Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. is a law firm trusted for more than two decades by individual and business clients across Florida and the United States.
The firm provides its clients with experienced legal representation of the highest quality, with a high level of scholarship and creativity along with an aggressive dedication to the interests of every client. The firm's attorneys are committed to achieving the best possible results. Each of the firm's attorneys is a former judicial law clerk, and each brings to the firm's practice outstanding academic training and professional experience.
Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A., based in Tampa, Florida, has a successful and sophisticated practice that focuses on civil appeals and litigation support and criminal defense and criminal appeals:
Criminal Defense and Criminal Appeals
including but not limited to:
-Related Civil Proceedings
Civil Appeals and Trial Litigation Support
including but not limited to:
-Commercial & Business Litigation
-Personal Injury Matters
-Litigation Support to Legal Community in
-Pre-Trial & Post-Trial Matters
100 S. Ashley Drive, Suite 1300, P.O. BOX 3396
Tampa FL 33601
Representation in state and federal courts
James E. Felman and Katherine Earle Yanes have a sophisticated criminal defense investigation, trial, appellate, and post-conviction relief practice. They provide a high level of scholarship and creativity along with an aggressive dedication to the interests of the client. Mr. Felman and Ms. Yanes are both former federal judicial law clerks, and each brings to the firm's practice outstanding academic training and professional experience.
Mr. Felman and Ms. Yanes handle criminal matters in state and federal courts across a broad spectrum of alleged offenses, including financial crimes, such as business fraud, health care offenses, securities offenses, bank and mortgage fraud, tax offenses, embezzlement, bankruptcy fraud, bribery and kickback schemes, money laundering, antitrust violations, and public corruption; environmental crimes; homicide; sex offenses; drug and synthetic drug offenses; gambling offenses; and racketeering. Mr. Felman and Ms. Yanes represent an array of clients, whether they are individuals, public companies, boards and board members of public companies, accounting firms, law firms and lawyers, or hospitals and doctors.
Advocates in criminal defense
Our lawyers protect client interests at every stage of a criminal proceeding or investigation, whether you are faced with a grand jury or other investigation, a state or federal criminal trial or sentencing, or defending a criminal forfeiture. Mr. Felman and Ms. Yanes can assist you with matters such as:
-Grand jury and other investigations
-Plea negotiations and agreements
-Suppression of illegally obtained evidence
-Expungement of criminal records
Related civil proceedings both plaintiff and defendant
In addition to representing clients in criminal defense matters in state and federal courts, Mr. Felman and Ms. Yanes also represent clients in related civil proceedings, such as:
-Defense of related civil proceedings
-Civil forfeiture defense
-Receivership claims and litigation
-Qui tam plaintiff and defendant
-Securities & Exchange Commission investigations and litigation
-Federal Trade Commission investigations and litigation
-Plaintiff's actions for malicious prosecution
Stuart C. Markman has concentrated his law practice on appeals and civil litigation support for over 30 years. Mr. Markman has successfully represented individuals and businesses in a wide variety of state and federal appeals, including major personal injury cases, complex commercial and business litigation, medical malpractice cases, and class actions. He has also successfully represented clients by providing trial support and in-depth research, writing, and argument on key legal issues.
Mr. Markman is an appellate master and treasurer in the J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court. He has for many years been listed in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA for appellate practice, commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation, and white-collar criminal defense. In 2014, THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA named him "Lawyer of the Year" for Bet-the-Company Litigation in Tampa, Florida. FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS lists Mr. Markman for appellate practice and has consistently named him one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida and one of the Top 50 Tampa Bay Lawyers. FLORIDA TREND'S FLORIDA LEGAL ELITE has listed Mr. Markman as a top appellate practitioner every year that publication has recognized the top lawyers in Florida.
Mr. Markman is a graduate of Wake Forest University, B.A., magna cum laude, and Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, with honors. Following law school, he served as a judicial law clerk for Judge George C. Carr of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Immediately after that clerkship and just before entering private practice, he served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Paul H. Roney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Wake Forest University School of Law