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Andrew H. Warren, State Attorney of Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County

April 5, 2021

Andrew Warren was elected as State Attorney of Florida’s 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County,
in November 2016 and re-elected in November 2020. Warren leads an office of approximately 130
prosecutors and 300 total employees whose mission is to build a safer community while promoting justice
and fairness for everyone in the criminal justice system.
Since taking office on January 3, 2017, Warren has been reforming our local criminal justice system.
He has been tough on violent criminals, fraudsters, and repeat offenders who threaten the safety of our
neighborhoods. He has utilized innovative reforms and created successful diversion programs to hold lowlevel offenders accountable while steering them away from the downward spiral of the system, including civil
citation programs for juveniles and adults. Warren has focused on treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation
for offenders with substance abuse and mental illness in order to reduce recidivism rather than further the
revolving door of the criminal justice system. He has minimized poverty traps that criminalize people because
they are poor. He created a Conviction Review Unit to address wrongful convictions and has embraced datadriven approaches that improve safety, cut crime, and save taxpayer dollars. Additionally, Warren has
emphasized transparency and civic engagement to build trust with the community that he serves.
Warren previously served as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice. After
initially prosecuting street crime in Washington, DC, he spent the majority of his career with the Justice
Department prosecuting complex financial fraud all across the country—crimes that victimized retirees,
investors, and taxpayers. Among other high-profile cases, he successfully prosecuted Robert Allen Stanford
and other executives at Stanford Financial Group for orchestrating one of the largest frauds in history, a $7
billion Ponzi scheme. As a prosecutor, Warren earned multiple accolades from the Justice Department and
federal law enforcement agencies, including the 2013 Attorney General Award for Trial Litigation. He has
lectured and served on panels across the United States and abroad regarding criminal justice, and he was an
instructor at the Justice Department’s national training center.
Warren studied economics and political science at Brandeis University before receiving his law
degree from Columbia University. Following law school, he clerked in federal district court in San Francisco
and then practiced complex criminal and civil litigation with an international law firm in New York and
Washington, DC. Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, Warren returned home to the Sunshine State to
continue his public service. He lives in Tampa with his wife and two daughters