Annabelle Nahra is an experienced criminal defense attorney who focuses her practice on all types of state, federal and international criminal cases throughout the United States and abroad.
Originally from Britain and Lebanon, Ms. Nahra was raised in Dubai and attended Boston College where she received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance.
After Boston College, Ms. Nahra moved to London, United Kingdom and worked as a paralegal for Clyde & Co., a premier global law firm. There she worked, side by side, with solicitors on complex business matters.
Ms. Nahra then returned to the U.S. and attended the University of Miami School of Law, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctor degree. While at law school, Ms. Nahra gained experience in all aspects of criminal law while working in the Felony and Appellate divisions of the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s office. She was a Judicial Intern for Circuit Court Judge Lester Langer and Circuit Court Judge Abby Cynamon.
In addition to her work experience, Ms. Nahra was a member of the University of Miami’s Moot Court Board. In the inter-school Moot Court Competition Ms. Nahra received the Best Oralist award with the highest ever-recorded score at U.M. Ms. Nahra also won the Advanced Moot Court Competition that was argued before Justice Fred Lewis, of the Florida Supreme Court. Ms. Nahra was selected as the Vice President of the Fall Advanced Moot Court class and was the student teacher for the Advanced Moot Court Course. Ms. Nahra was a Regional Champion, a Best Oralist and Best Brief winner at the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition Regional competition and Octo-finalist and Best Oralist at the National competition. As a student of the school’s nationally recognized Litigation Skills program, Ms. Nahra earned honors in both pre-Trial and Trial Litigation.
Before coming to Jeffrey S. Weiner P.A, Ms. Nahra was an associate at Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben & Waxman, P.A. She has since tried and litigated numerous cases involving murder, drug trafficking, armed robbery, burglary, sexual assault, DUI’s, Medicaid and Medicare fraud, grand theft, ID and credit card fraud, just to name a few. She has gained extensive experience in plea negotiation, motion practice, evidentiary issues, trial and witness preparation.Criminal Defense
- Florida Bar, February 2011
- New York Bar, July 2011
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2012
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2012
- U.S Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2013
Professional And Civic Affiliations
- The Florida Bar
- The New York Bar
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Miami-Dade County Bar Association
- BNI Energy