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Mr. Garvin has obtained exceptional results in jury trials in federal criminal tax cases in Miami, Florida.  Mr. Garvin's jury trial results for his past ten criminal tax cases in Miami, Florida are 8 Not Guilty on all Counts, 1 hung jury, and 1 guilty on al counts. (8-1-1).

This is a record that is exceptional in an area of the law where the government reports that over 90% of the indictments result in a conviction.

Mr. Garvin is the lawyer that lawyers turn to for advice and guidance when they have criminal tax questions.




Contact info

David M. Garvin, PA

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

Practice areas


  1. Tax Fraud: 70%
    33 years, 100 cases
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
    33 years, 100 cases



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I fully endorse David M. Garvin, Esq., an an exceptional tax and white-collar criminal defense attorney. He is one of the very few attorneys in this area who will actually prepare a case for trial and try the case. He boasts a very successful record in cases he has tried, and has experience trying cases of this nature throughout the United States. If you are under investigation by an agency of the federal government, you need to consult with attorney Garvin.


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    David Garvin is an exceptional criminal tax attorney. He is thorough, extremely intelligent and clients love him. I have known David to get excellent results for his clients. If you have a criminal tax matter, choosing David Garvin would be an excellent decision.


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FLMember in Good Standing198206/19/2016
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