Markus/Moss PLLC
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Markus/Moss is a nationally-recognized trial and appellate boutique law firm known for taking on and winning difficult criminal defense cases. The Firm’s lawyers accept only a small number of high-stakes cases at any given time so that they can dedicate their full attention to every client. The Firm’s founder, David Oscar Markus, is a Harvard-educated lawyer who has been described as “wickedly smart and a terrific trial lawyer.” His clients say that he is “the whole package” and “a creative, courageous and tenacious courtroom advocate.” One recent publication said: “David Markus is amazing, not only because of the strength and genius of his arguments and motions, but also because of his brilliant and astonishing performances during the hearings. Additionally, he radiates so much confidence, and that in itself soothes the usual anguish and anxiety that you endure during these types of situations. Last but not least, he is such a great human being.”

The Firm handles a wide variety of criminal defense matters, with an emphasis in representing business-people and professionals in federal white-collar investigations, prosecutions and appeals around the country.  For example, Markus/Moss has successfully represented CEOs in complex criminal antitrust cases and fraud cases, doctors in health care fraud cases, lawyers in mortgage fraud cases, a U.S. Congressman in an election fraud investigation, and so on.

Markus/Moss is also widely recognized for its successful and creative work in Florida state courts, which include RICO prosecutions, DUI Manslaughter cases, gambling matters and others.

The Firm has a reputation for its skill in handling high-profile matters both in court and in the media if need be.  It has successfully represented numerous high-profile clients, including athletes in all major sports, politicians, movie directors, chefs, and the like, making sure that their reputations are intact after the case is concluded.

Although many of the Firm’s cases are resolved without charges ever being brought (and therefore remain confidential), this website will give you a small sample of some of the public cases that the Firm has handled.  To learn more, please click here.

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Recent Victories
  • Judge finds President of real estate company NOT guilty in federal mortgage fraud trial.  This is the third major not guilty trial of the year for the firm.  Press coverage here. (September 2017).
  • Jury finds medical doctor NOT guilty in federal trial.  Press coverage here. (February 2017).
  • Jury finds lab owner NOT guilty of 83 counts in federal health care trial in Kentucky. (April 2017).
Recent News
Blog

David Oscar Markus hosts the popular Southern District of Florida blog, which provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida.

Latest:

RIP Judge Kenneth Ryskamp. He was 85. A nice man, who served this District for a very long >>
Thu, Nov 16, 2017