David K.Tucker, P.A.

EDUCATION:

LEGAL

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

Juris Doctor, August 1981
Dean's List, Student Placement Committee


UNDERGRADUATE

University of Illinois at Urbana, Urbana, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts, May 1979
Urban Planning concentrating on Community Health

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION:

National College for Criminal Defense, Houston, Texas
Trial Masters, Opening Statements, Miami, Florida
Advanced Criminal Law Review, Tampa, Florida
Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers, Seminar, New Orleans, Louisiana
Advanced Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Miami, Florida

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS AND AWARDS:

Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1982
Admitted to Florida Bar, 1984
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

EXPERIENCED FEDERAL PRACTITIONER

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2011- present DAVID TUCKER P.A Coral Gables, Florida,

Founding and Senior Partner
The firm's practice includes the trial of criminal cases in State and Federal Courts, investigations, grand jury and post-conviction matters. The Firm also represents individual and corporate clients in all white collar matters including, money laundering, mail fraud, immigration, international extradition, healthcare and Medicare investigations and trials. The Firm represents clients in all forfeiture matters. The firm also represents clients before the Florida Bar and limited civil litigation matters.


4/1994-2011 TUCKER & KOTLER, P.A., Coral Gables, Florida,
Founding and Senior Partner
The firm's practice includes the trial of criminal cases in State and Federal Courts, investigations, grand jury and post-conviction matters. The Firm also represents individual and corporate clients in all white collar matters including, money laundering, mail fraud, immigration, international extradition, healthcare and Medicare investigations and trials. The Firm represents clients in all forfeiture matters. The firm also represents clients before the Florida Bar and limited civil litigation matters.


1985/1994 SONNETT SALE & KUEHNE, P.A., Miami Florida,
(formerly Bierman Sonnett Shohat and Sale, P.A.-Partner)
Practice limited to Federal and State criminal defense throughout the United States emphasizing white collar and complex crime litigation including the representation of corporations and individuals in grand jury investigations, trials, forfeiture proceedings, sentencing guideline litigation and post conviction matters. Representation of individuals in international extradition, administrative and professional disciplinary matters. Representation of corporate entities and financial institutions in racketeering, mail fraud and money laundering matters.


1984-1985 FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER, Southern District of Florida,
Assistant Federal Defender
Trial of complex criminal cases, historical narcotic conspiracies, bank robberies, fraud and criminal tax offenses; including ancillary motion practice; proceedings before United States Magistrates; federal parole revocation hearings, and other post-conviction matters.


1982-1984 MURPHY, PETERS, DAVIS & O'BRIEN, Chicago Illinois.
Criminal trial practice (felony & misdemeanor) principally in State court; federal civil rights litigation (42 U.S.C. �1983); civil practice, including litigation and domestic relations
.

Our firm represents clients in Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach County and throughout the country in Federal Courts.


David Tucker has almost 30 years experience representing clients who have been charged with a crime or are under investigation by the authorities.

Free Consultation

CRIMINAL DEFENSE attorney

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association - Board of Directors - 1997
Dade County Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 1995
Dade County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee


TEACHING AND ADVISORY POSITIONS:

University of Miami, Trial Advocacy Program
University of Miami, Moot Court Competition
Miami-Dade Community College � Frequent guest lecturer � Criminal Procedure
Florida Department of Law Enforcement: Lecturer � The Law of Wiretap and Eavesdropping
PWAC Advocacy Group � Organization and supervision of law student advocates who offer assistance to HIV infected persons


(305) 285-2000