Specializing in Criminal Matters Only.
A Recognized Expert in Criminal Trial Law
Extensive Trial Experience. Proven Results.
Mr. Futerman has handled over 10,000 State and Federal criminal cases, tried as solo or lead counsel over 100 jury trials and is very proud of his trial record, having personally achieved NOT GUILTY verdicts in Manslaughter, DUI Manslaughter, BUI Manslaughter, Attempted Murder, Lewd and Lascivious Battery, Felony DUI, Drug Trafficking, Aggravated Battery, Sexual Battery, Solicitation of a Minor, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Grand Theft, Fraud, Resisting Arrest, attempted murder of a LEO, bigamy, and home invasion robbery, use of a use of a computer to solicit a minor, DUI, Aggravated assault of a LEO, possession of cocaine among many other cases. Click on the verdict forms to view the actual verdicts.
Roger Futerman is a Former State Prosecutor, and a Nationally Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney (certified by the NBTA) and has been named one of the Best Defense Attorneys In The Tampa Bay Area, and is a member of the American College of Board Certified Attorneys. In 2013 he was named as one Nation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, by the National Trial Lawyers Organization. In 2016 Mr. Futerman was also selected by his peers to be a member of “Superlawyers” due to his excellent trial skills. (less than 5% of Attorneys are selected for this).
He is a Preeminent AV Lawyer rated by Martindale Hubbell. This is the highest rated peer review a lawyer can receive from judges and lawyers. Click here for comments.
He is also a Nationally published author having been featured in “The Champion” June edition 2011.
He was recently a legal analyst for NBC News channel 8 Tampa Bay discussing the Casey Anthony case, and the George Zimmerman case. His cases and remarkable results have appeared on Fox, and in the Tampa Tribune and St. Petersburg Times, as well as CNN.
High Profile Cases
Video clips of Mr. Futerman’s more publicized cases include the Batra stabbing manslaughter charge that occurred at Starbucks café. Mr. Batra was aquitted. The highly publicized Virgin Mary vandalism case, Mr. Futerman’s client did not receive a conviction of guilt. The Alan Smith racketeering case involving the alleged bid rigging from Pinellas County school employees resulted in a 5 to 1 not guilty verdict with an ultimate hung jury and finally the racketeering case being dropped after the hung jury. The Warrington DUI Manslaughter charge resulted in an acquittal of the manslaughter. The double DUI manslaughter involving the son of a Deputy, resulted in a double acquittal of the DUI manslaughter. He also represented 1 of the 25 defendants that were arrested as part of Operation Grim Reaper that was featured on NBC report on “How to Catch a Predator.” Out of the 25 arrested, 24 were incarcerated. Mr. Futerman’s client is free having been acquitted of all charges. Finally, Mr. Futerman is currently representing the beloved school teacher who is charged with murdering her high school sweetheart, a police officer. The trial is scheduled to air on NBC Dateline, and CBS 48 hours in May of 2015. Mr. Futerman has also been asked to be a legal expert for local news channels including NBC and ABC, as well as been asked for his legal opinion in the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune. Because of Mr. Futerman’s experience in trial, handling media in high profile cases, and clients accused of many crimes, we are well versed in sheltering our clients from media exposure, handling these types of cases and getting very favorable results in highly publicized cases.
Our Many Happy Clients
Much of our business comes from the referrals of our previous happy clients. You can read some of those testimonials here or come into our office and read the hundreds upon hundreds of thank you cards and letters we proudly and prominently display.
Our Commitment to Excellence
Mr. Futerman personally guarantees his firm’s 100% commitment to do everything possible to help you with your case. Our firm’s reputation depends on the success of your case, we look forward to hearing from you.