Local Counsel
Phone: (305) 928-8505

Mr. David Raben is a widely recognized Miami federal trial attorney known for his high ethics, and his accomplishments in complex federal criminal cases and asset forfeiture proceedings.

Accolades. A recipient of the President’s Award from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and awarded with the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Raben has proven over and over again why clients in Miami and throughout South Florida trust him with even the most challenging defense matters. Countless success stories have earned Mr. Raben recognitions as one of the best and most ethical attorneys in South Florida according to Super Lawyers, Florida Trends Weekly, and the South Florida Legal Guide. He is a former member of the Eleventh Circuit Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar.

Trial Practice. Most of Mr. Raben’s awards originated in victories at trial. Over the past thirty years, he has tried a plethora of criminal cases before juries and judges and obtained acquittals in some of the most complex federal trials. A Professor of Criminal Litigation at the University of Miami, School of Law, Mr. Raben teaches his profound litigation skillset to new generations of lawyers each year.

Practice Focus. Mr. Raben focuses his practice on Florida state and federal criminal investigations, grand jury proceedings, and federal trials involving allegations of healthcare fraud (with particular emphasis on the Anti-Kickback Statute and Medicare Fraud), federal program fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, as well as drug-related offenses. Mr. Raben represents clients in all stages of a case with the declared goal to avoid criminal charges whenever possible.


  • University of Florida (Juris Doctor)

Bar Admissions

        • Florida
        • U.S. Supreme Court
        • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
        • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

        Raben is partner at Ross Amsel Raben Nascimento