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Michael Alan Gottlieb

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
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    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Broward County criminal defense lawyer Michael A. Gottlieb has defended the rights of those accused of crimes since 1993. He has personally been involved in thousands of cases and tried more than 150 trials to the verdict stage. His work has led to acquittals and dismissals on both felony and misdemeanor charges. At his practice Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., Attorney Gottlieb has earned countless accolades and awards for his service to clients. Contact his firm today for a free consultation on your matter.

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Michael A Gottlieb, P.A
1311 SE Second Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316

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Posted by Ray Rapaglia | September 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Simply the best
Michael Gottleib is an amazing man and lawyer. We highly recommend him. He is compassionate, understanding and tremendously intelligent.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GAVE MY DAUGHTER A FUTURE
I hired Michael to represent my kid in a legal matter that could have changed her life. He was incredibly detailed and thorough and Was able to get the information needed to make a difference. He informed us on all aspects of what was going on so we could relax. When her day I court came he was very prepared and organized. His argument was very to the point leaving no no room for question. He covered all the bases and even asked me if there was anything else that needed to be expressed. He fought for her as if she were Her only client and gave her case the time and respect it needed. He was able to settle my matter with a result that was better than expected. I know I received the results that I did because he is a deeply knowledgeable, aggressive, and very personable. He is worth every penny and more
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Stay Calm and let Michael Handle it
On what was to be a exciting family day turned the opposite. Life sometimes moves to fast and innocent accidents happen. That day happened to me. After speaking with numerous attorneys about my situation. There was only one clear fit for me. After speaking with Michael he put my mind at ease and some realistic expectations on my case. The end result was all charges dropped. Michael, even told me this was highly unlikely due to some issues i had as a teenager. Michael myself and my family Thank you for your hard work on my case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My Hero- Amazing attorney
WHERE TO BEGIN! Mr. Michael Gottlieb. Godsend, Super Hero disguised as an attorney. This man is someone I was referred to not only as the best defense attorney there is, but an awesome human being. His approach is efficient, compassionate, and realistic. He gathered the facts quickly, asked the right questions, and then the magic happened. During the pandemic, I was faced with charges that could have impacted my entire life, on all fronts- personally, professionally, with my family- you name it. I was DOOMED. I was lost. I didn’t know how to navigate, as this is something I had never experienced before, I was not a “criminal”. As soon as we found Mr. Gottlieb, we felt hopeful that everything was going to be okay. Not only did he exercise empathy, to help ease me through this process, but his strategy was that of pure ethical genius. I am so grateful for this man. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat. Feeling lost? Gottlieb is your person!
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Posted by Joseph | January 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
These guys were amazing
We've thought he was just going to be another lawyer trying to get our money and get a quick deal out of it. But this guy was the one who pushed us to go to trial and reassured us that he would win. And that's exactly what he did. He was worth every penny plus more. And his partner was awesome too..Mike and his partner Mr. Strandell just make an awesome team. In my situation it wasn't probation, it was "Not Guilty"
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Posted by Eric powder | January 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
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I've had the pleasure of knowing mr gottlieb for over 25 years,,he has represented me several times throughout the years as well as other family members and friends,,he's a fantastic attorney as well as a dedicated human being that cares about his clients and his work
Posted by Bobby | January 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I guy you can trust
When my son got into some trouble. My wife and I I had no idea what to do, but Mr Gottlieb got him back home with us and made sure the outcome didn't hinder his future. I would recommend him to anyone and I have recommended him to a few people. This guy really cares and you can trust what he says.
Posted by Ty | September 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Gottlieb Delivers On His Promises
I hired Mike in March 2015 to represent me on a false felony charge from 2013. After hearing my case, he told me, "I can get your case dismissed". My family hired him while I sat it out in jail unable to bond out. Last year, Mike kept his promise and I was freed on the 4th of July. Mike is a great guy, great friend, and a great lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
Look no further; you've found the BEST!!
My brother and I had never been in such a situation before, so we were very pleased to have found Gottlieb. He is very experienced, extremely understanding and makes you feel calm. He helps you to handle everything, really fights for you, every step of the way, and is always available to answer any questions you may have. His secretary too, I must say, is also very nice and almost makes you feel as if you’re family there. My brother and I have come so far in our case, thanks to Gottlieb’s amazing help. Our case was done together and he went to the hearings for us. We got accepted into PTI, completed it successfully and I got my bond money back, at the completion of the program. As one can imagine, this started out with a lot of worry, with not being sure of the best way to go about this. Fortunately, however, from the moment we sat down to talk with Gottlieb, we were met with relief and we knew we made a great choice, on whom to represent us. We can now, thankfully, say our case has been dismissed and move forward with our lives. From 3rd degree felony charges, to proving you're a good person, thus, having our cases dropped and proceeding with expungement, Gottlieb is definitely the way to go!
