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David Jonathon Joffe

Federal crime Attorney at FORT LAUDERDALE, FL

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2012

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Attorney David J. Joffe has been practicing criminal law since 1989, heavily focused on Federal Crimes. His tough defense in hundreds of cases over the years has earned him a reputation for distinguished legal abilities and high ethical standards. Attorney Joffe is both an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® attorney and is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, which is an honor reserved for only the top 5 percent of practicing lawyers. 

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Location

Joffe Law, P.A.
THE 110 TOWER
110 S.E. 6th. STREET, SUITE 1700
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, 33301
Joffe Law, P.A.
1111 Brickell Avenue.
Suite 1100
Miami, FL, 33131
Joffe Law, P.A.
777 S Flagler Drive
Suite 800
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
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Posted by Frantz | September 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney
I hired Mr Joffe back in 2011. From our first meeting he put my mind at ease and made me feel comfortable. Out of all my co-defendants I was the only one granted bail. He met with me and and my wife weekly to update us on the progress of the case. He was able to get me the best possible outcome for my case. He is the best, very knowledgeable and patient despite being so busy. After all this time I just want to say thank you again for your excellent service and professionalism.
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Posted by Eduardo | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best attorney in South Florida.
David Joffe handle my case very well and I am happy with his services. Recommended A+++
Posted by Kaddie | August 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Experienced Attorney
Mr. Joffe is extremely easy to work with and welcoming. This can be hard to come by in the search for a great attorney. He always makes time for his clients and makes you as an individual feel important. With over 25 years of experience, I value his advice.
Posted by Kevin | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David gave me a second chance at life by pulling a miracle.
About a year or so ago I was under investigation by the ATF for several firearms related offenses. I Initially hired a different attorney, who in my opinion, did little to nothing about my case, causing me to get charged with 16 federal firearms offences, all of which were felonies. At this point my life took a turn for the worse as I was definitely about to face a lengthy federal prison time. Fortunately a family friend referred David to us. From the moment I hired David Joffe, he was by my side every single step of the way (and still is). During pre-trial he was able to get me out on bond without any electronic monitoring or curfew(which was requested by the prosecution). He was able to file numerous motions for me to travel, all of which got approved. However, being charged with over 16 federal felonies, I was definitely still looking at doing time in federal prison. To make matters worse, I had the toughest Federal Judge of the Florida Southern District. At this point I was getting everything in order to spend at least a few years away from my family. I was devastated, as were my loved ones. For about 6 months leading up to the date of my sentencing David was there for me and my loved ones every step of the way. No promises were made, but he handled my case very professionally one step at a time. We met almost on a weekly basis for updates on the case. At this point it became clear to me that David was very well connected within the federal system. I had a feeling he was on very good terms with both prosecutors and federal judges, highly respected, even though he never mentioned that to me. About 2 months prior to sentencing David was able to drop down my charges from 16 to just 4 felonies by entering a plea. I was now only looking at about 2-3 years in federal prison. David told me that he would work out a strategy to get that reduced. I then offered to pay more money; David refused. At this point I left everything in David and God's hand. At the day of sentencing is when the miracle happened. David tactfully picked and questioned a group of people speaking on my behalf. Furthermore he was able to give the court the most convincing speech that I have ever heard. David made everything seem to flow so natural. As the judge was about to reveal my sentence it was as if time stood still.. and then the miracle happened. My sentence was REDUCED to just PROBATION WITHOUT electronic monitoring(NO Jail time!). I have no words to describe my joy that day. Till today many people at the probation office tell me how lucky I am. As for David, he will not only be an attorney I hired. He will be a friend for life, to both me and my family. What he did for me was priceless. A true professional who knows the Federal system inside and out. The only regret that I have, is that I did not hire David Joffe earlier in my investigation.
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Posted by Christian de Vera | November 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Atty. David is a Mensch
Atty. David Joffe is a true mensch. I won the trial of my life because Atty. David defended me. I have been charged by the Department of Education with the Department of Homeland Security. It was a "David and Goliath" battle and just like the story in the bible, we ended victorious! To God be the Glory! If you believe you have been accused and mistreated unfairly, be very honest and talk to Atty. David Joffe. I highly recommend him for his professionalism, he is a genius in his craft. But most important of all, submit yourself to our God, cry it out to Him and He will lead you to His right path. Thank you Atty. David Joffe! God bless you always.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2014
Outstanding
Mr. Joffe has shown to be extremely dedicated , being available seven days a week and in consistent contact to answer questions and explain possible defense strategies, and exploring every single possibility. Over 25 years of experience in criminal defense and an amazingly strong courtroom presence make him the outstanding defense attorney he is.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2011
AN AGGRESSIVE AND COMMITTED DEFENSE ATTORNEY
After my brother was arrested and charged with a number of federal narcotics violations, he faced a statutory penalty of life in prison if convicted. We needed immediate assistance to help prove his innocence. When speaking to Attorney David J. Joffe and his legal staff, I was assured he had the knowledge, resources, and professionalism to take on this case. **We had met with other attorneys before; none of which reached the caliber that David J. Joffe demonstrated** Among the many defendants involved in this case, my brother was the only one that had a Rule 29 “Motion for a Judgment of Acquittal” granted during the trial. Furthermore and up until that time, the appointed judge had NEVER granted a defendant a Rule 29 Motion during his 22-year tenure. Charges were immediately dismissed. We believe that none of the above would have transpired if not for the bold representation in court by Attorney David J. Joffe. He and his team devoted great efforts toward this case and exceeded all expectations. For this reason, I highly recommend him as your attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2011
Found not guilty in Federal court
I would like to express my appreciation to Mr Joffe for a case that I was involved in. I was stopped while driving a rental car. A stop, search and seizure was caught on law enforcement video. David J. Joffe was able to prove that large quantity of powder and crack cocaine was left in rental car by previous driver. I was acquitted of a 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
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Posted by sophie | July 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
WORST LAWYER EVER !!!!!!! SCAMMERRRRRRRRRRRRR
DAVID JOFFE !!!!! one of the worst decisions i ever made in my life was hiring joffe the most that he could offer was a 40 year plea with cold case murder with no physical evidence !! what a way to spend $100,000.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012.

