David Tarras began his career as an Assistant Public Defender in Palm Beach County, Florida where he tried over 40 jury trials. His experience as a Public Defender gives him a unique understanding of the inner-workings of the criminal justice system, allowing him to use every legal advantage available to ensure a successful resolution for each and every client.
Throughout his time at the Public Defender’s Office and at the Misdemeanor Clinic, Mr. Tarras has passionately advocated for his clients and gained extensive experience handling cases of all kind including but not limited to white collar crime, sex crimes, domestic battery, drug trafficking, animal cruelty, armed robbery, and DUI. Mr. Tarras has litigated various complex motions resulting in favorable dispositions for his clients, dismissal of charges and reduction of sentences.
Mr. Tarras has earned the reputation amongst judges and lawyers as being aggressive yet ethical — a lawyer who is hardworking and passionate about his client’s cases.
As a Merit Scholar graduate of Fordham Law School, Mr. Tarras spent three years working directly with nationally renowned criminal law professor and author, Deborah Denno. Their work focused on the use of advanced technology in the criminal courtroom, and how criminal defense attorneys can better utilize modern scientific and medical technology, such as brain science, to give their clients the best possible defense. This gave Mr. Tarras vast exposure and unique insight into the many forms of complex medical and scientific evidence and expert testimony that often arise in a criminal case, which he utilizes to give his clients the most zealous and holistic representation.
A native of South Florida, Mr. Tarras received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida Honors College. Mr. Tarras is licensed to practice in Florida, in both State and Federal courts. Mr. Tarras is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Past and Present Memberships and Awards
- The Florida Bar
- The Palm Beach County Bar Association
- The Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers