Our Attorneys

 Joel Hirschhorn

Partner


Joel Hirschhorn

Considered one of America’s most prominent criminal defense trial attorneys, Joel Hirschhorn has been named to Best Lawyers of America for 27 consecutive years. He has been published in such prestigious magazines as Forbes, People, U.S. and Town & Country, as well as numerous daily newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, The Miami Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Daily Business Review.

He has also made guest appearances on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Sixty Minutes,” “Today” and “Good Morning America.” He was named by Florida Trend Magazine as a 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, Florida Legal Elite under the practice of Criminal Law, and named in South Florida SuperLawyers for the years 2006 - 2012. Also, he was named in the South Florida Legal Guide's "Top Lawyer" in 2013. The firm has been named in U.S. News "Best Law Firms" in 2013.

Mr. Hirschhorn focuses his practice on the criminal and civil white-collar defense of corporations and business executives, as well as elected public officials and private individuals accused of alleged criminal misconduct. His practice covers a wide range of areas, including commercial fraud, mortgage and banking, health care fraud, tax fraud, money laundering and RICO.

He has argued before the United States Supreme Court, vigorously opposing the media’s efforts to televise criminal proceedings over a defendant’s objection. Mr. Hirschhorn was also responsible for the Florida Supreme Court decision that reformed the method of selecting trial juries in the State of Florida. He has personally handled more than 300 jury trials to verdict, has defended criminal cases in 40 Federal districts and 34 State courts, and argued in excess of 150 Federal and State appeals.

AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Hirschhorn served as President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers in 2003. He is a past President of the Wisconsin Bar Non-Resident Lawyer Division; a Life Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation; served as a Board member on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and for three years on the Wisconsin Bar Board of Governors. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America. In addition, he also holds memberships with the International Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (AAJ), the Dade County Bar Association, the First Amendment Lawyers Association (a Founder and past President) and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Hirschhorn is admitted to The Florida Bar, the Wisconsin Bar, the United States Court of Appeals (all circuits except the District of Columbia), and the United States Supreme Court.

He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (BA, 1964) and the University of Wisconsin Law School (JD, 1967).

Mr. Hirschhorn was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 13, 1943, raised in Brooklyn and Norwalk, Connecticut. He is married, has two sons, two step sons and 4 grandchildren.

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 Brian H. Bieber

Partner


Brian Bieber

Mr. Bieber's practice focuses on criminal and civil white collar defense litigation (both high profile and extremely confidential) for individuals, as well as major multi-million dollar businesses, in all Federal and State Courts at the trial and appellate levels. His practice concentrates on the defense of Banking, Bankruptcy, Computer, Health Care, Insurance, Mail, Money Laundering, Mortgage, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, RICO, Tax, Wire and other types of Fraud, and Complex Litigation (both Criminal and Civil). Mr. Bieber also represents businesses, corporate executives, prominent clients, ordinary citizens and others accused of alleged (violent and non-violent) criminal conduct, as well as in grand jury investigations, regulatory matters, Native American law and Gaming law. He has successfully represented, by way of dismissals before trial, and acquittals by juries, numerous clients charged with serious criminal activity who were facing lengthy prison sentences if convicted.

Mr. Bieber is admitted to the Florida Bar, the New York Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Bieber is a member of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL), and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Mr. Bieber is a Member of the Board of Directors, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2009 — present; and is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL).

Mr. Bieber is a recipient of Daily Business Review's 2005 Most Effective South Florida Lawyer Award. He was also named a finalist of Daily Business Review's 2007 Most Effective South Florida Lawyer Award. Mr. Bieber has been acknowledged in SuperLawyers 2006-2012, and named by Florida Trend Magazine as a Legal Elite for the years 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012. He was also named in the South Florida Legal Guide's "Top Lawyer" in 2013. The firm has been named in U.S. News "Best Law Firms" in 2013.

He has successfully challenged, by way of Appeal, Florida law enforcement's ability to collect DNA samples from convicted felons who are no longer being supervised by the State. Mr. Bieber has earned an "AV" rating in Martindale-Hubbell, has been featured numerous times in the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Ocala Star Banner and other daily newspapers across the country. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and National Law Journal; and appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, Telemundo, 48 Hours, Fox News Channel as well as other radio and television appearances throughout the United States and internationally.

Mr. Bieber graduated from Rutgers University in 1991, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in marketing from the School of Business, and from the University of Miami School of Law in 1994.

Mr. Bieber was born in New York, November 26, 1969, raised in Brooklyn, New York and East Brunswick, New Jersey. He is married, with one daughter and one son.

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