Jude M. Faccidomo
Jude is a former Assistant Public Defender with the Miami Dade Public Defender’s office and has extensive trial experience handling cases stemming from DUI to 1st degree murder. While at the Public Defender’s Office, Jude was recruited to join the firm of Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A. where he spent five years handling high profile and complex criminal litigation. In 2013, Jude and Mycki partnered to create Ratzan & Faccidomo- a boutique law firm that quickly became one of the most prominent criminal defense law firms in the tri-county area.
In May of 2012 Jude was elected President of the Miami chapter of FACDL, at the time making him that organization’s youngest president in history. Jude is a past chair of the Dade County Bar Association’s Criminal Court Committee and currently serves as co-chair of the Miami Dade Jury Trial Task force where he works with the circuit’s Chief judge to facilitate jury trials amidst the COVID 19 pandemic. Most notably, Jude is the current president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for the State Florida, which is the largest voluntary criminal defense organization in Florida.
In addition to his involvement in Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Jude is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer, and a Fellow with the American Bar Foundation. Jude is immediate past vice chair of the FLORIDA BAR CRIMINAL PROCEDURE RULES COMMITTEE, and currently serves on the Rules of General Practice and Judicial Administration. Jude is also the past Chair the Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11-H and is currently a member of the Board of Advisors for St. Thomas University School of Law and the Children’s Home Society.
Jude has been invited to guest lecture on topics pertaining to criminal defense at Florida Bar’s Advance Federal Practice, the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, the Miami Dade Metropolitan Police Institute as well as St. Thomas University School of Law. Additionally, Jude is routinely asked by local and national news media to discuss high profile criminal defense cases. Jude has been consistently named to the Superlawyers, Florida Legal Elite, Best Lawyers, and Florida Legal Trend. Jude is a two-time recipient of the FACDL President’s Award for personifying the spirit of the criminal defense lawyer and is the recipient of the Miami Bar Association’s Sookie Williams Outstanding Community Service Award. Jude has also been awarded the Gideon’s Hammer award for outstanding service in the field of Criminal Defense as well as the Gregg Wenzel Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.
This Week in South Florida
Jude M. Faccidomo of Ratzan & Faccidomo in Miami was installed as vice president of Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
No Criminal Charges in Sunny Isles Shootout
Dade County Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference
April 5, 2019 | Hyatt Regency
Jude M. Faccidomo speaking on jury selection at DCBA Bench and Bar conference.
Jude M. Faccidomo gives legal commentary to NBC 6 on Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.
Florida Supreme Court Justice Robert Luck; DCBA Secretary Sabrina Puglisi, Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer, Jude M. Faccidomo.
Jude M. Faccidomo, Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 40 Outstanding Lawyer Under 40 Gala, along with Keynote Speaker Miami Dade State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
Mr. Faccidomo was elected President of the Miami chapter of the Statewide Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) in 2012, making him the youngest president in the chapter’s 50-year history. He recently had the honor of being elected a Director at Large for the FACDL in June 2015.
Jude M. Faccidomo moderating the panel on State and Federal Criminal Practice.
Mr. Faccidomo has been invited as a guest lecturer to speak on criminal defense matters to the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Police Institute, and St. Thomas University. In addition, Mr. Faccidomo has made numerous appearances in the media to provide commentary and insight into complex topical criminal legal matters, including contributions to the Miami Herald and appearances on WLRN and Fox News.
Jude M. Faccidomo presenting this year’s Dade County Bar Association Criminal Justice Award on behalf of the late Richard A. Sharpstein at the general awards’ luncheon on May 9, 2014.
Jude M. Faccidomo coaching criminal mock trial at Bring Your Daughter/Son to Work Day!
Children’s Home Society “Claws for Cause” event at Joe’s Stone Crab. Jude M. Faccidomo with Commissioner Sally Herman, Executive Director Maggie Dante, and fellow Board Member, Bobbie King