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Rohom Khonsari

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   33 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 7 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    Florida - FL 19 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

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Mr. Khonsari founded and is principal/partner of the Khonsari Law Group. With experience in both criminal and civil law, Mr. Khonsari built the law firm with the standard of doing everything possible for each and every client. With over forty jury trials, he has used his trial advocacy in successfully representing clients charged in criminal court and also those who have cases in the civil realm.

Mr. Khonsari obtained an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and his law degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from law school and being admitted to the Florida Bar, Mr. Khonsari relocated to the Tampa Bay area.

Mr. Khonsari began his career in criminal law as a prosecutor in Pinellas County. In the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office, Mr. Khonsari handled and tried a broad range of felony cases. He handled some of the office's more high profile cases, including several DUI manslaughters and the senseless stabbing of a homeless man. He participated in a specialized DUI manslaughter/vehicular homicide team with the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office, which allowed him to respond to crime scenes and assist law enforcement in some of their investigations. As a member of this team, he was recognized in 2007 by a local DUI advocacy group as a top prosecutor in Pinellas County in the field of DUI's and DUI manslaughters.

The trial experience and skills Mr. Khonsari developed while with the State Attorney's Office give him an innate ability to anticipate positions and actions taken in criminal cases by the government. He has integrated those skills and added insights to his tireless and tenacious defense of criminal matters.

Following his employment with the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office, Mr. Khonsari accepted a position at The Cohen Law Group (formerly Cohen, Foster, & Romine). The Cohen Law Group, founded by Barry Cohen, provided Mr. Khonsari with invaluable experience in the criminal field. While at the Cohen Law Group, Mr. Khonsari was instrumental in the successful resolution of many cases for clients. These include representing a local bank executive charged with sexual battery (later to be dismissed), numerous cases of DUI manslaughter, representing a local police officer who was arrested for leaving scene of an accident and DUI charges, and a client charged in a nationally publicized case involving teen-aged girls and a videotape beating of another girl.

Mr. Khonsari's knowledge in the field of criminal law has led to appearances on various media outlets. One high profile case was featured on the national television show "20/20". Since his initial appearance on 20/20, Mr. Khonsari has been consulted by ABC News and 20/20 on other stories involving criminal charges. Additionally, he has appeared as a legal expert on radio and the local news, most recently in the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.

Since joining private practice, Mr. Khonsari has also developed his practice in civil law. He has worked actively on cases involving personal injury, medical product liability, premises liability, and also contracts and other business transactions. Presently, he is in-house legal counsel for several local businesses.

Mr. Khonsari is known for his work ethic and his determination in the representation of his clients. He takes a great deal of pride in making sure that everything that can be done is being done for each of his client's cases.

Mr. Khonsari is also passionate and dedicated to his charitable work with the Children's Dream Fund, a local organization benefiting children with terminally ill diseases. Within the organization, he is the President of the First Team, a group of young professionals who promote and organize events for the charity.

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Location

Khonsari Law Group
150 2nd Ave N
Suite 970
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33701

