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Jeffrey S. Weiner

Attorney & Founder
  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Community Involvement

Education

  • J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1974
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Fraternities

  • Phi Alpha Delta

Past Employment Positions

  • Dade County, Special Assistant Public Defender, 1974 – 1990
  • Metropolitan Dade County, Florida, Hearing Examiner, 1982 – 1987
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference, Lawyer-Delegate, 1988 – 1989

Areas of Practice

Attorney Jeffrey S. Weiner has been practicing criminal law since 1974.

  • Drug Crimes
  • Internet Crimes
  • Immigration Law
  • Weapons Charges
  • Health Care Fraud
  • International Criminal Law
  • Professional Licensure Issues
  • Sex Crimes and Abuse Allegations
  • Military Disciplinary
  • Proceedings
  • Murder, Homicide, Death
  • Penalty
  • Appeals / Post-Conviction / Prison Issues
  • White Collar and Corporate Business Crime
  • Money Laundering and Racketeering (RICO)
  • Environmental Crime and HAZMAT Violations
  • Professional Grievance and Disciplinary Proceedings

Mr. Weiner has been a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers since May, 1984.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1974
  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • South Miami-Kendall
    Member
  • Dade County, 1985 – 1986
    Chairman, Criminal Courts Committee
  • Dade County, 1984 – 1985
    Co-Chairman
  • Dade County, 1985
    Member, Police Standards Committee
  • Dade County, 1975 – Present
    Member
  • Illinois State, Criminal Law Section
    Member
  • Federal, Criminal Law Section
    Member
  • American, Criminal Law Section, 1987 – Present
    Member, Defense Function Committee
  • American, Criminal Law Section
    Member, White Collar Crime Committee
  • American, Criminal Law Section, 1999
    Member, Post Conviction Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
    Member
  • The Florida Bar, 1985 – 1986
    Member, Liaison with the Judiciary Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Federal Practice Commission, 1987 – 1988
    Member
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Criminal Law Section
    Member
  • Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 1981 – 1982
    President
  • Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 1977 – 1979
    Member, Board of Directors
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1985 – 1987
    Member, Board of Governors
  • Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Life Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1991 – 1992
    President
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998
    Vice-Chair, Nominating Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1999 – 2002
    Co-Chair, Nominating Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1999
    Member, Post Conviction Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1985 – 1992
    Member, Executive Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1979 – 1984
    Member, Board of Directors
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1982 – 1983
    Chairman, Local and State Bar Liaison Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1980 – 1982
    Co-Chairman, Lawyers Assistance Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1984 – 1985
    Chairman, Publications Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1985 – 1986
    Chairman, Lawyers Assistance Strike Force Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1988 – 1991
    Chairman, Judicial Liaison Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1996
    Chairman, Judicial Liaison Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1992 – 1994
    Chairman, United States Department of Justice Liaison Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1995 – 1996
    Chair, Judicial Relations Committee
  • International Association of Penal Law
  • Iron Arrow
    Member
  • Bar and Gavel
    Member
  • Student Bar Association, 1973
    President
  • Dade County Guardianship Ad Litem Program, 1988 – Present
    Member
  • American Civil Liberties Union
    Member, Legal Panel and Lawyers Council Steering Committee
  • American Arbitration Association
    Member, Panel of Arbitrators
  • American Inns of Court
    Barrister
  • BNA Criminal Practice Manual
    Former Member, Board of Advisors
  • United States Federal Courts Study Committee, 1989
    Witness
  • Inside Drug Law, 1986 – 1991
    Board of Advisor

    Languages

    • English

    Honors & Awards

    • Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School Center for Addiction Studies, 1990 – 1992
    • National Directory of Criminal Lawyers
    • National Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Florida Leading American Attorneys and Law: Consumer Guidebook
    • Florida Leading American Attorneys and Law: Consumer Guidebook
    • Who’s Who in American Law
    • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Trial Lawyers
    • Recipient, Moot Court Award, 1973
    • Florida Bar Award for Media Excellence, 1988
    • National Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Former President of the National Association of Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers
    • Voted as a Top Criminal Trial Advocate by Law and Leading Lawyers
    • Top 250 Lawyers in the South Florida Legal Guide
    • Top Law Firm in the South Florida Legal Guide
    • Recognition in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Selected for listing in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    • Selected as among Florida’s Top Florida Criminal Defense lawyers by Florida Trend magazine

