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David R. Bigney
David Bigney has over 12 years of quality courtroom experience; more than a decade in the area of criminal defense. Mr. Bigney is a trial lawyer and has completed more than 50 trials. Prior to Becoming a criminal defense attorney, he was an Assistant State Attorney. Having worked on both sides of the courtroom, he has the experience to anticipate the prosecutor's strategy; a beneficial skill he utilizes in defending cases. As a prosecutor, Mr. Bigney handled all types of cases ranging from resisting an officer to first degree murder. As a criminal defense attorney, he has aggressively defended people accused/falsely accused of a wide variety of charges including, but not limited to drug trafficking, capital sexual battery, internet crimes, murder, attempted murder, resisting arrest, domestic battery and violations of probation. Mr. Bigney is an active member of the Orange Bar Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also the union representative to the Fraternal Order of Police for the Orlando Police Department.
Mr. Bigney is active in the community. He regularly participates in charitable events, including those hosted by the Make a Wish Foundation and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He also volunteers as a youth soccer and basketball coach. He is regularly a guest speaker at local high schools and local organizations where he lectures about the criminal justice system and illegal search and seizure. Mr. Bigney has also served as a spokesman for the Kesse family in their search for their missing daughter, Jennifer.
Mr. Bigney graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and obtained his law degree from the Nova Southeastern University, Sheppard Broad School of Law. During law school, Mr. Bigney was the Chief Defender for the Honor Court and a member of the Nova Southeastern University Trial Team.
Mr. Bigney is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts and the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- DUI Defense
- Internet Crime Defense
- Drug Trafficking Defense
- Sex Crime Defense
- Violation of Probation Defense
- Illegal Search and Seizure Defense
- Resisting Arrest Defense
- Federal Crimes
- International Criminal Law
- Drug Violations
- Juvenile Crimes
- Parole & Probation
- Sex Offenses
- Criminal Fraud
- Florida, 1998
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2007
- Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
- Major: Broadcast Journalism
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Florida Bar Association, 1998 - Present
- Orange County Bar Association, 2000 - Present
Past Employment Positions
- Office of the State Attorney, Attorney, 1997 - 2000