Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter

Promoting and Supporting Criminal Defense Lawyers in their Zealous Representation of All Accused

The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Miami Chapter is part of the only statewide organization in Florida dedicated to criminal defense attorneys and their clients..

Being an FACDL-Miami Member

Becoming a member today gives you immediate access to a wide variety of Continuing Legal Education trainings, statewide contacts, resources, events, and networking opportunities. You will belong to an organization that addresses systemic obstacles in both state and federal court. Join us as we advocate for both lawyers and their clients.

Our History

We are the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL-Miami), the only statewide association of lawyers in Florida devoted exclusively to serving all segments of the defense bar. According to our mission statement, FACDL-Miami’s mission is to preserve the adversarial justice system, maintain and foster independent and able criminal defense lawyers, and ensure justice and fairness for persons accused of a crime. FACDL-Miami is an advocate for the advocate.

FACDL-Miami provides support, education, and training for attorneys representing individuals accused of a crime and advocates swift, fair, and effective criminal justice in the courts, legislature, and community.


Members have exclusive access to materials, templates, and other valuable resources


Templates and samples of both state and federal motions addressing issues from pretrial through post-conviction relief.


A consolidated list of key points of contact for both state and federal court, along with Zoom links for state courtrooms.


Materials from past Continuing Legal Education and other trainings, as well as course code information for Florida Bar reporting.


Recommendations for state and federal expert witnesses from members who have used their services. Subject matter expertise includes psychology, toxicology, accident reconstruction, ballistics, DNA, and other forensics.


Formal notices and other information about local law enforcement provided by the State Attorney’s Office and in response to public records requests.


Administrative orders and other announcements issued by the Courts and policy statements and rules promulgated by the Department of Corrections and the Bureau of Prisons.

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