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David Clay Tarras

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Sex Crimes, Drug Crimes, Domestic Violence, Violent Crimes, DUI and DWI, Vehicular Homicide, Theft Crimes, Robbery and Burglary, Weapons Offenses, Organized/Gang-related Crime, Juvenile Crime, Fraud, Child Pornography, Probation Violations

  2. Federal crime
    50%
    Healthcare Fraud, Complex Government Investigations, Money Laundering, Wire Fraud, Drug Trafficking, Child Pornography, Securities and Commodities Fraud, Prescription Drug Fraud, Anti-Kickback Statute, Racketeering/RICO, Hobbs Act, Human Trafficking

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.

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Licensed for 6 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/23/2022

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Rossen Law Firm
6400 N Andrews Ave, #510
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309
Rossen Law Firm
5301 N Federal Highway #190
Boca Raton, FL, 33487
Rossen Law Firm
6190 NW 11th St
Sunrise, FL, 33313
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Posted by Gabriel | March 12, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Help
He went above and beyond to help me navigate a complicated situation. Very much recommend to anyone in need of help.
Posted by Sarah Busch | February 9, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Highly Reccomend!
I am a big fan of Rossen Law Firm! I'd recommend Mr. David Tarras to anyone who needs help with their criminal defense claim.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2013

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Turk

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2021
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 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
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Publications

  • Fordham Law School
  • The Myth of the Double- Edged Sword: An Empirical Study of Neuroscience Evidence in Criminal Cases
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to criminal defense work, David is the attorney that any client should want in their corner in their darkest hour. David is a zealous advocate for his clients and is tenacious in advocating for the best results for his clients. David possesses all of the necessary skills that make any litigator great. But perhaps the most important quality that David possesses that sets him apart from his peers is the human element that David brings to the table. David is an exceptional human being who deeply cares about his clients and his community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is the rare defense attorney who has the ability to combine empathy for the client with a strong courtroom presence. Mr. Tarras has a proven track record of successes. It is my pleasure to endorse David Tarras and do so knowing that his clients will receive top notch representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is by far one of the best State and Federal criminal defense attorneys here in South Florida. He is a zealous and relentless advocate who is able to get excellent results for his clients. Whether he is arguing a case to a jury or negotiating with prosecutors, he is somebody you will want on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is clearly a heavy hitter in this field. He has extensive trial experience, is compassionate and savvy. He is a superb advocate for his clients and I highly endorse him to handle any criminal matters in the Fort Lauderdale area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Tarras is a fantastic lawyer. I have worked with him on multiple occasions and have been impressed with his professionalism and dedication to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"I strongly recommend David. He is a rising star in the area of Criminal Defense. He works with a Firm that has great people and a great reputation. Very personable, easy to talk to, and explains complicated legal matters in an easy to understand style."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Tarras is the most hardworking and capable criminal law attorney I know. He treats each client with the utmost respect and is sure to give each case the special attention it needs. David is an exemplar of what a criminal attorney should be and is by far the one of the most dedicated and caring attorneys I have encountered. If I ever need to refer someone who needs help with state defense, federal defense, DUI, or any criminal issue I refer them to David and only David because I know they will be in great hands!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent lawyer who really cares for his clients. He is a fierce litigator and gets great results. I highly endorse David and would use him for any criminal matters I need to refer out."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is one hell of an attorney. He will work tirelessly toward great results. When it comes to complex criminal cases, he makes quick work of dissecting the issues on a case and providing the best direction for the client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with David for years as opposing counsel. He is always extremely professional, organized and prepared. He treats everyone in the courtroom with respect and tirelessly advocates for his client. He’s an asset to the legal community!"
Federal crime Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an exceptional criminal defense lawyer and an even better human being. I've seen first hand his excellent skill in all aspects of criminal cases, from motions to negotiations and trial. On top of that, he works tirelessly on behalf of his clients and treats them like human beings and not just another file."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an extremely intelligent and diligent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
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