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Posted by Regina | November 10, 2014
The BEST
If you are looking for a knowledgeable lawyer look no further than Mike Gottlieb. He was charged with second degree murder. Mike got the charges dropped because it was actually self defense. We had spoken to quite a few lawyer and I am happy that we chose Mike. He listened to us, advised us, and worked with us to get to the truth and was able to show the courts that truth. We literally had to trust mike with his life and he proved that the trust was not misplaced! Mike was worth every penny, nickel and dime we spent and if you find yourself in any kind of trouble, he should be the first person that you call. He will listen, be available and guide you through whatever your charges are in a MOST professional and courteous manner.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2014
Best Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyer!
The Best Criminal Lawyer in South Florida! Best South Florida Lawyer Whether it be white collar crimes or blue collar crimes Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. Is the best Lawyer in town. I happen to fall under white collar crime, a federal crime. I have been with Mike for almost 4 years now. Mike has taken a potential of 20 years in jail down to one count of structuring and secured probation through his agreements. I was looking at Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, International Money Laundering, Conspiracy and much more. I was not sure who to hire, I spoke to many Lawyers and Mike was the one I chose I stayed by his side listened to what he told me to do. I have to say that I put him through a lot of aggravation and stress but he understood how I felt and was compassionate. Most other lawyers would have quit the case, Mike kept me out of jail and negotiated with the AUSA & the postal inspectors & we cant forget the IRS Special agents. Mike was able to build a trust and a relationship with the Special Agents. He has negotiated probation here in America and also abroad for me, I can travel to south america or just stay in America. I put all my trust into Michael and he has earned every penny I paid him, He is a wonderful lawyer, father and husband to his wife. He is well respected by all the judges in Florida and around the country. My advice is if your in trouble call Michael A. Gottlieb P.A. ASAP, don't wait, Mike will take you right where you need to be.Out of your troubles! My hat goes off to Michael. Not only is he the greatest lawyer in South Florida but he looks and speaks like a movie star! If your in trouble with the Police, IRS, Postal, or the AUSA don't wast time call Mike right away, don't be afraid you will be in the best hands possible. Best Regards and Good Luck Private Writer
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2014
GREAT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Michael Gottlieb and his staff treated me with respect, professionalism, and concern for 3 1/2 years! I want to take this opportunity to thank Michael Gottlieb and Clark Strandell for all the work, attention, and dedication you both put into my case. Although we and our pride's may have wanted the ultimate victory; my result is the best outcome we could have gotten under the circumstances that were presented. I truly believe I am very fortunate to have you both as my legal counsel. Considering the fact that our freedom is taken for granted; you both made me feel confident and safe through out my legal battle. I truly appreciate all you have done and that is why the both of you are in a class of your own. Once again THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by Chris & Johenny | October 29, 2013
Very professional and knowledgeable lawyer.
We hired Mr. Gottlieb for two 3rd degree felony cases, while we can't write a complete review about Gottlieb yet we can start by saying that he is very professional and seems to be a very knowledgeable lawyer. We will write a full review including the two pending cases details as soon as they are filed and finalized.
Posted by Norman | July 31, 2012
The Icing on the Cake
On December 16, 2010 Michael performed a miracle in a high-profile RICO conspiracy Internet gambling case and helped me get my life back. And when I thought it couldn't get any better I became a free man officially today... Docket Text: ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion for early termination of probation [Doc. # 1297] is granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant is discharged from probation and the proceedings in this case are terminated as to him. ORDER granting [1297] Motion for Early Termination of Probation/Supervised Release (7) Signed by District Judge Carol E. Jackson on 7/31/2012. (KMS)
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2012
Knowledgable and Honest Great asset for your defense
He and his staff are the the friendliest, most knowledgable people I have ever met. I refer everyone I know with any legal issues to him from traffice to criminal. Never ever received a negative feedback.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2011
Best attorney in south Florida
Michael Alan Gottlieb is a man of Rare unique standers. Never would you come across a man like this again. A well respected Attorney who has more then money in his sight but more of perspectives to help people who are labeled as " criminals " Mr. Gottlieb has exseeded my expectations since day one and coutinues to raise the bar everyday with his Aggresive Tacticts and Dedication to his work I firmly believe Michael Alan Gottlieb was born to do what he does and that is to help others, His professionalism and Determination never leads me to suspect he lacks potential. I hold my head high and in a good state of mind knowing he is in my corner Representing me Michael is always available for me around the clock. Holidays, late nights, Shabbat... this man is always there. He is very straight forward and most of all trustworthy, I have the utmost respect and confidence in Mr. Gottlieb and so will you if you ever come to meet him. I Recommend him for all your legal issues. Sincerely a satisfied client..
