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Jason Wyatt Kreiss

Federal crime Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.9   30 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1996
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jason

Learn Jason’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    Drug Trafficking, Aggravated Identity Theft, Internet Solicitation of Minors, Bribery, Extortion, Money Laundering, RICO, Environmental Offenses, Weapons Offenses, Arms Export Control Act,

    28 years

  2. White collar crime
    Investment Fraud, Securities Fraud, Commodities Fraud, Bank Fraud, Tax Fraud, Mortgage Fraud, Telemarketing Schemes, Medicare Fraud, Insurance Fraud,

    28 years

  3. Criminal defense

  4. Sex crime

  5. Civil rights

  6. Credit card fraud

  7. Identity theft



AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012,2011
Client's Choice
2012 2011


Jason Wyatt Kreiss
1824 Southeast 4th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316-2808


4.9 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by norman Steinberg | December 26, 2010
Restored my life
I was one of the lead defendants in the US v. Betonsports plc Internet Gambling case out of the E.D. of Mo. I had given up all hope and the government considered me to be a fugitive in CR where I had resided for 13 years and where I was also a citizen. Jason formulated a strategy to convince the government to negotiate a plea agreement in good faith by instituting civil litigation against the United States for bringing a malicious prosecution against me. After 16 months and having to make 3 trips out to St. Louis, Jason was able to negotiate my surrender on his home turf in Ft. Lauderdale, granted OR Bond in advance, and my swift removal to St. Louis all in the same day. I surrendered in Florida on Monday and was sentenced by the judge in St. Louis on Thursday. On Friday morning I was on an plane back to CR sentenced to 3 years of unsupervised probation and a $10,000 fine which I have 6 months to pay. This international case, from 2006, charged me with evasion of gambling excise taxes, RICO, Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, obstruction of IRS laws, and forfeiture for 4.5 billion dollars. The lead defendant in the case, Gary Kaplan, was sentenced to 51 months in jail and personally had to forfeit more than 43 million dollars. His team of attorneys was the best that money could buy. This is an example of big doesn't necessarily mean better. Jason made himself available to me 24/7/365 via email or phone. I have never seen an attorney more diligent than him, and a lawyer who was so devoted to researching a case thoroughly. The judge in the case, Carole E. Jackson is considered to be a very strict judge. Jason and his colleague, Mike Gottlieb, established a very professional working relationship with both the prosecutors as well as the judge. Kreiss and Gottlieb clearly out-strategized the government. Jason was always one step ahead of the government, and was always prepared. If you want an attorney that will dedicate himself to ultimately getting you a resolution to your legal problem that you can live with look no further than Jason Kreiss. It took me more than 3 years to find him, and it was by shear luck that I did.
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Posted by Gassan | September 19, 2011
the BEST criminal defense lawyer to choose !!!
Highly recommended!!! I am glad I chose Mr Kreiss !!! Excellent service,Very knowledgeable and AGGRESSIVE...exactly what you need dealing with with federal prosecutors ,and HIS STRATEGY resulted in an outcome that was beyond our best expectations :they HAD TO DROP THE CASE !!! had to drop the case against us !!!!
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer!!!
Jason W. Kreiss of The Kreiss Law Firm was recommended by someone who heard of him through friends. I must say, the recommendation was the best. I spoke to him prior to my visit on the phone, and knew right away, he'd be the lawyer I need. I met with Mr. Kreiss and discuss my legal issues and concerns. My meeting with him and hs advice was exceptional helpful and meaningful, hence, I hired him right away. Mr. Kreiss and his team, Donald and Patti, were all I could ask for as I was looking at a 20yr sentence. He's constantly in touch with the prosecutors to get the figures right even on the day of sentencing was remarkable, he fough all the way. It was remarkable to see his team at court on day of sentencing supporting me all the way. Thanks to their hard work, I'm looking to serve a 2yrs sentence. I'm truly sorry for the situation I've put myself, my family and those that put their trust in me. I'll serve my sentence with dignity and looking forward to returning to society a better person. Again, thanks to Mr. Kreiss and his team on their timelessness and diligence in taking my case. I highly recommend this firm, not only do they check up on me prior to sentencing but has also been keeping a check after, to see if I have any questions or concerns.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Changed my whole life
Mr Kreiss and his firm, which includes all of his staff, are very caring and attentive to ones needs. I was represented by him and fellow attorney, Sarah, on an issue that had been holding me back for years. I cannot put in to words how effective their representation was for words fall short. They were there for me every step of the way and have given me the opportunity to flourish even more as a human and as a professional. I highly recommend them is an understatement. The whole experience was life changing and I credit his firm for all of my present and future successes.
