Robert S. Reiff

Biography

Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney.

AWARDS:

  • Chosen as one of the Best Lawyers in Florida for 2015 for: Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar; Criminal Defense: White Collar; and the DUI/DWI Defense Categories.
  • He was the only lawyer in the entire state of Florida chosen by the Best Lawyers in Florida in the DUI/DWI Defense Category for 2015!
  • Best Lawyers 2015
  • 2014 South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer For DUI Defense
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, in July 2014, which reaches more than 45,000 attorneys
  • Florida Super Lawyers supplement in The Miami Herald, on Sunday, June 22, 2014, which reaches more than 505,000 readers
  • 2014 Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers
  • Webcast to be given October 17, 2013 for LawreviewCLE: "Life, Death & The DUI Manslaughter Case"
  • Webcast to be given October 17, 2013 for LawreviewCLE: "Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer in a DUI Case"
  • Top 100 Lawyers in the country as recognized by the National Trial Lawyers.
  • Selected for 20th Edition of Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected for The National Trial Lawyers in their “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” club
  • 2014 The Best Lawyers in America
  • Top Lawyers In South Florida Recognition as Published In: South Florida Legal Guide, January 2013
  • Top Lawyers of Florida 2013 as Published in: Tampa Bay Magazine
  • 2013 The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 Super Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - Best Law Firms 2013
  • 2013 Top Lawyers in Southern Florida by Peer Recognition
  • 2013 Top Lawyers in Southern Florida by Peer Nomination
  • Rated by Martindale - Hubbell AV Preeninent for 20 years
  • Top Lawyer listing for the 2013 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2013 U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings as awarded by Best Lawyers
  • 2012 Florida Super Lawyers list, read more here.
  • Featured in the South Florida Legal Guide as a "Top Lawyer" for 2012
  • America's Most Honored Professionals of 2011 as awarded by American Registry
  • "Top Lawyer" for the 2012 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide
  • Best Law Firms: 2011 - 2012 as awarded by Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyer 2012 as awarded by Best Lawyers
  • 2011 AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Awarded America's Most Honored Professionals 2011 by American Registry
  • Top Lawyer for 2011 as awarded by the South Florida Legal Guide
  • Super Lawyer for 2011 as awarded by SuperLawyers.com
  • Awarded 10.0 out of ten on Avvo by American Registry
  • Selected as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by "The Best Lawyers in America" Guide
  • 2010 South Florida's Best Lawyers Magazine
  • Selected as a "Florida Super Lawyer" 2006-2009
  • Avvo.com rated "Superb"; a perfect 10 out of 10
  • Named in the 2005 Fifth Anniversary Edition of the South Florida Legal Guide as a "Top Attorney".
  • A.V. rated (their highest rating) by Martindale - Hubbell and named a member of The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register
  • Chosen as an "exceptional" criminal defense attorney by Consumer Guidebook of Law and Leading Attorneys (Florida) 1996-present
  • Selected as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by the Best Lawyers Consumer Guidebook
  • Recipient of the South Florida Business Journal's "Best of the Bar" Award for 2004
  • Recipient of the"Leading American Attorneys" by the Guide to Leading American Attorneys
  • Named one of Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine
  • Named one of "South Florida's Top Law Firms" by Miami Metro Magazine
  • Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney since 1990
  • National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals
  • Named one of "2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century" by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England
  • Nominated as "International Legal Professional of the Year" by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England
  • Leading American Attorney - Read More

Mr. Reiff is also a member of the Editorial Board of the prestigious DWI Journal of Law & Science.

Mr. Reiff is a Lawline.com faculty member. His course, "Auditioning for Your Freedom: Combating the Field Sobriety Exercises in the DUI Prosecution", can be viewed by clicking here.

EDUCATION: Ithaca College (B.A. cum laude, 1980); Boston University (J.D., 1983) [Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award].

AUTHOR: Drunk Driving and Related Vehicular Defenses" (5th Ed.), LEXIS Law Publishing Company; DWI Journal Editorial Board; LEXIS "On Line" Legal Author/Expert"; "Something Totally Different in DUI Cases," The Florida Defender, Spring 2007; "Field Sobriety Exercises: Designed For Failure?!; The DWI Journal, January 2006; "The Problem With Field Sobriety Exercises", DWI Journal, September 2004; "Playing To Win!", DWI Journal, February 2003; Florida Defender, Spring 2003; "A Few More Thoughts About Field Sobriety Exercises: Strange Threads from a Warped Quilt", DWI Journal, December 1999; "Jury Selection: Teaching the Acquittal Quilt's Patterns to the Jury", DWI Journal, November 1999, "DUI Roadblocks", The Florida Defender, Fall 1998; "Creative Tips that Work", The Champion, Jan./Feb. 1998; "Twenty Top Tips for Defending DWI Cases", DWI Journal, Sept. 1993; "The Creative Handling of DUI/DWI Administrative Hearings", The Champion, Jan./Feb. 1994; DWI Journal, March 1993; "A Random Sampling of Some Unique DUI Defenses", DWI Journal, June 1992; "Handling the DUI Administrative Hearing (Or How to Hop In Kangaroo Court)", Florida Bar Criminal Law Newsletter, January 1992; "Breath Test Refusal Without Blowing Your License", Florida Bar Journal, October 1989; "The Midnight Phone Call: The General Practitioner and the DUI Arrest", Florida Bar General Practice Journal, January 1987; "Failure to Create or Destruction of a Videotape in DUI Cases: Basis for Dismissal or Suppression?", Florida Bar Criminal Law Newsletter, May 1986, Florida Bar General Practice Journal, October 1986, and the Florida Prosecutor, Sept. 1985.

