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Barry M. Wax Attorney at Law

I have been practicing criminal defense law since 1985, and have appeared in State and Federal Courts throughout the country. As a dedicated criminal defense lawyer, I have defended a wide range of cases, with particular emphasis on complex criminal cases including fraud, economic crimes, conspiracy, and drug trafficking. In addition to criminal defense, I devote a portion of my practice to professional licensing, including the defense of Florida Bar complaints and litigation before various professional licensing agencies under the umbrella of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. I am a past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Miami Chapter, and am in the midst of serving a 5th term as a Director at Large for the statewide Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I was also the chairperson for FACDL’s annual Death is Different Seminar, which provides training for death penalty defense attorneys, as mandated by the Florida Supreme Court. I am a proud alumnus of Florida State University and the University of Miami School of Law.

I’m always ready to fight for what’s right.

Education

  • National Criminal Defense College, 1987
  • J.D.- University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 1985)
    • Intramural Mock Trial Champion, 1984
  • B.A.¬†–¬†Florida State University (B.S. 1981)

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to Bar – Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 2022

Professional Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter
    • Past President (2007-2008)
  • National Association of Criminal Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Statewide
    • Director at Large
    • Long Range Planning Committee Co-Chair
  • FACDL Death is Different Seminar, which provides training for death penalty defense attorneys, as mandated by the Florida Supreme Court
    • Past-Chairperson

Awards

  • Awarded AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell (highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, as voted on by peers)
    • 2007-Present
  • SuperLawyers (top 5% of of all lawyers in the state of Florida)
    • 2017-Present

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