Ms. Malove has been practicing law in Central Florida since 2009, and has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar since 2015. She is currently admitted to practice law throughout Florida, as well as in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
In 2009, Ms. Malove began her legal career at the Ninth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office, where she spent four years successfully representing thousands of those accused of various felonies, misdemeanors, criminal traffic offenses, and violations of probation. While working as an Assistant Public Defender, Susan developed her methods for effectively representing individuals accused of serious criminal offenses through attention to detail, research and skillful and aggressive motion and trial practice.
Since that time, she has represented hundreds of clients on offenses ranging from theft, DUI, burglary, aggravated battery, sexual battery, murder, attempted murder, drug possession, sale/delivery, racketeering, conspiracy, domestic violence and more. In addition to handling cases at the trial level, Ms. Malove also handles pre-arrest or pre-indictment investigations, representation during formal questioning as well as post-conviction proceedings including Federal Petitions for Habeas Corpus, also known as “2255” and “2254” petitions.
Outside of the courtroom, Susan has received over one hundred hours of specialized training in deposition and trial techniques for addressing the complex legal issues presented by law enforcement witnesses, eye-witnesses, child victims, and scientific experts. Further, Ms. Malove was selected by the Florida Bar to teach hundreds of practicing attorneys in continuing legal education seminars designed for young lawyers in the areas of Florida’s criminal laws and statutory sentencing enhancements. In addition to her priceless trial experience, Ms. Malove is well versed in pretrial motion practice that can help you avoid a conviction, as well as post-conviction motions and appeals.
Her practice area currently covers Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Brevard and Volusia Counties as well as the entire United States District Court Middle District of Florida.
Ms. Malove is a lifetime Florida resident. She made Central Florida home after finishing her formal education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Susan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations in 2006 from the University of Florida, followed by receipt of her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida’s Frederic G. Levin College of Law in 2009.
While attending the University of Florida on a full academic scholarship, Ms. Malove was involved in several extra-curricular organizations and held leadership positions in organizations benefiting Children’s Miracle Network, Guardian Ad Litem / Court Appointed Special Advocates and other local Gainesville charities. In addition, Susan was an active community journalist while fully enrolled at the university, having numerous weekly publications in the Independent Florida Alligator newspaper, including front-page news stories and serving as editor of a campus Greek-life newsletter sponsored by the University’s Dean of Students Office.
As a law student, Ms. Malove received certificates in Trusts and Estates Practice and Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Work, signifying specialized coursework and dedication to legal oriented community service projects. Susan also served as a teaching assistant in Legal Research and Writing as well as Appellate Advocacy courses. During the summer of 2007, Susan studied international business law as well as white-collar crime at the Universite de Montepellier, in Montepellier, France under the under the instruction of Professor Michael L. Seigel, former First Assistant United States Attorney, Middle District of Florida and Special Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice.