The Law Offices of John M. Fitzgibbons is a Tampa firm whose practice is limited to criminal defense law and related matters.
Mr. Fitzgibbons is a well-known former federal prosecutor and for more than twenty-five years, Mr. Fitzgibbons and his firm with the assistance of expert investigators and forensic accountants have handled high-stakes criminal investigations and trials and have successfully represented a broad range of clients including business executives and employees, public officials, professional athletes, lawyers, physicians, corporations and individuals in a variety of serious matters from complex and sophisticated business cases to criminal tax cases to homicide.
The firm was founded in 1987 by John M. Fitzgibbons, a former Assistant United States Attorney in Tampa who served as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's office for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Fitzgibbons also served as a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington. D.C.
Mr. Fitzgibbons is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law and is recognized in "Best Lawyers in America" in both Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar. He has also been recognized as one of Florida's Legal Elite and as one of Florida's Super Lawyers in criminal defense. In addition, the Law Offices of John M. Fitzgibbons is listed in U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" in the United States both in Criminal Defense: White Collar and Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar.
Mr. Fitzgibbons is often assisted in his cases by a number of former agents from the IRS and FBI as well as from other government agencies. He also devotes significant time to resolving criminal matters with prosecutors and other government officials at the pre-filing stage of a case, thereby resolving the matter without the need to go to trial. However, Mr. Fitzgibbons is first and foremost a trial lawyer and is one of the few lawyers in the United States who is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Membership in each of these prestigious organizations is by invitation only.
Mr. Fitzgibbons has been the Statewide Chair of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission since 2009, appointed by Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Marco Rubio, and has been a member of the Commission since 2005. He has been the president of the Goldburg-Cacciatore Criminal Law Inn of Court in Tampa and president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association as well as chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
The firm's website at fitzgibbonslawtampa.com provides additional information relating to the Law Offices of John M. Fitzgibbons and the CASE & TRIALS page provides information relating to cases handled by Mr. Fitzgibbons.