Houston, Texas Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer
Law Firm OverviewThe 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.
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.
Mr. Frank A. Rubino
- The Texas Bar Association
- The Florida Bar Association
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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