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, high ranking elected officials, government employees, 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, cryptocurrency/non-fungible token (“NFT”), 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 to 2022. 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 and 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.
- State of Florida v. 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 v. Sawh. Jury acquittal involving attorney accused of grand theft ($2 million from trust account).
- State of Florida v. Blank. Jury acquittal on all charges involving insurance fraud and grand theft
- State of Florida v. 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 v. 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 v. 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 v. Spence. Aggravated battery charge against one of the country’s most prominent personal injury attorneys, dismissed.
- United States v. Ocon. Dismissal of Federal Indictment charging the possession of 400,000 pills of MDMA (Ecstasy) following our successful motion to suppress.
- United States v. Kallini. Jury acquittal of pain management physician charged with conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, wire fraud and falsification of records in a federal investigation.
- Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2023
- Criminal Defense: General Practice
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- Florida Super Lawyers, selected for inclusion, 2006-2021
- Top 100 Miami List, 2018-2020
- Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2005, 2008-2018, 2020-2021
- "Criminal Defense Trial Strategies A-Z," June 1, 2023
- "Voir Dire and Jury Selection Tactics for Criminal Law Attorneys," December 5, 2022
- "Criminal Defense Trial Strategies A-Z," June 15, 2022
- "Criminal Defense Practice," Guest Speaker, University of Florida Law, October 5, 2021
- "Delivering a Powerful Opening Statement," August 18, 2021
- "Criminal Defense Trial Strategies A-Z," July 22, 2021
- "PPP: Balancing the Lifeline and the Fraud," Daily Business Review, November 2020
- "The Persuasive Powers of Documents to Make Your Case to the Jury," October 27, 2020
- "Best Practices for Paralegals," October 15, 2020
- "COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series-COVID-19 and Its Effects on White Collar Crime," Panelist, 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
- "The Use and Persuasive Powers of Documents to Make Your Case to The Jury," September 26, 2019
- "Bluff, Bluster, Badger, Beg & Barrister: Pursuing Favorable Outcomes in White-Collar Defense When the Deck is Stacked," Co-Author, Best Lawyers, Summer 2019
- "Voir Dire and Jury Selection Tactics," Miami Law Practice CLE, July 18, 2019
- "Voir Dire & Jury Selection: A Practical, How-to Guide," May 15, 2019
- “The Criminal Defense Trial,” National Business Institute, March 14, 2018
- "Big Law Experts: Case of Plastic Surgeon Accused of Slating Florida Lawyer Spotlights Attorney’s Vulnerability," Daily Business Review, March 27, 2023
- "Charges against Vikings OL Oli Udoh from October Arrest Dismissed," NBCSports.com, December 22, 2022
- “Criminal Defense in Big Law Environment”, Bast Amron Podcast, December 14, 2022
- "‘Can Wait No Longer’: Federal Judge Orders New Trial After Alleged Prosecutorial Misconduct," Daily Business Review, December 8, 2022
- "Bob Saget’s Family Attorney Says Newly-Released Records ‘Tell the Entire Story’ of His Death," People Magazine, March 24, 2022
- "Attorney Compensation, Arrest Booking Photos: Florida Governor Signs Bills Affecting Lawyers," Law.com, June 22, 2021
- "Gaetz Associate Likely to Strike Plea Deal with Prosecutors in Sex Trafficking Case," The Washington Post, April 8, 2021
- "Defense Options Limited for Lakeland Woman Accused in Jan. 6 Riot," The Ledger, April 4, 2021
- "Florida Appellate Ruling Creates Precedent to Contest Arbitration Provisions," Daily Business Review, March 11, 2021
- "Miami Litigators Expect Influx of PPP Fraud Cases as Second Round of Lending Begins," Daily Business Review, February 12, 2021
- "Attorney Brian Bieber-Arrests after the chaos on Capitol Hill," WFLA -AM Tampa Bay, January 8, 2021
- "Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg Indicted, Accused of Stalking Election Opponent," Orlando Sentinel, June 23, 2020
- "Is Anywhere Safe for a Jury Trial During the Covid-19 Pandemic? Try a School Gym." The Wall Street Journal, May 19, 2020
- "Florida Chief Justice: Skip Work in Courts Until June," Daily Business Review, April 6, 2020
- "Ex-UN Diplomat Spared Prison For Taking $1.5M In Bribes," Law360, November 8, 2019
- "US Accuses Businessmen of Bribery in Connection with Petroecuador," Financial Times, July 1, 2019
- "After 78 Killings, a Honduran Drug Lord Partners With the U.S.," The New York Times, October 6, 2017
- "Frauds posing as Adele’s manager hit up Rihanna, Drake and other stars for show tickets," Miami Herald, May 9, 2017
- 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
- The Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
- Dade County Bar Association
- New York Bar Association
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1994
- B.S., Rutgers University, B.S., 1991
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, and 11th Circuits
- U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
- U.S. Supreme Court