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Phone: (941) 953-2622
Toll Free: (800) 344-4848
Fax: (888) 365-6579

David Haenel is best described as a zealous warrior. He has spent his entire career trying cases and training attorneys, law enforcement, and the Judiciary on criminal and traffic related issues. He was selected as the former Florida DUI prosecutor of the year in 2004 for his knowledge in DUI cases. He left the state attorney’s office in 2004 and formed the firm of Finebloom and Haenel, P.A. with Darren Finebloom. The firm handles criminal and traffic cases across the State of Florida and employs some of the brightest legal minds in the field.

David has completed the Florida laser and radar class and frequently lectures to law enforcement on traffic issues. He was recently appointed as vice-chair of the Florida Bar’s Traffic Court Rules Committee. David and his firm are constantly featured in local papers and on TV, as well as CNN and AOL.Com.

David graduated in the top third of his class from Widener Law School in Wilmington, Delaware and the following year received a master’s in law (LLM) in criminal law and trial practice from the State University of New York at Buffalo. David is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the Federal Middle District of Florida, and the State of New Jersey.

David is a member of the John M. Scheb American Inn of Courts, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (vice-president of the local chapter), National Motorists Association, and the International Association of Chemical Testing.


L.L.M., State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo, 2000

J.D., Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 1999
Honors: Aggressive Third of his Class


New Jersey
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


Sarasota County Bar Association, the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court Member

International Association for Chemical Testing Member


  • Lecturer, Annual Florida Breath Test Conference, Institute of Police Technology and Management
  • Presenter, International Association of Chemical Tester


  • State of Florida DUI Prosecutor of the Year, 2004
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