Public Reprimand issued in FL, 2012
updated on 08/27/2012

Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Joffe Law, P.A.
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Florida State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S.A. v. Jonathon Mause
  • Not Guilty
  • United States v. Joseph Keon Simmons
  • Not Guilty
  • U.S.A. v. Cheryl Stephenson
  • NOT GUILTY

Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for Nebraska
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Marriage to Hilary R. Joffe, ESQ
  • Husband
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • U S Tax Court
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Jewish Community
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Republican Party
  • Registered Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Automobile Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Life Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Lifetime Alumni Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Florida State University
  • Lifetime Alumni Member
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • American Registry
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • Miami Herald
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers of Tampa
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

  • USA v. Fedencio Arellano
  • 14-13805
  • 2014
  • USA v. Osvaldo Ceballo
  • 14-12420
  • 2014
  • USA v. Brandon James
  • 14-11801
  • 2014
  • USA v. Anes Joseph
  • 13-15860
  • 2013
  • USA v. Anes Joseph
  • 13-15193
  • 2013
  • Thomas Burgess v. USA
  • 13-14209
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse David
Federal crime Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney David Joffe is an outstanding attorney. He is respected by judges and prosecutors. He is a tireless champion for his clients and I have the highest regard for his skills and respect for his professional achievements. I endorse him."
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent trial attorney. Over the years he has had many NOT GUILTY verdicts in State and Federal Court."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very articulate, effective, competent legal representative."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Joffe is a dedicated attorney, known to go the extra mile to bring his clients the best representation he can provide."
Federal crime Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Joffe is a very seasoned and knowledgeable attorney, who has been a great help to me in providing sagacious advice on matters, such as federal forfeiture issues. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgable, tireless, well respected."
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FORT LAUDERDALE Federal crime Lawyer David Jonathon Joffe
David Jonathon Joffe
Federal crime Attorney
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Licensed for 34 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2012. See details