Fredrick Robert Susaneck

Fredrick Robert Susaneck

Palm Springs, Florida

Fredrick R. Susaneck, Esq., was an Assistant State Attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit for six years, rising to the level of Felony Division Chief prior to becoming a private criminal defense lawyer, civil litigation and appellate advocate, representing individuals in Florida and throughout the nation.

Mr. Susaneck has been lead counsel in over 1,000 trials and 450 administrative hearings, and is one of the few Florida attorneys qualified to represent indigent clients facing the death penalty for first-degree murder.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law - Federal and State
  • Felonies
  • Capital Crimes State Crimes
  • DUI / DWI
  • Homicide & Capital Crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Parole & Probation
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Prisoners' Rights
  • Drug Offenses
  • White Collar Crime
  • RICO Act
  • Traffic Violations
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Voting Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D.
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A., A.A. cum laude
    • Major: Political Science


  • Defending a DUI: Testing the Test, Essen, Essen, Susaneck et al, May 7, 2004 - Present
  • Nuts & Back of A DUI Case The Goal of Winning, Essen, Essen, Susaneck et al, April 26, 2002 - Present
  • Defending a DUI: Start to Finish, Essen, Essen, Susaneck et al, April 11, 2003 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Blue Key
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Blue Key, Vice-President, 1980 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the State Attorney, Assistant State Attorney, 1981 - 1987
  • Essen, Essen, Susaneck, Charnota and Cohen, Partner, 1987 - 2009


  • Alpha Epsilon Pi