Francisco Zornosa



Francisco Zornosa is an experienced litigator with significant courtroom, trial, and writing experience. Francisco has tried multiple cases to verdict and has conducted hundreds of direct examinations and dozens of cross-examinations. Francisco has spent his entire legal career representing the interests of society’s most marginalized victims and fighting for justice both in and out of the courtroom.

Before joining Robins Kaplan, Francisco was an assistant district attorney at the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney’s Office, where he was assigned to the Office’s Trial Division, Human Trafficking Response Unit, and Sex Crimes Unit. As an assistant district attorney, Francisco handled a heavy caseload and learned how to think quickly on his feet. Francisco routinely presented cases to the Grand Jury, handled complex criminal investigations, and tried multiple cases to verdict, including misdemeanor and felony jury trials.

Before joining the District Attorney’s Office, Francisco clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Madeline H. Haikala in the Northern District of Alabama (Birmingham, AL).

Francisco earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, Francisco served as the editor-in-chief of the Florida State University Law Review.

Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. cum laude (2015), Florida State University Law Review, Editor-in-Chief (2014-2015)
  • University of Florida, B.A cum laude (2012)


  • “Protecting Human Trafficking Victims from Punishment and Promoting Their Rehabilitation: The Need for an Affirmative Defense,” 22 WASH. & LEE J. CIVIL RTS. & SOC. JUST. 177 (2016)
  • “You Booze, You Bruise, You Lose: Analyzing the Constitutionality of Florida’s Nonconsensual Blood Draw Statute in the Wake of Missouri v. McNeely,” 52 No. 3 CRIMINAL LAW BULLETIN, Art. 6 (2016)
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