U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer served the longest term as South Florida’s law enforcement official. For almost seven years Ferrer served as a U.S. Attorney and now his term is coming to an end as he steps down from his position.
Ferrer announced that he will be stepping down March 3rd from his current position. Career prosecutor, Bob Greenberg, will temporarily replace Ferrer as U.S. Attorney. Ferrer reported that he is resigning in order to give himself time to consider other opportunities in the legal community while president, Donald Trump, decides his permanent successor.
President Barack Obama appointed Ferrer as U.S. Attorney and it was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in April of 2010. Ferrer, who graduated the top of his class at Hialeah Miami Lakes High School and the University of Miami before earning his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, oversaw an office of nearly 250 lawyers. Ferrer told the Miami Herald that it has been a “sad day, but it was time.”
Ferrer, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in April 2010, oversaw an office with nearly 250 lawyers that stretches from Key West to Fort Pierce. It has been recognized for decades as one of the busiest and most colorful districts for federal criminal prosecutions in the country.
Ferrer’s tenure was marked by prosecutions of public corruption, healthcare fraud, identity theft, terrorism, sex trafficking, synthetic drugs and violent gangs, and many Broward accidents but he also developed close ties with law enforcement and community groups in South Florida in an effort to prevent crime and promote education.
Ferrer, being a son of a Cuban immigrant stated, “There has been no greater honor than to serve and protect the same community that opened its arms to my parents when they immigrated to this country.” “For almost seven years, I have been blessed to work alongside the remarkable men and women in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, community leaders, and our federal, state and local law enforcement partners who strive tirelessly to combat crime and promote a safer, stronger and more united district,” he said. “I am incredibly proud of all that we have been able to accomplish together, in and out of the courtroom, including building meaningful bonds of trust with the diverse community we serve.”
If you are in need of a general litigation lawyer, contact The Ben Law Firm to speak to an experienced attorney about your options.