I’m David Tarras, Partner at the Rossen Law Firm. I have spent my entire legal career as a criminal defense attorney, fighting tirelessly for the criminally accused in both State and Federal Court in Florida. I've successfully defended over 1000 clients charged with every manner of crime, with a particular focus on complex White Collar Crime, Federal Government Investigations, Healthcare Fraud, Sex Crimes, Weapons Offenses, Narcotics Crimes, Domestic Violence, and DUI. I have zealously represented my clients in over 40 jury trials and myriad bench trials, earning me a recognition by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 40 criminal defense attorneys under the age of 40 in Florida. I've also appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and other national and local news outlets for work I have done in federal criminal defense, as well as a widely popular Apple/iTunes True-Crime Podcast.
I received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida Honors College. I then graduated as a Merit Scholar from the Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan, New York. For all three years of law school, I worked for a nationally-renowned criminal law professor and author on a ground-breaking research project about the role of the human brain and modern neuroscience evidence in criminal defense litigation.
Both my parents are doctors - my father a Neurologist and my mother a Pediatric Oncologist. Growing up, I watched my parents save countless children and adults who were facing the most challenging and terrifying obstacles. My dream was to one day be in a position where I, too, could spend every day fighting for my clients’ livelihoods and safeguarding their futures. With a long-time passion for competition, creative conflict resolution, and the art of persuasion, I knew I could best fulfill my dream in the arena of criminal justice, protecting the lives and freedoms of South Floridians.
I joined the Rossen Law Firm because the Core Values of the firm are directly aligned with my own. Adam, Manny, and all the incredible staff are on a never-ending mission to provide the most caring, wholesome, and zealous representation to every single client, no matter the case. The Rossen Law Firm is the benchmark for elite criminal defense representation. Every client is treated like family, and I am beyond grateful to be part of this firm and family.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2016||10/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lawyer of Distinction||Lawyers of Distinction||2021|
|A+ Rating||Better Business Bureau||2021|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2020|
|Trial Proficiency Award||Public Defender's Office, 15th Judicial Circuit||2018|
|Merit Scholar||Fordham University School of Law||2016|
|Magna Cum Laude||University of Florida||2013|
|Partner Attorney||Rossen Law Firm||2020 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Guy Fronstin||2019 - 2020|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office Of The Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit||2016 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Better Business Bureau||N/A||2021 - Present|
|Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2020 - Present|
|Federal Bar for the Middle District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2020 - Present|
|Federal Bar for the Southern District of Florida||Admitted to Practice||2019 - Present|
|Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2016 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2016 - Present|
|Palm Beach County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2016 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Admitted to Practice||2016 - Present|
|Fordham Law School||The Myth of the Double- Edged Sword: An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence in Criminal Cases||2015|
|Fordham University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2016|
|University of Florida||BS - Bachelor of Science||2013|
|BROKEN: Seeking Justice||Jeffrey Epstein's Florida Prosecution||2020|
|United States v. Turk|
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February 9, 2021
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