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David Michael Garvin

Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1982
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

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Practice areas
  1. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    Mr. Garvin is nationally recognized as a top criminal attorney in tax fraud cases. He has successfully tried many cases including trials of celebrities and politicians. Known for his courtroom prowless, Mr. Garvin was the winner of the Daily Business Review's award to the "Most Effective Attorney in 2010" in the category of complex litigation. Mr. Garvin is Florida Bar certified as a tax expert and holds an LLM in taxation. He is also a CPA. Mr. Garvin's track record is available upon request

    41 years, 100 cases

  2. Federal crime
    Mr. Garvin is nationally recognized as one of the top defense attorneys in federal cases and has successfully defended numerous cases. His practice for the past 29 years has concetrated on the defense of federal crimes including tax, bank, securities, mail, and wire fraud. Mr. Garvin's impressive track record is available upon request. He has successfully tried cases for celebrities, politicians and business men. He was the winner of the Daily Business Review's Most Effective Lawyer Award.

    41 years, 100 cases


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.




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David M. Garvin, PA
200 South Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 3150
Miami, FL, 331312305


5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Timothy | April 11, 2012
I owe my freedom to you
In my appeal, I was represented by Mr. Garvin. He obtained a reversal. He was highly recommended by a friend and now I owe my freedom to him. Thank you for giving me back my life.
Posted by Robert | January 10, 2013
Great representation and greater knowledge
I consider myself a honest person and a good citizen. When I found myself the target of a Federal investigation I was devastated I research the web to find an attorney that would fight for my innocence, I was shock to find that over 90% of Federal cases are resolved by plea agreements finding the client guilty. I also learn that very few attorneys have ever won a Federal criminal trial for the Defendant, I didn't need an attorney to plead guilty. I was innocent, the attorneys that I interviewed say they would try my case but their records shown that they plead almost all of their client guilty and few had ever won any case. Finally an attorney referred me to David Garvin, he said he would try my case and he did. He did a great job, if you find yourself in a similar position I strongly recommend you start by meeting with David Garvin.
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Posted by Noah | January 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Legal Presentation
AWSOME ATTORNEY!! Being a tax accountant for over 20 years, I thought I could have picked up the phone and resolve any issues I had with the IRS; in this scenario that was not the case. I was wrongfully accused of preparing false TAX returns for 11 clients and it became an ugly situation; hiring Mr. Garvin was the smartest decision. He is very knowledgeable in federal court procedures; He was very tactical during my trial in conveying to the jury the “mistakes and misunderstanding that happen in my office” and the confusion caused by the law. I am now a believer in the American justice system because of Mr. Garvin. My family and I thank you.
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Posted by Robert | September 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Top tax attorney
My case was a very complex case and I tried other attorneys in the area, none were too sure of my case until I contacted Mr. Garvin. He not only assured me that he would defend me against the government's allegations. He got all my defense exhibits organized as I never seen it before, him and his staff worked late into the night and sometimes weekends during the trial preparation. The result was and outstanding "Not Guilty Verdict" and my name is now clear. Thank you for stand by me Mr. Garvin
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2013
Garvin can get it done.
I thought it would never happen to me. But then the strong arm and deep pockets of the Federal Government came after me. But Garvin's ability to easily understand a difficult case, interpret the case and case law, personally go through piece of document, easily communicate the findings to me and provide such a strong defense that made the issue go away was amazing. Even if it had not gone away, we were ready to put up the fight of a lifetime. I am Glad it did not come to that, but Garvin and his Team was ready. I hired Garvin because he does not plead you out, he tries Federal cases and wins!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2012
Great Attorney
Never seen anyone so competent and dedicated. Having him at my side at the trial made the difference. Just plain and simple OUTSTANDING.
Posted by Sunny | January 14, 2012
Top Notch Lawyer
David is a very effective, intelligent, compassionate, and highly competent lawyer. My case was handled professionally and the outcome was better than expected. Throughout my case he treated me with respect and dignity. He was always on top my case and familiar with the latest happenings. If you find yourself in need of a tax attorney please do yourself a favor and contact David Garvin.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • David M. Garvin, PA
  • 1994 - Present
  • Partner
  • Weinstein and Garvin, PA
  • 1982 - 1994


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1987
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Miami
  • BBA
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Miller
  • Not Guilty on all Counts
  • U.S. v. Borell
  • Judgment for Defendant
  • U.S. v. Cruz and Nations Business Systems
  • Injunction Denied
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  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • South Florida Tax Litigation Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • United States Disctrict Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Preeminent Bar Register Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Tax Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2014
  • 12 to watch in 2012
  • Attorney at Law Magazine
  • 2012
  • Most Effective Lawyer
  • Daily Business Review
  • 2010
  • The Top Attorneys in Florida
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
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  • The Daily Business Review
  • Gathering, sorting, segregating keys to tackling mounds of data
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • FATCA Conference
  • FATCA requirements
  • 2012
  • Florida Bar, Tax Section Annual Meeting
  • Defending Income Tax Fraud and Related Crimes
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with David on several matters in the past few years. He is extremely knowledgeable in domestic and international criminal tax matters. In addition, David is a great trial lawyer with numerous Federal tax and white collar trials under his belt. I would highly recommend David to represent any of my clients with a civil or criminal income tax issue."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Garvin has exceptionally broad knowledge and experience in the areas of tax law and federal crimes defense. He is dedicated to the meticulous preparation of all his cases and is focused and determined to achieve the best results for his clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of working with David very early on in my career on a highly publicized organized crime case. I learned a lot from David and hold him in the very highest regard for both his compassion and skill as a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Garvin is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Florida. He is based in downtown Miami, but handles complex criminal matters throughout the State. He is a specialist in tax fraud matters and a recognized expert in that area. He is a tough litigator who is not afraid to take a case to trial. He is thorough, efficient and his team provides personalized attention to all of his clients. He is a “go-to” lawyer in the criminal defense arena, even by other criminal defense attorneys."
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Miami Tax fraud and tax evasion Lawyer David Michael Garvin
David Michael Garvin
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 41 years