David B. Rothman

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Miami

David B. Rothman

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.

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Criminal law:

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,
    J.D. 1977
  • 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


  • New York, N.Y., 1952

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