Roger Futerman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Clearwater, FL

Roger D. Futerman & Associates
 | 13620 49th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33762
Phone: 727-947-9642
Fax: 727-561-7454
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Dutch
    Attorney Profile

    With over two decades of experience as a trial lawyer, Roger Futerman is a criminal defense attorney with Roger Futerman & Associates and represents clients in Clearwater, Florida, and the surrounding areas. A legal analyst for NBC News, he has also worked with the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Tribune, CNN and Fox. During his career, he has tried over 100 jury trials, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Futerman is board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in criminal trial law and is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Clearwater Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the St. Petersburg Bar Association. During his career, he has lectured at The University of Tampa, Hillsborough Community College and Stetson University College of Law.

    Admitted to practice in the state of Florida, Mr. Futerman is also admitted to practice before several federal courts. These include the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

    After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts, Mr. Futerman attended law school. He graduated with his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law and graduated with honors from King’s College School in London.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

    Florida Bar Board of Legal SpecializationNational Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Roger Futerman

    Admitted: 1998, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • Strathmore’s Who’s Who in Leadership and Industry Recognition, 2006 to present
    • Named to the 2016 Super Lawyers list by Florida Trend, 2016 to present

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • National Board Certified in Criminal Trial law by the NBTA, 2011
    • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar, 2016 to present

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2015 to present
    • Better Business Bureau, 2002 to present
    • Member of National College DUI Defense, 2015 to present
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010 to present
    • American Bar Association, 2002 to present
    • Florida Trial Lawyers, 2010 to present
    • Pinellas County Lawyers Association, 2010 to present
    • Member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys, 2015 to present
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Federal Bar member in good standing, 2000 to present
    • Florida Bar member in good standing, 1998 to present
    • Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States
    • Florida Supreme Court
    • I am, and have always been in good standing in Florida State Court, Federal Middle District Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Second District Court of Appeals, State of Ohio (pro hac vice), West Virginia Federal Court (pro hac vice). I am a member of numerous local and National organizations including, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, PACDL, Hillsborough, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg Bar Associations

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • I have handled well over 100 criminal cases pro bono, 1998

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • I have been asked by NBC affiliate channel 8 of Tampa, as well as the local Fox and ABC network as well as the St. Petersburg Times for my expert opinion. I have commented on both the Casey Anthony case and the Travon Martin case. I have had an article published in a National Publication "The Champion" concerning my experience in a trial, Guest Lecturer, expert analyst, published author, 2010
    • University of Tampa, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016, Lecturer
    • Hillsborough Community College, 2010, Lecturer
    • Stetson University College of Law, 2010, Lecturer


    • I have over 14 years’ experience and have tried over 100 jury trials. I have won major felonies including DUI and BUI manslaughters, attempted murder, trafficking’s, home invasion robbery, Burglary, Felony DUI, Aggravated Assaults, with and without firearms, Aggravated Battery’s, Manslaughter, Insurance Fraud, Lewd and Lascivious Battery’s, Use of computer to meet a minor, amongst other major cases and multiple misdemeanors, 2000

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Ralph Wade Murder Case, Expert Commentary
    • Guest Legal Expert St. Petersburg Times, Channel 8, Robert Temple
    • Caymian TV Legal Expert Brenda McGloughin Robbery Case, Expert Commentary
    • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Curtis Reeves Murder Case, Expert Commentary
    • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Implications of Stand Your Ground with Mark Douglas, Expert Commentary
    • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) Janyia Thomas Murder Case, Expert Commentary
    • Channel 8 Tampa Bay (NBC Affiliate) George Zimmerman Murder Case, Expert Commentary

    Educational Background:

    • Kings College School London graduate, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate, Georgia State law school graduate, 1994
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    Office Location for Roger Futerman

    13620 49th Street North
    Clearwater, FL 33762

    Phone: 727-947-9642

    Fax: 727-561-7454

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