15 Years


I was licensed on May 5, 1995 and immediately started my practice. Today I celebrated my fifteenth anniversary by getting a client’s family-violence assault case dismissed.

I was going to write a “things I’ve learned in 15 years of criminal defense” post, but Miami criminal-defense lawyer Brian Tannebaum, whose fifteenth was last week, beat me to it.


13 responses to “15 Years”

  1. Congratulations!

    Don’t let Brian’s great “things I learned” post stop you. I learned a lot from his post and am sure I’d learn as much (or more) from yours!

  2. Congratulations, kid.

    Helping a client is the best present a lawyer can give himself.

    Jeff (first licensed Dec. 1, 1987 – Texas & N.D. Texas, which means I’ve spent considerably more time in law than I did in my first career. Damn.)

  3. Mr. B., you’re the man.
    How about considering a ‘Then vs. Now’ and/or ‘ What I’d do different if I had to do it all over. Better yet, take the rest of the day off and go fishing you deserve it.

    *I’m still going to write your name in for Gov. like it or not. Thanks for everything you do on behalf of others.

  4. […] Mark Bennett and Brian Tannebaum both announced last week that they have been practicing criminal law for 15 years.  While I have nowhere close to this level of experience, I recently celebrated an anniversary of my own. As of this past month, it has been six months since I opened my D.C. law office and one month since I began practice in Arlington, Virginia. Below are some preliminary thoughts on this experience. […]

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