Frank Prieto Biography – Frank Prieto Wiki
Frank Prieto is a criminal defense attorney and founder of Prieto Law Firm in Coral Gables, Florida. Prieto began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in 2001 and left his position as a prosecutor in the specialized narcotics trafficking unit in 2004. During his years as a prosecutor, Prieto gained comprehensive experience in the litigation of complex criminal enterprises, including narcotraffickers and organized retail theft.
After 2004, Frank Prieto took his prosecutorial experience and applied it toward Maritime and Admiralty defense. During his time as a maritime defense attorney, Prieto successfully defended wrongful death cases, Death on the High Seas Act, personal injury claims, seaman’s Jones Act claims, product liability and other forms of complex federal litigation.
In 2007, Prieto made the leap and began his own private practice concentrated in the area of criminal defense. Prieto focuses his practice in the areas of narcotics trafficking, and organized crime cases at both the federal and state levels. These cases involve international drug trafficking organizations (DTO’s) and also Organized Retail Crimes (ORC) cases that range from theft of pharmacy products, clothing retail theft rings, counterfeit cigar manufacturing, and more recently, Medicare and Medicaid fraud.
Prieto is a 2001 graduate, with honors, of the University of Miami School of Law (Cum Laude). He received honors for his work in Litigation Skills II while attending the UM School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Prieto graduated from the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School and received a Congressional Nomination to attend the United States Naval Academy. He is also a certified SCUBA diver and an avid sports fan.
Frank Prieto Courtney Clenney
Florida Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Prieto is representing Courtney Clenney, also known as Courtney Tailor, who is accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend in a Miami apartment. State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle said Clenney killed her live-in boyfriend Christian “Toby” Obumseli on April 3 after a “tempestuous and combative relationship” that began in 2020.
She was arrested in Hawaii in August while she was in rehabilitation for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. She was charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.