Criminal Defense Attorney Roger Futerman has handled over 10,000 State and Federal criminal cases, tried as solo criminal defense attorney or lead counsel over 100 jury trials and is very proud of his trial record, having personally achieved NOT GUILTY verdicts in Murder, Manslaughter, DUI Manslaughter, BUI Manslaughter, DUI, Attempted Murder, Lewd and Lascivious Battery, Felony DUI, Drug Trafficking in Cocaine, Drug Trafficking in Heroin, Drug Trafficking in Phenethylamines, Drug Trafficking in Marijuana, Aggravated Battery, Sexual Battery, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Solicitation of a Minor, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Burglary to a Residence, Burglary to a Conveyance, Obstruction, Grand Theft, Fraud, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Murder of a Law Enforcement Officer, Bigamy, Home Invasion Robbery, Use of a Computer to Solicit a Minor, Aggravated Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer, Leaving the Scene, Leaving the Scene Involving Injury, Violation of Injunction Against Stalking, Traveling to Meet a Minor, Felony Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer, False 911 Call, Possession of Cocaine, Explotation of an Elderly Person, and Federal Charge of Selling Guns to a Convicted Felon among many other cases. Click on the verdict forms to view the actual verdicts.
Roger Futerman is a Former State Prosecutor, he is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar, and he is a Nationally Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney (certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy) and has been asked for his opinion on many cases including the Casey Anthony, George Zimmerman, Jon Jonchuck and the Michael Drejka case. He has been named one of the “Best Defense Attorneys” in The Tampa Bay Area, and he is a member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys. In 2013, he was named as one of Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Organization. From 2016 to present, Mr. Futerman was named on the Super Lawyers list by Florida Trend due to his excellent trial skills (less than 5% of Attorneys are selected).
He is a Preeminent AV Lawyer rated by Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest rated peer review a lawyer can receive from judges and lawyers. Click here for comments.
He is also a Nationally published author having been featured in “The Champion” June edition 2011.
He is a legal analyst for NBC channel 8 Tampa Bay and has discussed many cases including the Casey Anthony case and George Zimmerman case. His criminal attorney cases and remarkable results have appeared on Fox, in the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times, as well as CNN.
Video clips of Mr. Futerman’s more publicized cases include the recent case of Cara Ryan, the teacher accused of murdering her ex-husband, a former St. Petersburg police officer. She was acquitted in less than two hours; the trial was aired in May on NBC Dateline and is available on our media clips page.
In the Batra stabbing manslaughter charge that occurred at Starbucks Café, Mr. Batra was acquitted. In the highly publicized Virgin Mary vandalism case, Mr. Futerman’s client did not receive a conviction of guilt.
The Alan Smith racketeering case involving the alleged bid rigging from Pinellas County school employees resulted in a 5 to 1 not guilty verdict with an ultimate hung jury and finally the racketeering case being dropped after the hung jury.
The Warrington DUI Manslaughter charge resulted in an acquittal of the manslaughter. The double DUI Freeland manslaughter involving the son of a Deputy, resulted in a double acquittal of the DUI manslaughter. He also represented 1 of the 25 defendants that were arrested as part of Operation Grim Reaper that was featured on NBC report on “How to Catch a Predator.” Out of the 25 arrested, 24 were incarcerated. Mr. Futerman’s client is free having been acquitted of all charges.
Mr. Futerman has also been asked to be a legal expert for local news channels including NBC and ABC, as well as been asked for his legal opinion in the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune.
Mr. Futerman has been asked to appear on the Dr. Phil show this year, the CBS 48 Hours show and the Lifetime Network. Because of Mr. Futerman’s experience in trial, handling media in high profile cases, and clients accused of many crimes, we are well versed in sheltering our clients from media exposure, handling these types of cases and getting very favorable results in highly publicized cases.
Much of our business comes from the referrals of our previous happy clients. You can read some of their testimonials here or come into our office and read the hundreds upon hundreds of thank you cards and letters we proudly and prominently display.
Mr. Futerman personally guarantees his firm’s 100% commitment to do everything possible to help you with your defense case. Our firm’s reputation depends on the success of your case, we look forward to hearing from you.