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1610 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist
In Florida, there are minimum standards set for attorneys in capital cases. These standards also apply to public defenders and their assistants. The qualifications for lead counsel are as follows:
· Attorney must have at least five years of litigation experience in the field of criminal law.
· Have prior experience as lead council in at least nine jury trials of serious and complex case tried to completion. Here, the attorney must have been lead or co-counsel in at least two death penalty cses.
· Experienced in the use of expert witnesses including the use of psychiatric and forensic evidence; and
· Attended within two years a continuing legal education program of at least 12 hours devoted to the defense of capital cases.