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NACDL News: NACDL Past President Neal Sonnett Receives ABA Award

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Alexandra Funk, and Ian Nawalinski

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On April 28, 2018, the American Bar Association (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division awarded NACDL Past President Neal R. Sonnett with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes the efforts and accomplishments of outstanding solo and small firm practitioners as well as bar leaders and associations.

Sonnett is a nationally renowned criminal defense lawyer in Miami, Florida, and he defends white collar, corporate, and complex criminal cases across the country. Previously, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the Criminal Division for the Southern District of Florida. He served as NACDL president (1989-1990) and is an NACDL Life Member. Sonnett has also been heavily involved with the ABA in numerous capacities. Additionally, he served as president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Judicature Society, the Florida Bar Foundation, the Dade County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapt

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