Roger Futerman

Roger Futerman

Criminal Defense Attorney Roger Futerman is a Former State Prosecutor, a Nationally Board Certified Criminal Attorney (certified by the NBTA), is Board Certified by the Florida Bar, and has been named one of the Best Defense Attorneys In The Tampa Bay Area. In 2013 he was named one of the Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the Nations Trial Lawyers Organization. Mr. Futerman is a member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys which is a professional organization for attorneys who have been certified by a recognized accrediting organization.

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 a nationally published author having being featured in “The Champion” June edition 2011. He was recently a legal analyst for NBC news channel 8 Tampa Bay regarding the Casey Anthony verdict and George Zimmerman verdict, and his cases and remarkable results have appeared on Fox, CNN and in the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times. He has tried over 100 jury trials and his results receiving “Not Guilty’s” in so many cases speak for themselves. (see actual verdict forms)

 Education:

  • Kings College School London England with Honors -1988
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Bachelor of Arts – 1994
  • Georgia State Law School in Atlanta, Georgia, Juris Doctorate Degree – 1998

Television Appearances:

  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Zach Allen case
  • Fox 13, ABC news, NBC News – Hai Hoang case
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC affiliate) Casey Anthony Murder Case, Expert Commentary
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC affiliate) Fox 13, ABC news Hai Hoang case
  • Fox 13, Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC affiliate) NBC Dateline Cara Ryan murder case
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) George Zimmerman Murder Case, Expert Commentary
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Samantha Broadhead case
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Benny Riviera case
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Alan Smith case
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Janyia Thomas Murder Case, Expert Commentary
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Implications of Stand Your Ground with Mark Douglas, Expert Commentary
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Curtis Reeves Murder Case, Expert Commentary
  • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Ralph Wade Murder Case, Expert Commentary
  • Caymian TV Legal Expert Brenda McGloughin Robbery Case, Expert Commentary
  • Legal expert Fox 13, McTear Death Penalty Case
  • Channel 13, Orlando, drug trafficking (client not named)
  • Guest Legal Expert St. Petersburg Times, Channel 8, Robert Temple

Print Media:

  • St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune cases covered by press handled by Mr. Futerman, include: Warrington, Batra, Smith, Naylor, Ganpot, Forte, Stow, Maskell, Freeland,  Broadhead, Foster Lawrence, Martinez, Matos, Thompson, Valdez, Ryan, and Hoang cases.

Work Experience:

  • Northern District of Georgia Federal Defender’s Office (certified intern) – 1997
  • Fulton County Public Defender’s Office (certified intern) -1997 to 1998
  • Assistant State Prosecutor for Pinellas County -1998 to 2000
  • Founder of Roger D. Futerman and Associates – January 2000 to present

Licenses To Practice:

  • Licensed in good standing in Middle District Federal Court and all Florida State Courts
  • Certified before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and Florida Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2011, 2012 Ohio State Court (pro hac vice)
  • 2012 West Virginia Federal Court (pro hac vice)
  • Second District Court of Appeals

Lectures:

  • Stetson University College of Law 2010
  • Hillsborough Community College 2010
  • University of Tampa 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

Certifications, Recognitions and Memberships:

  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy – 2011 to present
  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar – 2016 to present
  • Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Florida Bar member in good standing – 1998 to present
  • Federal Bar member in good standing – 2000 to present
  • Member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys – 2015 to present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – 2010 to present
  • National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers – 2010 to present
  • Hillsborough Bar Association –  2002 to present

 

  • Named to the 2016 Super Lawyers list by Florida Trend – 2016 to 2017
  • Preeminently AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell -2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Clearwater Bar Association –  2002 to present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association – 2002 to present
  • Pinellas County Lawyers Association – 2010 to present
  • Florida Trial Lawyers – 2010 to present
  • American Bar Association – 2002 to present
  • Member of National College DUI Defense – 2015 to present
  • Better Business Bureau – 2002 to present
  • Recognized as a member of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers – 2015, 2016
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who in Leadership and Industry Recognition – 2006 to present