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Miami Criminal Attorney - Florida Bar Certified Tax Lawyer

David Garvin has the winning trial experience that you need when serious legal issues are in play. 

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Miami criminal lawyer David M. Garvin, is an AV Peer Review Rated (the highest available rating) attorney by Martindale Hubbell. Lawyers are rated for their skill and ethics. Mr. Garvin is recognized in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as both a criminal defense and tax attorney and has been recognized as one of our nation’s premier criminal defense and tax lawyers on multiple occasions. He has an AVVO rating of "Superb" and has been recognized and quoted by major publications throughout the United States. Mr. Garvin has won numerous jury trials in which his clients have obtained a verdict of NOT GUILTY on all counts. For over 30 years, Mr. Garvin has represented and successfully defended clients in federal criminal and tax matters throughout the country earning him a deserved reputation as one of the nation’s top criminal and tax attorneys.

  • Criminal Defense and Income Tax Litigation attorney.
  • All State and Federal White Collar Crime Defense.
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, the Florida Supreme Court and United States District Courts.
  • Respected Reputation Based upon Results.
  • Chosen by Attorney At Law magazine as "One to Watch"
  • Award Winning as Most Effective Lawyer in 2014
  • Award Winning as Most Effective Lawyer in 2010
  • AVVO rating of "Superb".
  • Listed in the Bar of Preeminent Lawyers as both criminal defense and tax attorney.
  • AV Peer Review Rated.
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Taxation 
  • LLM (Masters in Law) in Tax and is also a CPA
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers.com for 10 years.

Criminal Jury Trials

Case NameCase NumberOutcome
U.S. v. J.R.13-20346-CR-UngaroNot Guilty on all Counts
U.S. v. R.R.13-20346-CR-UngaroNot Guilty on all Counts
U.S. v. J.M.12-CR-60025-WilliamsNot Guilty on all Counts
U.S. v. H.C.1:08-20916-CR-GrahamNot Guilty on all Counts
U.S. v. D.A.04-20190-CR-AltonagaNot Guilty on all Counts
State v. A.T.F 04-26073-CR-MurphyNot Guilty on all Counts
U.S. v. T.E.98-511-CR-LenardNot Guilty on all Counts
U.S. v. N.M.15-20258-CR-LenardNot Guilty on all Counts
U.S. v. J.C.08-CR-20044-LenardHung Jury All Counts
U.S. v. C.U.98-398-CR-SeitzNot Guilty on all Counts
U.S. v. T.P.1:09-CR-38-CollierNot Guilty on all Counts

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The Law Offices of David M. Garvin is a boutique practice designed to provide personal attention to the client's individual needs in matters involving white collar crime and tax defense.  Mr. Garvin accepts cases ranging from large complex multiple issue matters to smaller single issue causes. Our firm will stay focused on the unique needs of each client’s case and its complexities. Sample white collar or economic crime matters include bank fraud, mail fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and identity theft. Sample tax defense matters include tax evasion, failure to file, false return and failure to pay.

Mr. Garvin is the proud recipient of the award for the Most Effective Lawyer of the Year for 2014 in the area of criminal law defense issued by The Daily Business Review. Mr. Garvin was also the winner of the Daily Business Review's Most Effective Lawyer of the Year for 2010 in the area of complex litigation. The Daily Business review makes its selections from a field of approximately 50,000 licensed lawyers practicing in South Florida.  Mr. Garvin  has extensive trial experience and has obtained remarkable results for his clients in many criminal and tax matters.  Our office has represented a wide range of clients including, celebrities,  public officials, businessmen, doctors, accountants, lawyers, corporations, brokerage firms, individual brokers and numerous others.

The firm is sufficiently diversified to handle cases ranging from single issue criminal matters, requiring relatively short trials, to complex high profile multiple issue controversies requiring lengthy trials. As part of its tax practice our firm handles Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program matters.

"I have done tax cases my entire career and I have co-defended dozens of them with everyone in town and I can tell you that David Garvin is THE man. There isn’t even a close second."

Alan S. Ross, partner Ross, Amsel, Raben, Nascimento, PLLC.  April 17, 2016.

