Ann Fitz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in West Palm Beach, FL

Law Office of Ann Fitz
 | 500 S Australian Ave, Suite 542
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: 561-932-1690
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014, 2016
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a criminal defense attorney with over 15 years of experience in federal court, Ann Fitz has represented financial, health care and real estate professionals, law enforcement officers, federal employees, doctors and lawyers in her long and successful career. She represents clients in every federal court in Florida for criminal matters related to health care fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, identity theft, embezzlement, public corruption, insurance fraud and other white collar crimes.

Ms. Fitz is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Palm Beach Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 1999, she graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double-majoring in English and Communication Studies, then attended Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2003.  She is a former prosecutor and was appointed to serve as a federal Panel Attorney under the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Along with Florida, Ms. Fitz is admitted to practice in the states of New York, Georgia, California, Ohio, and South Carolina. She is also admitted before a long list of a federal district courts and federal appellate courts. In addition to her selection as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013, 2014 and 2016, she was named a Top 100 Criminal Litigator by The National Trial Lawyers in 2019, one of America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2018, and a Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2014.

A published author, Ms. Fitz has written for the Lexis Nexis Criminal Practice Guidebook and has taught for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. She has been featured as a legal commentator on MSNBC, HLN, CNN and the Fox News Network, and her high-profile cases have been featured prominently in the media, including in Rolling Stone Magazine and Wired Magazine, and on CBS's 48 Hours Mystery and NBC's Nightly News. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense (30%): Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Tax Evasion

Appellate (20%): Appeals

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Tax Evasion, Appeals

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014, 2016

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About Ann Fitz

Admitted: 2003, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://palmbeachfederaldefense.com/fitz-ann/

Honors/Awards:

  • 2019 Top 100 Criminal Defense Litigator, The National Trial Lawyers, https://www.thenationaltriallawyers.org/profile-view/Ann/Fitz/21606/
  • 2018 America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, https://www.top100criminaldefenseattorneys.com/listing/ann-fitz/
  • 2016 Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • 2014 Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • 2014 Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013 Rising Star, Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • State Bar of Florida, 2018
  • State Bar of Georgia, 2003
  • State Bar of New York, 2010
  • State Bar of California, 2012
  • State Bar of Ohio, 2014
  • State Bar of South Carolina, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Northern District of Florida
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Middle District of Georgia
  • Southern District of Georgia
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Western District of Tennessee
  • District of South Carolina
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, Palm Beach Chapter
  • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Daughters of the American Revolution, Henry Morrison Flagler Chapter

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Chapter Author, Lexis-Nexis Practice Guide: Georgia Criminal Law, Matthew Bender, Ch. 1 - Criminal Jurisdiction in Georgia and Ch. 14 - Appeal
  • Trends in Corporate Crime, Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Representative Clients:

  • Ann Fitz has represented clients from a variety of professional backgrounds including lawyers, doctors, federal employees, law enforcement officers, and real estate, banking and financial professionals.

Educational Background:

  • Furman University: B.A., English and Communications Studies Double-Major, 1999
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Office Location for Ann Fitz

500 S Australian Ave
Suite 542
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Phone: 561-932-1690

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Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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