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2011
Outstanding Attorney!
By far one of the most Outstanding attorneys I have ever met, Firm and swifts with his words, Very well educated, Professianl, Respectful and does his job with the highest possible potential. I have hired several respected attorneys in my days and Michael Gottlieb by far surpasses them all. I highly Recoomened Mr. Gottlieb for any of your criminal defense needs, with over 18 years in law and over 100 " Not Guilty " verdicts under his belt he is well qualified and prepared for any type of Case.
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Posted by norman Steinberg | December 27, 2010
Getting my life back
I was one of the lead defendants in US v. Betonsports plc which was an international Internet Gambling case which evolved from a grand jury indictment in the E.D. of Mo. in 2006. I had given up all hope, and the government considered me to be a fugitive in CR where I had resided for 13 years with my dual citizenship. Michael A. Gottlieb 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 of research and him having to make 3 trips out to St. Louis, Mike was able to negotiate my surrender on his home turf in Ft. Lauderdale, the granting of an 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 of the same week. On Friday morning I was on a plane back to Costa Rica sentenced to 3 years of unsupervised probation in Costa Rica and a $10,000 fine which I had 6 months to pay. The plea agreement was struck and approved by the presiding judge before I even appeared before the court while I was still in Costa Rica. This international case charged me, along with 11 other defendants 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 prior to my negotiations. His team of attorneys was the best that money could buy. This is a prime example that big doesn't necessarily mean better. Mike made himself available to me 24/7/365 via email or phone. I have never seen an attorney more diligent than him, nor a lawyer who was so obsessed to researching a case thoroughly. The judge in the case, Carole E. Jackson is considered to be a very strict judge. Mike and his colleague, Jason Kreiss, established a very professional working relationship with the prosecutors as well as the judge. Gottlieb and Kreiss clearly out-strategized the government. Mike 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 Michael A. Gottlieb. It took me more than 3 years to find him, and it was by sheer luck that I did.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A.
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • George Washington University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 2003 - 2004

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • LexisNexis
  • 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Lexis Nexis
  • 2008
  • 2007 Most Effective Lawyers: Criminal Defense
  • Broward Daily Business Review
  • 2007
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • LexisNexis
  • 2007
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Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael truly cares about his clients and is willing to take complicated & difficult cases. He takes time to meet with clients and ensure they get the attention they need. He’s knowledgeable, honest & straight forward about the case and won’t sweet talk you with a sales pitch. I absolutely endorse Mike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Gottlieb is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He is very respected by his peers in the legal community for routinely handling complex criminal matters and securing excellent outcomes for his clients. He is highly intelligent and very professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only is he someone that I call upon for advice, he's one of the few attorney's I'd call if I were in trouble; State or Federal charges, it doesn't matter. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike is an exceptional attorney. I've worked a few cases with him and not only is very skilled but he always thinks outside the box with creative ideas to help his clients. Mike also really cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Mike when I was a prosecutor. Even when I was a prosecutor, I referred him cases. Mike is one of the very best criminal defense attorneys that I have ever known. I consider him a great mentor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a top-notch criminal defense attorney who aggressively advocates for his clients' rights. Michael's skillls in the courtroom combined with his "outside the box" approach to cases, help him obtain winning results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked with Mike for three years. During this time, I have found him to be a great mentor in that he is professional, intelligent, creative, and dedicated to defending the rights of the accused. Mike has proven to be extremely knowledgeable in interpreting and challenging both the United States and Florida Constitutions. I have had the pleasure of witnessing Mike dismantle numerous witnesses on the stand in order to ensure that his clients received the upmost level of representation. I endorse Mike if you are in the need of an excellent criminal defense attorney."
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 | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Honest, knowledgeable and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a zealous advocate for his clients who is always smart with choosing his words and his battles. I have been lucky enough to receive some great advice from Mike over the years and am proud to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked opposite Mr. Gottlieb as a Prosecutor, and I have worked by his side in the area of Criminal Defense. He is always courteous and prepared. Moreover, Mr. Gottlieb has a commanding knowledge over Criminal Defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike has helped many people in this community in tough times of desparate need and gotten them through crisis and can do the same for you. I would certainly call him for my own family's issues should they ever arise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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