Mr. Fallis has successfully tried and defended thousands of cases from misdemeanors to serious felonies, including first degree death penalty cases, as well as white collar crimes and successful litigation of federal civil rights cases. Many of Mr. Fallis’ cases have gained both local and national attention, and he has been featured on local television as well as CBS’s 48 Hours and CNN. In addition, Mr. Fallis has appeared on local television as a commentator to many high profile cases.
Because of his reputation in the legal community and among our current and former clients, Mr. Fallis has gained the respect of his peers, and he has the experience to back it up. To schedule your free initial consultation at our Jacksonville criminal defense firm, do not hesitate to call (904) 637-4388.
Thomas Fallis was born and raised in Queens, New York. He graduated from Queens College, City University of New York, and University of New Hampshire Law School.
While in law school he clerked at the District Court in Concord, New Hampshire. Mr. Fallis served in the United States Air Force 1966-1970, was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987, and became an Assistant Public Defender 1987-1989 for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Florida.
In private practice since 1989, he has litigated in courts throughout the state of Florida including the Federal District Court for the Middle District, Southeastern District and Northern District.
Thomas Fallis received a 9-0 favorable decision in U.S v. Neder, where he was trial counsel on a Supreme Court case. This decision was responsible for changing a long-held jury instruction for the entire United States. In addition, in State v. Hickson, Mr. Fallis argued for recognition of the “Battered Woman Syndrome” defense in front of the Florida Supreme Court. This led to a criminal rule of procedure that codified this defense. In these two cases, Mr. Fallis has demonstrated his skills as an influential leader in the legal community by bringing about these two changes to the legal system at both the state and federal levels.