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 a AV Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell  (the highest available rating), in which 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. 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 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.  Mr. Garvin was the proud recipient of the award for the Most Effective Lawyer of the Year (2010) in the area of complex litigation issued by The Daily Business Review. Mr. Garvin is one of the four finalist for the Most Effective Lawyer of the Year (2014). 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 matter, requiring relatively short trials, to complex high profile multiple issue controversies requiring lengthy trials. Specializing in Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program and tax defense.

"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.

Seeking a successful defense strategy, and with one-on-one client/lawyer interaction, has yielded excellent results for over 30 years of. Our firm has been and it is the choice for people and businesses seeking cutting edge, high quality and personalized criminal and tax issues defense. Understanding that the situation of anyone facing criminal charges is important and unique, we design our trial defense strategies to work with the facts and circumstances of each unique case, and we work to obtain the best possible results for our clients cases. A creative, well planned and intensive approach to your criminal charges can make a big difference in the result of your case, as it also does your choice of lawyer to represent you.

We welcome you to compare our reputation, experience and trial results with that of any criminal and tax defense lawyer or law firm in the country. Our reputation is based in our knowledge of the law, skills in the courtroom and the experience of more than 30 years defending our clients in criminal and tax cases. Our results obtained for our 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 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 and immediate intervention from our highly respected and recognized criminal defense team.

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.

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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