BARRY M. WAX

BARRY M. WAX

YOUR DEDICATED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Barry M. Wax has been practicing criminal defense law since 1984, and has appeared in State and Federal Courts throughout the country. As a dedicated criminal defense lawyer, he has defended a wide range of cases, with particular emphasis in complex criminal cases including fraud, economic crimes, conspiracy and drug trafficking. In addition to criminal defense, Barry devotes a portion of his practice to professional licensing, including the defense of Florida Bar complaints and litigation before various professional licensing agencies under the umbrella of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Barry is a past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter, and was just elected to a 5th term as a Director at Large for the statewide Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Barry was also the chairperson for FACDL's annual Death is Different Seminar, which provides training for death penalty defense attorneys, as mandated by the Florida Supreme Court. A graduate of Florida State University and the University of Miami School of Law, Barry is
married to Amy for 27 wonderful years and is father to Samantha ( a UF graduate!), Danny (an FSU graduate!) and Dylan (a freshman at Miami Beach High).

Education:

  • 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

Admissions:

  • 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

Experience:

  • 1985 - 1987: Assistant Public Defender, Miami-Dade County Public Defender's Office, Miami, Florida
  • 1988 - Present: Law Offices of Barry M. Wax

Memberships:

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

Accolades:

  • 2007 - Present - Awarded AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell (highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, as voted on by peers)
  • 2017 - Present - SuperLawyers