Vanessa Albaum is an experienced trial lawyer with more than 25 jury trials under her belt. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in 2005 and her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2011. She served more than three years as an Assistant State Attorney where she specialized in the prosecution of career criminals.
During her time as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer, she has tried various charges including vehicular homicide, attempted murder, armed robbery, and carjacking. Since leaving the State Attorney’s Office in 2014, she has practiced in the areas of criminal defense (state and federal), civil litigation, nursing home defense, administrative/licensure law, auto negligence, and personal injury.
In 2014, Vanessa was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. She is rated as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” in Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (2018) and rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® (2018).
Vanessa is a member of the Florida Bar, the Federal Bar Association-Tampa Bay Chapter, St. Petersburg Bar Association, Clearwater Bar Association, Florida Association for Women Lawyers-Pinellas, Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Barney Masterson and Goldburg-Cacciatore Inns of Court.
In her free time, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the dog park with her yellow Labrador, Otis, and taking advantage of all the local events and festivities that the Tampa Bay area has to offer.