Attorney Vincent A. Citro, Partner
Bringing You Experience from All Aspects of Criminal Defense
Background & Practice
Vincent A. Citro is an attorney with the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro,
P.A. He focuses on representing individuals, executives, and legal entities
in criminal and related civil and administrative matters, including grand
jury and internal investigations. Mr. Citro has represented clients in
state and federal courts and has extensive experience in complex federal
criminal and national security matters.
Prior to returning to private practice, Mr. Citro was a federal prosecutor
with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), both in Washington, D.C., and
Orlando, Florida. During his tenure in DOJ's U.S. Attorney's Office
(USAO) from 2002 until 2010, Mr. Citro prosecuted the panoply of federal
crimes, including national security, drug trafficking, firearms, cyber,
export, violent, economic, public corruption, and child exploitation offenses.
The complexity of Mr. Citro's cases caused him to work with law enforcement
officers throughout the world. From 2011 until 2015, Mr. Citro served
as a criminal division supervisor in the Orlando and Ocala offices. In
this position, he approved proposed indictments and plea agreements; oversaw
grand jury practices; acted as liaison to the judiciary, federal and state
agencies, and the DOJ; and evaluated and supervised attorneys and professional
support staff. In addition, Mr. Citro was appointed as a Special Assistant
U.S. Attorney for investigations in South Florida. Also, from 2011 until
2015, Mr. Citro supervised the USAO's national security program. As
the USAO's first National Security Cyber Specialist and its Anti-Terrorism
Advisory Council Coordinator, Mr. Citro oversaw and prosecuted matters
in coordination with DOJ's Counterterrorism Section and Counter-Espionage
and Export Control Section. He also held a top secret security clearance.
Mr. Citro last held the position of Senior Litigation Counsel before joining
what was then the Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A.
Vince Citro, a Harley-Davidson enthusiast, pictured here with firm founding
partner, Mark Horwitz, before a Sunday morning motorcycle ride.
In addition, Mr. Citro held two positions in the nation's capital.
As a result of abilities he demonstrated as a federal prosecutor, including
prosecuting homicides, Mr. Citro was appointed to serve on the Attorney
General's Capital Case Review Committee. As a committee member, he
analyzed cases throughout the United States in which the death penalty
was authorized by law, and made recommendations to DOJ's leadership
about whether the death penalty should be sought. Finally, from 2015 to
2016, Mr. Citro served as a Trial Attorney in DOJ's National Security
Division, Counterterrorism Section, where he advised and guided federal
prosecutors, law enforcement agencies, and the intelligence community
on cases affecting the United States' national security, including
DOJ-priority cases involving international, domestic, and cyber terrorism.
He also developed and managed national security cases for prosecution.
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