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Federal Criminal Defense

Not all attorneys are familiar with federal criminal procedure and rules. Ann Fitz’s experience with federal criminal charges allows her to build a solid defense.

White Collar Crimes

White collar criminal cases can involve complex financial regulations and federal laws. As your attorney, Ann Fitz will stand up to federal prosecutors in the courtroom.

Post-Conviction Relief

A conviction is not the end of a criminal case. Ann Fitz will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your original case and guide you through the appeals process.

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.

Attorney Ann Fitz on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court

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  and appellate attorney.

Providing Expert Defense to Federal Criminal Charges for Over 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.

Skillfully Raising Challenges to Criminal Convictions in the Florida District Courts of Appeals

Ann Fitz has represented clients in the Florida District Courts of Appeals (DCA) for the Second, Sixth, and Fourth Districts for convictions originating out of the Circuit Courts for Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, St. Lucie, Sarasota, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Orange, and Polk Counties.  She will conduct a thorough review of the Circuit Court record, including court filings and transcripts, and skillfully raise the strongest arguments that can be made in your case.  Her job is to show that material mistakes made in the Circuit Court entitle you to a reversal or an acquittal, or to argue that ineffective assistance of counsel is grounds for vacating, setting aside, or correcting your criminal sentence.


  • Customer Service, Quality, Timeliness

    "Everything has been wonderful. Ms. Fitz is on the ball at all times! If I have a question, I get a reply within that day, usually within hours! Thank you!!" Read On

  • Highly recommended

    “Ann is knowledgeable and professional. She spent whatever time I needed to understand what the law was, what she was doing, and why. I felt very comfortable dealing with her. She handled my case very well and achieved an excellent result. She promptly returned phone calls and kept me up-to-date ... Read On

  • Tough and Trustworthy

    “Ann is smart, knowledgeable, tough in court, and extremely trustworthy. She represented me in a federal case and did everything she said she was going to do, and then some. She gave me my options and worked to achieve the goals we set out together. I would highly recommend her.” Read On

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At the Law Office of Ann Fitz, we focus on Federal Criminal Defense, White Collar Defense, Criminal Appeals, and Federal Post-Conviction Relief and we are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

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