Who We Are and What We Do
With a client-centric philosophy, we believe that everyone – no matter what the government alleges they have done – deserves compassion, understanding, and a strong defense.
Ann Fitz is a former prosecutor and has 20 years of experience as a federal criminal and appellate practice attorney. She is licensed in numerous states and federal jurisdictions, including all federal District Courts in Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
As a seasoned federal criminal defense attorney, Ann understands that every client's circumstances are unique. That's why she takes a client-centric approach on every case to properly assess the strengths and weaknesses of the government's allegations. She uses her experience and a thorough analysis of the facts and the law to create an individualized defense strategy and will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
Ann has defended many high-profile federal criminal cases throughout the country and has been recognized by Super Lawyers and others as a top-rated federal criminal defense attorney.
Providing Expert Defense to Federal Criminal Charges for Two Decades
Not every defense attorney is qualified to handle federal criminal cases; in fact, most criminal defense lawyers don't handle cases in federal court.
Federal criminal cases are often considered to be more complex than state-level cases because they involve complicated laws, procedural rules, and sentencing guidelines that require expertise to navigate. Federal investigators take months, sometimes years, to build cases against defendants – all that time gathering evidence and bolstering their cases, which often means sifting through voluminous discovery to determine what is relevant.
Many criminal defense attorneys either don't have the time or the patience to properly review evidence but Ann Fitz purposely limits her practice to federal cases, dedicating herself to a thorough investigation of each one of her cases. Whether it's strategic planning, trial work, plea negotiations, sentencing hearings or post-conviction representation, Ann has proven herself to be a successful federal litigator.
Top-Notch Representation for White Collar Professionals
Ann Fitz has represented financial, health care and real estate professionals, small business owners, law enforcement officers, federal employees, doctors and lawyers in her long and successful career. She represents clients in every federal court in Florida and throughout the country for criminal matters related to health care fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, identity theft, embezzlement, public corruption, insurance fraud and other white-collar crimes. She understands the impact criminal allegations can have on your career and professional reputation and will fight to protect your rights and interests from start to finish.