Dennis G. Kainen has been with Weisberg and Kainen for over twenty years. He is A-V rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. In addition to maintaining a very active law practice, Mr. Kainen has managed to be involved in professional, civic, and charitable activities locally, state-wide, and nationally. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kainen was an assistant federal public defender for the Southern District of Florida from 1982 to 1985.
Areas of Practice:
Tax Controversies and Criminal Defense
The Florida Bar, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1999
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1983
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1986
U.S. Tax Court, 1986
University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1981)
George Washington University (B.A., International Affairs, 1978)
Professional Board Affiliations:
The Florida Bar
Board of Governors (2006-Present)
Grievance Committee (1994-1997)
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Director, Miami Chapter (2004-2009)
Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
Executive Board (1991-Present)
Citizens for Judicial Integrity
Dade County Bar Association
Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Florida Law Related Education Association
Board of Directors (1989-1993)
Attorney of the Year (1989-1990)
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Board of Governors, The Florida Bar (2006-Present)
The Florida Bar (1982)
Criminal Law Section
Dade County Bar Association (1982-Present)
Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter (1985-Present)
American Bar Association (1982-Present)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter (2004-present)
Spellman/Hoeveler Inn of Court
South Florida Tax Litigation Association (2007-Present)
Past Employment Positions:
Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Federal Public Defender (1982-1985)
National Commissioner (2005-Present)
Chair, Florida Regional Board (2005-2007)
First Vice-Chair, Florida Regional Board (2003-2004)
Founders, Member, Mount Sinai Medical Center (2005-Present)
Young Presidents, Member, Mount Sinai Medical Center (2005-Present)
La Gorce Island Association, Board Member (2004-Present)
Miami Beach Jewish Community Center, Board Member (2004-2006)
Lehrman Community Day School, Board of Directors (2002-2009)
Florida Assertive Community Treatment Advisory Committee (2002-2005)
Citizens for Judicial Integrity, Co-Chairperson (2000-2001)
Dade Heritage Trust, Board of Trustees (1989-1995)
American Jewish Committee, Vice President (1991-1995)
Florida Law Related Education Association, Board of Directors (1989-1993)
Friends of the City of Miami Cemetery, Chairperson, Celebrating Julia Tuttle's Birthday (1990)
When the IRS Comes Knocking, Litigation, American Bar Association, Volume 29, No. 1, 2002
Judicial Election v. Merit Selection, The Florida Bar News, October 5th, 1999
Opening New Vistas to Legal Literacy and Citizenship Education, The Florida Bar Journal,
Life, Death and Jurisdiction, Miami Review, August, 1990
When the IRS Comes Knocking, Taxpayer Representation Before the IRS in Criminal Proceedings, The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, March 28, 2007
Federal Crimes Class, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad School of Law, Spring 2004-2008
When the IRS Comes Knocking, Taxpayer Representation Before the IRS in Criminal Proceedings, Professional Advisory Committee of the Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, February 28, 2007
The Essentials of Criminal Tax, Coral Gables Bar Association, November 15, 2006
The Essentials of Criminal Tax, Greater Miami Tax Institute, November 10, 2004
Taxpayer Representation Before the Internal Revenue Service, Florida Association of Criminal Def. Lawyers, April 1, 2004
Ethics and Professionalism, A View from the Bench, Moderator, Florida Association of Criminal Def. Lawyers, April 2, 2003
Career Day, Rockway Middle School, 2000 - Present
Merit Selection/Retention, South Miami Rotary, October 24, 2000
Speaker, Miami-Dade Legal Support Assoc. Seminar, May 6, 2000
Issues in Criminal Tax, Florida Institute of Cert. Public Accountants, January 2, 2000
Guidelines and Criminal Tax Cases in Federal Court, Greater Miami Tax Institute, July 1999
Honors and Awards:
Super Lawyers (2008 - 2011)
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2007)
The Twelve Good Men of 2003, Ronald McDonald House (April 25, 2003)
Richard C. Milstein Pro Bono Excellence Award, Put Something Back (May 16, 2001)
Outstanding Service as President of the Dade County Bar Association (June 9, 2000)
Man of the Year, The Shul of Downtown (1995)
The Miami Pioneers, Inc. - Honored for successfully representing pro bono publico the Miami Pioneers in an appeal before the Dade County Value Adjustment Board.
Attorney of the Year, Florida Law Related Education Association, (1989 - 1990)
Pro Bono Activities:
Put Something Back, Pro Bono Project of the Dade County Bar Association (1985-Present)
Television and Other Media Appearances:
A Mano Limpia (Canal 41 America TeVe, Mar. 23, 2006).
A Mano Limpia (Canal 41 America TeVe, Dec. 9, 2005).
Interview regarding the United States Presidential Election (CNN Espanol, Nov. 10, 2000).
Interview show regarding Merit Selection/Retention, (Telemundo 51, Nov. 2, 2000).
Interview show regarding Merit Selection/Retention, , Nov. 2, 2000).
Despierta America (Univision 23 WLTV, Oct. 26, 2000).
William Glaberson, Florida Voters to Decide Judicial Selection, N.Y. TIMES, Oct. 25, 2000.
This Week with Michael Putney (WPLG, Oct. 8, 2000).
Interview by Mario Pita regarding Merit Selection/Retention (WLRN, Oct. 8, 2000).
Interview by Mario Pita regarding Merit Selection/Retention (Canal 13 de Miavision, Oct. 8, 2000).
Bernadette Pardo: Merit Selection/Retention (WQBA 1140 AM, Jul. 27, 2000).
Issues: Merit/Selection Retention (WPBT Channel 2, Jul. 21, 2000).
Maria Morocco, Citizen Kainen, AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION JOURNAL, Sept. 1992, at 93.
1956, New York, New York