David Garvin AV Rated Criminal and Tax Lawyer in Miami

Unsurpassed Experience - Impeccable Reputation - Recognized and Recommended by His Peers.

White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney David Garvin

Concentrating on tax and economic crimes defense.

The biological information of David M. Garvin is set forth below.


Mr. Garvin attended the University of Miami from 1974 through 1978 where he received a Bachelor in Business Administration degree. His major was accounting. Mr. Garvin worked as an accountant until 1980 when he went to law school at the University of Miami. Mr. Garvin graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1982 with a Juris Doctor degree and received a LLM (Masters in Law) in taxation in 1987.


Mr. Garvin has obtained and received recognition during his scholastic and professional career. During law school Mr. Garvin was named to the Dean’s List in 1980, 1981, and 1982 (all years) for his scholastic achievement and graduated Cum Laude. As a practicing attorney Mr. Garvin has been recognized by his peers as an outstanding lawyer. He is listed in Martindale Hubbell with an AV rating (highest rating) and has been consistently included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers each year since 1999 in both the Criminal Law Attorney-Lawyer section and Tax Attorney-Tax Lawyer section.

Mr. Garvin has been named by Superlawyers.com as one of Florida’s top white collar criminal defense attorney’s each year since 2006. Mr. Garvin has been certified by the Florida Bar as a Certified Specialist in Taxation since 1990. He has also been a Florida Certified Public Accountant since1982. In 2003, Mr. Garvin was selected for membership in the Outstanding Lawyers of America (Membership is limited to 100 attorneys in each state). In 1992, he was selected for membership in Who’s Who.

Courts Admitted to Practice Before

Mr Garvin was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1982 as well as the United States Tax Court and the United States Claims Court. He is admitted to the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. Mr. Garvin is admitted to practice before the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


Every year, in what has become one of the most closely watched and coveted attorney recognition programs, the Daily Business Review selects the Most Effective Lawyers of South Florida.

The Most Effective Lawyer Award is given to one attorney in each of 15 categories from a pool of an estimated 50,000 lawyers practicing in South Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties).

David Garvin, received the award in 2014 as The Most Effective Lawyer in the Criminal Law category and in 2010 David Garvin was selected as The Most Effective Lawyer in the Complex Litigation Category by the Daily Business Review.

Practice Areas

Mr. Garvin represents clients in the following areas of practice: tax litigation defense, federal criminal defense matters, tax litigation defense, OVDP cases,  securities litigation defense, and appeals.

Featured Story

David M. Garvin has spent much of his career fighting uphill battles, and beating some pretty serious odds. Click HERE  to read what Attorney At Law magazine wrote when it selected Mr. Garvin as one of the twelve lawyers to watch in 2012.



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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