Former Miami Prosecutor
Phone: (305) 928-8505
Erick Cruz, a former Miami white-collar prosecutor, represents clients in state and federal criminal investigations and trials with a particular focus on complex federal fraud cases.
Miami White-Collar Defense. Mr. Cruz is the attorney for the seemingly impossible cases. Throughout his career, Mr. Cruz has obtained acquittals at trial, dismissals of indictments, non-prosecution agreements, as well as diversion and probation outcomes in a variety of state and federal cases. In particular in federal white-collar criminal investigations, Mr. Cruz has built a prodigious track record of convincing U.S. Department of Justice officials, U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecutors, and FBI agents to not charge his respective clients in healthcare fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, and bank fraud cases.
Former Dade County Prosecutor. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Cruz served as a Miami-Dade County prosecutor under the Honorable Katherine Fernandez-Rundle in a variety of criminal divisions. Mr. Cruz spent a significant portion of his government career prosecuting felony fraud and white-collar offenses, in particular mortgage fraud cases— ultimately resulting in his promotion to be one of the few founding felony prosecutors forming the newly established Miami Dade State Attorney’s Mortgage Fraud Unit.
Education. Mr. Cruz graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in criminology followed by a Juris Doctor with honors from Stetson College of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is the founding partner at Erick Cruz, P.A.
Mr. Cruz and his family reside in Miami, Florida.