Robert Trachman is a well-recognized and highly respected attorney.
His legal career began in 1973 as an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. Mr. Trachman subsequently worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Broward County State Attorney's Office.
After leaving the Broward State Attorney's Office, Robert Trachman initially focused his legal expertise on criminal defense. During his lengthy career as a defense attorney, Robert Trachman defended a wide variety of criminal cases, including capital murder, capital sexual battery, drug trafficking, and virtually every other felony to the simplest misdemeanors.
Robert Trachman also expanded his practice areas to include family law. As a family law attorney, Mr. Trachman settled or litigated numerous divorces, child support disputes, relocations, etc. Throughout the years, Robert Trachman was able to gain so much experience mediating family cases that he became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. The experience Mr. Trachman has gained as a successful family law and criminal defense attorney has allowed him to create synergies in both fields of law. This allows Mr. Trachman to have unique insights in cases or situations where other attorneys, with less experience, might be less successful.
In addition to practicing law, Robert Trachman has taught American Law and Jurisprudence in various universities throughout the world. In the United States, Robert Trachman was an Adjunct Professor for Nova Southeastern University. In Moscow, Robert Trachman was a visiting faculty member at the Russian Academy of Justice from 2002 to 2006. While teaching at the Russian Academy of Justice, Mr. Trachman taught the American legal system and American criminal procedure to international students. Presently, Robert Trachman is a Senior Professor with the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg Austria and teaches Criminal Law and American Jurisprudence throughout Eastern Europe.
Born in the New York metropolitan area and growing up in Northern New Jersey, Robert Trachman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and earned his J.D. degree from Tulane University in 1973. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Russian.
Quentin Ballot-Lena served as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County. During his time as an Assistant State Attorney, Quentin Ballot-Lena prosecuted hundreds of cases as lead counsel. These cases ranged from simple misdemeanors to some of the most serious felonies in both juvenile and adult proceedings. Many of these cases involved highly technical scientific evidentiary issues, such as DNA evidence, and expert witnesses. His additional criminal law experience comes from two prestigious internships at the Arlington County Public Defender’s Office and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office in Virginia.
Quentin Ballot-Lena earned his Juris Doctor from the selective George Mason University School of Law in Virginia known for its focus on law and economics. As a result his legal education focused on many issues related to bankruptcy, corporations, business entities, and economically efficient case results. In addition, due to George Mason University’s proximity to Washington D.C., many of Quentin Ballot-Lena’s professors were some of the nation’s leading scholars and legal theorists.
Quentin Ballot-Lena is fully fluent in French.
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