Scott A. Srebnick, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, has earned a reputation as a lawyer's lawyer, to whom other lawyers often turn when a case seems especially complex or even hopeless. Since 1992, Mr. Srebnick has represented numerous professionals, including lawyers, bankers, and corporate executives charged with serious felony offenses in South Florida and across the United States. Mr. Srebnick's practice is devoted primarily to trials and appeals of white collar offenses, including fraud, money laundering, public corruption, and racketeering, although his practice also encompasses the representation of individuals in extradition hearings, civil forfeiture actions, SEC enforcement actions, and professional disciplinary proceedings.
Mr. Srebnick received his B.A. in Economics in 1987 from Amherst College, where he graduated magna cum laude and received the James R. Nelson prize for his senior thesis. After achieving the highest possible score (48) on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Mr. Srebnick attended Harvard Law, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Srebnick launched his practice in 1992, winning a new trial for a former high school classmate who had been convicted of narcotics offenses in federal court in Philadelphia.
Mr. Srebnick was co-author of the appellate briefs that resulted in the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in 2016 in Luis v. United States, which held that the pretrial restraint of untainted assets needed to retain counsel of choice violated the Sixth Amendment. For the victory in Luis, Mr. Srebnick was named the winner in the Appellate category by the Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyers (2016),
Mr. Srebnick has annually been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Florida in all combined categories. Chambers USA has noted that Mr. Srebnick "has built a national practice consisting of criminal trials and appellate cases" and praises Mr. Srebnick's ability to "stand up to much larger teams of lawyers and come out head and shoulders above in terms of research, writing, and presentation." Commentators agree that his "gracious, smooth style and clear arguments are the sources of his success." Chambers USA has also described Mr. Srebnick as "a fantastic appellate lawyer, completely familiar with the nuances of criminal appeals and thoroughly dedicated to his clients."
Since 2001, Mr. Srebnick has both taught and guest-lectured at a seminar at the University of Miami School of Law, entitled Criminal Prosecution and Defense Lawyering: Zealous Advocacy and Situational Ethics. He is also a frequent lecturer at seminars across the country on a variety of pertinent topics in criminal law.
Mr. Srebnick is the son of Cuban immigrants and is fluent in Spanish. He is married and has three sons. For more information about Mr. Srebnick, please review the different pages of this website.
B.A., Amherst College (1987) (magna cum laude)
J.D., Harvard Law School (1990) (cum laude)
Admitted to practice in the following courts and jurisdictions:
● United States Supreme Court
● State of Florida
● State of New York
● United States Court of Appeals
— First Circuit
— Second Circuit
— Third Circuit
— Sixth Circuit
— Seventh Circuit
— Eighth Circuit
— Ninth Circuit
— Eleventh Circuit
● United States District Courts (various)