Mr. Abreu began his career in the State of Florida as an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. He later worked as an Assistant Public Defender at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. Mr. Abreu currently represents persons throughout the State of Florida in both State and Federal court and has represented clients in federal court throughout the United States. He has represented some of the most notorious international drug traffickers and money launderers in Federal Court. His experience includes numerous jury trials, bench trials, and motion hearings. Mr. Abreu has appeared on WSVN Channel 7’s "Help Me Howard," "Maria Elvira Confronta," "Ultima Palabra" with Ninoska Perez Castellon, "Ahora" with Oscar Haza, "Sevcec a Fondo" with Pedro Sevcec.
Internationally, Mr. Abreu has appeared on WRadio, LaFM Radio, Noticias Caracol and newspapers/magazines such as El Tiempo and Revista Semana in Colombia and others throughout Latin America. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald regarding high profile cases he has handled.
Mr. Abreu is also a frequent guest on "Ahora" con Oscar Haza, a Spanich language current events television program where he addresses legal and political events in the news.
He is available for a free and confidential consultation in either English or Spanish.
I. Areas of Practice
State and Federal Criminal Defense
Civil Forfeiture in State and Federal Courts
OFAC List Removal
Civil and Commercial Litigation Defense
II. Bar Admissions
The Florida Bar
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
III. PRO HAC VICE ADMISSIONS
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade County
Assistant Public Defender, Miami-Dade County
Managing Partner, The Abreu Law Firm, LLC
University of Miami, B.A., Finance, 1982
University of Houston, J.D., 1985
Honors: Executive Editor – Houston Journal of International Law, 1983-1984
V. Professional Associations
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Federal Bar Association