Mr. Garvin provides representation at the investigative, grand jury, trial, plea, post-conviction and appellate levels to individuals and corporations facing criminal charges in state and federal courts across the United States. Mr. Garvin personally handles the cases. Cases are not passed to junior attorneys and/or associates, which often occurs in many large firms.

David Garvin is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, the Federal Claims Court, the Florida Supreme Court and United States District Courts. He is member of the Florida Bar, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Garvin is Florida Bar Certified in Taxation and holds a LLM (Masters in Law) in Tax. In addition, to holding a Juris Doctoral degree in law, he is also a licensed CPA (Certified Public Accountant). Mr. Garvin's unique business background provides him with a distinct advantage in serving his clients in tax and white collar crime cases.

Mr. Garvin strives to formulate a successful defense strategy in each case while maintaining one-on-one client/lawyer interaction. He has consistently yielded excellent results for over 30 years. The firm has been the choice of people and businesses seeking cutting edge, high quality personalized criminal and tax representation. Understanding that the situation of each person facing any criminal charge is important and unique, we do not advocate "cookie cutter" defenses. Instead, Mr. Garvin designs each trial defense strategy consistent with the facts and circumstances of each case. The firm has found that this yields the best possible results for our client's case. A creative, well planned and intensive approach to defending your criminal charges can make a big difference in the result of your case. The choice of your lawyer may be the most important decision that you make regarding your case.  When winning is everything,base your decision on the trial records of the lawyers under consideration.

We welcome you to compare our reputation, experience and trial results with that of any criminal and/or tax defense lawyer or law firm in the country. Our reputation is based upon our knowledge of the law, skill in the courtroom, and the experience of more than 30 years defending our clients in criminal and tax cases. The results Mr. Garvin has obtained for his clients will impress you.

Please visit our practice area overview for information on some of our specific areas of criminal defense practice.  Our legal defense team will assist you in every facet of you case and will guide you in the preparation of your defense.

Contact our Miami office today for a consultation: (305) 371-8101.

Individuals and businesses facing the threat of investigation or imminent criminal charges are urged to contact the Miami law office of David M. Garvin, P.A. today for a consultation. Mr. Garvin and his highly respected criminal defense team are prepared to intervene on your behalf.

The United States reports a conviction rate in excess of 90% in federal white collar crime cases and over 92% in federal criminal tax cases.

                                               How Many Taxpayers Have Won Their Criminal Tax Trial


During the past 18 years (1999 through 2016) only a modest number of taxpayers won their criminal tax trial and were found NOT GUILTY on all counts. The number of taxpayers acquitted during the past 18 years is as follows:

56 in the Western Region: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire,Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.

62 in the Northern Region:  Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Hawaii, and Alaska.

81 in the Southern Region: New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

                                                                                      Southern Region Has Over 350,000 Active Lawyers.
There have been 81 taxpayers that have been found Not Guilty on all counts during the past 18 years in the Southern United States Region.  The states comprising the Southern United States Region has 350,000 active lawyers. The number of lawyers by state is as follows:

    New Mexico      5,581           Texas           87,957           Louisiana       19,099
    Arkansas          7,320           Missouri       24,922           Tennessee     18,288
    Mississippi        7,094           Alabama      14,666           Florida            75,697
    Georgia           31,499           S. Carolina   10,208           N. Carolina     23,325
    Virginia            24,193           W. Virginia    4,922

                                                                  One Lawyer Was Responsible For
                                                 Approx. 10% of the Acquittals in the Southern Region


Out of the 350,000 active lawyers in the Southern Region, one lawyer, David M. Garvin, represented approximately 10% of the 81 taxpayers that won their criminal tax jury trial during the past 18 years. These taxpayers were found Not Guilty on all counts.

                           Less than 1% of All Lawyers Have Won a Criminal Tax Trial for the Defendant


It is estimated that less than 1% of all defense attorneys have successfully tried a federal criminal tax case. (Not guilty verdicts on all counts.)  However, Mr. Garvin has successfully tried numerous federal criminal and tax cases.

Before selecting a criminal defense attorney to represent you in a federal white collar crime or criminal tax case it is important to ask for information concerning the attorney's trial experience.

          We welcome you to compare our  trial results to any other firm's or lawyer's.

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