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Keith F. Szachacz, Esq.Attorney Keith F. Szachacz, Esq.

Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer

Keith Szachacz graduated Cum Laude from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics. Mr. Szachacz served as a Judge on the Student Hearing Board and was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. He received his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1992. Mr. Szachacz is a member of the Brevard County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, U.S. District Court- Middle District of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Szachacz served as President of the Brevard County Bar Association for 2007-2008, and is currently a member of the Brevard County Bar Association's Professionalism Committee. This committee nominates, and then selects, lawyer's and a non-lawyer for their consistent demonstration of character, competence and commitment to professionalism. Funk, Szachacz & Diamond, LLC is the annual sponsor of this event. During his term as President, Mr. Szachacz created and formed a sponsorship committee successfully securing sponsorships in an amount over $25,000 for the Brevard County Bar Association in 2007-2008.

Keith Szachacz has appeared on Court TV and the Johnnie Cochran show for his representation of the youngest female charged with murder in Florida. Mr. Szachacz has appeared before the Florida Supreme Court in his representation of individuals convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Mr. Szachacz represented, in Easton, Pennsylvania, a young husband charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder with his co-defendant wife. As a result of this case, the book Lipstick and Blood, was written by John Kearney and published by Pinnacle Books in 2006. In addition, Court TV featured this case on Forensic Files: Cries Unheard. Mr. Szachacz has also represented victims of felonies, and represented victims for Injunctions for Protection Against Violence.

Mr. Szachacz and the firm represented Colleen Shipman, the victim of an attack by former astronaut Lisa Nowak. The firm protected Ms. Shipman’s interests during the State of Florida’s prosecution of Lisa Nowak. In addition, ABC’s 20/20 Primetime News Program, with anchor Chris Cuomo, featured a one hour story about Colleen Shipman under the supervision of the firm.

Mr. Szachacz and Mr. Funk successfully defended Brian H. and secured a Not Guilty verdict after the State of Florida charged him with second degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Mr. Szachacz, during his cross examination of State witness Robin L. before the jury, forced her to admit that a portion of her testimony was false and that she “just made it up.”

Mr. Szachacz is a railroad expert, photographer and published railroad author.

Our Case Results

From murder charges to alleged fraud, our case successes speak for themselves. Our clients themselves testify to the premium care that our firm holds as a standard for all of our cases.

  • Dismissed 6 felony counts of Performing Lewd Acts Upon a Minor
  • Dismissed Lewd & Lascivious Battery
  • Not convicted of any crime. Trafficking
  • Dismissed 6 counts of Possession of Hydrocodone.
  • Dismissed Trafficking in Cannabis and Cultivation of Cannabis.
  • Reversal of his conviction and death sentence. Double Murder
  • Received a non-incarcerative sentence. Gang-Style Murder
  • Charges Dismissed DUI Manslaughter
  • Not adjudicated guilty of any crime 2nd Degree Murder
  • Awarded a new trial. Attempted Murder
  • ICC
  • ECCC CETC
  • NACDL
  • Brevard County Bar
  • American Inns of Court
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • World Justice Project
  • Avvo Alan
  • Avvo Kepler
  • FACDL

Entrust your case to a proven and esteemed defense team.

  • All of our attorneys are certified by the Florida Bar, making them all criminal trial law specialists.
  • We value integrity and handle every case with the utmost honesty. We do not cut corners.
  • Our team has an undeniable track record of success.
  • We take your case seriously and personally. You deserve diligent representation.

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