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Gavin David Magaziner





Gavin David Magaziner, born Miami, FL; admitted to the Florida Bar, 2005.

Prior to joining this firm, Mr. Magaziner represented clients in complex criminal matters as an Assistant Public Defender for over six years. He has been counsel in approximately 30 trials, acting as lead counsel in over half of them. He has also spent seven years in the military and is currently a Captain in the Florida Army National Guard Judge Advocate General's Corps. As a JAG, Mr. Magaziner has litigated both in defense and prosecutorial roles, directed special investigations involving military justice, and served as liaison between the Florida Army National Guard and outside government agencies.

Mr. Magaziner practices primarily in first-party and third-party insurance defense, including insurance coverage litigation, property insurance claims, and sinkhole litigation.

Practice Areas:

  • Construction Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Past Positions

  • Office of the Public Defender, 6th Circuit
  • Judge Advocate General Corps, Combat Engineer and Commissioned Officer


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 2004
    • Honors: Certificate of Concentration in International Law
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Major: History
  • Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Diploma - 2010
    • Major: Military Law


  • Army Commendation Medal, Secretary of the Army, United States Army, 2012 – Present
  • Army Achievement Medal, HHB 164th ADA Brigade, Florida National Guard, 2009 – Present
  • Dedicated Service Award, Office of the Public Defender, 6th Cir., 2011 – Present
  • Best Advocate, Florida Public Defender College, 2007 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association