Our Attorneys

We have a track record of success helping our clients expunge their criminal records.

Guy Fronstin, Esq.

Guy Fronstin, Esquire, began his career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Palm Beach County State Attorney Office in 1992. As a Prosecutor, Guy handled misdemeanor, juvenile and felony cases. While serving as a Prosecutor, Guy handled countless jury trials and upon his departure, was appointed as a special Prosecutor to prosecute State conflict cases. Guy left the Office of the State Attorney to become a securities industry attorney for the NASD, known today as FINRA.

In private practice as a criminal defense attorney since 1996, Guy uses his wealth of insider experience in the criminal justice system to defend his clients in a wide range of cases involving DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter, Drug and Sex Crimes, Business and Economic Crimes, Murder, Insurance and Medical Fraud, Pain pill clinics, Child Pornography and all other criminal matters from misdemeanors to felonies. Because Guy achieves such great results for his clients, most clients are eligible to have their case expunged. Therefore, over the past 20 years, Guy has significant experience expunging and/or sealing cases.

Guy has extensive experience training and lecturing, including presentations on trial techniques and strategies at the State Attorney's Office and many other legal and non-legal associations. He has also lectured to the civil litigation departments of numerous local and national law firms on ``How to Know if the Federal Government is Behind the Scenes Monitoring the Civil Litigation for Possible Criminal Exposure``. Additionally, Guy has coached trial advocacy teams that have competed at the State and National levels.

Florida Super Lawyers Magazine named Guy as one of Florida Super Lawyers, a distinction limited to only 2.5% of eligible Florida lawyers. Florida Super Lawyers has a comprehensive selection process of only naming lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, met ethical standards and have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field.

Guy has been featured on numerous local and national television shows such as ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Good Morning American, America's Most Wanted, Snapped, among other networks. He has also co-counseled many cases with prominent criminal defense attorneys such as Roy Black, Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr.

In a presentation at an Anti-Defamation League Awards dinner honoring Guy with the Jurisprudence Award, world renound Harvard Law professor and scholar Alan Dershowitz said ``I have had the pleasure of working with Guy on cases and he is a brilliant strategist. Guy, congratulations on this much deserved award``.

While the majority of the Firm's cases are not reported in the news, Guy has been nationally recognized for his defense of NFL player David Boston who was arrested for false imprisonment; defense of Wall Street Billionaire Jeff Epstein, who was arrested for sexual battery, defense of a juvenile charged in adult court with four other juvenile co-defendants for sexual battery on two minors, and for representing Stewart Gorenberg, whose wife, Randi, was murdered after shopping at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Florida. Guy also represented Boynton Beach, Florida Mayor Jose Rodriguez and his wife to prevent the release of investigation videos, and provided victim representation to 67 victims of Bernie Madoff and representation to Michael Dippolito whose wife; Dalia Dippolito was convicted in a nationally-televised murder-for-hire plot against her husband. Guy is currently on the defense team with Attorney Roy Black defending John Goodman, owner of the International Polo Club, for vehicular manslaughter.

Guy received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1987 and his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern School of Law in 1992.

Past and Present Memberships and Awards

  • The Florida Bar
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Chair of Criminal Law Committee - South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • County Criminal Justice Commission
  • Member of FAWL
  • Member of Florida Lawyers Network
  • Board of Directors - The Haven
  • Board of Directors - Boca Raton Police Department PAL
  • Anti-Defamation League Law Enforcement Division
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers
  • Member of Woodfield Country Club Executive Club
  • Member of Broken Sound Business Source
  • Committee Member - SS St. Louis
  • Advisory Member - Seeds of Peace
  • Committee Member - Lupus Foundation
  • March of Dimes - Major Benefactor

Michelle Merson, Esq.

Michelle Merson, Esquire, joined the Law Offices of Guy Fronstin in 2008, focusing exclusively on criminal defense law. Michelle has represented clients on a wide range of cases including battery, shoplifting, probation violation, DUI, DUS and drug possession. Michelle has developed significant expertise in the area of expunging criminal records and the crucial process of Trial preparation.

Michelle graduated from Stephens College in 1986 with a degree in Political Science. With politics and government service in mind, Michelle moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked for Senator Thad Cochran and Congressman Sonny Montgomery. While in Washington, Michelle graduated from Georgetown University's paralegal school which she followed with three years working as a corporate law paralegal in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, Georgia. Encouraged by her supervising attorney, Michelle decided to attend law school and in 1992 graduated with a law degree from Nova Southeastern University Law School. While at Nova, Michelle distinguished herself as an Officer of the Moot Court Honor Society and at Law school graduation, received the Inn of Barristers Honorary Award. ``The Order of Barristers`` is an award given out by the Law School Dean for ``having exhibited excellence and attained high honor through the art of courtroom advocacy.``

Michelle is actively involved in her local community by volunteering for several organizations focused on family and children.

Past and Present Memberships and Awards

  • The Florida Bar, since 1993
  • Admitted to practice in United States District Court Southern District of Florida, since 2015
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • The Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • The Florida Lawyers Network
  • Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options
  • Leading Education about the Holocaust
  • The American Cancer Society
  • Boy Scouts Club of America
  • The Anti-Defamation League

David Tarras, Esq.

David Tarras joined the Law Offices of Guy Fronstin, P.A., after working as an Assistant Public Defender in Palm Beach County, Florida where he tried over 40 jury trials. His experience as a Public Defender gives him a unique understanding of the inner-workings of the criminal justice system, allowing him to use every legal advantage available to ensure a successful resolution for each and every client.

Throughout his time at the Public Defender’s Office and at the Law Offices of Guy Fronstin, Mr. Tarras has passionately advocated for his clients and gained extensive experience handling cases of all kind including but not limited to white collar crime, sex crimes, domestic battery, drug trafficking, animal cruelty, armed robbery, and DUI. Mr. Tarras has litigated various complex motions resulting in favorable dispositions for his clients, dismissal of charges and reduction of sentences.

Mr. Tarras has earned the reputation amongst judges and lawyers as being aggressive yet ethical — a lawyer who is hardworking and passionate about his client’s cases.

As a Merit Scholar graduate of Fordham Law School, Mr. Tarras spent three years working directly with nationally renowned criminal law professor and author, Deborah Denno. Their work focused on the use of advanced technology in the criminal courtroom, and how criminal defense attorneys can better utilize modern scientific and medical technology, such as brain science, to give their clients the best possible defense. This gave Mr. Tarras vast exposure and unique insight into the many forms of complex medical and scientific evidence and expert testimony that often arise in a criminal case, which he utilizes to give his clients the most zealous and holistic representation.

A native of South Florida, Mr. Tarras received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida Honors College. Mr. Tarras is licensed to practice in Florida, in both State and Federal courts.

Past and Present Memberships and Awards

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • The Palm Beach County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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