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Mark P. Rankin

Mark was an Assistant Federal Public Defender, handling hundreds of federal criminal cases in the Middle District of Florida. He has spent the past 15 years fighting for his clients in private practice throughout Florida and elsewhere. Mark concentrates his practice in all areas of criminal defense, including narcotics, firearms, violent crimes, child pornography, DUI, and similar investigations and charges. Mark also has extensive experience defending white collar criminal matters, having represented doctors, pharmacists, realtors, accountants, business owners, other professional individuals, and business entities at all stages of the criminal justice process, including subpoenas, state and federal grand jury investigations, trial, and appeal.

Mark has successfully fought for his clients in a wide range of state and federal criminal matters, including:

  • Medicare and other medical fraud
  • federal health care kickbacks
  • possession and distribution of child pornography
  • felon in possession of firearms or ammunition
  • mortgage and accounting fraud
  • health care investigations
  • possession/trafficking in narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana
  • delivery of narcotics causing death
  • money laundering
  • DUI
  • counterfeiting
  • regulatory enforcement
  • SEC investigations
  • internal investigations

Mark also represents doctors, physician practices, pharmacists, pharmacies, and other health care professionals in defending False Claims Act (qui tam) investigations and lawsuits, responding to civil investigative demands and other matters related to health care regulations.

As a former Assistant Federal Public Defender, Mark served as trial and appellate counsel to hundreds of federal criminal defendants charged in a wide range of cases including fraud offenses, drug offenses, immigration matters, and firearms offenses.

Mark is a frequent lecturer and has written numerous articles on criminal topics. He is also the recipient of the ABA’s Litigation Section Outstanding Service Award and has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America® in white collar and non-white collar criminal defense, as well as listed in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyers.

Contact: Tampa Office
1410 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 200
Tampa, FL 33607
Telephone: (813) 286-8818
Facsimile: (813) 286-9998
E-mail: mark@rankinlawoffice.com
Website: www.rankinlawoffice.com
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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1999) 
  • Old Dominion University, B.S. Criminal Justice, magna cum laude (1996) 
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