Accolades for The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio

Choose Our Miami Criminal Defense Attorney

Hiring a lawyer is an important decision. This is especially true when you are facing prosecution for a federal crime. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors have massive resources at their disposal, so you cannot afford to take any chances with your defense.

Failure to take effective action to fight back against the charges you face could result in a conviction, forcing you to pay massive fines, spend time in federal prison, and live your life with the major stigma of having a federal criminal record. You need a Miami criminal defense attorney who has a demonstrated ability to get results and who is ready to fight aggressively to clear your name. You need Attorney Joel DeFabio.

Call The Law Offices of Joel DeFabio now at (305) 851-5581 or contact us onlinefor a free consultation.

Our Accolades Set Us Apart

Attorney DeFabio has earned the sincere respect and recognition of his peers in the legal profession, and his practice is known as being among the leading federal criminal defense law offices in Miami.

One of our clients had this to say about their experience with us:

"Outstanding service. Over the course of six months that lasted the entire ordeal, I always felt that I had a team-player on my side. My case was aviation regulations related which is very unique and intricate. DeFabio picked up on all the terminology, regulations, and details of the industry quickly; so was able to navigate through successfully to my advantage. A real gentleman, witty and always reachable, kept me well informed at all times, and negotiated a favorable deal. He is very professional and trustworthy. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I couldn't have gotten a better attorney."

Avvo Rating of Superb

Avvo is a notable online resource that provides transparent information about attorneys to allow users to make informed decisions when choosing legal counsel. Avvo gives each lawyer a rating, which is calculated based upon the individual’s years of experience, education, disciplinary history, board certification, industry recognition, and professional achievement. Attorney DeFabio achieved an impressive rating of 9.6 “Superb”, and is endorsed by a number of his fellow attorneys.

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization that is comprised of each state’s premier trial lawyers. The civil plaintiff and/or criminal trial lawyers chosen for membership must meet stringent qualifications. There is a multi-phase selection process that includes a combination of peer nominations and third-party research. Invitations are then extended only to the select few lawyers who are determined to be the most qualified in each state. Lawyers chosen for membership demonstrate superior qualifications of reputation, leadership, stature, and public profile. Attorney Joel DeFabio is honored to have been chosen as a member of this prestigious organization in 2013.

The Rodney Thaxton “Against All Odds” Award

Attorney DeFabio won the 2007 Rodney Thaxton “Against All Odds” Award, which is given by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. This honor is awarded to a criminal defense attorney who has chosen to represent an especially difficult or unpopular client or cause, and while doing so, epitomizes the heart and spirit of criminal defense, which is the courage to stand apart as the last champion of Liberty.

Admitted to Practice in All Federal Courts in Florida

In addition to his awards and accolades, Joel DeFabio has also become fully established in the Florida legal community.

He is admitted to practice in the federal courts throughout the state, including:

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in 1981
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Trial Bar in 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida in 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit in 1988

To learn more about our achievements and to receive a free case evaluation, contact our firm at (305) 851-5581 today.

Fight For Your Freedom

Having defended over 600 cases, Joel DeFabio has the experience and knowledge to craft winning defense strategies for even the most serious charges.

Why Defabio is the Right Choice?

  • Nearly 40 Years of Experience
  • More Than 600 Federal Cases Defended
  • More Than 50 Federal Jury Trials Handled
  • One of Miami's Most Respected Defense Attorneys
  • Award-Winning Representation
  • Honest Appraisal of Your Case - "No Surprises"
Meet Attorney Joel DeFabio
  • Aggravated Identity Theft CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Assault of a Federal Officer CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Conspiracy NOT GUILTY
  • Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud CHARGES DISMISSED
  • Conspiracy to Commit Fraud NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism NOT GUILTY
  • Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. Government NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S.; False Statements NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine NO JAIL
  • Conspiracy to Import Cocaine CHARGES DISMISSED


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