein Save my life. He the best lawyer to have by your side. He beat my dependency case and felony case in a short matter of time. He’s very on point and he smart. Thanks for reading this. From Justin Portes
Posted by Vic | August 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense
Upon talkin to other lawyers it was clear to me that Mr Weinstein was really concerned about me and wanting to help. He never made promises but assured me with his background and respect he can help resolve my case . Not only did he resolve it .... he got it dismissed completely. Happy I made this choice‼️
Posted by Dave | April 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Difficult case with better than expected outcome
Unfortunately, I got a DUI with prior aggravating circumstances. After listening to my mental devastation in my voice (He later told me), Michael took the time on his weekend to visit with me. He was a brutally honest with me about the penalties I was looking at. Which scared me. But he also assured me that he was familiar with the system and most of the States Attorneys, Judges and court locations we would have to deal with. I was impressed with the level of respect he got from the States Attorney which won my freedom in exchange for probation and several DUI related $ penalties and requirements. I remember the judge also commending him for how he prepared for my case. I guess that helped. You need a lawyer who understands your embarrassment and anxiety. He took my emails, texts and phone calls all the way through. That helped me a ton! Dave
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Posted by Collin | October 17, 2019
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Excellent work, very knowledgeable
I consulted with Michael Weinstein over the phone about an ongoing criminal defense case that I had been trying to resolve for two-years. After our first conversation I had made the decision to hire his law-firm based on how realistic he was towards my situation(he was also very fair with the pricing as-well). After hiring Michael Weinstein, he helped me create the right game-plan in-which I needed to resolve my criminal defense case quickly and in a way that I could live without it affecting the rest of my working career. It's also very important to stress the timeline working with Michael as I hired him on the 10th of September and was able to have my case resolved by October the 17th. There's no doubt in my mind that Michael David Weinstein will be the only Attorney that I hire in the future if I ever find myself in need of a Criminal Offense Attorney. Thank-you Michael
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Posted by Nicki | June 27, 2019
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A man of his word!!
I was recommended to Michael Weinstein through a friend. And from the first encounter with Mr. Weinstein he has been very responsive and knowledgeable to my case. He gave me his word and I quote "I will fight for you" and that is exactly what he did!! From the day I hired Mr. Weinstein to represent me to the moment the jury gave a verdict Michael Weinstein fought for me to the very end and I will highly recommend Michael Weinstein to everyone!!
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Posted by Tom | March 18, 2019
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Checks all the Boxes
Intelligent, resourceful, tenacious, respectful, personable, realistic, experienced and tenured. Michael checks all the boxes you want in your attorney. He’s going to tell it to you straight, good news or bad, because he values the honesty between a lawyer and client and that transparency is paramount to working through your legal cases. In any case with either good or bad news, you can rest assured that Michael has found the best possible avenue and has your back. He sees you as a person, not a defendant, and works to portray you in the same light to everyone in court. My DUI had me in loads of trouble, and I feel confident that I got the best and least punishing outcome on the table. I even had a felony charge talked down. Michael has the knowledge to navigate your cases, and the character to ease your concerns and sacrifices. 100% recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2019
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CEO of a Medium Sized Company
Mr Weinstein was very thorough and resourceful in handling my case. He made my case a priority and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a top-notch attorney. He was proactive and communicative throughout the whole process.
Posted by Wysmy | June 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Weinstein is an excellent lawyer. In my case, the beginning was writing conviction all over it, I was very afraid until I discovered Mr. Weinstein. He took my case, turned it around in my favor. My family and I are forever thankful the way things ended up. Mr. Weinstein’s legal expertise has saved me from being convicted.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Unlike ANY other attorney
After dealing with previous attorneys I was extremely worried about being misled by one again. Mr. Weinstein removed all of our anxiety to the best of his ability at all steps of the case. He is truly one of a kind. Mr. Weinstein was prompt, straight forward, professional and patient with me and my boyfriend before he was even hired. Upon hiring him, he continued with that same demeanor even after being paid in full. He acted immediately to ensure my boyfriend received the best deal and treatment he could possibly receive from the court system. After everything was finalized, he still took steps to to remove any remaining bumps in the road. One of his greatest assets is how he treats not only the client but their loved ones as well. Mr. Weinstein was expedient with emails and other means of communication and most importantly was truthful about the proceedings of the case from day one. While he defends proposed criminals, he certainly doesn't treat them as such. While he is undoubtedly highly knowledgeable in his field, he demeans neither the client nor their loved ones. While he is well aware the fate and happiness of many lie in his hands, he neither abuses that power, nor exploits vulnerabilities. This kind of respect and kindness is a rarity in today's world. Due to his many years of experience and attention to detail, he knows how to navigate the judicial world in a clever and strategic manner. Mr. Weinstein receives rave reviews both from clients and members of the legal community. He is well-respected on both sides, and rightfully so. If you want a FAIR trial and someone to truly have your back, hire Mr. Weinstein. His fees are definitely reasonable and the level of dedication and passion is priceless.
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Posted by Roslyn | April 11, 2018
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Grand Theft 2nd Degree
I was recommended bye my sister I was nervous wreck, anxiety never ever been in trouble not even a parking ticket, Mr. Weinstein had me take a deep breath calm down he couldn't represent me if I couldn't trust him , the Staff is awesome treat you like family very pleasant I thank them thank them I cant thank them enough for not just representing me, keep me calm, calling checking on me during my time of need. I highly recommend him to any one who needs a tough straight forward criminal lawyer I walk out with a slap on the risk.
