John M. Fitzgibbons

Attorney in Tampa, FL
Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America (White-Collar Criminal Defense, Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense); Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Criminal Law); Law and Leading Attorneys in Florida (Criminal Law); Florida Super Lawyers (Criminal Defense, White-Collar); Florida's Legal Elite (Criminal Law). Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 1976-1978. (First Assistant U.S. Attorney and Chief, Criminal Division, 1977-1978). Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Iowa, 1978-1979. Special Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1978-1980. Trial Attorney, Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1980-1983. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1983. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida, 1983-1987. (Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, 1985-1986). Special Achievement Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978, 1985. Honorary Special Agent, Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Treasury, Tampa, Florida, 1987. Court-Appointed Member, Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993; Court-Appointed Member, Merit Selection Panel for Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993. Court-Appointed Chairman, Grievance Committee, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa and Ft. Myers Divisions, 1996-1999. Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida (Member, 2005-; Statewide Chair, 2009-). Hillsborough County Trial Lawyers Section James H. Kynes Memorial Award for Excellence in Criminal Litigation, 1998.
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Areas of Law

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Trial Law

 

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Experience & Credentials

Position

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Admission Details

Admitted in 1975, Iowa
1976, U.S. Tax Court
1979, U.S. Supreme Court
1983, District of Columbia
1986, Florida
U.S. Courts of Appeal: 1976, Eighth Circuit
1978, Fifth Circuit
1983, District of Columbia Circuit
1983, Eleventh Circuit
1989, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Courts: 1975, Northern District of Iowa
1976, Southern District of Iowa
1981, Western District of Oklahoma
1983, Eastern District of Kentucky
1986, Middle District of Florida
1988, Southern District of Florida (General Bar), District of Maryland and Southern District of Alabama
1989, Southern District of Florida (Trial Bar)
1992, Northern District of California
1993, District of Columbia
1999, District of Connecticut, Northern District of Illinois (General Bar and Trial Bar). Pro Hac Vice: 1988, Northern District of Florida
1989, Southern District of West Virginia, Western District of North Carolina
1990, Southern District of Mississippi
1997, District of Utah
1999, Middle District of Tennessee
2006, District of South Carolina

Law School Attended

The University of Iowa
Class of 1975
J.D.

University Attended

St. Norbert College
Class of 1972
B.A.

Birth Information

Born in 1950
Estherville, Iowa, August 17, 1950

Associations & Memberships

Hillsborough County (Executive Council, Trial Lawyers Section, 1988-1995; Vice-Chairperson, 1993-1994; Chairperson, 1994-1995), Sarasota County, Federal (President, Tampa Bay Chapter, 1988-... More

Certifications

(Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)

Bar Fellowship

American College of Trial Lawyers; American Board of Criminal Lawyers; International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Contact Information

Phone

813-221-8800


Office Information
John M. Fitzgibbons
Member
 707 North Franklin Street, Suite 700,
Tampa, FL 33602-4441

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