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David Alan Faulkner

Criminal defense Attorney at Tampa, FL

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1995
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ATTORNEY DAVID A. FAULKNER’S BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

Attorney David A. Faulkner is a former Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor), a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and a Class C Licensed Private Investigator. Attorney Faulkner will use his 24 years plus as a lawyer to advise you with regard to your legal rights, the applicable law and possible strategies. Further, attorney Faulkner believes that client centered representation is critical. He will identify your concerns and goals with regard to the representation and aggressively pursue those goals to the extent that the facts, circumstances and the law will allow. 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Mr. Faulkner’s undergraduate degree was in Criminal Justice/Criminology. In 1990, Mr. Faulkner was awarded the Criminal Justice Student of the Year Award. Between 1988 and 1992, Mr. Faulkner was on the Dean’s List and the President’s List on multiple occasions. Mr. Faulkner finished his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Florida State University’s School of Criminology in 1992. While at the School of Criminology, Mr. Faulkner maintained a 3.98 grade point average for his Florida State University academic work. Mr. Faulkner was also accepted into multiple Honors Associations.

Mr. Faulkner attended law school and received his Juris Doctor Degree (Law Degree) in 1995 from Florida State University’s College of Law. He was an Honors graduate.

 WORK EXPERIENCE

As a former Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) in Florida, Mr. Faulkner gained extensive experience regarding the following:

  •  Handling traffic offenses, misdemeanors and felonies.
  • Managing large caseloads efficiently and effectively.
  • Organizing and conducting criminal investigations.
  • Conducting witness interviews.
  • Evidence collection and handling.
  • Conducting case negotiations.
  • Search warrants.
  • Arrest warrants.
  • Researching, preparing and litigating motions, including:
  1. Motions to set bond.
  2. Motions to modify bond/bond conditions.
  3. Motions regarding discovery.
  4. Motions to exclude/prohibit admissions/confessions as evidence.
  5. Motions to exclude/prohibit seized evidence from use in court.
  6. Motions regarding speedy trial.
  7. Motions for contempt.
  8. Motions to dismiss.
  9. Motions for judgment of acquittal.
  10. Motions for a new trial. 
  • Bench trials with only a judge.
  • Jury trials.
  • Appeals.
  • Techniques and strategies used by prosecutors against criminal defendants.
  • Investigative techniques and strategies.
  • Use of force standards for law enforcement.

 

While an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor), Mr. Faulkner advanced through the Misdemeanor, Felony and Felony Intake Divisions of the State Attorney’s Office. As a misdemeanor prosecutor, Mr. Faulkner was named the DUI Prosecutor of the Year for his Circuit. Mr. Faulkner was involved in the prosecution of criminal cases involving almost all ranges severity. From misdemeanor cases to extremely serious cases such as murder, Mr. Faulkner was on the front lines of fighting crime. Mr. Faulkner also served as a liaison between the State Attorney’s Office and certain local law enforcement agencies. He has provided instruction to law enforcement officers and the community regarding criminal justice related issues.

Mr. Faulkner left the State Attorney’s Office and formed a private practice law firm with one other partner.  In that capacity, Mr. Faulkner represented clients in federal and state criminal cases. He conducted case investigations, plea negotiations, motion hearings, administrative hearings, jury trials, bench trials and appeals. In addition, Mr. Faulkner handled clients’ family law divorce, paternity and injunction cases, including administrative hearings, motion hearings, trials and appeals.  As part of his work he prepared/conducted negotiations (included conducting mediations) to achieve favorable outcomes for clients, conducted pre-trial discovery, including, but not limited to, handling financial affidavits, requests to produce, interrogatories, requests for admissions, subpoenas, depositions, witness interviews, motions to compel and motions for sanctions, and criminal and civil motions for contempt and prepared/prosecuted pre-trial motions.

In service of the nation as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Mr. Faulkner also received training and gained practical experience regarding the following:

  •  Conducting complex investigations.
  • Investigating financial fraud.
  • Communications and interviewing, including the use of Kinesics techniques.
  • Informant development and use.
  • Evidence collection and handling.
  • Surveillance techniques.
  • Counterintelligence.
  • Computer search and seizure.
  • Human behavior/psychological aspects of law enforcement.
  • Constitutional criminal procedure.
  • Firearms and tactical combat.
  • Public corruption investigations.
  • Search warrants.
  • Arrest warrants.
  • Subpoenas.
  • Grand jury testimony.