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Posted by Mariya | April 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case 2019
Jason and his team were amazing from the day I first called to schedule an appointment and told them my case and the situation till the very end. My case was complex we had to deal with DUI and accident that was not my fault but caused me to have my 2018 car totaled. Every time I got worried and needed updates they called me to come in and sit down with them. Paulina is amazing, always kept in touch via email and over the phone. Jason is very knowledgeable, calm and knows how to deal with clients who worry and stress. I always heard " You have great lawyers, Mariya", up till the day my DUI case was dropped and charges were reduced. More then being professionals, Jason and his team are amazing people, who always will make sure clients are happy. Thank you Jason Kreiss Law Firm for getting me out of huge trouble and helping me getting my life back!
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Posted by Kelsey | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Criminal Defense Attorney!!!
Jason Kriess was recommended by a friend. I highly recommend Jason to anyone seeking legal representation thats fair,honest, and that will keep your best interest and unique needs his priority. Jason took his time and helped me to stay focused on the issues at hand. I was blessed that Jason was so professional, kind and honest in dealing with my unique case. Jason does not waste any time and was willing to do what it takes to execute any obstacles in his way. Jason also has the best team on his corner. I thought my life was over until I was introduced to Jason . Thank you for the great outcome and for returning my life back Jason, I’m forever grateful and appreciative.God Bless you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was caught driving over the legal limit as many suffer yearly. My life was at its highest point, I graduated with a Bachelors degree and was working for a great firm. Unfortunately after leaving a coworkers party I made to left turns and was pulled over. I admitted that I had been drinking and was taken to jail I clearly blew over the limit at the station and did not have much hope. Jason was very quick to act when we decided to go with him and honestly from beginning to end he made sure he did everything in his power to help. We were able to get a plea deal with a standard agreement and requirements. Once all the requirements were met the case was closed and the DUI was dropped to a reckless driving, which nowadays is not as easy to do. I am very happy we chose Jason he is excellent and I would recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true and skilled professional
Hiring Jason as my lawyer was one of the best decisions I've ever made. He conquered the unthinkable and got a 20-life drug charge down to 15 months. He guided me every step of the way and gave me a true outlook on the severity of this case, he never once sold me a dream or made claims that he couldnt deliever on. He is very professional and humble. He put up a great fight for me as I'm sure he does for all his clients. I would reccomend him to anyone and everyone who needs legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best
The true mettle and grit of a lawyer is proven not at the outset of the job, but in the aftermath of the storm. Money cannot buy lawyers like Jason Kreiss. Six years ago, Jason worked on a case for me in which my livelihood was at stake. I was charged with a felony. I was a young adult at the time, and extremely petrified for my future. My well-being and happiness lay completely in the hands of Mr. Kreiss. The odds of my case were very much set against me. I spoke to Jason often on the phone even though I was out of state. That was when it became apparent that Jason has two sides to him—the pristinely skilled lawyer, and the human with a heart of gold. In Jason, each quality feeds off the other to result in the type of lawyer people mostly only dream of. Jason was dealing with huge cases at the time, and in perspective to these, my case could have been viewed as less severe, although it was devastating to my own life. Jason could have let me slip through the cracks—but he did not. Instead, he did the opposite. Although it was unprecedented at the time, he managed to get my felony dropped to a misdemeanor, which, he then managed to get completely expunged from my record. The proof is in the pudding. As if this were not super-human already, fast-forward six years to today. I recently encountered a new problem with extortion from my case six years ago. I was extremely distressed and perturbed. I had no idea where to turn since it had been over half a decade since my case had been settled. I picked up the phone after six years and called Jason. To my astonishment and utter relief, Jason came through immediately. He spoke to me on the phone, and solved the issue at hand as if no time had gone by at all. All this came from the goodness of his own heart and the pure commitment he has to the people he helps. And that, I must say, is rare. He is relentless, because he treats his clients like his own family. This is a man who truly cares, and who has the supreme skill and brain to go along with it. Few have the audacity and valor to keep fighting—but Jason is one of those very, very few. You are in safe-hands with this man. They just don’t make them like Jason Kreiss.
