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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

Contact info

Magilligan Law

2514 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 404
Hollywood, FL, 33020

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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  • Eric Matthew Matheny

    David Magilligan is an outstanding criminal defense attorney.


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  • Olga Porven

    Mr. Magilligan is professional, courteous, and diligent. I had the pleasure of working on a matter together earlier this year. His attentiveness to the matter was impressive.


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President Spirit of Achievement AwardUniversity of Miami Law Alumni Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDavid Magilligan Law2013 - Present
PartnerLevey, Filler, Rodriguez, Kelso and Magilligan, LLP2010 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyMiami Dade State Attorney's Office2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
University of Miami School of Law Young Alumni CommitteeChair2011 - 2012
University of Miami School of Law Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. XXXXXXXXXXXXBoth counts were dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Loyola University MarylandHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal AllianceCriminal Defense and Immigration in South Florida2016