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Robert G. Amsel

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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  1. Criminal defense
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    Representing individuals and entities in criminal investigations and prosecutions in state and federal courts, locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. Also representing entities and individuals in civil and criminal forfeiture cases.

    43 years, 2,500 cases

 Since 1982 I have represented individuals (US persons and foreign nationals) as well as entities who are under investigation or are being prosecuted by the state or federal government, locally, nationally and internationally. I also defend forfeiture actions, administratively and in state and federal courts. Since 1990, I have been board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in criminal trial law. Since 1989 I have been an adjunct professor of law at The University of Miami School of Law teaching criminal law in the Litigation Skills Department. My goal is to always be the most effective lawyer I can be. 


Currently, I am specializing in white collar defense of individuals and entities under investigation or prosecution for fraud, money laundering, foreign corrupt practices act violations, drug trafficking, tax evasion and other high-level investigations and prosecutions. I have had the opportunity to try dozens of jury trials and represent hundreds of individuals in every conceivable type of criminal matter in state and federal courts, locally and nationally. 

More recently, I have successfully represented IRS whistleblowers, collecting multi-million-dollar awards for his clients. Bob’s practice has also included defending individuals in criminal matters with international implications, including the FIFA investigation and prosecution, Swiss Banking tax evasion cases, the Brazilian “car wash” bribery investigation and the International Olympic Committee bribery investigation. 

To sum it up, I represent high net worth individuals who find themselves in the unenviable position of being on the wrong side of the law and in need of vigorous defense, regardless of the size or nature of the alleged offense. 


Specialties: Criminal defense, white collar criminal defense, defense of forfeiture cases, appeals, post conviction litigation, investigations, IRS whistleblower cases.

 
 

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Location

Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben & Waxman, LLP
2250 Southwest Third Avenue
Fourth Floor
Miami, FL, 33129