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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
No-Nonsense, Direct and yet Compassionate - One of a Kind!
Rohom is very professional, a true gentleman. He guides with tough love and commitment. I've known him for years and he's been a tremendous help in so many situations in life. Look no further!
Posted by Jack | March 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever
Finally, an attorney that truly has your best interests at heart! Rohom invests the time and energy for your desired outcomes. When we first met, we discussed the possible outcomes and chose the path to success. Rohom delivered above and beyond! He truly is an attorney that cares about and for you in creating win-win outcomes. I was facing jail time - Rohom fought the law, and Rohom won! Don't waste your time looking for other attorneys - Rohom Khonsari is the BEST ATTORNEY EVER!
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2022
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An exceptional lawyer that lead me through one of the toughest times in my life.
Rohom was hands down the best lawyer I could have asked for during what was the toughest time of my life. Starting with our initial phone consultation (which was then followed by an in person meeting), Rohom walked me through every detail, possible outcome, and step I would need to take during the legal process. He immediately eased my anxiety, reduced my stress, and showed me that there was a light at the end of the tunnel - ALL without making any promises...something plenty of other attorney's will try to do. Rohom was transparent (and reasonable) on pricing and immediately set the expectation that he was reachable whenever, wherever - which held true throughout the entire process. He would consistently check in with me, and would respond each time I would call or text him in a panic...assuring me that he was on it. Rohom's tenacity, knowledge, and hard-work secured me the best possible legal outcome with the case being dismissed. I cannot praise Rohom enough for leading me through this process - anyone feeling lost or helpless in a legal process is lucky to have Rohom by their side.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
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Tirelessly championing for you
Rohom worked round the clock for me and my family when faced with seemingly overwhelming odds. He is a professional that goes above and beyond to be in your corner when you're at your most vulnerable. I can't say enough about his integrity and willingness to be there for you and see it through to the end.
Posted by Alex | March 19, 2021
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Criminal Defense
Rohom is extremely professional, diligent and no-nonsense. He skillfully defended me during my time in criminal court and I will not speak to a judge without him or his advice. I highly recommend him to anyone in the Tampa Bay area!
Posted by Rachel | November 20, 2019
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Dui Case
Nothing but the best to say about Rohom, he helped me for the past two years through my personal legal issues, he was always a phone call away and was the best representative for my case.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney! Definitely Recommend.
Rohom was extremely helpful in 2 separate, yet affiliated, occasions. He was understanding and patient with my many questions and concerns. He also was accessible and got back to me with quick responses and updates. He did a lot of work up front and when the time came, he was prepared and got results. I highly recommend Rohom.
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Posted by Daniel | November 8, 2018
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Father
I was referred to Rohom by a good friend and after meeting with him I retained him to resolve a serious legal issue regarding my son Who had a pending criminal charge as a result of being addicted to heroin , rohom took a personal interest in my sons well-being , he was truly helpful and convincing my son to seek treatment for this disease and as a result my son is doing well today , regarding the criminal matter , rohom did a great job Negotiating a settlement And dismissal of the charge , I have to say Rohom is by far one of the best attorneys I have ever worked with , In my opinion he takes great pride in his work and he is a man of integrity and does what he says he will do . My son is blessed to have had him as his attorney .
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Posted by Gina | June 11, 2018
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Best lawyer ever
I first met Mr.Khonsari in 2010. My daughter had found herself in serious legal trouble . I had never had to deal with anything like this before. I was clueless. I felt completely comfortable with Rohom after the first 5 minutes of meeting him . He’s a brilliant trial attorney. I would never use anyone else. I’m 2013 after a car accident I immediately called him. He takes care of everything. I will forever be thankful for all he did to help my family. I couldn’t have gone through that by myself.
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Posted by Rick | May 11, 2017
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Beast Lawyer I have ever hired by a long shot
I have to say when I met Mr Rohom for the first time, I could instantly tell that he was not like all the rest of the attorneys that I have dealt with in the past. I can say from personally experience that he is the best of the best and you will be in good hands with Rohom in your corner. I will definitely hire Rohom again if I need any legal assistance in the future. You can use me as a reference anytime. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to reducing my DUI case. Rick - St Petersburg, Florida
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Posted by Theodore | April 19, 2017
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30 years as a Law Enforcement officer recommends Rohom
I have been a Law Enforcement Agent/Officer since 1987 and met Rohom Khonsari when he was an assistant State Attorney in the early 2000's! I quickly realized that he was no standard ordinary lawyer and was well above any other I had ever met! I worked with him and found that he was far more knowledgeable, fair, and committed to being the best! His ability to communicate, illustrate, and show relevance in every case with the upmost integrity was something I had only seen in movies! He became extremely respected and was highly sought after by many high profile law firms! It was no surprise to me that he finally became a member of by far thee most respected firm in Florida led by former State Attorney Barry Cohen. Rohom then became thee best private attorney, which was no surprise to me after following his career since his early days! As it was no surprise that years later he opened his own firm! Rohom is the only attorney I would ever consider hiring if I ever needed legal services, which I have not! So in turn I have sent multiple clients to him and everyone of them thanks me every time I see them for Rohom's excellent work! I will continue to refer and support Rohom for everything legal!
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Posted by Jeffrey | February 13, 2017
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A true advocate and excellent attorney!
Mr Khonsari represented me in a domestic violence injunction hearing. He was a true advocate in a time of great need for myself and my toddler daughter. If you ever need an attorney to fight on your behalf when you have been physically and emotionally battered he will defend you like family! He will not bs you or lie for you he is absolutely above board unlike the opposing counsel who allowed my ex to lie non-stop through out our hearing. Mr Khonsari ended up helping me to get a 5 year injunction against domestic violence.
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Posted by Mike | September 7, 2016
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Highly Recommend: Knowledgeable and Professional Attorney
Attorney Rohom Khonsari and his team at Khonsari Law Group provided excellent and quality service. I always felt that my needs were met and that Mr. Khonsari was invested in me and my case. Mr. Khonsari was easily accessible, got back to me quickly, aggressive, and achieved the desired results; even when the odds appeared stacked against a win. Mr. Khonsari produced the quality of an attorney that anyone would want when hiring a criminal defense attorney. Additionally, Mr. Khonsari is a sharp strategist and truly cares for his clients. He immediately recognized issues within the plaintiff’s account of the incident and leveraged these gaps to our advantage. I would highly recommend Mr. Khonsari and his team!
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Posted by Chris | July 31, 2016
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Professionalism
I can't begin to thank Rohom and his staff at KLG enough. I was referred to Rohom by one of my wife's colleagues. Rohom is a true professional to say the least. He helped guide me through the most difficult time in my life. Rohom was always attentive to my questions, concerns, and was very punctual answering my calls and texts. Rohom and his staff were always very good about keeping me informed on the status of my case and letting me know what to expect. I am pleased to say Rohom was successful at getting my charge dismissed. If you or someone you know needs a professional, knowledgeable, honest, and respectful attorney with tons of skill that will go the extra mile to get results than Rohom Khonsari is the one for the job.
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Posted by Meghan | February 4, 2016
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The best!!
Rohom is the best!!! I knew of him through my former boss, and he was the first person I thought to call to help me when I got myself into the worst situation of my life last year. He personally returned my initial phone call to his office, then had a lengthier consultation with me over the phone about my case on a Saturday morning. Being my first experience dealing with any sort of criminal charge, I panicked over every little thing that came up, and I asked the same questions 18 different times sometimes, but he was never anything but patient, reassuring, and kind to me. Anytime I had a question, he responded to me within minutes. He got my charge reduced for me, something I NEVER thought would even be possible, just from what I knew I had gotten myself into, but he did it, and I would've trusted no one else with this. I cannot thank him enough!!!!!!
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Posted by Mary Ann | May 9, 2015
The very best!
If we could choose one word to describe Rohom, it would be "integrity". He keeps his promises to the very end. He kept us well informed on what to expect at every turn. We will be forever grateful for all of his help! We highly recommend him to everyone!
Posted by Theo | April 21, 2015
Highly recommend the Khonsari Law Group
Rohom & the Attorneys at the Khonsari Law Group are excellent. They are attentive, trustworthy, professional, & get the job done. I had a recent professionsal dispute with someone and the Khonsari Law Group helped resolve the issue by drafting up and agreement that was beneficial to both parties. I highly recommend the Khonsari Law Group.
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Posted by Christina | April 17, 2015
Very Grateful
When you have Rohom Khonsari as your attorney, you can be assured that you have the very best. When handling my case, he was professional, honest with me, gave me his full attention when speaking with me, and he showed a high level of determination in helping me with my case. Rohom also challenged me to do my very best. He helped me learn how to help myself. Rohom Khonsari didn't just help me with my felony charges, he helped me to save my life, learn how to live a better life, and take control over my future.
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Posted by Silvana | September 25, 2014
Excellent Attorney
We were referred to Rohom by a friend, so at first we didn't know what to expect. We were so pleasantly surprised by his firm. He was always very helpful, professional and knowledgeable. He is very honest, has great advice, and gives his clients personalized attention. I now highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
Posted by Kristi | September 11, 2014
Not Your Average Attorney**AAA++++
I hired Rohom to utilize his services for a criminal case against a family member. Rohom went above and beyond! Not only have i hired other attorneys in the past but i have also worked for many and all i can say is he is one of the BEST! He takes all matters very seriously and speaks to his clients on more than just a business level but also connects with them personally to ensure they are in good hands! he is very responsive to calls, emails and all of his clients concerns! i have an will keep recomending to all friends and family who are in need of a Genuine and COMPETENT attorney who Works his hardest to ensure RESULTS! A++++++
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Khonsari Law Group
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cohen, Foster, & Romine
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Pinellas County State Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2007

