Florida Bar Expert Designation

Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert is the highest designation awarded by the Florida Bar and only to attorneys who have demonstrated the requisite skills, knowledge, courtroom experience and reviews by judges and lawyers . 

Decades Of Experience

For more than 30 years, Mr. Liebling has handled thousands of criminal cases with nearly 100 jury trials. His vast experience includes Felonies, misdemeanors and 17 first degree murder representations.  


  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert
  • Master of International Business Admin.
  • Thousands of criminal cases handled
  • Florida Supreme Court capital case qualified
  • Lead counsel in nearly 100 jury trials
  • 17 First degree murder representations

Bar Admissions


  • United States Supreme Court
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Michigan Supreme Court (Emeritus)
  • Federal Middle District of Florida
  • Federal 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal & State Court Representation

Solutions tailored for the individual client and understanding  the client's needs and seeking to achieve outcomes consistent with that  is my goal.  I work closely with my clients in finding solutions to their particular set of circumstances and am dedicated to  exceeding expectations.  My office has a well deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal representation. 

About Board Certification

Board certified attorneys possess special knowledge, skills and proficiency in their areas of practice.  Certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar concerning the competency and  learning of attorneys.  Only board certified attorneys may use  identifying terms such as "specialist", "specializing in", "expert",  "expertise", and "Florida Bar Board Certified".

Board certification ensures that a criminal defense  attorney has the highest level of experience in criminal trial law, has passed a rigorous written examination, has extensive trial and courtroom experience, and has received favorable evaluations from judges  and other attorneys.

Less than one half of one percent of the over 100,000 members of the Florida Bar have earned the title Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert or Specialist.

The Benefits of a Well Experienced Lawyer


A well experienced lawyer has the capacity to provide dispassionate, objective advice to clients who may be emotionally overwrought and overwhelmed by a legal problem.  Having an experienced lawyer representing you is essential to navigate the many complexities of the state and federal criminal justice system.