I began my criminal law career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County. While there, I had the opportunity to spend countless hours in the courtroom learning criminal law and practicing criminal procedure. I tried numerous cases, both felony and misdemeanor, in front of juries and judges. In being part of the daily courtroom experience, I saw the value that a committed criminal defense attorney could bring to his or her client. At that point, I knew that representing the accused was my calling
Prior to practicing law, I spent over 10 years in business. Therefore, unlike many attorneys who have never worked extensively outside the legal system, I have real world knowledge of professionals and working people that gives me additional insight into how being accused of a crime by the Government can impact people’s lives.
In addition, I am extremely involved with the legal community. I have been Chairperson of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Committee for 2011-2012 (also my alma mater). This role also included being a member of the University of Miami School of Law’s board for that same year. I am also a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Dade County Bar Association, and the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.
I am a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. While there, I was very involved with the university and the university community. Specifically, I was elected Student Bar Association President for two terms. Prior to attending law school, I earned my Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Maryland.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2007||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|President Spirit of Achievement Award||University of Miami Law Alumni Association||2011|
|Owner||David Magilligan Law||2013 - Present|
|Partner||Levey, Filler, Rodriguez, Kelso and Magilligan, LLP||2010 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||Miami Dade State Attorney's Office||2007 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|University of Miami School of Law Young Alumni Committee||Chair||2011 - 2012|
|University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association||Board of Directors||2011 - 2012|
|Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce||Member||2011 - Present|
|Dade County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|University of Miami School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Loyola University Maryland||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|