Brian Andrew Kirlew

Brian Andrew Kirlew: Attorney with The Kirlew Law Firm PLLC

Biography

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 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 in 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, 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 Kirlew has also developed a niche civil litigation and family law practice that focuses on litigation intensive cases. His years of experience as a litigator and trial lawyer have allowed him to become seasoned in civil litigation and family law. He has successfully represented clients in their complex business matters, divorce proceedings, and contentious child custody disputes. Because Brian is trained as a trial lawyer and in the rules of evidence, he is better equipped to deal with issues that arise in civil and family court than lawyers who lack litigation and trial experience.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crime
  • Family Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(305) 521-0484  Phone
305-330-5436  Fax
www.kirlewlawfirm.com
University Attended:
University of Central Florida, B.S., 2002
Law School Attended:
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2008
Year of First admission:
2009
Admission:
2012, New York; 2009, Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Birth Information:
February 13, 1980
ISLN:
922108730

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (40)
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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 06/01/17 in Family Law on 06/01/17

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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 06/01/17 in Criminal Defense on 06/01/17

    Excellent attorney. I had the pleasure of working against Mr. Kirlew on a number of cases. He was always well prepared, and fights hard for his clients best interest....

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    Excellent attorney. I had the pleasure of working against Mr. Kirlew on a number of cases. He was always well prepared, and fights hard for his clients best interest. I would gladly endorse Mr. Kirlew as one of the best attorneys in his field.

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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 05/30/17 in Criminal Law on 05/30/17

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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 05/29/17 in Criminal Defense on 05/29/17

    Brian has a lot of experience as a defense attorney. He does a great job advocating for his clients.

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    Brian has a lot of experience as a defense attorney. He does a great job advocating for his clients.

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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 05/28/17 in Criminal Law on 05/28/17

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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 05/24/17 in White Collar Crime on 05/24/17

    Brian is an unbelievable attorney who will go to the wall for his clients. His is knowledgeable in the intricacies of the law and is a fierce trial attorney. He is one...

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    Brian is an unbelievable attorney who will go to the wall for his clients. His is knowledgeable in the intricacies of the law and is a fierce trial attorney. He is one of the best attorneys in the South Florida area.

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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 05/23/17 in Criminal Law on 05/23/17

    I've known Brian for many years and over that time he has exhibited professionalism and leadership in the defense bar. Brian possesses the triple threat for a criminal de...

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    I've known Brian for many years and over that time he has exhibited professionalism and leadership in the defense bar. Brian possesses the triple threat for a criminal defense attorney: heart, intelligence, and most of all, tenacity. There is no question in my mind that he possesses the ethical and professional attributes worthy of an AV rating.

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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 05/23/17 in Criminal Defense on 05/23/17

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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/23/17 in White Collar Crime on 05/23/17

    Brian is an excellent lawyer who is well regarded by clients, attorneys, prosecutors and judges alike. He is also actively involved in community service and leadership i...

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    Brian is an excellent lawyer who is well regarded by clients, attorneys, prosecutors and judges alike. He is also actively involved in community service and leadership in the local bar. He epitomizes the highest standards of professionalism and civility.

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  • Brian Andrew Kirlew

    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 05/22/17 in Family Law on 05/22/17

    Remains dignified in an era that often fails to reward it.

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    Remains dignified in an era that often fails to reward it.

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