Brian Kirlew

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Miami, Florida

The Kirlew Law Firm, PLLC
Brian Kirlew
The Kirlew Law Firm, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, White Collar Crimes

Licensed in Florida since: 2009

Education: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

The Kirlew Law Firm, PLLC

2103 Coral Way
Suite 401
Miami, FL 33145 Phone: 305-521-0484 Email: Brian Kirlew Visit website


Brian Kirlew is an experienced trial lawyer who is licensed to practice in Florida, New York, the Southern District of Florida and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Brian's practice is focused in South Florida and Central Florida for state offenses and has a national practice for federal offenses. He maintains his main office in Miami, with satellite offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. 

Brian began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Miami-Dade Public Defenders office. He received his law degree from the Nova Southeastern University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. During law school, Brian Kirlew pursued his passion for litigation and criminal defense. He won the prestigious Feinreder Moot Court Competition finishing 1st out of 100+ students. Brian Kirlew 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 Kirlew was a certified legal intern at the Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office where he participated in two felony jury trials. He was recognized for excellence in the art of courtroom advocacy with the prestigious Order of the Barrister designation at his law school graduation.

Brian Kirlew became an Assistant Public Defender in Miami and worked in that capacity for six years. During this time, he 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 cases before a jury, 38 to verdict. Because of his outstanding work and results, the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recognized Brian Kirlew as with its outstanding Young Lawyer Award in 2012.

After leaving the public defender’s office, Brian opened the Kirlew Law Firm. He has continued to practice criminal defense and is an active trial lawyer. Brian Kirlew has a reputation as being a fearless advocate for his clients. Brian has vast experience in all matters of criminal law and has defended clients against charges including, but not limited to, healthcare fraud, medicare fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, 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.

First Admitted: 2009, Florida

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Office location for Brian Kirlew

2103 Coral Way
Suite 401
Miami, FL 33145


3 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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