Darren M. Finebloom

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Sarasota, FL

The Law Place
 | 2445 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone: 941-444-1080
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney at The Law Place, Darren M. Finebloom is committed to representing clients in Sarasota, as well as in Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida. He focuses his practice on handling personal injury cases, including wrongful death, and criminal law cases that include the following matters: drug charges, sex offenses, traffic violations and DUI/DWI.

After earning a degree in criminology from Florida State University in 1996, Mr. Finebloom went on to receive a Juris Doctor and graduate with honors from the Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2000.

Having started his career as a public defender, Mr. Finebloom has a keen understanding of how the criminal justice system works. For more than a decade, he has helped to protect the rights of clients who have faced a variety of charges at both the state and federal level.

Whether he is representing someone in a criminal case or pursuing compensation for someone who has suffered an injury, Mr. Finebloom commits personal attention to each client. His hands-on approach has resulted in a number of favorable verdicts and settlements. For his successes, Mr. Finebloom holds the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, he maintains an Avvo "Superb" rating, and he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

Sharing his legal experience with others, Mr. Finebloom is a published author and frequent guest lecturer. He is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, The National College for DUI Defense, Inc., the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (20%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General: Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2013

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About Darren Finebloom

Admitted 2000, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.thelawplace.com/attorneydarrenmfinebloom.html

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Rated, Martindale and Hubbell, 2014
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers
  • Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Highest Rating for both Legal Abiltiy and Ethics by Martindale-Hubbell, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Current President, Sarasota chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • Florida State Bar Association
  • Member, National College of DUI defense
  • Member, Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Florida

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Sponsored the Diversity Scholarship, 2009

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Guest Lecturer, County Court Judges in Florida DUI Adjudication Lab, Judicial Conference, 2013, Adjunct Professor, 2013
  • Chapter in Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, Author, Apastore Publishing, 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, County Court Judges in Florida on DUI Procedure and practice, Judicial Conference, 2010, Adjunct Professor, 2012
  • Lecturer, Trained Officers in DUI detection and Procedure, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. 2010
  • Lecturer, Taught Law Enforcement Proper Breath Testing Procedures, Florida Breath Testing Conference, 2004

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Darren was reviewed by his peers and judges alike and given the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell, 2010

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University, B.A., in Criminology, 1996
Office Location for Darren M. Finebloom

2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237

Phone: 941-444-1080

 

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Last Updated: 2/16/2017

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