Robert Malove

Robert Malove

Criminal Defense Lawyer & Forensic Scientist
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  • 200 SE 9th St Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
  • (954) 861-0384

Robert Malove has long held a genuine desire to be a “master criminal defense lawyer.”

To achieve this goal, Robert graduated in 1979 from The American University School of Justice in Washington, D.C., with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Administration of Justice.

After completing his undergraduate studies, Robert remained in our nation’s capital and earned a Master’s degree in Forensic Science from The George Washington University, before attending law school.

Upon graduation from Pepperdine University School of Law, and before entering the full-time practice of law, Robert was recruited to join the FBI. Rather than pursue a career in law enforcement, Robert Malove became an Assistant Public Defender in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade Counties, and soon acquired a reputation as a top-shelf criminal defense lawyer.

In 1995, Robert was designated to serve as the DUI Training Attorney at the Public Defender’s Office in Miami. Robert has 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 Series Breath Testing Instruments by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Robert is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense, a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Robert is a Florida Bar Board Certified by the as an “expert/specialist” in Criminal Trial Law and concentrates on all facets of criminal defense. This includes legal issues relating to DUI, white collar crime, and health care fraud defense. His Health Care Fraud Blog has received widespread recognition. Robert is also a co-author of the noted treatise, WHITE COLLAR CRIME: HEALTH CARE FRAUD (West, 2014-2015 ed.).

Robert has been a guest commentator on COURT-TV and maintains an active membership in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Robert has earned the prestigious “AV” rating (“very high to preeminent”) by the International Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory — the highest rating awarded to attorneys and is shared by fewer than 7% of all lawyers in the United States. In 2015, Robert was named by Martindale-Hubbell as a Top-Rated Lawyer in Health Care Law.

Robert has been recognized and has appeared multiple times in Florida “Super Lawyers.” Since its inception, Robert has consistently earned a “10.0 Superb” rating from He has been recognized by as a “Top Criminal Defense Lawyer” and has received the “Client’s Choice” designation.

Robert regularly appears in state and federal court and handles all types of criminal cases ranging from petty offenses to capital crimes. Robert has represented scores of clients in Florida County and Circuit Courts, Florida’s First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth District Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Robert has also developed a niche practice in the area of post-conviction law, an area of law where few attorneys are his equal.  His firm has earned a reputation as the go-to firm for criminal appeals and post-conviction relief. 

Robert Malove is available for representation throughout Florida in state matters and in federal matters throughout the U.S., from coast to coast and border to border. If you or someone you know has been arrested as a result of aggressive law enforcement activity, call Robert Malove, criminal defense lawyer in Fort Lauderdale.

White Collar Crime: Health Care Fraud

This book provides an overview of both the policy environment and the legislative foundation for health care fraud violations at the federal and state levels. Guidance is offered for federal white-collar criminal defense lawyers, and numerous sample pleadings, briefs, and forms are included in the appendixes. The chapter on corporate sentencing examines application of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines to health care fraud cases for organizational and individual defendants. Sample corporate compliance forms are included.