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Ft. Lauderdale-Miami Tax Law Firm With Extensive Trial Results

For thirty years the Law Firm of David M. Garvin, P.A. has represented and defended  businessmen and professionals in federal white collar crime and tax cases. The firm has extensive trial experience and has obtained remarkable results for its clients in many federal white collar crime and criminal tax matters.

Our office has represented a wide range of clients including, celebrities,  public officials, doctors,   businessmen, accountants, lawyers, corporations, brokerage firms, individual brokers and  numerous others.

Mr. Garvin’s extensive trial experience as well as  his financial and accounting background (Florida Bar Certification  in Taxation, Masters in Law in Taxation, and Certified Public Accountant) afford him a distinct advantage in litigating for and defending his clients.

The firm is sufficiently diversified to handle cases ranging from single issue matters, requiring relatively short trials, to complex high profile multiple issue controversies requiring lengthy trials.


David M. Garvin is one of Florida’s top white collar criminal defense attorneys.  Mr. Garvin is a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Attorney whose practice has concentrated on the areas of federal tax and white collar defense for 30 years. He has a remarkable record of trial successes which include: United States v. Julio and Raiza Robaina, United States v. Helio Castroneves, United States v. Parkes, United States v. Cruz, United States v. Armadoros, United States v. Jose Chaoui, United States v. Unkle, United States v. Elliott and State v. Teele.  


Mr. Garvin’s law firm represents clients in the following areas of practice:  

  • Tax audits, appeals, and trials
  • Criminal tax defense
  •  White collar crimes defense 
  •  Federal criminal defense matters and appeals


  •  Bachelor in Business Administration degree in 1978 from the University of Miami with an accounting major.
  •  University of Miami, Juris Doctor (Honors, 1982).
  •  University of Miami, LL.M.(Masters  in Law)  in Taxation (1987).
  •  Named to the Dean’s List in 1980, 1981, and 1982 during his law school.


  •  United States Supreme Court,
  •  United States Tax Court, 
  •  United States District Court, 
  •  United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal, 
  •  United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, 
  •  United States District Court, 
  •  United States District Court Northern District of Florida,
  •  United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 
  •  United States District Court Southern District of Florida.


  •  The Florida Bar.
  •  Board Certified Tax Attorney.
  •  Florida Certified Public Accountant. 


  • "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. (highest rating)
  •  Named as one of the “12 to watch in 2012" by Attorney at Law magazine.
  •  Winner of the prestigious Most Effective Lawyer Award for 2010 in the area of complex litigation by the Daily Business Review. 
  •  Selected for membership in the Outstanding Lawyers of America.
  •  Selected for membership by Who’s Who.
  •  Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 
  •  Named by Superlawyers.com as one of Florida’s top white collar criminal defense attorneys each year since  2006.



Member of SuperLawyers®.

Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" rated

Selected for "Preeminent Bar Register" in both tax and criminal trial practice

Winner of the prestigious Daily Business Review Award for "Most Effective Lawyer" in 2014 in the area of criminal law. 

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