David Oscar Markus
Adjunct Clinical Professor,
White Collar Law
B.A., Emory University
J.D., Harvard Law School
David Oscar Markus is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. After graduating from Harvard, David served as law clerk to the Honorable Edward B. Davis, then-Chief United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida. Following his clerkship, David worked as an associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., and then practiced as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Miami. He is now in private practice focusing on criminal trials and appeals.
The National Law Journal selected him as one of the top 40 litigators in the country under 40 years old, and it has recognized one of his trial victories in federal court as one of the top ten defense verdicts in the country for 2003. David is the past-president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers–Miami Chapter and the past-president of Federal Bar Association-South Florida Chapter. He is the Southern District of Florida’s national representative for the Criminal Justice Act Panel. David is the vice-chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s amicus committee.
He writes the popular Southern District of Florida blog (www.sdfla.blogspot.com) and used to write the 4thAmendment column for the Champion, the magazine for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
His firm website is www.markuslaw.com