Brian Kirlew

Brian Kirlew

Attorney at Law

Brian Kirlew is an experienced trial lawyer who began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Miami-Dade Public Defenders office. He received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. During law school, Brian pursued his passion in litigation and criminal defense. He won the prestigious Feinreder Moot Court Competition finishing 1st out of 100+ students. Brian competed on five interscholastic Moot Court and Mock Trial teams in Orlando, New York City, Washington D.C. and San Diego. During his last semester of law school, Brian was a certified legal intern at the Miami-Dade Public Defenders office where he participated in two felony jury trials. Brian was recognized for excellence in the art of courtroom advocacy with the prestigious Order of the Barrister designation at his law school graduation.

Professional Experience

Brian became an Assistant Public Defender in Miami and worked in that capacity for six years. During this time, Brian represented over 3000 clients from arraignment to jury verdict. He honed his investigative and problem-solving skills by representing hundreds of people charged with very serious felonies. As an Assistant Public Defender, Brian tried 42 jury trials, 38 to verdict.  Brian has a reputation as being a fearless advocate for his clients.

Brian has experience representing clients against charges including, but not limited to, driving under the influence (DUI), DUI manslaughter, drug possession, carjacking, armed robbery, home invasion, theft, fraud, burglary, assault, battery, sexual battery, lewd and lascivious behavior, trafficking in narcotics, dealing in stolen property, fleeing and eluding, child pornography, murder, attempted murder, stalking, manslaughter, domestic violence, child abuse, prostitution, sale of narcotics, welfare fraud and violations of injunctions or protective orders. Brian’s practice runs the full gamut of criminal law.

Bar Addmissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • Southern District of Florida

Education And Trainings

  • Training

    J.D., Nova Southeastern University College of Law

  • Training

    Moot Court Society

  • Training

    National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Training

    Order of the Barrister

  • Education

    B.S., University of Central Florida

  • Education

    Major: Business Administration

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