brian-tannebaum

Brian L. Tannebaum

1 SE Third Avenue,
Suite 1400 · Miami, Florida 33131
305-374-7850
btannebaum@tannebaum.com
www.tannebaum.com

Background

Brian Tannebaum represents law firms as well as future, current, and former lawyers and legal professionals in matters before the Florida Bar and Board of Bar Examiners and in civil and criminal courts.
Specific ethics matters include Bar Admission Hearings, Grievance Defense from the initial complaint to argument before the Florida Supreme Court, Reinstatement and Readmission matters, Sanctions Hearings, Legal Malpractice Defense, partnership disputes and dissolutions as well as ethics opinions. He has been counsel in over 50 Florida Bar matters at The Florida Supreme Court level and has been appointed in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida as a Special Master.

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to practice in Florida (1995)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1995)
  • The United States Supreme Court (1998)

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
    Gulfport, Florida
    Juris Doctor 1994
  • 1994 National Champion, ABA Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, Chicago, Illinois; Teaching Assistant, Trial Practice.
  • University of South Florida
    Tampa, Florida
    B.A. Political Science, 1991
  • Student Body President, 1989-1991.

Employment

  • General Counsel and Special Counsel
    Chair, Ethics, Professional Responsibility and White Collar Defense Group.
    December 2016 – Present
    Bast Amron, LLP
    Miami, Florida
  • Concentration on representation of the legal profession in Florida Bar Admission & Defense, Legal Malpractice Defense, Sale of Law Practice, Partnership Disputes,
    Fee Disputes, Ethics Opinions and State and Federal Criminal Defense.
    Managing Partner
    December 2002- December 2016
    Tannebaum Weiss, PL
    Miami, Florida
  • Concentration on representation of the legal profession in Florida Bar Admission & Defense, Legal Malpractice Defense, Sale of Law Practice, Partnership Disputes,
    Fee Disputes, Ethics Opinions and State and Federal Criminal Defense.
    Attorney at Law
    March 1998- December 2002
    Brian L. Tannebaum, P.A.
    Of Counsel, Thornton & Rothman, P.A.
    Miami, Florida
  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
    Attorney at Law
    April 1997 – February 1998
    Best & Lyons, P.A.
    Miami, Florida
  • State Criminal Defense
    Assistant Public Defender
    December 1994 – April 1997
    Dade County Public Defender’s Office
    Miami, Florida

Professional Associations/Committees

  • President, Florida Association of Bar Defense Lawyers, 2010-Present
  • Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Attorney Admissions, Peer Review
    and Attorney Grievance for the United States District Court,
    Southern District of Florida, 2007–2010
  • President, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010-2011
  • Member, Board of Directors, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001-Present
  • Legislative Chair, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003-2007
  • President, Miami Chapter, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005-2006
  • Executive Council, Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, 2008-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Dade County Bar Association, 2002-2005
  • Member, Florida Bar Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, 2006-2012
  • Chair, Florida Bar Traffic Rules Committee, 2003-2004
  • Vice-Chair, Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 2002-2003
  • Member, Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 2000-2003
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Community Organizations

  • Chair-elect and Member, Board of Directors, Florida Innocence Project
  • Past Chair, Historical Museum of Southern Florida 11th Circuit Judicial Historical Society
  • Past President, Ambassadors of Mercy Hospital Board of Directors.

Publications

  • Book: The Practice: Brutal Truth about Lawyers and Lawyering, (ABA Publishing, 2014)
  • Defending The Lawyer Before The State Bar, Exec Sense Publishing e-book chapter, 2013. (Available on Amazon.com)
  • Article: How Far Should You Go For A Client, American Bar Association GP Solo Magazine, 2011
  • Columnist at Above the Law.com
  • Author at My Law License (honored in the ABA Blawg 100)
  • Author at Criminal Defense Blog
  • e-book: I Got A Bar Complaint, 2012
  • e-book: The Truth About Hiring A Criminal Defense Lawyer, 2008
  • Article: The Constitutionality of Racial Profiling, Florida Defender, Volume 13, No.4, Winter 2001
  • Article: Random Thoughts and assorted articles including “The Florida Bar Grievance Process,” Florida Defender, 2001-2011.

Recent Speaking Engagements

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Presentation Name Association Date
Disciplining Paralegals Big Bend Paralegal Association 2016
Building Relationships Defense Research Institute 2016
Ethics in Marketing National Employment Lawyers (FL Chapter) 2015
Lawyers Behaving Badly Lawyernomics (Avvo) 2015
Advertising/Trust Accounts Florida Justice Association 2015
Economics of Law Practice Dade County Bar Association 2015
Building Your Practice Dade County Bar Association 2015
“The Practice” Philadelphia Bar Association 2014
Ethics and Marketing Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2014
The Bar Grievance Process Dade County Defense Bar Association 2014
FL Bar Advertising & Trust Account Rules NEFACDL 2014
Client Retention and Accompanying Ethical Issues NACDL White Collar College 2014
Florida Criminal Law Update Florida Bar Annual Meeting 2014
New Florida Bar Ad & Trust Account Rules Aventura Marketing Council 2014
Developing Relationships Ethically Stetson Solo Practice Institute 2013
Ethics in White Collar Criminal Cases NACDL White Collar College 2013
Ethical Pitfalls for Young Lawyers Jumping the Gun: Giving Young Lawyers a Head Start on Success 2013
Florida Criminal Law Update Florida Bar Annual Conference 2013
Do I Have A Conflict? Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2013
Ethics in Entertainment Law American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries 2013
Handling Bar Grievances Dade County Bar Monthly Lunch 2012
Unauthorized Practice American Immigration Lawyers Association 2012
Florida Criminal Law Update Florida Bar Annual Meeting 2012
Strategic & Ethical Business Development FAMU Law School 2012
Ethics and Online Marketing Radius of Influence 2011
How Not To Get Into The Florida Bar Stetson College of Law Florida Bar Preparation 2011
Criminal Law Florida Bar Annual Meeting 2011
Responding To The Florida Bar Complaint DCBA Ethics Seminar 2011
How Not To Get Into The Florida Bar Stetson College of Law 2011
Responding To The Florida Bar DCBA Ethics Seminar 2011
Ethics and Online Marketing Avvo (Avvocating) 2011
Criminal Law Update Florida Bar Annual Meeting 2010
Criminal Law Update Florida Bar Annual Meeting 2009
Criminal Law Update Florida Bar Annual Meeting 2008
Ethics in White Collar Cases NACDL White Collar College 2008
Ethics and Online Marketing Radius of Influence 2011/2012

Awards/Recognitions

Awards Date
President’s Appreciation Award
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2009
President’s Appreciation Award
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2007
Extra Mile Award
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2006
Top 10 Defense Verdicts
National Law Journal
2004
President’s Award
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2004
President’s Appreciation Award
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2000
Martindale-Hubbell AV rated, listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America 2016-2017
SuperLawyers 2006-2017

Personal

Born: Miami, Florida.
Married, 2 children.
Certified Sommelier.