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David Marc Trontz

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    I am a Miami criminal lawyer. I practice exclusively in the area of criminal law in the Miami and South Florida area. I specialize in drug crimes, fraud crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, violent crimes, DUI defense and military law.

    34 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Federal crime
    20%
    I am a criminal attorney that ha represented dozens of clients in federal court charged with crimes such as Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud and drug trafficking.

    34 years, 100 cases

  3. Military law
    10%
    I represent clients in all forms of military law such as Article 15's, administrative separations, and courts-martials.

    34 years, 100 cases

  4. Appeals
    5%
    I represent clients on post-conviction relief matters to avoid serious immigration consequences such as deportation.

    34 years, 100 cases

  5. Domestic violence
    5%
    I represent clients arrested and charged with domestic violence crimes. I also represent clients served with domestic violence injunctions.

    34 years, 50 cases

David M. Trontz is a criminal defense attorney providing aggressive representation and tough defense for the criminally accused. He has 24 years of experience in criminal law, during which he has handled approximately 1200 cases. With experience as a former prosecutor, Mr. Trontz is able to predict the actions that the opposing side may take, and he uses this knowledge to build the strongest defenses possible on behalf of his clients. To find out more about the representation offered by Attorney Trontz, do not hesitate to contact his firm, Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A. today.

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Location

Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.
3250 Mary Street
Suite 406
Miami, FL, 33133