    Certification/Specialties

    • Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate, National Board of Legal Specialty Certification

      Published Works

      • Managing Editor, The Kent Commentator, Chicago, Illinois, 1973
      • Editor, “Criminal Law News Letter,” The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1979-1983
      • Editorial Board, “Drug Research Report,” Harvard Medical School, 1985-1990
      • “Entrapment,” Inside Drug Law, 1985
      • “Taking the Lid Off The Government’s Silent Partner,” The Champion, Jan., 1990
      • “Counseling Counsel: Contempts, Conflicts and Disciplinary Action,” The Champion, July, 1990
      • “Prosecutorial Misconduct: Alive and Well,” (Co-author), Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, 1990

      Representative Cases

      • United States Supreme Court Argument, State of Florida vs. Jimeno, (111 S. Ct. 1801 1991)
      • U.S. v. Koblitz, 803 F.2d 1523 (11th Cir. 1986)
        In re Witness-Attorney Before Grand Jury, No. 83-1, 613 F. Supp. 394 ( 1984)
      • U.S. v. Hernandez, 574 F.2d 1362 (5th Cir. 1978)
      • State of Florida v. Gomez, 363 So. 2d 624 ( 1978)
      • In re Raymond Seidler, 411 So.2d 873 ( 1982)
      • State of Florida v. Robinson, 391 So. 2d 221 ( 1981)
      • U.S. v. Levy-Cordero, 67 F.3d 1002 (1st Cir. 1995)
      • U.S. v. Escobedo, 623 F.2d 1098 (5th Cir. 1980)
      • Billie v. State, 774 So. 2d 819 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2000)
      • State v. Cowles, 790 So. 2d 426 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2001)
      • Cowles v. State, 758 So. 2d 682 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2000)
      • State v. Mane, 780 So. 2d 82 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2000)

      Pro Bono Activities

      • Exceptional Participation Pro Bono Project for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit and Dade County Bar Association, 1994 – Present

        Classes/Seminars Taught

        • Professor of Law, Southeast Florida Institute of Criminal Justice
        • Faculty and Board of Regents, National Criminal Defense College
        • Faculty, Advanced Criminal Practitioner Seminar, Hawaii, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
        • Faculty, Advanced Criminal Litigation Course, Association of Trial Lawyers of America National College of Advocacy
        • Faculty, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Aspen, Colorado
        • Best Lawyers 2022 Best Law Firms
        • Best Law Firms 2021
        • Florida Legal Elite 2021
        • 2021 South Florida Legal Guide
        • Avvo 10.0 Rating - business
        • Avvo 10.0 Rating - Criminal Defense
        • Super Lawyers
        • Av Preeminent
        • Best Lawyers - Jeffrey S. Weiner
        • Best Lawyers
        • Lawyer Legion
        • O'Connors Federal Criminal Rules & Codes
        • Lawyers of Distinction 2020
        • Miami Herald
        • Fox
        • CNN
        • CBS
        • MSNBC
        • Top Rated Lawyers 2021
        • America's Most Honored 2021
        • Top Lawyers South Florida 2021
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        Client Reviews

          Excellent knowledge and grasp of the law

          “Jeff Weiner and all of his associates have an excellent knowledge and grasp of the law but, perhaps more importantly, they have excellent people skills. They work well with witnesses, as well as their ...”

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          "Jeff always gets the job done right because he is so diligent and really cares."

          “"In this world it is not always "what" you know, it is truly "who" you know."”

          - Robert D., on Google
          "I recommend Jeff to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney."

          “"Jeff is not only a colleague, he is one of my closest friends, someone I respect and admire for the way he has served and continues to serve his clients."”

          - David Elden, on Google
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          “"I felt I was a family member talking to my kin. Yisel and Jeff made things happen!"”

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          "Thank you very much DIEGO."

          “"Thank you very much DIEGO ... I arrived very worried at this office, because of a problem I should never have, I had many things at stake and they helped me until the last moment they were always there when I needed them they always answered my calls”

          - Miguel Estupinan, on Google

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