Neal R. Sonnett

Neal R. Sonnett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Miami, FL

Neal R. Sonnett, P.A.
 | Two South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2600, One Biscayne Tower
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-358-2000
Fax: 1-888-277-0333
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1967
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile
Neal R. Sonnett, P.A. concentrates on the defense of federal and state white collar, corporate, and complex crimes litigation throughout the United States. The Firm represents individuals and corporate entities in grand jury investigations, trials, appeals, forfeiture, sentencing guidelines and post-conviction issues, regulatory and compliance matters, and administrative and professional disciplinary proceedings.The Firm has served as counsel in cases involving environmental, health care, insurance, securities and mail fraud cases, banking, money laundering, and criminal tax offenses, international extradition, and professional ethics and discipline matters.

Certificates and Credentials

About Neal Sonnett

Admitted: 1967, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.sonnettlaw.com/neal-r-sonnett.html

Honors/Awards:

  • 2007 William R. Butler Community Service Award, presented by the University of Miami Alumni Association for  “extraordinary community service contributions.”, William R. Butler Community Service Award, University of Miami Alumni Association, 2007
  • 2007 Outstanding Service Award from The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, a lifetime achievement award presented to an individual “who has, in his or her professional career, adhered for more than thirty years to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and to the service of the public.”, Outstanding Service Award, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 2007
  • The Selig Goldin Memorial Award is the highest award presented by The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section., Selig Goldin Memorial Award, The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, 2006
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws presented by Nova Southeastern University Law School., Honorary Doctor of Laws , Nova Southeastern University Law School, 2006
  • The Daniel S. Pearson-Harry W. Prebish Founders Award is presented by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter, for “lifetime commitment to preserve the constitutional rights of all citizens.”, Daniel S. Pearson-Harry W. Prebish Founders Award, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami , 2005
  • The Stanley Milledge Award is a lifetime achievement award presented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Miami., Stanley Milledge Award, American Civil Liberties Union of Miami, 2005
  • The Charles R. English Memorial Award is the highest award of the ABA Criminal Justice Section and is presented annually to honor lawyers who exemplify the highest standards of professional ethics and service to the criminal justice system., Charles R. English Memorial Award, ABA Criminal Justice Section, 2001
  • The Jurisprudence Award was presented by the Anti-Defamation League of Florida for "distinguished service and inspiring leadership in preserving liberty, counteracting bigotry and advancing the cause of human rights.", Jurisprudence Award, ADL, 1993
  • The Robert Heeney Memorial Award is the highest award for service from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers., Robert Heeney Memorial Award, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1989
  • The Florida Bar Foundation Medal of Honor is the highest award to a lawyer by the legal profession in Florida, and was presented in recognition of "dedicated service in improving the administration of the criminal justice system and in protecting individual rights precious to our American Constitutional form of government.", Medal of Honor, Florida Bar Foundation, 1989
  • Recipient of the "Alumnus of Distinction" Award from the University of Miami Law Alumni Association in 2007, only the fourth time it has been conferred.
  • The 2008 John H. Pickering Award of Achievement, presented by the ABA Senior Lawyers Division to a lawyer or judge who “shall have demonstrated throughout his or her career outstanding legal ability; shall have compiled a distinguished record of dedicated service to the profession and the community at large; and shall have made significant contributions to the furtherance of access to justice for all.”
  • Inducted into the 2008 Alumni Hall of Fame by the Miami Beach Senior High School Alumni Association.
  • 2009 "Legal Legends Award" presented by the 11th Circuit HIstorical Society and the Historical Museum of South Florida.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, American Bar Association Task Force on Treatment of Enemy Combatants, 2009
  • Member, ABA Board of Governors, 2009
  • Past Chair, ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, 2008
  • Chair, ABA Task Force on Presidential Signing Statements and the Separation of Powers Doctrine, 2007
  • Chair, ABA Task Force on Domestic Surveillance in the Fight Against Terrorism, 2007
  • Member, ABA Nominating Committee and its Steering Committee, 2006
  • Past President, The American Judicature Society
  • Past President, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami
  • Past President, Spellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court
  • Past President, Dade County Bar Association
  • Past President, Florida Bar Foundation
  • Past President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past Chair, ABA Section of Criminal Justice
  • Member, ABA House of Delegates

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Office Location for Neal R. Sonnett

Two South Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 2600, One Biscayne Tower
Miami, FL 33131

 

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Last Updated: 4/23/2018

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