Robert Feitel, Esquire
It is my responsibility as a criminal defense attorney to review and analyze the evidence against my client and then design and implement a strategy for success. I approach each legal case based upon my more than thirty-five years of experience.
I graduated from the George Washington University, one of the premier law schools in the United States, in 1982. As the result of my academic achievements, I was then hired to work for a United States federal district judge in Washington, D.C. Thereafter, I joined a very large law firm, with offices in more than a dozen cities in the United States. While at the law firm, I participated as a defense attorney in a ten month long criminal trial, where my client was the former Secretary of Labor of the United States. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty as to all 137 counts in the case.
I thereafter joined the United States Department of Justice and for the next twenty-two years I prosecuted every type of criminal case imaginable, including fraud, gang cases, international drug conspiracy and money laundering cases. I was the lead counsel in more than eighty jury trials, including the successful prosecution of Colombian Senator Santander Lopesierra. I appeared as an attorney in thousands of other court proceedings and was an instructor at the Department of Justice’s training academy for prosecutors.
In 1999 I left the Department of Justice to begin the next phase of my professional life as a defense attorney. As a criminal defense attorney, I have represented defendants in federal courts in Washington, D.C., Miami, Tampa, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Virginia as well as other jurisdictions. I specialize in the defense of foreign nationals charged in criminal cases in the United States. I have represented defendants from Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Lebanon, Argentina, Mexico, and Lithuania.
I believe that I bring to bear a unique set of experiences and ability to the defense of criminal cases. Most notably, I have filed hundreds of legal motions as a defense attorney challenging every aspect of criminal cases, including claiming that: (1) the criminal statute is unconstitutional; (2) the criminal statute does not apply to conduct committed outside the United States; (3) the criminal charges are too vague and that due process requires them to be dismissed; (4) the Government failed in its responsibility to provide the defense with notice of the evidence against the defendant; (5) the Government intercepted the defendant’s phone calls and/or messages in violation of the law; (6) the defendant withdrew from the criminal conspiracy and the Government cannot use its evidence against him; and (7) the defendant was not a member of the conspiracy charged by the United States. Examples of these motions and others can be found on the website.
In my professional opinion, a defendant needs a lawyer who has the ability to challenge the Government’s case – and not simply try to make a deal with the prosecutors and “hope” for the best. Moreover, it is quite often necessary to challenge the Government’s case in order to obtain the best possible outcome in a case. Since every accused person wants the best result, they should hire a lawyer who has the skills, the ability, the determination, and the experience to achieve that result. I am that lawyer.
Andres Suarez graduated with honors from Broward College and Florida International University. His educational foundation in International Relations in Latin American and the Caribbean induced him to work for two of most prestigious Nonprofit Organizations of the Hemisphere, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Organization of the American States (OAE). These experiences were decisive for a legal career to come.
Andres has been working at the Law Office of Robert Feitel for half a decade. He is a proud member of one the most distinguished defense firms specializing in complex international criminal prosecutions of foreign nationals in the United States. He is familiar with all aspects of the criminal justice system and is also continuing his legal education in the prestigious University of George Washington in the United States. He reviewed and translated a Federal Guidelines Sentencing Manual in Spanish that didactically summarizes the penal procedure of cases in federal courts in the United States.
Andres is proud to be a Colombian and United States citizen. He is fluent in Spanish.