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Each client receives individual  and  expert attention. I take pride in my dedication to my clients, as well as my persistence in finding the best solution for my clients legal problems. 


Being up-to-date and knowledgeable about the law is fundamental.  This is why I am also a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and have recently joined the European Criminal Bar Association. No criminal case is  too complex. Nor is any criminal  case "routine". I am also available to consult with other attorneys on international criminal law issues and international extradition.


My passion for foreign cultures have its roots in my childhood. Travel and education about foreign affairs has always been important to me. My  exposure to international relations began in the 70's, when I worked for the Pan American Development Foundation.  I apply this same passion to the practice of law.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 50%
    32 years, 300 cases
  2. International Law: 30%
    35 years, 60 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    11 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Neelofer Syed

    I recommend Linda to anyone and everyone facing issues related to Federal Crime. In addition if any one in immigration matters is facing criminal issues, Linda can handle them best.


    Neelofer Syed Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert Edward Heyman

    Linda has extensive experience in Federal criminal matters in a number of jurisdictions..I highly endorse her work


    Robert Heyman Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Linda Friedman Ramirez, P.A.

1010 Central
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33705


FLMember in Good Standing199706/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV Rating Since 2003Martindale-Hubbell2009
President's Award for AdvocacyOregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLinda Friedman Ramirez P.A.1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
International Law SectionMember2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Champion MagazineReview of Trial in Action2011
Juris PublishingCultural Issues in Criminal Defense, Third Ed.2010
Champion MagazineEvolving Extradition in the Twenty First Century2009
Champion MagazineEvolving Extradition2009
JudicatureThe Virtues of the Cultural Defense2009
obtainingforeignevidence.blogspot.comExtradition, Foreign Evidence and Transnational Crime2009
International Law Section of the Florida BarFourth Circuit Denies Political Exception in Deaths of Civilians2008
International Enforcement Law ReporterFourth Circuit Denies Political Offense Exception2007
International Enforcement Law ReporterCourt Grants Bail in Extradition Case Due to Grant of Amparo in Mexico2007
Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense, 2d. Ed.Editor2007
Champion MagazineHow to Obtain Evidence Abroad2007
ChampionRepresenting Foreign Nationals1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
George Washington UniversityPublic and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
White Collar CrimePassport, Please: Defending in an International Enforcement Climate2010
Annual ConferencePadilla and Immigration Consequences2010
White Collar CrimeWhite Collar Crime2008
Trial with StyleImmigration Consequences2008
NORMLRepresenting Foreign Nationals2007
Life in the BalanceInterpreters2007
GeorgetownPlaintiff's Perspective2007
Washington CountyImmigration Consequences2002
NORMLImmigration Consequences2002
Criminal DefenseNuts and Bolts of Handling Immigration Issues2000
Immigration at the MilleniumImmigration1999