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Robert David Malove

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Robert Malove is an expert Criminal Trial lawyer.  Mr. Malove is distinguished trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in federal and state courts. He concentrates on all areas of criminal defense including DUI defense, drug crime defense, white collar crime defense and healthcare fraud defense. 

He is the author of “When the Feds Come Knocking - The Essential Guide to Fighting Federal Charges", "How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Florida - Avoid Hiring a Lawyer Who is 'Asleep of the Wheel' of Your DUI Case”, and is a co-author of the noted treatise "White Collar Crime: Health Care Fraud" (West) (2013-2014 ed.). He recognized as the go-to guy for DUI and criminal and white collar crime defense.  His Medicare Fraud Blog has received widespread recognition.

To stay on top of all of the latest developments in the healthcare fraud area of his legal practice, Mr. Malove completed post-graduate studies in Healthcare Corporate Compliance at George Washington University and furthered his comprehensive knowledge in the various state and federal laws regarding healthcare fraud and corporate compliance. Also, in 2007, Mr. Malove attended the Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance Academy has successfully completed the Certified in Healthcare Compliance Examination, thus earning the CHC designation.

Prior to serving as an Assistant Public Defender in cases ranging from murder, fraud, to DUI, he graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Pepperdine University School of Law. Consistent with staying on the cutting edge of developments in criminal defense, one of Mr. Malove’s signature trademarks, he earned a Masters Degree in Forensic Science, from the George Washington University in 1981, long before forensic science became part of our everyday lexicon. Before that, Mr. Malove was conferred a BS in the Administration of Justice from The American University School of Justice. He has served as a guest commentator on COURT-TV and maintains membership in the National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers and Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Malove is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Malove has extensive experience in the area of pill mill defense and represents the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Pain Management, and Florida Society of Neurology and filed an amicus curiae brief in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the Florida statutes regulating the operation of pain clinics, i.e., pill mills.

If you, or someone you know is facing prosecution as a result of aggressive law enforcement activity targeting white collar crime, Medicare fraud, health care fraud, pill mills or doctor shopping or area other criminal matter, make sure you hire attorney Robert Malove, an expert criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the issues. Mr. Malove is rated AV by Martindale-Hubble® as a pre-eminent lawyer and as a Top Rated Healthcare Lawyer, and has been named in the Florida Directory of Super Lawyers. Robert Malove practices law in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida and in federal courts throughout the United States.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    31 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Emmett Battle

    Robert Malove brings almost 3 decades of legal experience with a rare motivation to keep improving on his already top-notch legal skills to defend his clients. I know him as a colleague in the National College of DUI Defense and have had the opportunity to refer one highly satisfied friend to him on a DUI. He is an outstanding and effective advocate for his cients.


    Robert Battle DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • William C. Head

    For nearly 3 decades, Robert Malove has been diligently fighting for each of his clients, seeking a reduction of charges or an acquittal. DUI defense is the toughest area of law practice when it comes to having to know both the LAW and the SCIENCE. Robert has made certain that he is up to date on the latest case law developments and the forensic science behind breath, blood and urine tests.


    William Head DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Offices of Robert David Malove

200 S. Andrews Avenue
Suite 918
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301


FLMember in Good Standing198409/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Healthcare LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Board Certified Criminal Trial LawyerThe Florida Bar Board of Education & Legal Specialization2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Offices of Robert David Malove, P.A.1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1996 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1984 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. D.E.NOT GUILTY!
Florida Board of Medicine v. M.VNO CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED!
USA v. A.M.Motion for Downward Departure GRANTED!
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Publication nameTitleDate
BookWhen the Feds Come Knocking2015
BookHow to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Florida, Second Edition2013
Medicare Fraud BlogBreaking News in Health Care Fraud Defense2013
White Collar Crime: Health Care FraudWhite Collar Crime: Health Care Fraud2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
The George Washington UniversityHeathcare Corporate ComplianceGraduate Certificate in Heathcare Corporate Compliance2007
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJ.D.1983
The George Washington UniversityForensic ScienceMaster's in Forensic Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
"When the Feds Come Knocking"Federal Criminal Defense2015
Mastering Scientifc EvidenceIntoxilyzer 80002013