Law Office of Ann Fitz

Law Office of Ann Fitz

Former prosecutor with 15 yrs of experience in federal court, practicing exclusively in White Collar Criminal Defense and Federal Criminal Appeals. Top rated by Super Lawyers and dedicated to fighting for the rights of criminal defendants.

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Main Office
777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800, West Tower
West Palm Beach  FL  33401
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  • (561) 515-6054
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Criminal Defense
Former prosecutor with 15 yrs of experience in federal court, practicing exclusively in White Collar Criminal Defense and Federal Criminal Appeals. Top rated by Super Lawyers and dedicated to fighting for the rights of criminal defendants.
Attorney Ann Fitz has more than a decade of experience representing criminal defendants in the nation's toughest federal courts. She is a former prosecutor, and in addition to her private practice she served for 7 years as a federal Panel Attorney under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) in Atlanta and Los Angeles. She has handled numerous high-profile white collar crime, Internet-based crime and other criminal cases, including a $25 million loan modification scheme, a $12 million tax fraud scheme, a constitutional challenge to Georgia's sex offender registration law - leading to the law's amendment to allow removal from the registry - and establishing a clear definition of what constitutes criminal liability in federal child pornography cases. She is licensed in numerous states and federal jurisdictions, including the United States Supreme Court. She was recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013, 2014 and 2016, an honor bestowed upon just 2% of all lawyers under the age of 40, and as a "Top 10 Under 40" criminal lawyer by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2014. She practices almost exclusively in federal court, focusing on white collar criminal defense.

Attorney Fitz has provided her insights and opinions as a legal commentator on the Fox News Network, CNN, HLN, MSNBC and appeared as a regular guest on truTV's In Session (formerly CourtTV) from 2009-2011. Her distinctive accomplishments in criminal defense have been featured in numerous nationally well-known publications and media outlets including Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, CBS's primetime news magazine 48 Hours Mystery and NBC's Nightly News. She is a chapter author for the Lexis-Nexis Practice Guide: Georgia Criminal Law and has served as a seminar speaker on the topic of white collar crime.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Ms. Fitz was raised by a single mother who was a professional in the securities industry. As a teenager, she fondly recalls attending shareholders meetings and visiting the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Boardroom, and credits her background for her interest in white collar crime. When she served as a juror on a vehicular homicide case in college she discovered her calling as a trial lawyer and began her career as a felony prosecutor for the State of Georgia. Finding that she sympathized with many of the defendants she was prosecuting, she turned to criminal defense in 2004.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

As a defense attorney, Ms. Fitz has represented clients in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, New York, California, and New Jersey. Her experience includes 7 years of working as a Panel Attorney under the Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) in conjunction with the Federal Defender's Office in Atlanta and Los Angeles where she developed a proficiency in federal court representing defendants charged in cases ranging from fraud and public corruption to gang cases involving drug trafficking and extortion. She has handled numerous high-profile white collar criminal cases, including cases involving a $25 million mortgage modification scheme, a $12 million tax fraud scheme, and a $7 million securities fraud scheme.

In addition to trial court litigation, Ms. Fitz has helped a number of convicted defendants challenge their sentences and convictions in federal appellate courts. She has prepared motions and briefs in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Her hard work was instrumental in amending Georgia's sex offender registration law to allow for individuals not convicted of an underlying sexual offense to be removed from the sex offender registry and in establishing a clear definition of what constitutes criminal liability in federal child pornography cases through the use of computer forensics.

Ms. Fitz's distinctive legal accomplishments have been featured in nationally known publications and media outlets including Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, CBS's 48 Hours Mystery and NBC's Nightly News. Among her accolades, she was nominated and selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, and 2016, and was named a Top 10 Attorney Under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2014.

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