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Posted by Stanley | August 2, 2017
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Client
During a long and difficult task spading over two years, Mr. Robert G. Amsel's as our son's defense attorney conducted himself with the highest level of professionalism, dedication to duty, knowledge, depth of experience, and conviction. His years of experience, skills, wisdom, and wise counsel to our family during these two plus years is greatly appreciated and we will always be indebted to Mr. Amsel's for his devotion to our son as his client. During the two years plus, there were several challenges and court appearances; in each and every challenge and court appearance, Mr. Amsel's delivered victory after victory and brought closure to a very difficult situation. As I look back and asses the sequence of events, the challenges, the victories, and the outcome, I could not have asked for a better outcome. In an era, where many attorneys are viewed in a different light, Mr. Amsel's worked and dedicated himself to upholding the highest level in his profession as he went about his work, this reflects great credit upon Mr. Amsel's and his profession as a criminal defense attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Robert G. Amsel's to anyone who may require a defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2016
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Mr. Amsel was the attorney who handled my case and he far exceeded my expectations. Mr. Amsel was always readily available when needed, responding to phone calls and e-mails the same day. He was very patient in answering all questions and accommodating my schedule in regards to meetings and court dates. His presence in the courtroom is profound and it was always very evident in our encounters that he is highly respected by both his colleagues and other clients. Mr. Amsel really goes the extra mile and does not hesitate to be extremely proactive to ensure the most optimal outcome. My wife and I couldn't have been happier with having Mr. Amsel represent me. I would highly recommend him for any legal proceedings.
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Posted by Ismael | February 13, 2015
Great Attorney
Robert Amsel represented me in a federal drug case. He was with me from indictment to post-incarceration and I can honestly say he did everything possible to help me in every way. My case was a relatively simple open and shut case, and yet he still went above and beyond to seek a better outcome for me. I was completely satisfied with the details he found in his research, and with the way he presented them in court. He also did a great job of presenting me as a person, along with all the mitigating circumstances, during my sentencing which ended up helping a lot. He was also there for me while I was in the county jail and could contact very few people. After my incarceration, he continued to help me in many ways, even though my fee technically only covered everything up until my sentencing. I would greatly recommend Mr. Amsel to anyone facing a criminal charge. He is friendly, easy to talk to, and takes your opinions and concerns into account when he is working, instead of just running your case his way. 5 stars all the way.
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Posted by Rey | December 25, 2014
An oustanding criminal lawyer!
I highly recommend Robert Amsel as an oustanding criminal defense attorney. He represented me in an unfortuante situation I found myself in with serious charges. As a result of his oustanding representation I was cleared of all charges. His credibility in the courtroom is evident by the respect he receives from the lawyers and judges. I always felt at ease and confident the minute he walked into the courtroom because he was always so well prepared and such an effective an outstanding advocae. I will always be so grateful not just for his legal representation but for the support he provided me during this difficult time. I highly recommend Robert as the best criminal defense attorney in our community.
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Posted by Christopher | December 10, 2014
Dependable and Knowledgeable Trial Attorney
When you select Robert Amsel as your attorney, you can assured that your case is in the most capable hands. Not only is Mr. Amsel a top notch attorney but he has an entire staff behind him making sure your case is properly handled. Never once did I feel as if I had to follow up on my case to make sure it was moving forward. In fact, many times it was Mr. Amsel’s office following up with me to make sure I had received the most recent notice. Any questions presented to him were responded to very quickly. When it comes time for trial, Mr. Amsel has only won cases for me. No one likes to have to go to court but having Robert Amsel as your attorney you can rest assured you have one of the best defense attorneys at your side.
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Posted by Nick | December 7, 2014
Professional and reliable attorney.
Bob is an excellent attorney- I've spoken and worked with few attorneys on my case and found Robert to be the most effective and reliable attorney. He is superbly articulate and to the point during court and when having attorney/client meetings he is always prepared and picks up very quickly on things that can help the case. I would recommend Bob to anyone who needs a great attorney.
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Posted by MIke | December 5, 2014
Amsel is the best !
Mr Amsel is truly one of a kind. He is a brilliant lawyer with more then 30 years of experience, I was in a extremely bad situation facing a lengthy sentence in prison, but Bob saved me. His experience in criminal law got me out of jail and safely back home with my family where I belong. He visited me regularly and kept me informed about my case at all times. He gets the job done and more importantly he honestly cares about the outcomes of his clients cases and will do his best to resolve the case in the best way possible. Ive referred him to other people, and I would definitely recommend him again. He is second to none, the best lawyer in Florida period
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Posted by LANDY | December 4, 2014
BEST ATTORNEY
MR AMSEL ITS A EXCELLENT LAWYER MY FAMILY BEEN WORKING WITH BOB MORE THAN 15 YEARS I WILL REFERRAL ALL MY FRIENDS BECAUSE HE ITS THE BEST AN TREMENDOUS ATTORNEY YOU CAN GET ANY BETTER I WILL GIVE MR AMSEL A 5 STAR QUALITY.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Robert Amsel in search for the truth and justice for his clients
Robert Amsel was helping me in a very complicated case and he was handling it with brilliance. He has a second none experience and skills to deal with the government and made them walk away from my major case.
Posted by Calin | December 4, 2014
Great lawyer!
Having to consult a lawyer is not one of the most pleasant experiences one goes through in life. However Mr. Amsel made me feel at ease and was confident in the outcome of my case. One of the most honest lawyers I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Even if you have a lawyer, you owe to yourself to get Mr. Amsel's opinion!
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
One of the Best
Robert Amsel was amazing, he was proficient and timely. He was there every time I had a question. He was affirming to the problems I brought to him. He always responded to me in a timely manner. He also made sure to keep me up to date on all current activity with my case.
Posted by Francesco | December 4, 2014
Bob Amsel legal representation
Mr.Amsel Has been my attorney for 9 years , he is of unquestioned character , very knowledgable and extremely effective in court, he has represented me in numerous occasions always with stellar results A true class act.
Posted by Anthony | December 4, 2014
Experienced, Trustworthy, Trial Lawer
I had an extensive criminal history and in the year 1994 landed a Federal Indictment. I fled the country for 5 years and was finally caught it Japan. I was looking at a minimum of 20 years because of my prior charges. In addition to the pending federal charges I also had two state drug trafficking charges. Bob Amsel was recommended to me by a close family friend who said he went to law school with him and graduated at the top of his class and was awesome at trial. I met with Bob at the Federal Detention Center in Miami and was very impressed with his knowledge and confidence. He explained to me that it was very important to convince the Feds to allow us to plead guilty to the Federal Charges First then go to the State Court and plead guilty to those charges and have the sentences run concurrent. He explained to me if we plead the state first then the Feds, I would be looking at a possible life sentence. The charges against me were solid and there was no escaping prison and no chance of winning a trial. The evidence was overwhelming . Bob was able to convince the Feds to allow me to plead guilty to the Federal Charges first . I got 10 years. Then plead guilty to the State charges. (I got 7 years running concurrent with the Feds) Of the 10 years, I did 7 years total. BoB assured me that when I was in prison he would be my attorney until my release and any motions that needed to be filed would be coverer under the original payment. The bottom line is Bob did and awesome job, always answered my phone calls from prison for 7 years, and tried everything he could to get me out early. Because of Bob, I did 7 years and not 70. I now have a family a very successful business and am making more money now than I did when I was selling drugs and committing all kinds of crime. If you are looking for an awesome Attorney that will fight for you all the way to the end, Bob Amsel is the man. Truthfully yours A Real Ex-Convict
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Trial Lawyer
  • Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben & Waxman P.A.
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v JB
  • Not guilty

