In 1979, Attorney Robert David Malove graduated from the American University School of Justice in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Justice. Consistent with staying on the cutting edge of developments in criminal defense—one of Malove’s signature trademarks—he earned a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science from George Washington University in 1981, where a number of courses were instructed at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Institute of Forensic Pathology. He then graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1983. Malove is board certified in criminal law by the Florida Bar.

Our Practice Areas

Attorney Malove concentrates on all facets of criminal defense including legal issues relating to DUI, white collar crime, and healthcare/Medicare fraud. His healthcare fraud blog has received widespread recognition. Malove has authored the consumer guides How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Florida, When the Feds Come Knocking, and is a co-author of the noted treatise, White Collar Crime: Health Care Fraud.

Over the years, Attorney Malove earned a reputation as a fierce litigator. In 1984, he became an assistant public defender in Broward County, Florida. Over the next 12 years, he appeared in court regularly and handled all types of cases ranging from petty offenses to capital crimes.

Highly Qualified in DUI Defense

In 1995, Attorney Malove was selected to serve as the DUI training attorney at the public defender’s office in Miami. He's attended and successfully completed the Metro-Dade Police Academy’s field sobriety testing course, and was issued a permit to conduct breath alcohol testing on Intoxilyzer breath testing instruments by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

In 1995, he became a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense, a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar; and the dissemination of information to the public about DUI defense law as a specialty area of practice. The original founding members funded the establishment of the college, and are among the top DUI practitioners in the United States.

Awards and Recognition

Robert Malove has been in private practice since 1996. In 1999, he was awarded the coveted “AV” rating (“very high to preeminent”) by the International Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory—the highest rating awarded to attorneys—and one shared by fewer than 7 percent of all lawyers in the United States.

He has 10.0 rating for Criminal Defense and DUI Defense, is repeatedly named in the Florida Directory of Super Lawyers, has served as a guest commentator on COURT-TV, and maintains membership in the National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers and Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Among his many accomplishments, he defeated the State of Florida’s attempt to limit defense attorneys from cross-examining breath test technicians regarding the operation of the Intoxilyzer; and obtained a published opinion allowing defense attorneys to expose the “voodoo science” the Intoxilyzer is based upon.

Training in Health Care Fraud Defense

In 2007, Attorney Malove completed postgraduate studies in Healthcare Corporate Compliance at George Washington University, and furthered his comprehensive knowledge in various state and federal laws regarding healthcare fraud and corporate compliance. Also, in 2007, he attended the Health Care Compliance Association’s Compliance Academy and successfully completed the Certified in Healthcare Compliance Examination, earning the CHC designation. Malove has extensive experience in the area of pill mill defenses, and represents the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the Florida Society of Neurology. He has filed an amicus curiae brief in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the Florida statutes regulating the operation of pain clinics, i.e., pill mills.

Admitted to Multiple Courts

Attorney Malove represents scores of clients at administrative hearings and trials in County and Circuit Court, Florida’s Third and Fourth District Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

If you or someone you know is facing prosecution as a result of aggressive law enforcement activity, contact Robert David Malove.