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About me

Besides being a full-time criminal defense lawyer, I am also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Miami school of law teaching criminal defense in the litigation skills Department. In my off time, I am a musician and for the past 14 years have been the drummer in the Albert Castiglia Band.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    34 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

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Contact info

Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben & Waxman, LLP

2250 Southwest Third Avenue
Fourth Floor
Miami, FL, 33129


FLMember in Good Standing198209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersSouth Florida Legal Guide2015
Miami Area "The Top 100"Super Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
"Best of the Best"Florida Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers ListWall Street Journal/Miami Herald2014
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2014
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar1990
Presidents Commendation AwardNational Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A
One of South Florida's Top LawyersMiami Metro MagazineN/A
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/Trial LawyerRobbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben & Waxman P.A.1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarBoard Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer1990 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Criminal DivisionMember1983 - 1985
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1982 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1982 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami DivisionMember1982 - Present
Florida BarAttorney1982 - Present
Academy of the Florida Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law sectionPast PresidentN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami DivisionBoard MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v JBNot guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Bar JournalAvoiding Deportation by Vacating State Court Convictions2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Miami School of Law Litigation Skills DepartmentHow to Get Someone Out of Jail2015
Florida Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners and Institute of Internal Auditors annual conference.Why a suspect should never, ever talk to the police2015
YLS ConferrenceExpert Witness Testimony2014
UM School of Law Litigation Skills SeminarBond Hearings2014
34th Annual Immigration Law Update SeminarEmployer Compliance & Sanctions: What Advice Should You Give Your Client?2013
Florida Coastal School of Law SeminarPadilla v Kentucky: A New Paradigm for Vacating Criminal Convictions2011
Catholic Charities Legal SeminarWhat Every Criminal Lawyer Should Know about Immigration Consequences of Convictions2010