As a Special Agent, Mr. Faulkner worked for a time alongside the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and was ultimately assigned to the Public Corruption Unit of the Miami, Florida Field Office. In that capacity, Mr. Faulkner, among other duties, was responsible for investigating public officials, including law enforcement officers, who were engaged in illegal activities.

Mr. Faulkner left the FBI and formed a very successful private practice law firm.  In that capacity, Mr. Faulkner represented clients in federal and state criminal cases. He conducted case investigations, plea negotiations, motion hearings, administrative hearings, jury trials, bench trials and appeals. In addition, Mr. Faulkner handled clients’ family law divorce, paternity and injunction cases, including administrative hearings, motion hearings, trials and appeals.  As part of his work he prepared/conducted negotiations (included conducting mediations) to achieve favorable outcomes for clients, conducted pre-trial discovery, including, but not limited to, handling financial affidavits, requests to produce, interrogatories, requests for admissions, subpoenas, depositions, witness interviews, motions to compel and motions for sanctions, and criminal and civil motions for contempt and prepared/prosecuted pre-trial motions.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Florida Bar Member since 1995
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Former Director of the Seminole County Bar Association

MR. FAULKNER’S PHILOSOPHY

As a private attorney, Mr. Faulkner has extensive experience handling and supervising other attorneys with regard to both criminal law and family law cases through all stages of the court process — from initial intake to trial and even appeal. Mr. Faulkner believes in putting forth 110 percent effort for the client. He is hard working, thorough, aggressive and ethical.

While serving as a Special Agent, Mr. Faulkner found that it is the FBI’s attention to detail and thoroughness that has, in large measure, contributed to its reputation as one of the preeminent law enforcement agencies in the world. Attorney Faulkner shares that same focus on attention to detail and thoroughness and has made it the cornerstone of his strategy for protecting the rights of his clients.

As a former prosecutor, attorney Faulkner knows how to litigate cases in court. You may ask — How can that help me? The answer lies in a simple analogy — a successful court case is like an intricate puzzle. By knowing what the puzzle should look like, attorney Faulkner is adept at identifying when pieces of the puzzle are missing.

Attorney Faulkner’s background includes both training and practical “real world” experience in applying investigative techniques. Why is that important? Because it is one thing for a lawyer to be able to recognize that certain evidence would be critical to a client’s case, it is an entirely different skill to know where and how to obtain that evidence. We seek to provide our clients with such an advantage. To meet with attorney Faulkner to discuss how we can help you with regard to your criminal or family law case, contact us today.

Location

Faulkner Law Group, PLLC
4830 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600
Tampa, FL, 33609