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Posted by Dawn-Marie | July 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Its hard to put into words the stress one goes through when it comes to Federal Crimes of a loved one. However, in a time of panic and fear I can say a sense of tranquility went through my mind after hiring Jason Kreiss and his team. Professional, focused, assertive & kept me in the loop of the "system". Jason was attentive to my numerous questions & responded in a timely manner. Superior to the rest! Can't thank him enough.
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Posted by Jane | June 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hire him!
Jason recently represented my brother in a very tough case and we couldn't have asked for a better attorney. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional, and I believe he truly cares about his clients and the outcome of their cases. He keeps you informed and encourages you when you things don't seem to be going well. He left no stone unturned in this case. He does his homeqork and will fight for you to the end. He and his staff are exceptional in every way. I highly recommend Jason if you find yourself in need of an attorney in South Florida.
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Posted by Marv | November 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Jason Kreiss is an extraordinary attorney, for the reasons he was committed, dedicated, involved, he genuinely cared for the best outcome, and at the same time was most honest with all details of the case. His charisma and personality are his biggest assets. This man has GREAT relationships with all the people he deals with when it comes to your case. He gives you clear expectations and fights for the best ones. His prestige professionalism makes him the best reliable lawyer you can possibly hire! I am beyond please with my results. If you have any federal case and seek the best results possible look no more he is your attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2015
Case Dismissed!!
Jason did a great job getting my case dismissed and thoroughly did his research. I highly recommend Jason for any criminal defense case.
Posted by patti | March 6, 2015
The best decision a person could make .....hire this man
A friend needed a attorney in FL, which is 1000 miles from his home. When I was asked to help and research an Attorney, I scoured the internet, not being from FL, I had to make a decision based on reviews and articles I found. After days of research I narrowed it down to Jason. I was admittedly afraid since I know nothing about FL and federal law, but he retained Jason and the results were better than he could have hoped for. Jason is extremely knowledgeable and very informative. He is patient and understanding which his clients can really appreciate, as this is a time when emotions run high. He is never too busy to explain everything in detail, so that his clients are aware of all the options and circumstances . Jason was there every step of the way and answered questions in a timely manner. Should you find yourself in need of an attorney in this jurisdiction, I feel you would be hard pressed to find anyone better than Jason
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Posted by eric | February 4, 2015
Fantastic and Amazing!
As an middle aged person with no record or experience with the law, I got snarled in a Fort Lauderdale situation that was life destroying. Jason solved it very fast and also reassured me as one Kafka-esh moment after the next was being played out by an insensitive and incompetent legal system. He did his job flawlessly on the legal process side but also bolstered my spirits and my wifes' as we dealt with the worst crisis life had handed us. I would recommend him to anyone in trouble. Eric
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Posted by LEVY CRESPO | August 27, 2014
I would like to take this opportunity, to express my gratitude towards Jason for his outstanding and candid performance while representing me with my criminal case. In the name of honesty, I would say that lawyers are a dime a dozen. But a "real good lawyer" like Jason is worth his weight in gold. What makes the difference in Jason is his "LOVE & INTEGRITY." Because you can't really be deeply committed to justice unless you love people, unless you love changing their condition and making their lives better. And that is exactly what Jason showed me throughout his representation. He cared for me and my family. I would say to anyone who reads this review the following: If you are facing an unfortunate event in your life, and you need a GREAT criminal defense lawyer, hire Jason and I can assure you that you won't regret it. Thank you Jason for everything you did for me and for my family. God bless you!!!!
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Posted by Bridget | May 31, 2013
Effective and Efficient
Jason is an incredibly effective and efficient attorney. His style of defense gets the results every client wants. Jason keeps you informed of the options and fights for his clients. He is the best attorney in Florida.
Posted by Jennifer | April 2, 2013
Consultation and Advice
