108 N Magnolia Ave, 6th floor, Ocala FL 34475
 
Call us: 352-732-9191
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Attorneys in Ocala, Florida

At Alavi, Bird & Pozzuto, P.A., we will give you aggressive representation for criminal charges ranging from traffic tickets to DUI and capital murder. With over 60 years of combined experience, we offer our clients unique expertise and insight.
 

Tania Z. Alavi

 
Tania Alavi | Alavi, Bird and Pozzuto | Ocala, FL
 
 
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Tania Alavi graduated from the University of Florida in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. She earned her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1991. Ms. Alavi is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in Florida as well as the District of Columbia.

Her areas of practice include Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense and Family Law. The nature of Ms. Alavi's criminal cases range from misdemeanors, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), to all types of felonies, including Death Penalty cases. She has been a guest speaker for the Florida Public Defender Association on criminal issues and a guest speaker in the area of DUI legal education. In addition, Ms Alavi has been a Certified Family Law Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court since 2010 and an adjunct faculty of the University of Florida College of Law since 2007.

Currently, Ms. Alavi serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Florida Performing Arts Center and serves on the Leading Edge Committee for the Cade Museum For Invention and Innovation.
 
Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • DUI

Litigation Percentage
  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1992
  • District of Columbia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
 
Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida - 1991
  • University of Florida
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1987
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Past President, Marion County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Director at Large, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • D.R. Smith Inn of Court
  • Washington D.C. Bar Association
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
 
 

Christine Bird

 
Christine Bird | Alavi, Bird and Pozzuto | Ocala, FL
 
 
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Christine Bird is a 1988 graduate of the University of Virginia. In 1989 she moved to North Central Florida and attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, earning her J.D. in 1992. After graduation, Ms. Bird remained in the North Central Florida area practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and Family Law. In 1996, she established a law practice with Tania Z. Alavi in Ocala, Florida.

Ms. Bird is an experienced litigator in both State and Federal Courts, having tried approximately 50 cases before a jury. Ms. Bird has successfully litigated cases in Family Law, Federal Law and State Criminal law, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Sex cases and Homicide cases. Ms. Bird is admitted in the Middle District of Florida Federal Court and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia. She presently practices in the areas of Criminal Law, Family Law and Federal Criminal Defense.

Ms. Bird's practice includes appellate work. She has perfected appeals for the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona and for the United States Court Of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta.

 
Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • DUI
  • Sex Cases

Litigation Percentage
  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1993
  • District of Columbia
 
Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Major: Psychology and Religious Studies
  • University of Virginia - 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida
  • Board of Directors, Legal Advocacy Center of Central Florida
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Marion County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Middle District of Florida Federal Bar
  • United States Court Of Appeals 11th Circuit
 
 

Andrew T. Pozzuto

 
Andrew Pozzuto | Alavi, Bird and Pozzuto | Ocala, FL
 
 
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Andy is a native of Florida. He was born and raised in South Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, obtaining a BA in Political Science in 1987 and later earning his JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1990. Mr. Pozzuto remained in the North Central Florida area after obtaining his law degree and has practiced in Marion, Alachua, Lake, Citrus and Sumter counties. Mr. Pozzuto is an experienced litigator He has tried over 50 cases before a jury. In 1999, he joined the law firm of Alavi and Bird, P.A. as a full partner. Mr. Pozzuto practices in the areas of Criminal Defense and Federal Criminal Defense. He has prepared and tried criminal cases ranging from Driving Under the Influence (DUI), violations of probation and simple misdemeanor batteries to all types of felonies including Drug cases, sex cases and homicide cases.

In addition, Mr. Pozzuto is active in the local community. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors for the Ocala Lions Club, is President of the Marion County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and over the last three years assisted local high school kids in preparing for a State of Florida mock trial competition.

 
Areas of Practice
  • Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Drug Cases
  • Sex Cases
  • Felonies

Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Political Science
 
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Marion County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Marion county Bar Association
  • Ocala Lions Club