Fred Haddad has been practicing criminal law at both the trial and appellate level for over 40 years, and has tried over five hundred cases in more than 25 jurisdictions.
Mr. Haddad has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the Western District of Tennessee and the Western District of Texas. He has been admitted on Motion in some twenty other Federal jurisdictions as well as the State Courts of California, Wisconsin and Georgia.
Since 1995, Mr. Haddad has been included in Best Lawyers in America, listed in both the white collar and non-white collar criminal law categories. His previous law firm, Fred Haddad, P.A. was also listed as a top tier law firm in white collar and non-white collar criminal litigation in U.S. News and World Report’s “America’s Best Law Firms”.
Mr. Haddad, has, since its inception, been categorized as one of the one hundred best trial lawyers in the National Trial Lawyers Associate Guide to “best trial lawyers” in each state. He has also been listed as one of South Florida’s best criminal lawyers in the Miami Herald, Florida Trend magazine and other local publications.
In 1999 he received the Broward County Criminal Defense Lawyers Harry Gulkin Award as a “lawyer’s lawyer”. He has also been listed in numerous “Who’s Who” publications including Who’s Who in American Law for over twenty five years.
Mr. Haddad has represented numerous celebrities, athletes, entertainers, politicians and has the equivalent of a sub-specialty representing attorneys. He has also represented alleged members of the Irish Republican Army, Hamas, La Costra Nostra, several motorcycle groups, and other assorted groups deemed by the government as racketeers.
Mr. Haddad has been included as a subject in a number of books due to the representation of jewel thieves, smugglers, “hit men”, mob bosses and politicians.
Mr. Haddad is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The Florida Association of Defense Lawyers, as well as the National Trial Lawyers Association and is also a member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. For many years, he has served on the board of the local Federal Bar Association. On a personal level, he is a life member of the International Gamefish Association and the Billfish Foundation.
Fred Haddad’s Notable Cases
Fred Haddad has an extensive appellate practice, he has handled over 400 appellate matters that have resulted in approximately 150 published opinions.
The following are cases cited in the West Publishing Company’s Court Reporter Library. This doesn’t include unpublished opinions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Fred Haddad has won numerous awards including Best Lawyers in America since 1995.
Fred Haddad named 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense by Best Lawyers.
Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2017
Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in American Law
America’s Best Law Firms, U.S. News and World Report’s