Before he became involved in creative fiction, Mr. Denaro made a name in creative criminal defense. Denaro took on his first murder at the young age of 23. He has been published in the Wall Street Journal as a “Top Criminal Attorney in Florida;” by Florida Trend magazine as one of “Florida’s Legal Elite in Criminal Law”, an honor bestowed by Florida Bar peers representing less than 2% of all Florida Bar members; chosen as a “Florida Super Lawyer” in White Collar Criminal Defense; selected for membership in the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers;” and an AV Prominent peer-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.
His high profile clients have ranged from murderers to international drug kingpins to politicians, bank presidents and fellow lawyers charged throughout the United States. Mr. Denaro has also greatly benefitted people who would not otherwise have had a voice. He was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Miami-Dade Court system to investigate a large hospital for allegations of abuse on the elderly. His work helped lead to reforms in the care of the elderly. He is presently involved in international issues, as well as seeking the freedom of an innocent juvenile in California, who 10 years ago, at the age of 15, was sentenced to 75 years to life for Attempted Murder.
Born and raised in Rochester, N.Y, Mr. Denaro earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Rochester and his Juris Doctorate at the University of Miami School of Law. He now resides in Miami, Florida and is the proud father of two daughters, Adrienne and Madeline, and one son, Gregory A. Denaro.
Requested to write about his many cases, Mr. Denaro, decided to put many of the characters he has encountered inside and out of the courtroom into “fictionized” psychological thrillers.
His first novel, The Scorpion’s Tale, co-authored with Wayne Block, is an action/adventure murder mystery full of intrigue, suspense and personal vindication, is currently available online. He is researching locations off the French Brittany Coast of Finistère for the jaw-dropping sequel, The Scorpion’s Shadow–co- written with Wayne Block