Areas of Practice
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1972
  • University of Miami, B.A., cum laude, 1969
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, 1972
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 5th Cir.
  • 11th Cir.
  • M.D. Fla.
  • N.D. Fla.
  • S.D. Fla.
Edward Shohat
Miami Center, Suite 2600
201 S Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33131-4341
305.679.5716 tel
305.679.5710 fax

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Edward Shohat is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the Miami office. He is a member of the Corporate Compliance and White Collar Defense team.

Mr. Shohat's practice focuses on state and federal white collar crime and related forfeitures, as well as the defense of civil RICO cases and matters involving the U.S. Patriot Act, Sarbanes Oxley and corporate compliance issues. He represents clients in criminal litigation and civil litigation involving allegations of criminal conduct, including corporate and civil counsel consultation on potential law enforcement exposures of corporate and other business entities. He also represents corporations and individuals in internal investigations and pre-indictment charge avoidance efforts, as well as in grand jury subpoena and testimony matters.

Mr. Shohat has been widely recognized for his legal skills. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Criminal Defense Law for 26 consecutive years. In 2010 and again in 2015, he was named a Most Effective Lawyer in Criminal and Appellate law respectively by the South Florida Daily Business Review. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and has been selected as a member of the American Bar Foundation.  In 2010, Mr. Shohat won the Michael Shores Citizen Of The Year Award by the Kiwanis Club of Biscayne Bay. He is also Chair of the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board.

He has lectured numerous seminars on criminal defense throughout the country and has appeared on Larry King Live, CNN Crossfire and many other national broadcasts.


  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (listed annually since 2015)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White-Collar (listed annually since 1989)
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Florida Super Lawyers in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar (listed annually since 2006)
  • Recognized as a "Top Lawyer" in the South Florida Legal Guide from 2001-2012
  • Named to the "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend (20032012, 2016) 
  • Named the Michael Shores 2010 Citizen of the Year by the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club
  • Recipient of the Daily Business Review's award for "Most Effective Lawyer" in Criminal Justice in 2010
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell




  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers (Fellow)
  • Association of Immigration and Nationality Lawyers (Member, South Florida Chapter)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member, Miami Chapter)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board (Member; Chairperson, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Committee)
  • University of Miami Law Alumni Association (President, 2016)