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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!
Mr. Faulkner has been such a blessing as my lawyer. He is responsive, ethical, and a kind human being. I love that he gives me honest feedback on our case - I have gone back to him for several requests now over 5 years and I have never been disappointed. He is the best!
Posted by kim | February 19, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledge,Easy to work with,Cares about your family and gets results!
David will work with you in all aspects.He cares about what you haveto say .He is not pushy ,and very respectful.A big shout out to this lawyer and Brandon legal Group.I have had the privlidge to meet and interact with the entire firm and only positive things to say! Thanks again!
Posted by Shelly | July 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Tremendously effective!!
Mr. Faulkner helped me tremendously with a time sensitive issue that had the potential to prove disastrous for my family. He took charge, gave excellent counsel and solved the issue positively for all involved in an extremely short period of time. Throughout the process he communicated with me clearly and immediately, translating the "legaleze" into understandable English while keeping me abreast of every development in the case as it occurred. He is clearly a knowledgeable and effective lawyer who can solve problems and make things happen. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Melanie | June 16, 2017
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David Faulkner
Mr. Faulkner supported me every step of the way. He offered moral support while providing me with the information needed to follow through with my divorce. He was not pushy, but helped me feel comfortable with my offer. I was impressed with him and his staff from the beginning. But after our mediation, I am beyond impressed. He was calm and composed, without allowing me to me railroaded. I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Faulkner!
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Posted by Alea | May 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Accalades to Mr. Faulkner
We were fortunate enough to retain Mr. David Faulkner as our attorney for countless reasons. However, it is with great pride that I take the time to mention a few. Mr. Faulkner elected to represent a family member in a case, that, for better words, proved to be very complicated. In addition to be a tremendously skilled attorney, in many areas of legal expertise, Mr. Faulkner also proved to be a rich resource in both wisdom and knowledge during our family’s challenging situation. On numerous occasions, when family members were in need of both legal counsel and clarification of next steps, Mr. Faulkner was able to provide assistance with both personal and professional information, relating to the case, so that varied family members were able to grasp the situation at hand, with greater meaning and understanding. Mr. Faulkner was relentless in his pursuit to pinpoint the basic foundational concerns relating to our case and build solid legal positions as we traversed the many complexities of the case as they were presented. Mr. Faulkner is uniquely superior in his craft, which sets him apart from attorneys with a traditional approach, in that he is able to clearly define the problem, address concerns and present best case scenarios, all the while focusing on preservation of the integrity of everyone involved, I would highly recommend Mr. Faulkner as my attorney of choice, regardless of the circumstance. He is truly an individual who brings credibility, at every sense of the word, to the field of legal representation. I, as well as my family members, will forever be grateful to Mr. Faulkner for his impeccable character and his work ethics that invite him to go above and beyond in ensuring that his client has been informed and represented to the best of his ability. I thank you, Mr. Faulkner, from the bottom of my heart and soul, for delivering your caring nature to what could often be viewed as a seemingly rigid profession. You, regardless of the added component of affective compassion, remain steadfast to the task of superior legal representation. Thank you, once more,
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Posted by Carrie | May 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient and Effective
David worked with me to update an agreement that ensures the safety of my child. He reviewed past legal material and asked me important followup questions. Once the agreement was drafted, he invited me to meet at his office to iron out all the details. He was kind, professional, and humble as he made corrections and made sure I knew all ramifications. Thank you David for making the process easy and minimizing conflict.
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Posted by Marc | February 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
David represented me in a criminal case where I was truly innocent! We had two jury trials where David and his team were outstanding. With his courtroom experience and his investgative expertise it was truly interesting to witness. The best part was being found Not Guilty! I hope I will never need his services again. But call Mr. Faulkner when you need a Great Attorney
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Posted by Thomas | January 31, 2017
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Very fortunate choice
I found Mr. Faulkner by great good fortune. He had my complete confidence from the beginning of my case until the end. He was always there to answer any questions I might have and his solicitous demeanor made me comfortable during a very trying time in my life. We achieved the desired results and hopefully I will be more cautious if I decide to marry again
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Mr. Faulkner was the right choice for my case. He was sensitive to my need for proceeding quickly, but with integrity and fairness. David's attention to my case made me feel like I was his only client, which was unexpected. He was very easy to get in touch with when I had questions or concerns, and there were many of those occasions. I highly recommend David for his professionalism and expert knowledge in the field of family law.
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Posted by William | January 10, 2014
GREAT ATTORNEY. Thank you Mr. David Faulkner
Well I do not live in Florida anymore but, in addition to my luggage, I left with a legal problem. Not a felony but a problem none the less. I initially searched the net for a 'top gun' attorney to help me, focusing around Tavares, FL. My search results yielded the firm of Katz & Phillips. I called them and spoke to a Mr. David Faulkner. Now our initial conversation was a little awkward for me because trying to explain my 'tale of woe' was not something I wanted to put on a resume. He was very patient, listened attentively and outlined a course of action. Bottom line: my case was adjudicated very swiftly to my total satisfaction. I could not be happier with the professionalism of Mr. Faulkner and his firm relative to how they handling my situation. Consequently, I highly recommend Mr. David Faulker and the law firm of Katz & Phillips.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Faulkner Law Group, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Brandon Legal Group
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Senior Associate
  • Bill Beck Law, P.A.
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Head of Tampa Regional Office and Serious Crimes Division
  • Katz & Phillips, PA
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Managing Partner
  • Faulkner Legal Group, PA
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Special Agent
  • Federal Bureau Of Investigation (FBI)
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Faulkner & Pollack, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney Florida 18th Circuit
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Florida Dept Of Transportation, Office of the General Counsel
  • 1994 - 1996
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Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Florida State University School of Criminology
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • Central Florida Comunity College
  • AA - Associate of Art
  • 1990

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2001 - 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Family Law Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • DUI Prosecutor of the Year, 18th Circuit
  • Office of the State Attorney Florida 18th Circuit
  • 1998
  • Honors Graduate
  • Florida State University, College of Law
  • 1995
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
  • Florida State University, College of Law
  • 1994
  • Dean's List
  • Florida State University, School of Criminology
  • 1992
  • Golden Key National honor Society
  • Florida State University, School of Criminology
  • 1992
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Florida State University, School of Criminology
  • 1992
  • Cum Laude Graduate
  • Florida State University, School of Criminology
  • 1992
  • Criminology Faculty Awards Committee
  • Florida State University, School of Criminology
  • 1991
  • Dean’s List
  • Central Florida Comunity College
  • 1990
  • President’s List
  • Central Florida Comunity College
  • 1990
  • Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Central Florida Comunity College
  • 1990
  • Honors Graduate
  • Central Florida Comunity College
  • 1990
  • Criminal Justice Student of the Year Award
  • Central Florida Comunity College
  • 1990
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Central Florida Community College
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Aspatore Special Report
  • The Ongoing Gun Control Debate - Gun Control: The Solution or the Problem?
  • 2014
  • K&P Press
  • Considering Divorce In Florida?
  • 2014
  • Concealed Weapons Class
  • Castle Doctrine and Standing Your Ground in Florida
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Self Defense Workshop
  • Florida's Self Defense Law
  • 2014
  • U.S. Law Shield/Winter Haven 9/12 Project Self-defense Law Presentation
  • Castle Doctrine and self-defense law
  • 2013
  • U.S. Law Shield/Arlington Rotary Club Self-defense Law Presentation
  • Castle Doctrine and Florida's Stand Your Ground Law
  • 2013
  • U.S. Law Shield Use of Firearms Law for Concealed Weapons Class
  • Use of firearms in self-defense in Florida
  • 2013
  • U.S. Law Shield Castle Doctrine & Self Defense
  • Concealed, Carry, the Castle doctrine and When Can I Shoot?
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Faulkner is a diligent attorney who is well prepared in Court & extremely professional."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of litigating against Mr. Faulkner on a number of occasions and can vouch for his integrity, tenacity and knowledge of the law. Bill Greenberg"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing David for some time now. I have witnessed how well he fights for his clients and his level of knowledge that he brings to his cases. When I have questions, he is one of the lawyers that I go to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David is an effective and knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Faulkner is an excellent trial attorney with years of experience. He has a great reputation in the legal community and takes pride in representing his clients. I would strongly recommend Mr. Faulkner to anyone facing criminal charges or in need of a family law attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an extemely professional and thorough attorney; highly knowlegeable regarding matters of criminal and domestic law. His backround as a state prosecutor and former FBI agent serve him very well in representing his clients, and he works tirelessly on their behalf."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a fantastic lawyer with extensive experience. His proven track record leaves a trail of unparalled success, the highest ethics and the respect of clients, the bar and the bench. A client can have true confidence that their interests are being protected and no avenue is left untraveled with David. I would recommend him to people I really care about."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Faulkner is an incredible asset to have with Katz & Phillips, P.A. His experience in the legal community and knowledge of the law proves to be invaluable when representing his clients. I hope to work alongside Mr. Faulkner in the near future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As both opposition and as co-counsel, I have worked with David Faulkner and found him to be a top-notch lawyer. He is always professional. His preparation is immaculate and he represents his clients vigorously and effectively. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking criminal law or family law representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Faulkner's reputation as a highly skilled trial lawyer is truly commendable."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of trying a case against Mr. Faulkner when I was a prosecutor. I have also tried criminal cases with Mr. Faulkner and have been opposing counsel in a family law case. Whether I was working with Mr. Faulkner or in opposition of him, he was always professional and and extremely prepared. Mr. Faulkner is a highly skilled trial lawyer and is well diverse in the law. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal or family law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a close friend and former partner of mine. I am intimately familiar with his legal abilities. I have tried cases both against him and with him. David is a zealous advocate for his client and will work tirelessly on behalf of his clients. David possesses a very keen legal mind and is not only a great criminal defense attorney, but also a great family law attorney."
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