A. Margot Moss, a named partner at Markus/Moss, is a highly successful criminal defense lawyer with a true commitment to her clients. She is a past-President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter and has served as an officer of Legal Services of Greater Miami. She was profiled in the Attorney At Law Magazine, and in 2016 she was a finalist for the “Legal Luminary” award for White Collar Criminal Defense, presented by the Dade County Bar Association. Margot is a cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law.
Before joining Markus & Markus as a partner, Margot was a shareholder at Fowler White Burnett, P.A., where she handled federal and state criminal and civil litigation, including mortgage fraud, tax evasion, securities litigation, money laundering, and healthcare fraud. Prior to that, Margot served as an Assistant Public Defender for 10 years, where she tried over 100 cases and served as Training Coordinator teaching trial skills for junior attorneys. She has taught at the Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program, lectured attorneys regarding criminal and civil trial practice, and also volunteered with the Ensuring Equal Justice Initiative and Lawyers for Children America. Margot is the author of a recent article on Pill Mills in the South Florida Legal Guide and another article on Restitution in The Champion. She also wrote You Never Said That Before: A Brief Review of Negative Impeachment, The Florida Defender, Summer 2009; and Removing the Veil of Secrecy in Grand Jury Proceedings, The Florida Defender, Spring 2010; and The Drug Trafficing Statute Can’t Handle The Pain, The Florida Defender, Summer 2012. She also has spoken at various seminars and training sessions, including the Advanced Federal Criminal Law Seminar where she spoke on recent 11th Circuit cases.
In 2011, Margot was named a top up and coming lawyer in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide. Since then, she has been named one of the top lawyers in Florida by the South Florida Legal Guide for each consecutive year. For her work in the Wackenhut RICO case, she was nominated for top criminal defense lawyer in South Florida.
Margot is admitted in the state courts of Florida and North Carolina as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. She is an active member of several other professional organizations, including Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Asian-Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association.