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Frank A. Rubino, Esq. PA

712 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Phone(713) 574-7716 or(866) 718-3994

Website www.frankrubino.com
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The law firm of Frank A. Rubino, Esq. PA is dedicated to the defense of complex criminal defense matters in federal courts throughout the United States, as well as in international courts around the world.
Attorney Frank Rubino’s 30-year career has included many prominent, high-stakes cases such as his role as lead trial counsel for Panamanian General Manuel Noriega. Mr. Rubino defended General Noriega against federal criminal charges and in a civil case before the United States Supreme Court.

Much of Mr. Rubino’s law practice focuses on white collar crimes, including mortgage fraud, securities fraud, federal tax fraud, money laundering and public corruption allegations. He also represents clients facing serious federal charges in major drug cases. He can assist in matters from guiding clients through grand jury proceedings to federal appeals. Always taking a broad perspective on international law, Mr. Rubino can also help clients facing extradition from their own countries to U.S. courts.

Attorney Frank A. Rubino was the lead trial counsel for General Mounir Fahmy, the head of the Egyptian Air Force, who was charged with attempted exportation of 400 TOW missiles to Uganda. He also helped Igor Abakumov, a leading member of the Russian Mafia, obtain acquittal from major federal racketeering charges. He obtained an acquittal for Manuel Pena, of the Dominican Republic, in a major federal criminal drug trafficking case and won a dismissal of all charges against Dewey Davis on a 150-kilo cocaine case. Mr. Rubino was also a member of the defense team that helped Lamen Khalifa Fhimah gain an acquittal of charges related to the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. This case was argued before the World Court at The Hague in the Netherlands.

Mr. Rubino appears on Fox News and CNN as a frequent commentator, sharing his knowledgeable perspective on international law and criminal legal issues. He has also lectured on issues of federal and international criminal law at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) conferences and seminars, and has spoken in front of the Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. His television appearances also include Good Morning America, Larry King Live, This Week with David Brinkley, Nightline with Ted Koppel, 20/20 with Barbara Walters and 60 minutes with Morley Safer and Dan Rather.

Frank A. Rubino chooses cases selectively. Because of this, he is able to provide his clients with the focus and extra-special attention they deserve. From the inception of a case until its conclusion, Mr. Rubino works closely with clients to tailor strategies to meet their needs.


Languages: English, Spanish

Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Mortgage Fraud/Real Estate Fraud; Business Opportunity Fraud; Securities Fraud; RICO / Racketeering; Public Corruption; Grand Jury Proceedings; Federal Criminal Appeals; Asset Forfeiture; Ponzi Schemes; Tax Evasion; Failure to File a Tax Return; Offshore Bank Accounts.


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Frank A. Rubino, Esq. is a criminal defense attorney based out of Miami, Florida providing comprehensive legal representation and defense for clients facing criminal charges nationwide, as well as internationally. With over 36 years of experience, Mr. Rubino has established his reputation in the legal community as a leader in the area of criminal defense.

Mr. Rubino has assisted thousands successfully defend against a wide variety of criminal charges at state, federal, and international levels. He has handled a vast array of cases including RICO/racketeering cases and cases involving public corruption. Additionally, he is also adept at handling cases involving charges of healthcare and/or Medicaid fraud. Mr. Rubino has been prominently featured in the press and media and has tried extremely high profile international cases, most notably the trial of deposed Panamanian dictator General Manuel Noriega, and the defense of the Lockerbie/Pan Am bomber at the World Court in The Hague.

With a wealth of experience and an extensive knowledge of federal and international law, Mr. Rubino can handle even the most complex cases with ease and finesse and had had the privilege of being able to appear on several well-known news programs, including Larry King Live, 20/20, 60 minutes, and Nightline. Facing criminal charges can be an extremely daunting experience, but an experienced attorney like Mr. Rubino can ensure that your fundamental rights are protected and negative consequences to your liberty are as minimal as possible.



Affiliations

  • The Texas Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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