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Wake Forest University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Associations

  • Children's Dream Fund
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Service Award Finalist
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2009
  • DUI Manslaughter Prosecutor of the Year
  • RID - Remove Intoxicated Drivers
  • 2007

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Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard working attorney that cares about his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rohom is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney who has a stellar reputation within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rohom. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rohom is a top-notch DUI attorney. i highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is not enough time or space to truly reflect what my opinion is of of Rohom. I have known Rohon for several years now and I can tell you that he is a highly skilled lawyer and extremely dedicated to achieving justice for his clients. His trial skills are superb, he is an excellent legal writer and is well-versed on the law. He is a true advocate for all of his clients!! I greatly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Khonsari is very professional, knowledgeable, and always a pleasure to deal with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Rohom. He was an excellent state criminal prosecutor and he is now an excellent criminal defense lawyer and litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked against Rohom when he was a prosecutor. His work ethic and acumen is exceptional and if anyone is seeking a high end criminal defense attorney Mr. Khonsari is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rohom Khonsari is a former prosecutor that is well respected in the Tampa Bay legal community. Attorney Khonsari and I worked on opposite sides on several occasions while I served as an assistant state attorney. He was always professional and thoroughly prepared. He worked hard to get the best possible result for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Friend
"Rohom Khonsari is experienced, knowledgeable and a tenacious litigator. I would not hesitate to consult with him for any legal matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rohom is extremely knowledgeable and aggressive in his representation for his clients. As a colleague, he is always willing to assist with any issue and give advice when asked. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rohom and i handled a domestic violence case. He was reasonable, professional and thoroughly prepared."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a case with Mr. Khonsari when he was a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office, and found him to be a candid, reputable and ethical. We spoke several times about my client; he was always willing to listen and consider our position. He never gave the appearance as if my client's needs were an afterthought and I never forgot our exchange."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Roham is an excellent and highly ethical lawyer. When clients hire Roham they get someone that has not only the legal and business acumen necessary for success but also a lawyer with very good perspective on handling the most difficult cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Saint Petersburg Criminal defense Lawyer Rohom Khonsari
Rohom Khonsari
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 19 years