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer
  • 1990 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Division
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney
  • 1982 - Present
  • Academy of the Florida Trial Lawyers, Criminal Law section
  • Past President
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Division
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Criminal Division
  • Member
  • 1983 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2015
  • Miami Area "The Top 100"
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • "Best of the Best"
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers List
  • Wall Street Journal/Miami Herald
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 1990
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Presidents Commendation Award
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • One of South Florida's Top Lawyers
  • Miami Metro Magazine
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Avoiding Deportation by Vacating State Court Convictions
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Miami School of Law Litigation Skills Department
  • How to Get Someone Out of Jail
  • 2015
  • Florida Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners and Institute of Internal Auditors annual conference.
  • Why a suspect should never, ever talk to the police
  • 2015
  • YLS Conferrence
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • 2014
  • UM School of Law Litigation Skills Seminar
  • Bond Hearings
  • 2014
  • 34th Annual Immigration Law Update Seminar
  • Employer Compliance & Sanctions: What Advice Should You Give Your Client?
  • 2013
  • Florida Coastal School of Law Seminar
  • Padilla v Kentucky: A New Paradigm for Vacating Criminal Convictions
  • 2011
  • Catholic Charities Legal Seminar
  • What Every Criminal Lawyer Should Know about Immigration Consequences of Convictions
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Very experienced and knows how to get his client into the best position possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob is an outstanding defense attorney and a truly compassionate person. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bob is the best of the best. Honest, knowledgeable, cares about his clients and gets them amazing results."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It is a privilege to know attorney Bob Amsel. We were classmates at the University of Miami School of Law. Bob Amsel is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Florida. I have worked with him on several cases over the years and each case had a favorable outcome. He is a partner in on of the premier criminal defense firms in Florida. I highly recommend Robert Amsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is an excellent attorney, both personally and professionally, as well as an excellent professor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is SUPER Criminal Defense lawyer. You will not ever regret hiring him. He will fight for you and make sure you are protected. Update: Can I further comment on your achievements? #! Kudos to you Bob!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Amsel and I have known each other for over 30 years. He is an exceptional attorney who demonstrates his knowledge of the law, advocacy skills and concern for his clients on a daily basis."
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Miami Criminal defense Lawyer Robert G. Amsel
Robert G. Amsel
Criminal defense Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 41 years