Neal R. Sonnett

Neal R. Sonnett

Federal and State Criminal Defense & Professional Ethics Defense
  • Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
  • Florida
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Neal R. Sonnett is the founder and Managing Partner of his Miami based law firm, which concentrates on the defense of corporate, white collar and complex criminal cases in Florida and throughout the United States. He earned his B.A. degree in 1967 from the University of Miami and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1972.

Prior to entering private practice, Neal served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division for the Southern District of Florida. As Chief, he was in charge of all federal criminal prosecutions for a twelve-county area from Key West to Vero Beach, Florida's most populous region and one of largest U.S. Attorney's offices in the United States. He also served temporary assignments as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida and for the District of Puerto Rico.

Neal has represented a roster of high profile clients, major national corporations, banking institutions, prominent business executives, bankers, attorneys, physicians, and federal and state political figures. He has served as lead counsel in regulatory and grand jury investigations, trials and appeals and federal sentencing guideline and post-conviction issues in environmental crimes, health care, insurance, securities, tax, and mail fraud cases, election law violations, money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Arms Export Control Act cases, federal asset forfeiture, international extradition, and attorney ethics and disciplinary matters.

A nationally respected trial lawyer, Neal has been honored three times by the National Law Journal as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers In America” and has been profiled by that publication as one of the “Nation's Top Litigators” and one of the “Nation's Top White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyers.” He has been selected in every edition since 1983 of “The Best Lawyers in America” in White Collar Criminal Defense, one

University of Miami
J.D. (1967)
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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4th Circuit
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5th Circuit
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6th Circuit
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8th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Professional Ethics Defense
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Neal R. Sonnett, P.A.
Contact & Map
26th Floor, One Biscayne Tower
Two South Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131
Telephone: (305) 358-2000
Fax: (888) 277-0333