District of Columbia
U.S. District Courts
Southern District of Florida (General Bar) – 1979
Southern District of Florida (Trial Bar) – 1983
Middle District of Florida – 1988
District of Colorado – 2013
U.S. Court of Appeals
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal – 1986
Third Circuit Court of Appeal – 2011
Certified Legal Specialties
Criminal Trial Law – The Florida Bar – 1987
Criminal Trial Law – National Board of Trial Advocacy – 2015
Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
J.D. – 1978
Honors Academic Honor Roll
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio
B.A. – 1975
Previous Employment Positions
Palm Beach County Public Defender’s Office – Public Defender 1978 – 1980; appellate and trial divisions
Cook County, Illinois Public Defender’s Office – Legal Intern Jan. 1978- May 1978 Student Practice Program
Pro Bono Activities
Providing Legal Services to Indigent Criminal Defendants, including ourt-appointed and Pro bono criminal defense cases – 1979 – Present
Class, Seminars, and Presentations Taught or Instructed
1983 – “Opening Statement and Cross Examining Experts”, Florida Public Defender and Prosecutor Workshop, Instructor. University of Florida.
1999 – “Using the Prosecutor to Your Advantage,” Speaker Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys CLE.
“The Right to Counsel for the Non-Rich.” Speaker. National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers CLE.
“Writing Police Reports”, Instructor, Palm Beach County Police Academy, Palm Beach Community College.
“Handling Yourself in the Courtroom.” Instructor, Palm Beach County Police Academy, Palm Beach Community College.
Adult Education Instructor Inmates at the Palm Beach County Jail, Palm Beach County School Board.
2008 – “What Civil Lawyers Need to Know About Criminal Law,” Presentation to F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association in conjunction with Nova Southeastern University Law School Alumni.
Prosecutor/Public Defender Workshop, Participant Instructor, University of Florida School of Law, Gainesville, Florida
Honors and Awards
Michael Salnick Criminal Defense Scholarship
Awarded Annually to a Freshman Student at
Northern Illinois University College of Law
Dekalb, Illinois, with an interest in criminal law.
Scholarship has been ongoing since 2004.
Outstanding Service Award by Northern Illinois
University Alumni Counsel for Service and Dedication
to Northern Illinois University College of Law
Appreciation Award for Service as Co-Chairman of
Publications Committee, Criminal Law Section of
The Florida Bar
Appreciation Award for Outstanding Service as Chairman
of Publications Committee and Editor of Section Newsletter
Criminal Law Section, The Florida Bar
“Intoxication Defense: Some Practical Pointers.” Criminal Law Section, Florida Bar Newsletter, Volume VI, No. 1, September, 1983. “Pre-Arrest Identification.” Champion Magazine. (Monthly publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) “Effective Counsel for the (Almost) Indigent: Making the State Coffer Up.” Champion Magazine. (Monthly publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)
1. Furney v. Florida, 115 So. 3d 1095 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
2. Henry v. Florida, __ So. 3d ___, 2013 WL 950045 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013)
3. Tucker v. State, 972 So. 2d 1062 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
4. State v. Glatzmayer, 789 So. 2d 297 (Fla. 2001)
5. Rendon v. State, 690 So. 2d 645 (Fla. 4th DCA 1997)
6. State v. Norstrom, 613 So. 2d 437 (Fla. 1993)
7. Morgan v. State, 453 So. 2d 394 (Fla. 1984)