The Wins Carry You Through

Some of my work involves representing indigent defendants for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the 3rd Region of Florida. I am privileged and honored to have this position for this remarkable agency run by Gene Zenobi, a great lawyer and a great man. Many people charged with a very serious crime do not have the funds necessary to hire a private defense attorney. My work […]

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A true story by “Forfeiture Phil.” 

Being arrested is a traumatic event. The government is more and more using another weapon in their arsenal when charging someone with a crime: seizing their assets. This can turn an arrest into a possible financial disaster.  State and Federal law enforcement officers are now routinely seizing cars, cash, freezing bank accounts, and in some cases, moving to forfeit  a person’s house or other property.  When the police seize assets,

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Change Is The Price Of Survival

Gary Player is a world champion golfer. At the age of 29, he became the third golfer in the world to win all four major titles. He did it before Tiger Woods was born and he did it before Jack Nicklaus, the golfer who still holds the record for most major title wins (18), won all four major titles.  Gary Player was lifting weights and exercising and studying nutrition in

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What I Do and Why I Do It.

I started my career as a lawyer as a prosecutor in the Dade County State Attorney’s Office on August 11, 1986. The day was so significant in my life that I remember it thirty-two years later. Janet Reno, who later went on to be the Attorney General of the United States, was the State Attorney in Miami. She was my boss.   Miami was a thrilling place to be a

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