Interview with David Macey
David Macey has spent the last eight years making a remarkable difference in the lives
of many young men and women in the Miami-Dade community. In 2002 he founded
the Maya Macey Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing educational
scholarships for students who have overcome extreme adversity and seek to further
their education at the collegiate level. Since that time more than 50 lives have been
impacted and more than $100,000 has been given out to these deserving young adults. It
is David’s hope that the work he puts into the Foundation will be paid forward by each of
the individuals he has touched.
David has been an attorney since 1996, first as a Public Defender in Denver, Colorado
and then as an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office
where he specialized in Narcotics and Organized crime cases. While at the State
Attorney’s Office, he was appointed to serve as General Counsel for the South Florida
Money Laundering Strike Force, working closely with local and state law enforcement
agencies, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In 2004 David established the Macey Law a boutique law firm, specializing in state and
federal criminal defense. Many of his cases have drawn international attention with a
high rate of success in achieving favorable results for his clients. Lecturing many state
and local law enforcement departments on various topics, including Fourth Amendment
Search and Seizure, Money Laundering and Civil Forfeiture continues to be a passion
for David. In addition, he represents the International Union of Police Association,
defending police officers that may be accused of committing a crime while on the job.
David has been admitted to both The Colorado Bar and The Florida Bar and is a member
of the American Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. His Court Admissions include
the State of Colorado, State of Florida, US District Court Southern District of Florida, US
District Court Middle District of Florida and the US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.
David is a native of Miami, Florida, currently living in Coral Gables with his wife Shari
and their two wonderful sons, Mack and Milo.