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by MW | February 13, 2014
CASE DISMISSED! If you are looking for results, this is the lawyer to speak to! Well known and well versed in his field
If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney in the Miami area, David Trontz is the attorney to call. Don't risk your money, time or freedom with anyone else! My husband was arrested along with 2 other individuals in the Miami-Dade area and was facing serious charges with a hefty prison term if convicted (drug trafficking, money laundering, conspiracy charges and more in a reverse sting) . Being out of state, we didn't know anyone or anything in the area so we searched online for a good state and federal lawyer. We hired a higher priced attorney in the area who (after months of being beat up in the courtroom) we felt wasn't fit to handle the case. He was urging us to "cooperate" with no plea offer in exchange for getting below the mandatory minimum of 15 yrs. per charge. Outrageous! What he was being charged with never even happened! I again searched online, this time looking for a defense attorney who had previously been a state prosecutor for Miami-Dade. I felt this was an important qualification as we learned that the previous attorney had no experience in that court building with any of the judges or prosecutors. We contacted Mr. Trontz over the phone and he immediately put us at ease with his knowledge and experience in handling such cases. I met with him that afternoon and we reviewed the evidence, he was interested in taking the case and looking further into it. Long story short, in only 2 short months we received the call that we were waiting for....our case was to be dismissed due to lack of evidence. I cant express how thankful I am to this man for giving me my husband back and washing this nightmare out of my lives. He never made us any promises but did tell us what he thought and hoped to accomplish. Everything he said he would do, he did....quickly, efficiently, and with the desired results. One thing you don't want, is to have the wrong attorney in a situation like that. It could have cost my husband the rest of his life in prison if we didn't go with our gut that we needed to find another lawyer. I only wish we had found Mr. Trontz first. I hope this review will save the next person the time and money by going directly to him and getting the best criminal defense you can get.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2013
A lawyer that delivers results!
David exceeded my expectations. When I frist met with him I was quite concerned about my case. David immediately put my mind at ease by explaining the steps that we would be taking to resolve the problem. He complied with everything that he had promised and the outcome was the best case scenario. Thanks for all fo your help. I hope to never need an attorney again, but if I do, I know who I'm going to call.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2013
Excellent firm with outstanding results.
I came to David extremely nervous about my impending criminal/misdemeanor charge. He reassured me immediately and delivered the best service throughout my case. I was extremely happy with the outcome of my case. It was very favorable. He was able to deliver in all the points in which he had told me he would work hard to do. His hard work paid off at the end and as a result I'm a very happy client. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2013
I am eternally grateful to you for everything you have done for me and my family.
Thanks to you Mr. Trontz, your vast experience, your great relationship with the court and the professionalism of your office and partners I have been given a new lease on life. Really, YOU have saved my future. I can never fully repay you but am going to try by never needing your services criminally again. I hope that one day I won't just be your client and instead be an acquaintance. Because you truly are an impressive person.
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Posted by Mike, Mary Jane and Michael Poling | April 28, 2013
David was our bright spot while dealing with a big bump in the road for our son.
David Trontz was our bright spot and so compassionate and understanding in a big bump in the road our son recently had in Miami. He immediately explained what he could do, reassured us as parents which we so desperately needed, and because of his experience and skills delivered incredible results. David's professional and comforting communication skills are outstanding. My son, my wife and I are so thankful to David and completely confident knowing David is leading us through a very difficult situation. I highly recommend David Trontz.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2013
Flawless
Couldn't be more happy, had zero problems. Highly recommend David Trontz very reasonable, was there for me every step of the way. 100% trustworthy and experienced. Couldn't have asked for more.
Posted by rebecca | November 20, 2012
THANK YOU
OK, I posted my review a few weeks ago and do not see it on your site. I am not sure why this happened. I will be less forthcoming, I assume. So, the point I want to make is that Mr. Trontz utilized his legal expertise and compassion to finally get justice for me. I am a professional female with no prior criminal record who was accused of domestic violence by a spouse in an attempt of slander and retaliation in response to my refusal to continue an abusive relationship. Mr. Trontz got my charge dismissed out of court. This accomplishment is HUGE for me. Although I am dealing with the continued emotional distress of this charge, Mr. Trontz has given me back my dignitiy by stating the facts involved in this case and proving that I was wrongly accused.
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Posted by Frank | August 30, 2012
BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER!
Best Criminal Defense lawyer in Miami. The DMT staff and Mr. Trontz kept me informed all the way and was able to dismiss my case for a Felony charge and two Misdemeanor charges. Mr. Trontz worked with me and gave me a reasonable price. I will highly recommend him to family & friends.
Posted by TL | August 28, 2012
Thank you Mr Trontz! You gave me my life back!
I contacted the Law Firm of David Trontz, concerning a criminal conviction that I had 3 years before; this criminal conviction, had created a huge problem for me and my family. Due to one mistake I was being treated like a criminal! So, I decided to hire Mr Trontz to help me with my problem. The end result? My criminal conviction was vacated and I got my life back! Mr. Trontz was able to solve what everybody had “assured” me that it was “impossible” to solve. I highly recommend David Trontz, he is amazing!!! Thank you David, you are the best! You saved my life! Thanks to you I believe again that miracles do happen!
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2012
MY GREAT D.M.T EXPERIENCE!!
In Feb. of 2012 I contacted the D.M.T Law Firm, in regards to a criminal conviction that I pled guilty to over 18yrs. Ago. This criminal conviction, as a law full U.S.Permanent Resident was hindering my steps towards becoming U.S.Citizen. Do to the nature the nature of the conviction, it could have also placed me into deportation and removal proceedings aswel. After first contact with the law firm,I was given a same day return call by David Trontz. Who I then explain my situation to and also stated that I was looking to have that criminal conviction vacated.(post-conviction relief)...Mr. trontz after hearing everything and looking at my conviction while on the phone said to me that he could get this done as soon as I wanted it done. He then discussed his fee, which was reasonably fair. I then told him i would think everthing over and I'll get back to him...And I did..On Feb. 24, 2012. After a formal meeting I retained the law firm to deal with the matter and on the first week of May 2012 my criminal conviction was vacated. Dismissing what could have been a life altering change for me and my family.Mr. Trontz backed up his words. He said a month,so said so done. My experience with Mr. Trontz and the D.M.T Law Firm was a wonderful one. And I recommend anyone looking for honest,reliable,professional attorneys. To contact this firm. They're to be trusted!!!
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Posted by Angela | January 13, 2012
A Truly Incredible Lawyer & Person
The poor decisions of my past was an enormous tragedy and a life changing scare for my family and I. David Trontz guided us every step of the way assuring both my devastated family and myself that he would do all he could to get me home to my family which he surely did. Trontz went above and beyond, taking immediate action towards the best possible outcome. Choosing Trontz and his firm to represent me was definitely the best decision made. Not only is David Trontz an extremely dedicated attorney, he is also an outstanding human being. He has transformed my future from hopeless to hopeful. And I thank David and his staff from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2012
Giving us a future.
Going with Mr. Trontz for our criminal case was the best decision we ever made. He was professional, understanding, supportive and highly qualified to deal with our problems. He achieved the best possible outcome in our case, more than we dared hope for. Thanks to Mr. Trontz' talent and expertise, a stupid mistake that could have been a 'life-altering consequential event', was reduced to a 'learning experience'. We owe our future to Mr. Trontz and will always be grateful for his accomplishment!
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Posted by Sam | November 17, 2010
Great Lawyer with Greater results.
This was a very trying time for my family. The first lawyer we contacted, was cold, could not be reached, quoted us $35,000, and we are from one of the poorest countries, Sierra Leone. Our lawyer, David Trontz, was the first to find out what my brother was being held for, where he was being held even before we hired him. He worked with us financially, and quoted a price that was affordable for our family. And unlike the first lawyer did not tell us to sell our home, or liquadate any assets that we did not even have. It was difficult for him because we are a large family and several members of our family called David. David always responded in a timely fashion, made us feel very important like we were his only client, although he had several other clients at the time. During this difficult and very emotional time to have a lawyer who was kind, understanding, efficient and patient with us was a blessing. David had a great relationship with the Prosecutor and Probation Officer and as a result was able to work out a favorable plea bargain, that more than likely would not have taken place. I could not imagine going through this ordeal with a lawyer other than David Tronts and the Donet & McMillan & Trontz team. I highly recommend this firm and I specifically recommend Daivd Trontz. Wonderful lawyer but most importantly a wonderful human being that treats the client and the client's family as a human being and understanding of the entire situation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2010
Fantastic Attorney, Fantastic Result
Highly recommended! Mr. Trontz kept me informed every step of the way, and was able to reverse a decision made 17 years ago on charges filed 19 years ago. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense lawyer? More like criminal lawyer.
Looking for someone to take thousands of dollars in retainer and not much else? Look no further! They will promise you the moon, the stars, and the sun itself and deliver the lint you find in your pockets. This firm couldn’t even get their stuff together enough to notify the court they represent their client. This does not take three weeks, guys. They promised to visit their client to call and they never did. To this day, they do not know what their client looks like. They have no qualms about taking your money and not delivering. My loved one has been sitting in jail for 3 weeks even though he has a bond ready. That’s not right. Save yourself the stress. Maybe they will decide to help you but do you want to take that gamble? I wouldn’t.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Donet, McMIllan & Trontz, P.A.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Associate
  • Thornton, Davis & Fein, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2001
  • JAG Officer
  • U. S. Army
  • 1993 - 1998
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Education

