Jay A. White is a leading criminal defense lawyer in Miami specialized in relief from removal (deportation) based on criminal conviction, asset forfeiture, drug trafficking and extradition cases. White has practiced criminal law in Miami-Dade County exclusively for over 30 years.

Serving clients in removal (deportation) case based on criminal conviction over the past 15 years, White has successfully secured relief from removal for clients convicted of a criminal offense in Miami-Dade County due to his expertise on case law and motions to vacate. Every case is fact-specific and White and his team are thorough in identifying cases that may be able to eligible to fight removal stemming from criminal conviction.

White’s expertise also extends to defending international clients in United States courts in charges relating to drug trafficking. With a specialization in extradition and asset forfeiture matters, White has worked on drug trafficking-related cases since 2000 and has closed numerous important and well-known cases in drug trafficking, money laundering, conspiracy and asset forfeiture. White has also assisted interested individuals, knowing they were to be indicted or charged by federal courts, in surrendering to the U.S. authorities and has directed cases of voluntary surrender (for example with the DEA or the FBI) ensuring that U.S. law was applied and negotiating with prosecutors to reach favorable agreements.

The Jay White team of lawyers, paralegals, investigators, legal writers, and mitigation specialists ensures clients the necessary skills for optimal results and personalized attention. The members of the firm have an important set of resources at hand and an extensive network of contacts in the federal criminal justice system.

The head office for Jay A. White is located in The White Building in downtown Miami, steps from the courthouse and jail. The firm has additional offices in Bogota, Colombia and White is one of the few American lawyers with banking privileges in Colombia. White’s team of experts in the United States and Latin America are highly adept at addressing all aspects of a case, including multi-district cases in American courts.

With a reputation as an extremely competent lawyer in negotiation matters, White does not settle for second best solutions and is dedicated to securing the absolute best possible outcome for his clients. He is highly adept at applying more aggressive legal strategies, fighting for his clients in the courts.

White has been a criminal defense lawyer since graduating from The American University in Washington D.C. in 1987.

Both White and his team speak Spanish and English.

Contact Jay A. White before you are arrested, if you are facing criminal proceedings in the United States or if you have reason to be concerned.


J.D., Washington College of Law at The American University, Washington D.C.
B.A., Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts


Southern District of Florida
Middle District of Florida
Northern District of Florida
State of Florida

Bar and Associations

The Florida Bar
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers