Practice Areas

FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Being accused of a federal crime is a serious matter. The government has an incredible amount of power and the stakes are high. Sentences for federal crimes often range in terms of years in prison. In addition, severe minimum mandatory sentences are frequently imposed for certain crimes.

Due to the extraordinary expense of healthcare and insurance in America, fraud is on the rise. The federal government focuses heavily on investigating and prosecuting individuals believed to be committing healthcare and insurance fraud. Several agencies are involved in these types of investigations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Ms. Albaum understands that for clients, a conviction could mean the loss or suspension of their professional license, in addition to any jail time and fines they may face. If you or somebody you know is facing a federal investigation or prosecution, it is imperative you hire an attorney with experience in the federal system. The following are federal crimes commonly charged in the Middle District of Florida:

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STATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

With more than 25 jury trials under her belt, Ms. Albaum has successfully prosecuted and defended a vast array of charges such as:

• Assault & Battery • Carjacking • DUI • Attempted Homicide
• Domestic Violence • Firearms Offense • Narcotics • Robbery
• Vehicular Homicide

Personal Injury

Have you been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of accident?  Car accidents are the most common accident causing injury in Florida.  The first step in an accident resulting in injury is the investigation.  In the unfortunate event of an accident, it is of utmost importance to call The Law Firm of Vanessa L. Albaum immediately in order to ensure evidence is preserved and you get the treatment you need. The Law Firm of Vanessa L. Albaum has developed strong relationships within the personal injury physician community and will help facilitate the selection of the right doctors for your treatment.  Ms. Albaum will communicate with the insurance companies and handle matters such as PIP, Health Insurance, Personal Injury/Bodily Injury, Property Damage, and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage. She will monitor your care from day one until the physicians determine you have reached maximum medical improvement.  Ms. Albaum will then prepare a demand letter and begin negotiating a settlement for your case.

If at the conclusion of your medical treatment, the insurance company has not offered fair compensation for your injuries, your case will be evaluated for litigation.  Litigation can be a lengthy and emotional process and not all cases will qualify for litigation.  Ms. Albaum is qualified to make educated evaluations of which cases are ripe for litigation and which are not.

When you hire The Law Firm of Vanessa L. Albaum, Ms. Albaum will assess your case and begin investigation into the facts immediately.  She will steer you in the right direction regarding the medical care you need and deal with the insurance companies so you can focus on getting better.  Time is of the essence when injured in an accident.  Call The Law Firm of Vanessa L. Albaum today for your free personal injury consultation.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND LICENSING

Ms. Albaum has experience working with public agencies to resolve issues, assess concerns and weigh risks.  She has represented professionals concerning regulatory and administrative matters, including:

• Administrative Hearings & Agency Proceedings 
• Licensing/ Permitting  • General Regulatory Matters
• Medicare & Medicaid Hearings
• Professional Disciplinary Hearings

Ms. Albaum has also represented individuals in matters pertaining to: 

• Agency for Heath Care Administration • County Governments
• Department of Business & Professional Regulation • Department of Transportation • Board of Medicine • Compliance Healthcare • CMS
• DEA Diversion • Department of Health
• Division of Administrative Hearings