David B. Rothman
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Miami
More than 30 years ago, I decided to become a lawyer. Not just any lawyer,
but a criminal defense lawyer. I wanted; no, I needed to make a difference.
I was passionate about fighting on behalf of people accused of crimes.
Fearless, I relished the opportunity to stand up against the government
on behalf of a client.
When I graduated law school, I became a prosecutor so that when I started
my own criminal defense law firm, I would have the experience to be a
better lawyer, anticipating what a prosecutor would think and do in any
case. Thereafter, along with a couple of other prosecutors, we formed
our own law firm. Ever since, we have vigorously defended our clients
in state and federal courts.
Along the way, I achieved Board Certification status, something only a
small percentage of criminal trial lawyers ever earn. It allows me to
hold myself out as an expert; a specialist in criminal trial work.
Today, the only thing that has changed is that I have handled, literally,
thousands of criminal cases. It remains important to me to represent each
of my clients with complete dedication, passion, and preparation. I am
very proud of my, and my law firm’s track record. We have made a
difference. Though we certainly have not won every case, never once did
we give less than 100%, for any client.
My focus has always been on the client. Unless the client gets the best
possible result in a case I have handled, I treat it as a failure. There
are no “lawyer” victories, for the only true victory is the
victory of a client. Although I have successfully represented clients
charged with fraud, public corruption, manslaughter, drug trafficking,
and many other crimes, I know I am only as good as my next case. Your
case. You have a right to an attorney. As your attorney, I commit to doing
my very best on your behalf to achieve the very best possible result.
Want to discuss your legal matter in a
Contact Rothman & Associates, P.A. today at (305) 570-4439.
Areas of Practice:
- 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Florida, 1977
- U.S. Supreme Court, 1981
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 1980
- U.S. Court Of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1982
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1980
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 1984
Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer,
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the
National Board of Trial Advocacy
University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida,
- University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, B.A. 1974
Honors and Awards:
- Best Lawyers in America, 2009
- The Florida Bar Board of Governors, 1999-2011
- Miami-Dade County Bar Association President, 1997-1998
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers President 2000-2001
- Lecturer, Criminal Law, The Florida Bar Bridge the Gap Seminars 1989-1995
Past / Present Positions:
Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law
Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Chair (2014/2015) & Member of the Executive Council, Criminal Law Section
of The Florida Bar
Member of the Board, Florida Bar Foundation
Chair (2012/2014) & Member of the Board, Innocence Project of Florida