This attorney provided me excellent advice and helped clarify an on going issue for me. He pulled my disposition and gave me an answer within one hour! Very professional office! They show effort even when giving you a free consultation, THAT says A LOT. If I could rewind, I would of hired this attorney for my case. Professional, Respectful and QUICK responses. To win a case you need a GREAT attorney who knows what their doing, and cares..
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2013
Jason Kreiss is the most outstanding attorney I know. I've spoken with several attorneys over the years for several different reasons, and the only attorney who I can trust is Jason Kreiss. Some attorney's don't have the decency to care about their clients well being, and at any moment of any day, I always have comfort in knowing I have the best legal team in Jason. In times of stress and anguish, Jason always helps his clients with the dignity they deserve. With Jason's years of experience, expertise and his network of colleagues, I have complete confidence in his abilities. The choice is simple for me, I choose Jason Kreiss for all of my legal advice and counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2013
Top Notch Attorney
My lawyer Jason Kreiss handled my White Collar case with the utmost professionalism, his demeanor was straight forward, honest,empathetic, but most importantly assertive in getting his argument across. Mr. Kreiss guided me throughout the most difficult time of my life by being available, and returning calls immediately.He explained everything, and reviewed all evidence with me.From hearings up until the conclusion of my case Jason has advised me with great recommendations. His staff goes above and beyond, I understand why Jason is the best in the businss after experiencing this how I did and listening and seeing others waste good money on mediocre lawyers. If you want clarity in a dark and confusing time, pick Jason to lead you through it. I would recommend Jason to anyone that would need to hire a criminal attorney for their defense,he treats you like a valued client not dollar signs.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • US v. Kemery
  • Dismissal of Indictment
  • US vs Reisman
  • Probation reinstated
  • US vs. Norman Steinberg
  • 3 years unsupervised probation to be served in Costa Rica
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  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Broward County chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Broward County Chapter Representative
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors / Past President
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
Endorse Jason
White collar crime Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is top tier in his field. Well respected by prosecutors and judges alike. A true lawyer's lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jason for many years, as he has been a friend and a mentor especially in federal criminal defense. His court room presence and preparation is nothing short fantastic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jason. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. He's passionate about his clients and very well versed in the law. I've had the pleasure of working with Jason on a number of very complex federal criminal matters and he's always displayed the highest in ethical integrity and character."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Having worked along side of Mr. Kreiss for approximately four years, I saw firsthand the amount of time, dedication, knowledge and compassion Mr. Kreiss demonstrates in every case he handles. He is always fighting for his clients and has the experience to take on any criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Jason for over 15 years. We have had the opportunity to co-counse several State and Federal cases. On our last Federal case together, he was responsible for getting a 10 year minimum mandatory cases dismissed. He is thorough and compassionate. Jason truly cares about his clients. He is not a lawyer's lawyer, Jason is a client's lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason Kreiss is an A+ attorney that always gets great results for his clients. He's aggressive and fights hard. You'll be happy if you choose Jason."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have encountered few criminal defense attorneys with more tenacity and dedication than Jason. You really get to know someone's work when you oppose them and I had the opportunity to go head to head with Jason when I was a federal prosecutor. I was impressed with his abilities in and out of the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kreiss is a great attorney. He is extremely competent in all areas of criminal defense."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Jason since law school. Of course, I was incoming and he was 3L but he had a great reputation in law school that continues to this day. I know this because we are both active in the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where his an active member and important contributor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is an excellent criminal defense attorney. We have collaborated on a few cases and he is always prepared and well organized. I would recommend Jason to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer as one of the best criminal defense lawyers around. As Jason's former partner, I got to see how dedicated he was to his (and our) clients. A top attorney in South Florida and the Country."
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