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Thomas Sadaka Relying on skills developed through years of litigation experience. Tom focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, technology related law, intellectual property law and Internet based defamation. Tom has represented corporate and individual clients in grand jury investigations, before regulatory licensing boards, in defense of agency enforcement actions, civil and criminal theft of trade secrets, criminal and civil RICO and fraud cases, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations and Florida's Computer Crime Act. He has also conducted internal investigations for public and private entities. Tom is also available to consult in matters related to corporate compliance, technology related critical incident response, disaster planning and recovery, document retention, privacy and use policy review and implementation, Internet related subpoena and legal process compliance, and defense litigation involving business and technology crimes.  Tom also assists clients and outside law firms in implementing technologies and strategies for successfully managing large-scale litigation matters, with an emphasis on electronic discovery and matters related to electronically stored information. Tom further focuses his practice on corporate compliance, technology related critical incident response, document retention, privacy and use policy review and implementation, subpoena and legal process compliance, and defense litigation involving business and technology crimes. Tom is a frequent lecturer on Information Security, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA and GLB compliance with a special focus on electronically stored records as well as on business continuity and disaster planning and recovery. Mr. Sadaka is a faculty member of the National Judicial College where he teaches state and federal judiciary on matters related computer search and seizure, electronic data recovery and eDiscovery matters. Tom was previously Special Counsel for Computer Crimes and Prosecutions in the Florida Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution and oversaw all criminal prosecution and investigation of computer and Internet related crimes and identity theft cases handled by the office. Tom served as the National Association of Attorneys General computer crime contact; and the Department of Justice 24/7 computer crime prosecution contact. Tom has, for many years, been an active lecturer and instructor on many aspects of computer, high technology crimes and identity theft to diverse audiences across the nation. Tom has provided testimony before the United States Congress on Social Security Number misuse by terrorists and identity thieves, serves on a Congressional Task Force on Social Security Number Misuse, and provides frequent testimony before the Florida Legislature and has on multiple occasions provided expert testimony in court proceedings on electronic intercept laws, electronic data storage and recovery, and general technology matters. Tom previously served the state of Florida from 1993 to 1997 as an Assistant State Attorney in the 7th Judicial Circuit where he handled felony criminal prosecutions with an emphasis on economic, white collar, and environmental crimes.


Tom'sprofessional activities include the following:


Adjunct Professor, University of Central Florida, Master's Program in Computer Forensics; National Judicial College, faculty; Co-developer of National Cybercrime Training Partnership's Training CD Prosecuting Cases That Involve Computers.; Co-developer of National Cybercrime Training Partnership's booklet Best Practices for Seizing Electronic Evidence.; Author of Fl. Legislative Report, Creating a Fraud Resistant Driver License and Identification Card; US Secret Service High Tech Crimes Working Group; Florida Legislative Working Group Protecting Children Online; Federal Computer Investigators Committee; Law Enforcement Electronic Technical Advisement Committee; Former member of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association, Education Committee. Legal Advisor to the Florida Association of Computer Crimes Investigators; National Center for Forensic Science, Digital Evidence Planning Panel; Past Chair of the Florida Bar Computer Law Committee; Intellectual Property Law Committee, Appointed member of the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee; International Journal of Digital Evidence, Editorial Board; Lecturer for the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National Governor's Association, the National Judicial College, the National Council of State Legislatures, the National White Collar Crime Center, the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law and the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association on technology related issues. Author of Inside the Minds:Strategies for Prosecuting Internet Pornography Cases, Aspatore, 2009, Author of numerous articles on eDiscovery and electronic data preservation. Best Lawyers in America - Technology Law 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 editions. Best Lawyers in Orlando for Technology Law, 2011 and 2012.


Tom was awarded a B.A. in Philosophy from Florida State University in 1988, a JD from St. Thomas University in 1991, and an LL. M. (in Taxation) from the University of Florida in 1992.


Tom is the pit master for Divine Swine Competition BBQ Team, a nationally award winning professional competition BBQ team.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
    25 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    25 years



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  • Sidney Wallis Kilgore

    I have known Tom Sadaka for a number of years, and have always been favorably impressed by both his knowledge of the law and technology. He has always been a leading voice in the relatively elite Florida community of intellectual property attorneys, and I have always found him to be a helpful colleague whose standards of professionalism are of the highest calibre.


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  • Francisco Fraerly Symphorien-Saavedra

    I endorse this lawyer. Tom's remarkable intelligence and wide ranging knowledge and experience set him apart from most attorneys who cannot typically match his versatility. From complex criminal matters to complex civil litigation, Tom's span of knowledge seems endless. I would highly recommend him to those nearest to me.


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Contact info

1420 Celebration Blvd
Suite 200
Celebration, FL, 34747-5162


FLMember in Good Standing199206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Technology LawBest Lawyers2016
Technology LawBest Lawyers2015
Technology LawBest Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaWall Street Journal2013
Technology LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Technology LawBest Lawyers in America2012
Technology LawBest Lawyers in Orlando2012
Technology LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Technology LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Technology LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBerger Singeraman2004 - 2008
Special Counsel for Computer Crime ProsecutionAttorney General of Florida1997 - 2004
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney, 7th Judicial Circuit1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas City BBQ SocietyMember2010 - Present
Florida BBQ AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Intellectual Property Law SectionN/A2003 - Present
Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law CommitteeN/A2000 - Present
National Center for Forensic ScienceDigital Evidence Planning Panel1999 - Present
US Secret Service High Tech Crimes Working GroupMember1998 - Present
International Journal of Digital EvidenceEditorial Board1998 - Present
Florida Association of Computer Crimes InvestigatorsLegal Advisor1998 - Present
Florida Bar Computer Law CommitteePast President1997 - Present
Federal Computer Investigators CommitteeMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Obrien v. OBrienAffirmed
State of Florida v. BejeranoConviction at trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Cybercrime Training PartnershipBest Practices for Seizing Electronic Evidence2010
AspatoreInside the Minds:Strategies for Prosecuting Internet Pornography Cases2009
National Cybercrime Training PartnershipProsecuting Cases That Involve Computers.2001
Florida LegislatureCreating a Fraud Resistant Driver License and Identification Card2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawTaxLL.M - Master of Laws1992
St. Thomas University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Florida State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Judicial College4th Amendment application to emerging technologies2008