David Tarras, Esq.

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Attorney David Tarras: Partner Attorney and Head of the Federal Criminal Defense Practice at the Rossen Law Firm

Who are you?

Hi, I’m David Tarras, Partner at the Rossen Law Firm. I was raised in South Florida and have spent my entire legal career fighting tirelessly for the criminally accused in both State and Federal Court in Florida. I’ve tried over 40 jury trials and successfully defended more than 1,000 clients, earning me a recognition by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 40 criminal defense attorneys under the age of 40 in Florida. Fort Lauderdale Illustrated also named me to their Top Lawyer list for 2021. I have zealously represented clients facing all manners of federal criminal accusations and complex white-collar litigation, including: wire fraudmoney laundering, social security fraud, healthcare fraud (anti-kickback statuteprescription fraud, and Medicare fraud), FOREX and commodities trading“Ponzi” schemesconspiracy, public corruption, drug traffickingweapons offenseschild pornographyhuman and sex traffickinggovernment investigations and more.

I have also appeared on Good Morning America and other national and local news outlets such as NBC 6Sun Sentinel and ABC’s West Palm Beach Florida News for work I have done in state and federal criminal defense, as well as a widely popular Apple/iTunes True-Crime Podcast. You can learn more about my professional background by visting Avvo, the Florida Bar website, or HG.org.

Where did you go to school?

I received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida Honors College. I then graduated as a Merit Scholar from the Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan, New York. For all three years of law school, I worked for a nationally-renowned criminal law professor and author on a ground-breaking research project about the role of the human brain and modern neuroscience evidence in criminal defense litigation.

Why did you become a lawyer?

Both my parents are doctors – my father a Neurologist and my mother a Pediatric Oncologist. Growing up, I watched my parents save countless children and adults who were facing the most challenging and terrifying obstacles. My dream was to one day be in a position where I, too, could spend every day fighting for my clients’ livelihoods and safeguarding their futures. With a long-time passion for competition, creative conflict resolution, and the art of persuasion, I knew I could best fulfill my dream in the arena of criminal justice, protecting the lives and freedoms of South Floridians.

What made you decide to join the Rossen Law Firm?

I joined the Rossen Law Firm because the Core Values of the firm are directly aligned with my own. AdamManny, and all the incredible staff are on a never-ending mission to provide the most caring, wholesome, and zealous representation to every single client, no matter the case. The Rossen Law Firm is the benchmark for elite criminal defense representation. Every client is treated like family, and I am beyond grateful to be part of this firm and family.

What do you do when you’re not working at the Rossen Law Firm?

I’m an avid sports player and fan, especially when it comes to the Manchester City Football Club. I’m also a major sci-fi enthusiast and in my downtime am usually reading or watching something Star Wars related.

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Second DUI, 0.19 Breath
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    David Tarras, Esq.

    Rossen Law Firm

    Attorney David Tarras: Partner Attorney and Head of the Federal Criminal Defense Practice at the Rossen Law Firm

    Who are you?

    Hi, I’m David Tarras, Partner at the Rossen Law Firm. I was raised in South Florida and have spent my entire legal career fighting tirelessly for the criminally accused in both State and Federal Court in Florida. I’ve tried over 40 jury trials and successfully defended more than 1,000 clients, earning me a recognition by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 40 criminal defense attorneys under the age of 40 in Florida. Fort Lauderdale Illustrated also named me to their Top Lawyer list for 2021. I have zealously represented clients facing all manners of federal criminal accusations and complex white-collar litigation, including: wire fraudmoney laundering, social security fraud, healthcare fraud (anti-kickback statuteprescription fraud, and Medicare fraud), FOREX and commodities trading“Ponzi” schemesconspiracy, public corruption, drug traffickingweapons offenseschild pornographyhuman and sex traffickinggovernment investigations and more.

    I have also appeared on Good Morning America and other national and local news outlets such as NBC 6Sun Sentinel and ABC’s West Palm Beach Florida News for work I have done in state and federal criminal defense, as well as a widely popular Apple/iTunes True-Crime Podcast. You can learn more about my professional background by visting Avvo, the Florida Bar website, or HG.org.

    Where did you go to school?

    I received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida Honors College. I then graduated as a Merit Scholar from the Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan, New York. For all three years of law school, I worked for a nationally-renowned criminal law professor and author on a ground-breaking research project about the role of the human brain and modern neuroscience evidence in criminal defense litigation.

    Why did you become a lawyer?

    Both my parents are doctors – my father a Neurologist and my mother a Pediatric Oncologist. Growing up, I watched my parents save countless children and adults who were facing the most challenging and terrifying obstacles. My dream was to one day be in a position where I, too, could spend every day fighting for my clients’ livelihoods and safeguarding their futures. With a long-time passion for competition, creative conflict resolution, and the art of persuasion, I knew I could best fulfill my dream in the arena of criminal justice, protecting the lives and freedoms of South Floridians.

    What made you decide to join the Rossen Law Firm?

    I joined the Rossen Law Firm because the Core Values of the firm are directly aligned with my own. AdamManny, and all the incredible staff are on a never-ending mission to provide the most caring, wholesome, and zealous representation to every single client, no matter the case. The Rossen Law Firm is the benchmark for elite criminal defense representation. Every client is treated like family, and I am beyond grateful to be part of this firm and family.

    What do you do when you’re not working at the Rossen Law Firm?

    I’m an avid sports player and fan, especially when it comes to the Manchester City Football Club. I’m also a major sci-fi enthusiast and in my downtime am usually reading or watching something Star Wars related.

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