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Ed Suarez

Tampa, Florida

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Ed Suarez has tried a wide range of cases in front of juries in the state and federal courts of Florida. He graduated from Florida State University, College of Law in 1987, where he was a member of the moot court team, mock trial team, and a recipient of the James Harold Thompson Scholarship. In 1988, he was admitted to the Florida state bar and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is also a member of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Ed Suarez began his career as a prosecutor in Florida's 13th Judicial Circuit, prosecuting cases including fraud and other financial crimes, capital sexual battery, child abuse, and other serious felony offenses. Since 1991, Ed has concentrated his efforts on helping clients with criminal and personal injury matters in the Tampa Bay area.

Ed Suarez's professional associations include:

  • President, Tampa Chapter, Federal Bar Association (2004-2005)
  • President-Elect, Tampa Chapter, Federal Bar Association (2003)
  • Chair, Criminal Law Section, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (1998-1999)
  • Board of Directors, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (1997-1998)
  • President, Trial Lawyers Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (1999-2000)
  • Chair, Criminal Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association (1998-1999)
  • President, Hillsborough County Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1997-1998)
  • Board of Directors, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1997-1998)

Ed has received the highest rating (AV) given to lawyers by the prestigious Martindale-Hubble. He has also been named one of "Florida's Legal Elite" attorneys by Florida Trends Magazine and has been recognized as a "Leading American Attorney" by the American Research Corporation, an honor bestowed on only 8% of Florida's lawyers

 

Areas of Practice:

Criminal Law

Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions:

Florida, 1988

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1988

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2001

U.S. Supreme Court, 2000

Education:

Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1987
Juris Doctorate
Honors: Recipient, James Harold Thompson Scholarship
Honors: Moot Court Team
Honors: Mock Trial Team

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA, 1983
Bachelor of Science

Honors and Awards:

Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section, recipient of the "James Kynes Award" (2005)

AV rating from Martindale-Hubble

Designated as "Florida's Legal Elite" by Florida Trends Magazine

Designated a "Leading American Attorney," American Research Corporation

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Tampa Chapter, Federal Bar Association,

President, 2004-2005

President-Elect, 2003-2004

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law Section, 1998 - 1999

Chair

Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1997 - 1998

Board of Directors

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section, 1999 - 2000

President

Hillsborough County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 1998 - 1999

Chair

Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1997 - 1998

President

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1997 - 1998

Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions:

Suarez & Wardell, P.A., Managing Partner, 1997 - 2002

Lazzara & Paul, P.A., 1991 - 1997

Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney (Prosecutor), 1987 - 1991

Birth Information:

1960

 

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