Sabrina Puglisi is a Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial attorney since 2008. In Florida, there are only 370 board certified criminal law attorneys out of approximately 85,000 attorneys. She has the unique experience of having worked for both the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office and the Federal Defender's Office for the Southern District of Florida where she gained invaluable experience as a trial attorney handling hundreds of different cases from pre-trial to trial. From 2009-2010, she was recognized as one of the top government lawyers in South Florida's Legal Guide.Ms. Puglisi graduated from University of Miami, School of Law in 2000. Prior to that she attended Florida International University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Ms. Puglisi is the immediate past president to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), Miami Chapter, an organization with over 450 members. As president, she represented the interests of the members, oversaw the organization of seminars and planned meetings with judges. She is a representative for FACDL statewide.
Ms. Puglisi has participated in the board of the Dade County Bar Association, and Young Presidents for Mount Sinai Medical Center.
In addition to the Florida Bar, Ms. Puglisi is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, all three districts of federal court in Florida (Southern District, Middle District, and Northern District) and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Areas of Practice:
100% Federal and State Criminal Defense Law
Florida, 2000, Bar # 0324360 District Of Columbia Bar, 2001 United States District Court, Southern District Of Florida, 2004 United States District Court, Northern District Of Florida, 2012 United States District Court, Middle District Of Florida, 2012 United States Eleventh Circuit Court Of Appeals, 2007
J.D., University of Miami, School of Law, Coral Gables, FL, 2000 B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 1997
Past Employment Positions:
Federal Defender's Office, Southern District of Florida Assistant Federal Defender, January 2008 - December 2010
Law Offices of Sabrina Puglisi, Miami, Florida Attorney, August 2004 - December 2007 • Litigation attorney handling all State and Federal criminal matters in Dade and Broward County • "Of Counsel" to Tannebaum Weiss, L.P. since September 2005
Law Offices Of Bennett H. Brummer, Public Defender, Miami, Florida Assistant Public Defender, September 2000 - July 2004
Law Offices Of H. Frank Rubio, Miami, Florida Legal Assistant, June 1998 - August 1999
Board Certified, Criminal Trial, Since 2008 South Florida Legal Guide, Top Government Lawyer 2009-2011
Florida Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami- President, 2010-2011; Miami Representative, 2006-2008, 2011, 2012 Dade County Bar Association, Board Of Director 2011 - Present Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Board Of Directors, 2005 - 2008 Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11a, Vice Chair, 2000 - 2008 Mount Sinai Young Presidents, Board Of Director, 2007 - 2008