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Leader & Leader, P.A.

(954) 523-2020

[email protected]

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Dui Dwi
  • Criminal Defense

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Like many successful defense attorneys, Ft. Lauderdale area attorney Michael Leader gained his first experience with criminal law while serving as a prosecutor. He worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, where he handled a wide variety of criminal prosecutions, before moving to criminal defense. His work as a defense attorney began with DUI defense. His experience as a DUI defense attorney helped him realize the complex relationship between criminal law and civil matters.

The interest in civil matters led Michael deeper into his interest in civil law. As an attorney with McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz, Cartaya & Petruccelli, PA, he began handing complex general liability and personal injury claims, perfecting his skills at trial and learning about handling investigations as a private attorney, rather than a representative of the state. From there, Michael became a founding partner in Fann & Petruccelli, where he expanded his civil litigation skills.
However, Michael has always had an interest in the criminal law. As a civil litigation specialist, he realized how much criminal case decisions impacted his civil clients and determined that he would head back into the criminal law arena. He founded Leader & Leader to bring his criminal law expertise to his South Florida clients.

Michael has quickly become recognized as one of the best DUI attorneys in South Florida. He has been named one of Floridajs Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine, has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has served on the Board and as President of the Bjnai Bjrith Justice Unit #5207, and on the board of the Broward County Bar Association. His legal peers have recognized what his clients quickly learn; Michael is willing to do everything ethically within his power to ensure justice for his clients. To schedule a free consultation with Michael, contact him at 954-523-2020 or visit him online at

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