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Daniel R. Aaronson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Benjamin, Aaronson, Edinger & Patanzo, P.A.
1700 E Las Olas, Ste 202
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-779-1700
Fax: 954-779-1771
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021
Licensed in Florida Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Constitutional Law (50%)
Attorney Profile

Daniel Aaronson is an experienced criminal defense attorney with a wide range of focus. One of the founding partners of Benjamin & Aaronson, P.A., Attorneys at Law, Mr. Aaronson is passionate about defending those accused of crimes, those whose First Amendment rights have been violated and those in the adult entertainment industry. Mr. Aaronson works hard to ensure that each client receives every benefit to which he or she is legally entitled.

Mr. Aaronson has a record of accomplishment that includes his licensure to practice law in the states of Georgia, New Jersey and Florida. He served as a public defender for Miami/Dade County from 1981 through 1984, and since then has personally worked with clients as far away as Texas and Pennsylvania. Mr. Aaronson is a member of the Broward County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the First Amendment Lawyers Association.

Mr. Aaronson has been a key component in changing the laws in the area of adult entertainment in South Florida, including cases such as State v. Kessler and Silvers and Hall v. State, which addressed lewdness and the constitutional boundaries thereof. Mr. Aaronson is also recognized for winning the case of Daytona Grand v. City of Daytona Beach, which was completed under the Alameda Books test.

Mr. Aaronson has no fear of complex cases, whether involving felony drug or theft charges, murder, or even adult entertainment-related issues. He embraces challenges and will stand against government agencies in order to protect the rights of his clients. Mr. Aaronson and his firm, Benjamin & Aaronson, P.A., are dedicated and passionate in their service to clients.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Constitutional Law


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2021

About Daniel R. Aaronson

First Admitted: 1981, Florida

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  • Selected to be one of the initial members of the "American Journal of Trial Advocacy", a law review form of association
  • Award of Appreciation from "Lifestyles", 2001
  • Lifetime Achievement Award from "Visions", 1996

Educational Background

  • University of Florida, B.S. in Advertising, 1976

Representative Clients

  • Daytona Grand et al v City of Daytona Beach, 410 F.Supp.2d 1173, M.D. Fla., 2006
  • St. v. Munguix, 625 So.2d 1218, Fla 4th DCA, 1993
  • Fricke v. Fla, 561 So.2d 597, Fla, 3rd DCA, 1990
  • St. V. Ackerman, 785 So.2d 1229, Fla 4th DCA, 2001
  • St. v. Comforti, 688 So.2d 350, Fla 4th DCA, 1997
  • Danny Rolling v. Fla, 630 So.2d 635, Fla 1st DCA, 1994
  • Danny Rolling v. Fla, 655 So.2d 230, Fla 5th DCA, 1995
  • Morales v. Fla, 669 So.2d 348, Fla 3rd DCA, 1996
  • David Vincent v. Broward County, 200 F. 3d 1325, 11th Circuit Ct. App., 2000
  • International Eateries v. Broward County, 838 F. Supp 580, So. D. Fla., 1993
  • Bordo v. Broward, 627 So. 2d 561, Fla 4th DCA, 1993
  • Bordo v. Board of County Commissioner Broward, 647 So. 2d 873, Fla 4th DCA, 1994
  • St. V. Kessler, 626 So.2d 251, Fla 4th DCA, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, First Amendment Lawyers Association
  • Member, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Broward County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • Florida, 1981
  • New Jersey, 1980
  • Georgia, 1980

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Legal Columnist of Adult Publications

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Nightclub and Bar Convention
  • The Gentlemen's Club Exposition
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Office Location for Daniel R. Aaronson

1700 E Las Olas
Ste 202
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-779-1700

Fax: 954-779-1771

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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