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Ann Marie Fitz

Federal crime Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

4.6   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 6 years
    South Carolina - SC 7 years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Georgia - GA 20 years
    Ohio - OH 10 years
    California - CA 12 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Ann

Learn Ann’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    30%
    Ann Fitz has over a decade of experience preparing criminal appeals in multiple federal jurisdictions, including the US Supreme Court, and has argued cases before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

  2. Federal crime
    30%
    In addition to her private practice, Ann Fitz served for 7 years as a Panel Attorney under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) in conjunction with the Federal Defender's Office in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

  3. White collar crime
    25%
    Ann Fitz has represented numerous clients charged in high-profile white collar criminal cases, including a $25 million loan modification scheme, a $12 million tax fraud scheme, and a $7 million securities fraud Ponzi scheme.

  4. Criminal defense
    8%

  5. Computer fraud
    1%

  6. Credit card fraud
    1%

  7. Identity theft
    1%

  8. Insurance fraud
    1%

  9. Litigation
    1%

  10. Securities and investment fraud
    1%

  11. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    1%

Ann Fitz has over 15 years of experience representing criminal defendants in federal court. She is a former prosecutor, and in addition to her private practice she served for 7 years as a federal Panel Attorney under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) in Atlanta and Los Angeles. She has handled numerous high-profile white collar crime, Internet-based crime and other criminal cases, including a $25 million loan modification scheme, a $12 million tax fraud scheme, a $7 million Ponzi scheme, constitutional challenges to Florida's and Georgia's sex offender registration laws, and arguing precedential cases in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is admitted to practice in every Federal Court in Florida, and is licensed in numerous states and other federal jurisdictions, including the United States Supreme Court. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013, 2014 and 2016, an honor bestowed upon just 2% of all lawyers under the age of 40, and was named a "Top 10 Under 40" criminal lawyer by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2014. In 2018 she was selected among America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys and in 2019 she was named a "Top 100" Criminal Defense Litigator by the Naional Trial Lawyers. She practices almost exclusively in federal court, focusing on white collar criminal defense and federal criminal appeals.


In addition to her work in the courtroom, Ms. Fitz has provided her insights and opinions as a legal commentator on the Fox News Network, CNN, HLN, MSNBC and appeared as a regular guest on truTV's In Session (formerly CourtTV) from 2009-2011. Her distinctive accomplishments in criminal defense have been featured in numerous nationally well-known publications and media outlets including Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, CBS's primetime news magazine 48 Hours Mystery and NBC's Nightly News. She is a chapter author for the Lexis-Nexis Practice Guide: Georgia Criminal Law and has served as a seminar speaker on the topic of white collar crime.

 

Photos and videos

Ann Fitz arguing her case in front of a federal jury.

