Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1967-1972. Chief, Criminal Division, United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida, 1971-1972. Special Assistant United States Attorney: Middle District of Florida, 1969; District of Puerto Rico, 1969. Partner: Bierman, Sonnett, Shohat & Sale, P.A., Miami, FL, 1972-1987; Sonnett Sale & Kuehne, P.A., Miami, FL, 1987-1993; Neal R. Sonnett, P.A., Miami, FL, 1993—. Lecturer in Law, Immigration and Nationality, 1976-1982. Adjunct Professor of Law, Advanced Federal Criminal Procedure, University of Miami School of Law, 1983-1988. Listed: Best Lawyers In America (Criminal Defense), 1983—; Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2011; AVVO-Rated 10.0 (Superb); Leading Lawyers for Business (White Collar Crime), Chambers and Partners, 2004-2010; International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Business Crime), 2003-2010; Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2006-2011. "100 Most Influential Lawyers In America," The National Law Journal, 1988, 1991, 1994; Nation's Top White Collar Experts, The National Law Journal, 1991; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell. Recipient: ABA John H. Pickering Award of Achievement, 2008; University of Miami School of Law Alumnus of Distinction Award, 2007; Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Outstanding Service Award, 2007; Florida Bar Criminal Law Section Selig Goldin Memorial Award, 2005; ACLU of Greater Miami Stanley Milledge Award, 2005; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami Founder's Award, 2005; ABA Criminal Justice Section Charles R. English Memorial Award, 2001; Stetson College of Law Wm. Reece Smith Award for Public Service, 1997; Anti-Defamation League Jurisprudence Award, 1993; Florida Bar Foundation Medal Of Honor for Dedicated Service In Improving The Administration Of Justice, 1989; NACDL Robert Heeney Memorial Award for Service, 1989. President, University of Miami Law Alumni Association, 1978-1979. Board of Advisors, UM School of Law Center for Ethics and Public Service, 2006—; ALI-ABA Criminal Law Advisory Panel, 2006-2007; Editorial Advisory Board, National Law Journal, 2004—; Editorial Board Of Advisors, Money Laundering Alert, 2002—2008; Advisory Board, National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition, 1990—. Vice-Chair, Florida Regional Board, Anti- Defamation League, 1996-2007. Chair, Dade County Independent Review Panel, 1981-1984.
The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (Life Fellow).