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Posted by Jody | August 23, 2017
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Your ONLY Call
Mr. Weinstein has represented my husband over the past 5 years and we are always forever grateful for his hard work and dedication to his clients. His attention to detail and genuine interest in doing everything he can for his clients is why you should seek him for legal counsel. Hands down the BEST LAWYER in Florida; when they give you one phone call, call Weinstein!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2017
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Integrity/Knowledgeable
I found Mr. Weinstein through these reviews and when I met with him for a consult regarding my son in a juvenile matter he gave me a sense of calm in a delicate matter for me as a parent. He really takes the time to listen and passes no judgement. His knowledge is spot on and I find his integrity speaks volumes. He gave me accurate legal advice for a consultation. If you ever find yourself in the need for his legal expertise set up a consult for yourself and you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Alec Jesse | October 29, 2016
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Great results
I retained Mr Weinstein on a felony charge, he reduced the degree and got me probation only, 2 years later we got early termination granted which seemed impossible, thank you Michael
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Michael Weinstein ended up being everything that I could ask for. I researched a couple lawyers and consulted with my top 4 to get an understanding of their approach, what they offer, for what price, and their knowledge and experience with my specific type of case. I met with Michael and got a great feeling from him right away. I could tell he completely believed me and would fight to correct my legal issue. His quote was higher than the others but his experience, credentials, accolades, and professionalism really made the difference. Throughout the entire legal process which was well over 18 months he was always a phone call away. Whenever I needed to see him in person he was also available. He's always ready to answer any questions, and showed that he had a full and deep understanding of my case. As well as providing legal guidance he also provided moral support. The case ended with a satisfactory result and I would recommend Michael Weistein very highly to anyone in need of his services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Michael D. Weinstein P.A.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • Adorno & Yoss
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Broward County State Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Jury Coordinator
  • Broward County Court Administration
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1998
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • In the Interest of: J.A.
  • Reunification!
  • The State of Florida v. N.D.
  • Not Guilty of all charges!
  • State of Florida v E.R.
  • Not Guilty of all counts!
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2017 - Present
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Criminal Procedure Rules Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • B'nai B'rith Justice Unit No. 5207
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Savant UF
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida Blue Key
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Sigma Nu
  • President
  • 1991 - Present
  • Senator Bill Nelson's Service Academy Board
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Florida Bar, Ad Hoc Committee on Rules and Procedures
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2016
  • AIPAC
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Professionalism Committee
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Student Bar Association
  • Representative
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Director
  • 1993 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Criminal Procedure Rules Committee
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2012
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Lockup
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • 2010
  • Florida Bar Board Certification Criminal Trial Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Criminal Procedure Rules Committee
  • Florida Bar
  • 2009
  • State Attorney's Office Felony Trial Unit - Most Trials
  • Broward State Attorney's Office
  • 2001
  • Moot Court Society
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1998
  • Student Bar Association
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1998
  • Student Bar Association
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1997
  • Student Bar Association
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Sun-SE t
  • Jailed son called dad, got coaching on testimony in pill mill case
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Criminal Procedure
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (26)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of interning and later working for Michael. He is a lawyer who is highly respected in the South Florida legal community. As a former prosecutor, he is able to look at a criminal defense issue from both perspectives. His experience is unmatched. He has handled thousands of cases in State court ranging from petit theft to premeditated murder. Additionally, he has handled numerous complex federal white collar cases. Michael is an attorney who you can trust with your life. I would not be the lawyer I am today without his guidance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael well over a decade. He is a well respected member of the bar. He truly loves his craft and it shows. His courtroom intelligence is only matched by his passion for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Michael for many years personally and professionally. We even tried a Federal Criminal Case together were both of our clients got their freedom back. He is an honest, hard working and competent criminal defense attorney and I endorse him with pleasure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most well respected lawyers among his peers and the judiciary. An asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a great lawyer and knows his way around the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Extensive knowledge of the law, cares about his clients and is an excellent trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Weinstein. I have handled cases against him when he was a prosecutor and have represented co-defendamts with him as a defense attorney. He is nothing short of courteous, professional and a zealous advocate. I highly recommend his services. Eric Tolin Schwartzreich"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike and I previously worked for the same law firm, during which time I came to appreciate his knowledge, skills and abilities in the specialized area of criminal defense. Mike's demeanor and personable nature make him a pleasure to work with. Upon my recommendation, my client has utilized Mike's services on several occasions and has been very pleased with the results."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of clerking Michael Weinstein during my last year of law school. Aside from being a great person, Michael Weinstein is an outstanding lawyer, with a tremendous wealth of knowledge in the practice of law. He is incredibly intelligent, has unquestionable ethics, and regularly delivers results that impress me and my colleagues. I am proud to endorse Michael Weinstein."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Michael on numerous criminal defense matters over the last several years and I have consulted with him on cases. As a former prosecutor, he brings a unique and valuable perspective and his keen insight to each case he undertakes. He is deeply committed to each client and he engages passionately in each case. He is widely respected and trusted by judges and prosecutors, which makes him a extremely effective advocate. Although he works hard to resolve every case with the best possible result for his client, he has the finely tuned trial skills necessary to make him extraordinarily effective in the courtoom. Michael is simply an outstanding attorney, and his clients are fortunate to have him on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first had the pleasure of meeting Michael D. Weinstein, when we were opposing lawyers on an asset forfeiture matter. I instantly realized that he was a tireless advocate for his clients, who consistently maintained the utmost character, professionalism and legal ability. As the years have passed, I have continually been impressed with Michael's thoroughness and knowledge of the law. In my own practice, when I am presented with a novel issue, he is inevitably the first lawyer that I call to seek input from. I highly recommend Michael for any legal matter."
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