CONTRIBUTING AUTHOR: "DUI and Other Traffic Offenses in Florida", Florida Bar; "Drunk Driving Defense: An Expert's Approach", Professional Education Group, Inc. 

Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012 Ed. (published by the West law Publishing Company, a subsidary of Thomson, Reuters)

LECTURER: Webcast to be given October 17, 2013 for LawreviewCLE: "Life, Death & The DUI Manslaughter Case", Webcast to be given October 17, 2013 for LawreviewCLE: "Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer in a DUI Case", "What Every Lawyer Should Know About DUI Defense" The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, September 19-20, 2013. "Life, Death & Handling the Vehicular Homicide Case", The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami & the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, October 2012; Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer", The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' "Blood, Breath & Tears Seminar", September 2012; "DUI Update", The Florida Bar's Criminal Law Update Seminar, May 2012.Florida bar's criminal law update seminar in Tampa, Florida on May 17, 2012 for the DUI update. Lecturer for www.lawline.com; Masters of DUI, The Florida Bar, May 2010; "What Does It Take To Be A Winner?"; Criminal Law Update Seminar, The Florida Bar, April 2010; "DUI Update 2010;" "Cross Examination of the Breath Test Operator: "Can't Keep it Out"; The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Blood, Breath & Tears XVI Seminar", September 2009; The Iron Chefs of DUI - "Cutting the State's case with a Scalpel and not a Meat Cleaver", The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter, June 2009; "Auditioning for your Freedom: Combating the Use of Field Sobriety Exercises in the DUI Prosecution"; Masters of DUI, The Florida Bar, January 2008; "Field Sobriety Testing: Designed for Failure?"; The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Blood, Breath & Tears XIV Seminar", September 2007; "Cross Examination of Breath Test Operators: 'We Don't Need No Stinkin' Breath Here'"; The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Blood, Breath & Tears XIII" Seminar, October 2006; "Motions With Movement: Winning Your Case Before You Get To The Jury", The Florida Bar's "Masters of DUI" Seminar, January 2006; "Field Sobriety Testing: Designed For Failure?!", The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers "Blood, Breath & Tears XII" Seminar, September 2005; "The Problem with Field Sobriety Exercises", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami Winter Ski/Snowboard Seminar, March 2005; "Field Sobriety Tests", National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & National College of DUI Defense's "Presenting a Gold Medal Defense", October 2004; "Inspector Gadget Does DUI Defense", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's "Blood, Breath & Tears XI" Seminar, September 2004; "Breath Testing: Is It Nothing But A House Of Cards?", Lorman Education Group, May 2004; "Effective DUI Representation in South Florida", the Florida Bar's 2004 "Masters of DUI" Seminar, January 2004; "Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer in DUI Cases", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears" Seminar, September 2003; "Secrets of DUI Practice in South Florida", the Florida Bar's 2003 "Masters of DUI" Seminar, January 2003; "Playing To Win!", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears" Seminar, October 2002 and the Minnesota Society of Criminal Justice, July 2002; "Playing to Win!"; The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - West Palm Beach Chapter, October 2002; "Cross-Examination of the Breath Technician", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears" Seminar, September 2000; "Something Totally Different in Cross-Examination in DUI Cases," Lorman Education Group, May 2001; "Life, Death and the Defense of The Serious DUI Case", the Florida Bar, January 2000; "Weaving The Trial Theme Into Your DUI Case", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears" Seminar, October 1999 & Dade County Public Defenders Office, December 1999; "Zen and the Art of DUI Defense: A Non-Mainstream Look At Handling DUI Defense", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami, December 1998; "Creative Tips that Work", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, "Blood, Breath & Tears", September, 1997; "DUI Update," Florida Bar, May 1996; Florida Bar, February 1991, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; March 1991; "Something Totally Different in Cross-Examination in DUI Cases", June 1994; "Handling the DUI Administrative Hearing", Lorman Education Group, April 1994; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, October 1991, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, March 1992; "Cross Examination Techniques in Drunk Driving Cases", Florida Bar, June 1994; South Carolina Bar, October 1987, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, March 1988; "DUI Defense in the 1990's," Florida Bar, October 1992; "Defending the Drunk Driver", Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, March 1990.

MEMBERSHIPS: The Florida Bar (Member, Traffic Rules Committee);Editorial Board of the DWI Journal of Law & Science; National Drunk Driving Task Force; National College of Drunk Driving Defense; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Miami. (Vice President, 1995-1996; Secretary, 1992-1993; Board of Directors, 1989 - present); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Fraternal Order of Police, Miami Lodge 20, Criminal Defense Team; President's Cabinet - Miami Children's Hospital Foundation. Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

OTHER: Guest Commentator for CNN and Court TV (The Nancy Grace Show); Producer & Part-Time Host of Cable Television Shows "You Be The Judge" and "Constitutional Controversies" 1990, 1991 & 1998-1999.

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