Brian Bieber is a shareholder with the Miami law firm of GrayRobinson, P.A. He and his law partner Joel Hirschhorn, formerly of Hirschhorn and Bieber, P.A., merged with the firm in November of 2013. He is engaged in criminal and civil white collar defense litigation (both high profile and extremely confidential) for corporate executives, prominent individuals, athletes, actors, recording artists, ordinary citizens, as well as small, midsized and major multimillion-dollar businesses, in all federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. Brian concentrates on the defense of criminal violations in the areas of banking, bankruptcy, computer, environmental health care, insurance, mail, mortgage, pharmaceutical, real estate, securities, tax, wire and other types of fraud. Additionally, he defends clients charged with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), money laundering and "RICO" statutes, regulatory matters (EPA, OSHA), Native American and Gaming laws, fraud involving COVID-19/coronavirus issues, the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP"), Economic Injury Disaster Loans ("EIDL"), and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act. Brian has represented clients’ interests in Belgium, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Iran, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Syria, and Uruguay. He also represents individuals and corporations involved in grand jury investigations. Brian has successfully represented, by way of dismissals before trial, and acquittals by juries, numerous clients charged with serious criminal activity who were facing lengthy prison sentences if convicted.
Brian is admitted to The Florida Bar, the New York Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Brian was a director and served on the Board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers from 2009-2018 and is a fellow of the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
Brian was a recipient of the Daily Business Review’s 2005 Most Effective South Florida Lawyer Award. He was also named a finalist of the Daily Business Review's 2007 Most Effective South Florida Lawyer Award. He has been acknowledged in Super Lawyers from 2006 to present and named by Florida Trend magazine as a Legal Elite for the years 2005, 2008, 2010 to 2018, and 2020. He has also been named in the South Florida Legal Guide's "Top Lawyer".
Brian has successfully challenged, by way of appeal, Florida law enforcement's ability to collect DNA samples from convicted felons who are no longer being supervised by the state. He has earned an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, has been featured numerous times in the Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Ocala Star Banner and other daily newspapers across the country. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal and various national, as well as international publications. Brian has appeared on CNN, Dateline, Good Morning America, Telemundo, 48 Hours, FOX News Channel, as well as other radio and television appearances throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Brian graduated from Rutgers University in 1991, with a bachelor of science degree in marketing from the School of Business and from the University of Miami School of Law in 1994.
Brian was born in New York, November 26, 1969, raised in Brooklyn, New York, and East Brunswick, New Jersey. He is married with one daughter and one son.
- Rutgers University, B.S. (1991)
- University of Miami School of Law, J.D. (1994)
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
Awards and Recognitions
- AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2022
- Criminal Defense: General Practice
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2021
- Top 100 Miami List, 2018-2020
- Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2005, 2008-2018, 2020-2021
- South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2013-2014
- Daily Business Review
- Most Effective South Florida Lawyer, 2005
- Most Effective South Florida Lawyer Finalist, 2007
Murder Trial to Begin for Slain FSU Law Professor: 'Charlie's Lawyers Are Going to Use That', Daily Business Review, May 2022
Bob Saget's family granted permanent injunction to block the release of records, CNN, March 2022
Attorney Compensation, Arrest Booking Photos: Florida Governor Signs Bills Affecting Lawyers, Law.com, June 2021
Gaetz Associate Likely to Strike Plea Deal with Prosecutors in Sex Trafficking Case, The Washington Post, April 2021
Defense Options Limited for Lakeland Woman Accused in Jan. 6 Riot, The Ledger, April 2021
Florida Appellate Ruling Creates Precedent to Contest Arbitration Provisions, Daily Business Review, March 2021
Miami Litigators Expect Influx of PPP Fraud Cases as Second Round of Lending Begins, Daily Business Review, February 2021
Attorney Brian Bieber-Arrests after the chaos on Capitol Hill, WFLA -AM Tampa Bay, January 2021
Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg Indicted, Accused of Stalking Election Opponent, Orlando Sentinel, June 2020
Is Anywhere Safe for a Jury Trial During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Try a School Gym,The Wall Street Journal, May 2020
Florida Chief Justice: Skip Work in Courts Until June, Daily Business Review, April 2020
Ex-UN Diplomat Spared Prison For Taking $1.5M In Bribes, Law360, November 2019
US Accuses Businessmen of Bribery in Connection with Petroecuador, Financial Times, July 2019
After 78 Killings, a Honduran Drug Lord Partners With the U.S., The New York Times, October 2017
Frauds posing as Adele’s manager hit up Rihanna, Drake and other stars for show tickets, Miami Herald, May 2017
Florida Doctor Accused Of Bilking Medicare Acquitted, Law360, March 2016
