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Practice areas


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



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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Garvin has exceptionally broad knowledge and experience in the areas of tax law and federal crimes defense. He is dedicated to the meticulous preparation of all his cases and is focused and determined to achieve the best results for his clients.


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Contact info

David M. Garvin, PA

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


FLMember in Good Standing198201/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent Bar Register MemberMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified - Tax LawFlorida Bar2014
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 LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of Miami School of LawAccountingOther - Bachelors1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
FATCA ConferenceFATCA requirements2012
Florida Bar, Tax Section Annual MeetingDefending Income Tax Fraud and Related Crimes2010