Attorney Ann Fitz brings more than 10 years of nationwide legal experience in the criminal arena to her Los Angeles-area criminal defense law firm. She is a former prosecutor and assistant district attorney. In private criminal defense practice, she has handled numerous high-profile organized crime, white collar crime, Internet-based crime and other criminal cases. She was selected as a 2013 Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers, placing her in the top 2% of all criminal defense lawyers in Southern California under the age of 40.
Ms. Fitz's interest in criminal law began when she served as a juror on a vehicular homicide case while in college. The experience left her with a unique third-person perspective that she successfully utilizes in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a case, and in developing viable theories of defense.
In addition to her privately retained cases, Ms. Fitz currently serves as a Panel Attorney for the Central District of California, where she represents individuals charged primarily in gang cases involving murder, drug and weapon trafficking, and extortion. Her work in the past has been instrumental in amending Georgia's sex offender registration law and establishing a clear definition of what constitutes criminal liability in federal child pornography cases. In addition,Ms. Fitz has helped a number of convicted defendants challenge their sentences and convictions in the state and federal appellate courts. She has prepared motions and briefs in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Ms. Fitz has been a favorite legal analyst of national news cable networks, frequently called upon to provide her insights and opinions on the Fox News Network, CNN, HLN, MSNBC and appeared as a regular guest on truTV's In Session (formerly CourtTV) from 2009-2011. Her distinctive accomplishments in criminal defense have been featured in numerous nationally well-known publications and media outlets including Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, CBS's primetime news magazine 48 Hours Mystery and NBC's Nightly News.
Ms. Fitz's ultimate goal is to provide aggressive yet compassionate representation to each and every client. "Everyone deserves justice, regardless of the crime they are charged with," Ms. Fitz explains. "Our nation was founded on that principle, and the Constitution guarantees it."
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 2003
Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, 1999
New York, 2010
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2006
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2007
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2009
U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2012
U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeal 9th Circuit, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
Chapter Author, Persse et al., Lexis Nexis Practice Guide: Georgia Criminal Law (Lexis Nexis), Chapter 1: Criminal Jurisdiction; Chapter 14: Appeals, 2012
Article Author and Speaker, Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Law, (Institute of Continuing Legal Education), Trends in Corporate Crime, 2007
2013 Southern California Rising Star, Super Lawyers
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