  • St. Thomas Univeristy
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Maligi

Associations

  • League of Prosecutors
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • FACDL
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • 82nd Airborne Division Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Florida's Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Florida's Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Florida's Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Florida's Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Florida's Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • United States Army
  • 1997
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • United States Army
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • Appellate mock trial
  • Constitutional law
  • 2005
  • Appellate mock trial
  • Constitutional law
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Friend
"I have known David for over 20 years, dedicated and knows how to work the courtroom. I endorse him."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a distinguished lawyer in his field given his unique experiences as a former state prosecutor and as a former JAG attorney. He is well known within our local community and has the ability to negotiate fiercley as well as litigate zealously. David is passionate about his clients and keeps their interests as his top priority. I highly recommend David Trontz to represent your interests in ALL criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for a long time both as a friend and lawyer. His ability in the courtroom and his willingness to assist fellow lawyers, makes him a great lawyer and beneift to the legal community. I would recommend that anyone who is facing potential criminal charges call David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I worked with Mr. Trontz at the State Attorney's Office for several years. He was an unwavering advocate for crime victims. Now, as a defense attorney, those advocacy skills are put to use every day in defending his clients. He and his firm have many years of combined experience as both prosecutors and defense attorneys which make them especially well qualified to handle criminal cases. They know both sides of cases and know where to look for weaknesses in the State's case. I would recommend Mr. Trontz to any friend or family member that needed criminal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David since we were in law school. David is extremely knowledgable and diligent in the handling of his cases. I strongly encourage people to contact David for assistance with any criminal problem they may have."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David does a great job defending his clients. I have referred him three clients and he worked diligently and professionally to resolve their problems. He has intimate knowledge of the criminal justice system and knows what he is doing. If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer, David is your man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have tried cases with David as a State Attorney and found him to be a dedicated attorney and hard worker. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to work with him on matters he referred to me in which he continued to follow up due to his caring nature for those he referred to me in Personal Injury matters."
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Miami Criminal defense Lawyer David Marc Trontz
David Marc Trontz
Criminal defense Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 31 years