Strategies That Could Mean the Difference Between Acquittal and Conviction
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Learn how to craft a defense story that will resonate with the decisionmakers.
Discover how to elicit biases from jurors who are not likely to see things from your point of view.
Deliver an opening statement that captivates and persuades your audience.
Get practical pointers for staying in control during cross-examination.
Find out how to deal a powerful blow to opposing expert testimony.
Make the most of your last communications with jurors with winning closing argument tips.
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Brian H. Bieber is a shareholder with the Miami law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. He is engaged in criminal and civil white collar defense litigation (both high profile and extremely confidential) for corporate executives, prominent clients, ordinary citizens, as well as small, mid-sized and major multi-million dollar businesses, in all federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Bieber concentrates on the defense of fraud in the areas of banking, bankruptcy, computer, environmental health care, insurance, mail, mortgage, pharmaceutical, real estate, tax, wire and other types. Additionally, he defends clients charged with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), money laundering and RICO statutes, regulatory matters, Native American and Gaming laws. Mr. Bieber represents individuals and corporations involved in grand jury investigations. He has successfully represented, by way of dismissals before trial and acquittals by juries, numerous clients charged with serious criminal activity who were facing lengthy prison sentences if convicted. Mr. Bieber is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers; and the Florida (criminal law section), New York, District of Columbia and Dade County bar associations. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal. Mr. Bieber has successfully challenged, by way of appeal, Florida law enforcement's ability to collect DNA samples from convicted felons who are no longer being supervised by the state. He has been featured numerous times in the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Ocala Star Banner and other daily newspapers across the country. Mr. Bieber has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal and various national, as well as international publications. He has appeared on CNN, Dateline, Good Morning America, Telemundo, 48 Hours, FOX News Channel, as well as other radio and television appearances throughout the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Bieber earned his B.S. degree from Rutgers University and his J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
Cynthia E. Everson is an attorney at Everson Law Firm PLLC, where she provides private representation for federal and state criminal and civil matters, with an emphasis on indigent representation. Ms. Everson has defended people accused of gun crimes in both state and federal court, and has litigated issues related to the right to possess and carry firearms, as well as property issues related to retrieving firearms that were seized by law enforcement. She is an adjunct writing instructor at Rowan Cabarrus Community College in Concord, North Carolina and has been teaching there for two years. Ms. Everson earned her B.A. degree from Gardner Webb University, her M.A. degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Charlotte School of Law.
L. Richard Walker is a First Assistant Federal Defender in the Federal Public Defender Office Northern District of West Virginia in Clarksburg. His practice is dedicated to criminal defense, including trial work before the Federal District Court and Appeals, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Federal Public Defender Office Northern District of West Virginia. Mr. Walker worked in Miami as an associate for the firm Black, Srebnick, Kornspam & Stumpf, which specializes in the defense of high-profile and complex criminal cases throughout the U.S. He is admitted to practice in Florida, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Mr. Walker is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. degree from Temple University School of Law.
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