UN Bribe Suspect Gets $2M Bail Package After Testy Hearing, Law360, October 2015
Can Bitcoin's Original Advocacy Group Rebuild Its Reputation, PaymentsSource, June 2015
Prosecutors Decline to Charge ex-NFL Star Sharper in Miami Beach Rape Probe, The Miami Herald, May 2014
Presentations and Seminars
- "Criminal Defense Practice," Guest Speaker, University of Florida Law, October 5, 2021
- "The Persuasive Powers of Documents to Make Your Case to the Jury," October 27, 2020
- "Best Practices for Paralegals," October 15, 2020
- Panelist, COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series-COVID-19 and Its Effects on White Collar Crime, June 30, 2020
- "How to Effectively Run Your Practice While Being in Full Compliance with A Covid-19 Stay-At-Home Order," April 28, 2020
- "Voir Dire and Jury Selection Tactics," Miami Law Practice CLE, July 18, 2019
- "The Criminal Defense Trial," National Business Institute, March 14, 2018
- "Investigating the Case and Accompanying Ethical Issues," National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (NACDL), 5th Annual White Collar Criminal Defense College, Gulfport, Florida, March 17, 2017
- "Effective Use of Evidence," Trial Preparation From Start to Finish for Paralegals, Institute for Paralegal Education, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, November 19, 2015
- Moderator, "Fraud/Theft Offenses II: Loss and Restitution," 24th Annual National Seminar on Federal Sentancing Guidelines, St. Petersburg, Florida, May 27-29, 2015
- "How to Present an Effective Opening Statement – Plain, Simple and Convincing," Stetson University College of Law, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Criminal Defense College, March 20-22, 2014
- Panelist, "Investigating the Case and Accompanying Ethical Issues," Fourth Annual National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Criminal Defense College, March 12-15, 2014
- "Summations and Jury Instructions," National Business Institute Advanced Trial Tactics Seminar, December 11, 2014
- "The Use and Persuasive Powers of Documents to Make Your Case to the Jury," Palm Beach County Public Defender's Office, West Palm Beach, Florida, April 25, 2014
- "Role Outside Counsel Must Play in Corporate Investigations," Third Annual National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers White Collar Criminal Defense College, Stetson University College of Law, March 20-22, 2014
- "Panel Speaker, "International Trade and Customs Law 2013," International Transactions Conference and 12th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, Miami, Florida, February 27-28, 2014
- "The Use and Persuasive Powers of Documents to Make Your Case to The Jury," National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Aspen Colorado; Broward County Public Defender’s Office; Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office, 2013
- "Opening Statements Which Make an Impact," 2013
- "Criminal Defense: Top Ten Secrets the Prosecution Does Not Want You to Know," 2013
- "Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" Litigator," 2012
- "May It Please the Court - Effective Case Presentation at Trial," 2012
- "Advanced Jury Selection Techniques For Civil Litigators," 2009
- "Case Planning and Pre-trial Preparation in Civil Litigation," 2009
- "Building Your Civil Trial Skills," 2009
- "Jury Attitudes in Difficult Economic Times," 2009
- "Advanced Trial Techniques – Powering Up Your Opening Statements," 2009
- "Litigating to Win Through Advanced Trial Advocacy," 2008
- "Winning Your First Civil Trial," 2007
- "The Criminal Defense Trial From Start to Finish," 2006
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The Florida Bar
- Dade County Bar Association
- New York Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Board of Directors, 2009-2016, 2019-Present
- Parliamentarian, 2018
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- State of Florida vs. Taylor. Jury acquittal of a serious felony charge in which Anthony Taylor was accused of aggravated assault with a firearm against his adoptive son, Miami Dolphins football player, Jason Taylor.
- State of Florida vs. Sawh. Jury acquittal involving attorney accused of grand theft ($2 million from trust account).
- State of Florida vs. Blank. Jury acquittal on all charges involving insurance fraud and grand thefort
- State of Florida vs. Law. Charges against NFL football player Ty Law, accused of resisting arrest and disobeying a lawful command by a police officer, dropped after aggressive pre-trial presentation to the prosecutor.
- State of Florida vs. Melchionno. Jury acquittal of all charges involving an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon requiring a 20-year minimum mandatory sentence if convicted. (10-20-life statues).
- State of Florida vs. Smith. Reversal of Circuit Court Order requiring individual to provide a DNA sample to the State seven years after his probation was terminated. This successful appeal preserved the individual privacy rights of all Florida citizens, called into question the legality of over 700 DNA samples illegally obtained by the State, and shut-down an entire division of a Miami-based Police Department.
- State of Florida vs. Spence. Aggravated battery charge against one of the country’s most prominent personal injury attorneys, dismissed.
- United States vs. Ocon. Dismissal of Federal Indictment charging the possession of 400,000 pills of MDMA (Ecstasy) following our successful motion to suppress.
- United States vs. Kallini. Jury acquittal of pain management physician charged with conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, wire fraud and falsification of records in a federal investigation.
Articles and Publications