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David Michael Garvin

David Michael Garvin

Practice areas:

Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion, Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, Securities & Investment Fraud

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion: 50%
    32 years, 100 cases
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
    32 years, 120 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    32 years, 150 cases
  4. Securities & Investment Fraud: 10%
    32 years, 30 cases



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Julie C Ferguson

    David Garvin is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Florida. He is based in downtown Miami, but handles complex criminal matters throughout the State. He is a specialist in tax fraud matters and a recognized expert in that area. He is a tough litigator who is not afraid to take a case to trial. He is thorough, efficient and his team provides personalized attention to all of his clients. He is a “go-to” lawyer in the criminal defense arena, even by other criminal defense attorneys.


    Julie Ferguson Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carlo D'Angelo

    I had the privilege of working with David very early on in my career on a highly publicized organized crime case. I learned a lot from David and hold him in the very highest regard for both his compassion and skill as a criminal defense lawyer.


    Carlo D'Angelo Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

David M. Garvin, PA

200 South Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 3150
Miami, FL, 331312305


FLMember in Good Standing198205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent Bar Register MemberMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board CerfifiedFlorida Bar, Tax Section2014
12 to watch in 2012Attorney at Law Magazine2012
Most Effective LawyerDaily Business Review2010
The Top Attorneys in FloridaSuperLawyers2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
LawyerDavid M. Garvin, PA1994 - Present
PartnerWeinstein and Garvin, PA1982 - 1994

Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth CircuitMember2009 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2007 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eight CircuitMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2004 - Present
South Florida Tax Litigation AssociationMember1990 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember1987 - Present
United States Disctrict Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember1986 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1983 - Present
Florida BarMember1982 - Present
Florida Institute of Certified Public AccountantsMember1982 - Present
United States Tax CourtMember1982 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
U.S. v. Helio Castro NevesNot Guilty All Counts
U.S. v. Cruz and Nations Business SystemsInjunction Denied
U.S. v. BorellJudgment for Defendant

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Publication NameTitleDate
Florida CPA TodayCourt Rules in Favor of Tax Preparer Against IRS2011
The Daily Business ReviewGathering, sorting, segregating keys to tackling mounds of data2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1987
University of Miami School of LawLawJuris Doctor1982
University of MiamiAccountingBBA1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
FATCA ConferenceFATCA requirements2012
Florida Bar, Tax Section Annual MeetingDefending Income Tax Fraud and Related Crimes2010