Top-Rated Criminal Lawyer in Plantation

Broward County Criminal Lawyer

Carl H. Lida is a criminal defense lawyer in Plantation representing clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Broward County and the greater Miami area who are charged with drug crimes, violent crimes, white collar crimes and other serious felonies in Florida state and federal courts. Mr. Lida is AV Rated by the respected legal directory and publisher Martindale Hubbell, reflecting the highest level of legal ability, ethics and professionalism in the eyes of his peers in the legal profession.

Mr. Lida is committed to advancing the legal profession and improving the criminal justice process. He served as the Chairman of The Florida Bar Forfeiture Committee and has lectured and written on the defense of forfeiture cases involving the seizure of homes, cars, large sums of cash or any other property that may be subject to forfeiture. He also served on an expert panel to review illegal stops in the Orlando and Volusia County area.

Mr. Lida is a founding member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has served as the organization’s, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, President-Elect and President. He has delivered lectures to fellow criminal defense attorneys before the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Miami Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as The Florida Bar. In addition, he co-authored a book entitled “D.U.I. and Other Traffic Offenses”, which was published in 1986 with a supplement in 1989. Mr. Lida also served as co-host of “Constitutional Controversies,” a public access television show dealing with constitutional issues which was nominated for a cable television A.C.E. Award.


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., University of Florida


  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • The Florida Bar
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Editor of Florida Defender 1992-1993


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