Michael A. Gottlieb, Esquire
Michael A. Gottlieb has been practicing criminal defense since 1993. He
graduated from The George Washington University with a Degree in Political
Science and then came home to attend Nova University where he obtained
his Juris Doctorate degree in law. Prior to joining the Broward County
(Florida) Public Defender's Office, Mr. Gottlieb clerked at the Broward
County Sheriff's Office as a legal assistant. After three years as
an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Gottlieb formed his own firm.
As a criminal defense lawyer in Broward County, Florida, Mr. Gottlieb has
handled thousands of cases and tried more than 150 criminal jury trials to
verdict. Mr. Gottlieb he has attained acquittals (not guilty verdicts in trial)
in cases such as Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Murder in the First
Degree of a Law Enforcement Officer, Vehicular Manslaughter, Trafficking
in Drugs, Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, DUI Manslaughter,
DUI, Battery, Aggravated Battery, Robbery, Burglary, Sexual Assault, Grand
theft plus many, many more. Call the office for a free consultation or
a complete list of acquittals at trial.
Mr. Gottlieb has also successfully had many cases dismissed by pre-trial
motion such as Trafficking in Oxycodone, Possession of Cocaine, Fleeing,
Trafficking in Cocaine among numerous others offense. Michael Gottlieb
is experienced in vigorously seeking out critical deficiencies that weaken
the prosecution's case against you, this may help you to avoid the
agony and expense of a trial altogether.
Mr. Gottlieb is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. This means he has been
selected by his legal peers, including Judges, for having the highest
legal ability and highest level of ethics. He has a perfect 10 rating
in AVVO. He has served as the President of the Broward Association of
Criminal Defense lawyers and has twice been awarded their prestigious
HAT TRICK award for successfully winning three Felony cases at trial by
achieving three consecutive NOT GUILTY verdicts on serious felony matters.
He was born and raised in Broward County, lives in Broward and is happily
married with two children.
Clark Alan Strandell, Esquire
Clark Alan Strandell began his career as an attorney in 2005 with the
Law Office of the Broward County Public Defender. For the next several
years he defended those accused of committing crimes. While employed as
an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Strandell tried over 50 jury trials
Prior to becoming an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Strandell graduated
from Florida State University. While at F.S.U., Clark was a member of
the elite Florida State cheerleading squad.
Following his graduation from F.S.U., Mr. Strandell pursued a law degree
from Nova Southeastern University. After attaining his education, Mr.
Strandell continued honing his legal expertise and was awarded a full
scholarship to Gerry Spence's intensive Trial Lawyers College. As
a result of this additional educational experience, Mr. Strandell became
well versed in defending clients against corporate and government oppression.
In 2011, Mr. Strandell joined Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., as an associate
lawyer. While working in conjunction with Mr. Gottlieb, the two have enjoyed
numerous successes in formulating motions and winning strategies to help
their clientele win suppressions and dismissals in State and Federal Court.
Mr. Strandell works with Mr. Gottlieb, with both lawyers reviewing each
and every aspect of their clients' cases thus affording each client
the opportunity to have two lawyers reviewing their cases. This formula
has proven successful and will continue to provide the law firm with winning
strategies moving forward.
Should you ever find yourself being charged criminally, it is wise to hire
an aggressive and knowledgeable criminal attorney, such as Mr. Strandell
for legal assistance and representation. Set up a free consultation with
Clark Alan Strandell to help insure that your rights are properly protected.
Craig J. Trocino, Esquire
Craig J. Trocino is Accomplished AV® rated appellate attorney with
a proven ability as an advocate in more than 200 appellate matters in
state and federal courts. He has significant experience in a wide variety
of cases including criminal appeals, federal sentencing matters, extraordinary
writs, capital habeas litigation and civil appeals. He has handled appellate
cases throughout Florida and has appeared before, Florida's Second,
Third, Fourth and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of
Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Trocino is a published author having written on topics ranging from
comparative law to scientific evidence and is the author of the chapter
Jurisdiction and Review in the Florida Bar's book, Florida Appellate
Practice 8th Edition. He has also presented numerous lectures in the United
States, Australia and Spain on scientific evidence and wrongful conviction
issues. Mr. Trocino continues to concentrate his practice in Criminal
Appeals, Civil Appeals, Extraordinary Writs and Post-conviction Litigation.