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happycrop (3)Barry Wax – Your Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney

Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney is the most effective action you can take on your own behalf when facing criminal charges.

I’ve spent almost three decades defending complex cases such as mortgage fraud, health care fraud, economic crimes, money laundering, grand jury investigations, first degree murder, capital (death penalty) litigation, and post conviction matters. Along the way, I have earned a reputation as a smart, skillful courtroom advocate and a trusted advisor in even the most intricate and confusing situations. I’m often called the “Lawyer’s Lawyer” as many attorneys turn to me while facing legal troubles of their own. All of my clients know they can rely on my many years of in-depth knowledge to protect their interests with both empathy and vigorous legal defense strategies.

Born Miami Beach, Florida, November 12, 1958


Florida State University (B.S., 1981)

University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 1985)

Graduate, National Criminal Defense College, 1987

University of Miami School of Law Intramural Mock Trial Champion, 1984


1985, Admitted to Bar – Florida

1987, U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida;

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

2004, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


1985 – 1987: Assistant Public Defender, Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office, Miami, Florida

1988 – Present: Law Offices of Barry M. Wax


Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter – Past President  2007-2008

National Association of Criminal Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,  Statewide –       Director at Large; Past-Chair, Death Penalty Committee

Past-Chairperson: FACDL Death is Different Seminar, which provides training for death penalty defense attorneys, as mandated by the Florida Supreme Court

2007 – Present – Awarded AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell (highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, as voted on by peers)