Location

Law Office of Ann Fitz
515 North Flagler Dr.
Suite 350
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by RH | October 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am so grateful to have been referred to Ann
I am blessed to have been referred to Ann to deal with my situation. I had been convicted of a crime in another state and did my punitive and civil responsibility. The State of Florida did not recognize certain aspects of the completion of the judgement. Ann convinced the other state to seal the conviction and judgement, which they did, and then forced the State of Florida to abide by the Full Faith and Credit clause of the U.S. Constitution, which they reluctantly did. I came out with a lot better slate than I could have ever expected. What I particularly liked about her was her relentless approach, openness to listening to alternative ideas about pursuing the truth, and realistic expectations. As the referring attorney stated so well, Ann is a “Rockstar.” I can breathe again. RH
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant Attorney!
Working with Ann Fitz was the best choice I could have ever made. I was facing multiple counts of federal charges, including healthcare fraud, obstruction of justice and money laundering. Ann took the time to look at the facts in my case and push back on the prosecutors to the point that I was never even indicted. She fought hard for me and what she believed was right. I had previously worked with two other attorneys on this case who were almost willing to let me accept a horrible and unjust plea deal. I took the case to Ann, she used my evidence to show the prosecutor that indicting this case was not in his best interest. Ann is extremely thorough, she will go through everything with a fine tooth comb to find the best possible solution for your case. She CARES. She spent hours on the phone and in person with me discussing my concerns and answering my questions. She is an extremely intelligent woman and very strategic. Ann is who you want on your side if you ever are in a difficult situation. She literally saved my life, my career and for that I am forever grateful to her! She is the best in South Florida. Hands down!
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tough and Trustworthy
Ann is smart, knowledgeable, tough in court, and extremely trustworthy. She represented me in a federal case and did everything she said she was going to do, and then some. She gave me my options and worked to achieve the goals we set out together. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by M.K. | September 25, 2014
Great Attorney
Ann Fitz is very professional. Client-oriented. Willing to do everything possible under the law to protect and defend her client. Overall, she is a very direct, straightforward (no sugar-coating) attorney. She is also a very beautiful human being.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2014
Federal Fraud Client
I can not say enough good things about Ann. I was charged with a very serious federal crime and looking at between 20-30 years. Ann was recommended to me and was the third attorney I hired for my case. She was there for me and my family throughout the whole process and informed me of everything from best case to worst case scenario. She negotiated a really good deal for me and at sentencing really fought hard for the lowest sentence I could get. Ann is a great attorney, I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2012
Highly recommended
Ann is knowledgeable and professional. She spent whatever time I needed to understand what the law was, what she was doing, and why. I felt very comfortable dealing with her. She handled my case very well and achieved an excellent result. She promptly returned phone calls and kept me up-to-date on her preparation of my case. She was up-front about her fees and did not nickle-and-dime every transaction. Highly recommend.
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Posted by fultn.cnty | December 3, 2009
Excellent Result, GREAT LAWYER & GREAT PERSON
I was seriously concerned of the possibility of having a criminal conviction on my record, but I felt confident after my first meeting with Ann that she would help me out, and I was able to stop worrying. She explained everything to me very thoroughly and answered all of my questions and concerns. She did not sugarcoat the legal problems that I was faced with. I did not feel like I was just one of many clients, but that she really did take a personal interest in my case. Ann is extremely knowledgeable, confident, and has an in-depth understanding of the how the legal system works. She spent a lot of time with me reviewing the circumstances and getting information to defend me. She was very patient! I know she also spent a lot of time and effort talking to witnesses, even those who were against me. She can be super aggressive, and she is a real fighter. She really worked hard for me. I truly believe that I received more than my money's worth. I will never be able to express how relieved I was with the results when it was over with. My entire family will be forever grateful for Ann's efforts.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2009
very good lawyer
very professional, answered all my questions and always returned my phone calls on the same day. she was up-front about what I should expect, even if it was not what I wanted to hear, I respect her opinion and she was honest about everything. She worked very hard to represent me and i am very happy with her representation.
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2013
Criminal Tax I would not recomend her
I hired Ann Fitz about 5 or 6 years ago to handle a criminal tax case and paid a lot of money . I now have found out that Ann Fitz inadequately did a plea agreement. Now I am facing penalty's . When I called her about it she did say that she did negotiate no civil penalty's but it was never put in the plea agreement. When I called her about this she wanted a fee to handle the civil case when I know now that in my situation it is common for a plea with no penalty's. Her then partner attorney doesn't return my phone calls either. This is a very serious and costly mistake she made. My sentence was even worse than she said it was going to be. I have now been assessed very high civil penalty's .
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Response from Ann Fitz September 9, 2015
This client was advised of all potential consequences of his plea during a meeting in my office prior to the acceptance of the plea agreement.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Ann Fitz, Attorney at Law
  • 2004 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2004

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Furman University
  • BA
  • 1999

Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Palm Beach Chapter
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Lexis Nexis Practice Guide: Georgia Criminal Law
  • Contributing Author
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Constitution Day
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 2020
  • Nuts and Bolts of Business Law
  • Corporate Crime
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann has a huge advantage over many criminal defense attorneys since she was a former D.A. "They know that she knows what they know". She is a credit to the legal community and to her clients that adore her. READ HER REVIEWS! If you are close do yourself a a favor and schedule a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After seeing her raise issues about the trial of a local deputy, I would recommend Ms. Fitz as top notch."
Federal crime

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West Palm Beach Federal crime Lawyer Ann Marie Fitz
Ann Marie Fitz
Federal crime Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 20 years
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