A Track Record of Excellence in Criminal and Civil Representation
While the client is the ultimate employer of an attorney, there are several business entities with which our president, David Fussell, has been associated, which were the structure through which all client services were delivered. These include:
Fussell Law, a Professional Association 2003-Present
David Fussell is our firm principal who serves as the chief negotiator and litigator in the firm. The firm's clients are those being investigated, charged, or tried due to criminal allegations, those who need civil representation in reference to disputes in contracts or relationships or those who need help in complex personal or professional matters. These matters have included employment law or labor issues. The firm has also been retained by professionals to investigate and determine the facts concerning individuals, businesses, or associations. The firm concentrates on maintaining a low client volume, to provide thorough services for the client.
The Law Offices of Horwitz and Fussell, P.A. 1991 - 2003
As one of two partners in a multi-attorney firm that concentrated in the areas of negotiation and litigation, David Fussell was one of two principals who had the ultimate responsibility for investigation, negotiating and litigating civil and criminal matters. In the area of criminal defense, David Fussell represented individuals charged with crimes ranging from traffic misdemeanors to capital first-degree murder. David Fussell was lead counsel for cases in which clients were accused of a wide range of crimes including the crimes of racketeering, capital murder, sexual battery, organized fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, securities fraud, bank fraud and violating the Trading With The Enemy Act. He prepared, negotiated and litigated cases in Federal Courts in various areas of the United States as well in Florida courts.
David Fussell represented individuals who were in need of a litigator to represent them in civil cases including those involving commercial litigation, regulatory activities, personal injury, medical malpractice, racketeering, and forfeiture. He maintained a significant practice in the area of federal civil forfeiture litigating forfeiture cases in various districts throughout the United States. He also investigated and negotiated disputes between employers and employees concerning employment. He also represented individuals who were under investigation by their employer and who needed an advocate in reference to employment issues.
Lead Special Defense Trial Counsel: 1987-1990
The Honorable Joseph DuRocher: Orlando, Florida
Public Defender Ninth Judicial Circuit, State of Florida
David rapidly advanced from felony trial attorney to Division Chief to one of two members of the Special Defense Lead Trial Counsel. As lead trial counsel in Special Defense, he had the primary responsibility for the representation of individuals charged with the most serious of crimes primarily Capital Sexual Battery and Capital First Degree Murder. As such, he was one of two people within the 100 plus employee office authorized to try a capital case.
Bureau Chief/Legal Advisor, 1984-1986
Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission Tallahassee, Florida
In his role as one of two Inspector Majors, David was responsible for the dual roles of supervising law enforcement personnel and support staff in three specialized law enforcement units as well as performing duties as the Legal Advisor for the Division of Law Enforcement.