Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
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David Haas, a federal and state defense attorney founded Haas Law, PLLC where he represents clients in federal courts around the country and Florida. He is a former state and federal prosecutor who has extensive jury trial experience, including handling more than 65 jury trials.
A fifth-generation Floridian, he graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 2001 and began his career as a state prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office in the Tenth Judicial Circuit. After three years of handling felony and misdemeanor offenses, attorney David Haas was promoted to Chief of the Economic/Environmental Crimes Division where he was responsible for the investigation, intake, and prosecution of complex financial crimes including racketeering and public corruption cases.
In February 2006, David Haas joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida. He served as a federal prosecutor for nearly 10 years where he was honored for his litigation and investigative skills. During his tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney, he handled complex white-collar matters including bank fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering, tax fraud, FOREX trading, healthcare fraud, and Ponzi/investment schemes.
In addition to handling white-collar matters, David Haas was an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) prosecutor that handled large-scale drug distribution/manufacturing organizations, wiretap investigations, violent crimes, human trafficking, firearm offenses, gang cases, and asset forfeiture matters. David Haas also gained significant experience in handling cybercrime and cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) prosecutions, including the prosecution of individuals who trafficked in controlled substances on the internet and on TOR (The Onion Router) accessed markets.
While a federal prosecutor, David Haas received awards and commendations for his work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General. He also worked closely with agents from the Federal Reserve Board Office of Inspector General, the United States Secret Service, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
A skilled litigator, David Haas is also an Adjunct Professor at Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law where he teaches Trial Advocacy.
As a state and federal defense attorney David Haas brings more than 14 years of prosecution experience to helping his clients defend against criminal allegations. He also understands the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and the mitigating factors that are critical in determining a defendant’s sentence. He also understands the damage that can be done to a person or a company resulting from an indictment, even if the client is subsequently acquitted.
Attorney David Haas has represented clients in state and federal court who have been charged with Medicaid fraud, mortgage fraud, timeshare fraud, drug trafficking, and violent crimes.
He also is an attorney for whistleblowers seeking reward for information of significant criminal wrongdoing under the False Claims Act.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Criminal Law||Assault and Battery, Bribery, Burglary, Capital Offenses, Civil Forfeiture, Crime Victims Compensation, Criminal Antitrust, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Defense, Criminal Forfeiture, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Prosecution, Death Penalty, Drivers License Suspension, Driving While Intoxicated, DUI/DWI, Electronic Surveillance, Expungements, Extortion, Extradition, Federal Criminal Law, Felonies, Forensic Accounting, Forensic DNA, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science, Forgery, Grand Jury Practice, Habeas Corpus, Hit and Run, Homicide, International Criminal Law, International Extradition, Mail Fraud, Malicious Prosecution, Manslaughter, Misdemeanors, Money Laundering, Murder, Parole and Probation, Post-Conviction Remedies, Search and Seizure, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault, Shoplifting, Stalking, Theft, Traffic Violations, Vehicular Homicide, Victims Rights, Weapons Charges, White Collar Law, Wire Fraud, Wiretapping|
|Fraud||Art Fraud, Automobile Fraud, Civil Fraud, Fraud, Identity Theft, Odometer Tampering|
|Medicare and Medicaid||Medicare Fraud and Abuse|
|White Collar Crime||Embezzlement, White Collar Criminal Defense, White Collar Fraud|
Partner | NeJame Law
2015 - 2018
Assistant U.S. Attorney | U.S. Attorney's Office
2006 - 2015
Assistant State Attorney | State Attorney's Office - Bartow FL
2001 - 2006
BA - Bachelor of Arts | University of Florida
1994 - 1998
JD - Juris Doctor | Stetson University College of Law
1998 - 2001
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Orlando, Florida, Orange County
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