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David Alfred Carroll

About me

         I enjoy working with my clients to create strategies to resolve the complex issues in their cases. I am often called upon to create and innovate unique methods to solve special problems. I have been an innovator throughout my career. When, there is a need, I FIND THE SOLUTION.                                                                              




Parenting Coordination:         Carmela Porter, and I recognized a need for parenting assistance in high conflict divorces above what the adversarial system provides. We worked with our local family law judges to institute a program to provide services in the most extreme cases. These cases often involve parties with mental health problems and extreme personality difficulties.


Attorney Guardian Ad Litem Program:          I saw a need in the family law legal setting to provide the court with thorough and unbiased information regarding children, parents, and extended families to assist the judges in making difficult parenting determinations. The adversarial judicial method of conducting a dissolution of marriage can create hostile family situations in which the children are used as weapons against others. I initially raised the proposal in a conference with Circuit Judge Marci Goodman who supported the idea. Attorney, Gayle Ryba and I then framed the structure of the program. This program is different than the volunteer Guardian Ad Litem program. This program requires trained attorneys to work closely with the families to gather pertinent information for the Court. The attorneys agree take a reduced hourly rate to make this service available to families and the judicial system in our community.


Arkansas Law Talk:                While living in Arkansas I saw a need for minorities in our community to have access to a quality legal information/education. I established the television program “Arkansas Law Talk” on a minority station. This pre-recorded show featured weekly guests including the Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.


Political Science Department:I developed a recording procedure for my performance as a student at Florida State University participating in an independent study/internship. The Political Science Department Dean found the procedure exceptional and adopted it for all future students.



   1995 - Present             The Florida Bar - All State Courts, Attorney in Good Standing

   1992 - Present             The Arkansas Bar - All State Courts, Attorney in Good Standing

   1992 - Present             United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas - Attorney in Good Standing

   2012 - Present            Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

   2013 - Present            Qualified Parenting Coordinator

2008 - Present            Approved Attorney Guardian Ad Litem



   1995 to Present           Pensacola India Association - President - 2010 - Present

   1995 to Present           The Florida Bar - Member

   1995 to Present           The Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association - Member

   1992 to Present           The Arkansas Bar Association - Member

   2005 to Present           West Florida Wheelmen – Member, Board – 2012 – 2013

   2007 to Present           Inverness Homeowner’s Association - Member

   2007,2008                   Co-Founder and Race Director for  ESRBA Century Ride, Milton, Florida

   1990's - 2,000's           Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer Training - GAL - Speaker

   1996 to Present           ESRBA Family Law Committee

   1999 to Present           Woodbridge Home-owner’s Association, President, 1999 - 2001

   1990’s                         Springfest Music Festival – Co-Director of Art Festival

   1990’s                         St. Paul Lutheran Church, Church Council Member 

   1960's to Present         Member, St. Paul Lutheran Church

   1992 - 1994                 Little Rock, Arkansas Jaycees - Board Member

   1993 - 1994                 Arkansas State Jaycees - Legal Counsel

   Law School                 Elected Chief Justice of the Student Honor Court

   Law School                 Elected Student Body President

   Law School                 Elected Student Class Representative


Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 35%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Child Support: 10%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Probate: 10%
    23 years, 200 cases
  5. Adoption: 10%
    23 years, 100 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paige L Carlos

    I am happy to endorse Mr. Carroll. He has years of experience and is very intelligent.


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  • Omar Jose Famada

    Mr. Carroll is a true professional, inside and outside the courtroom. He is knowledgeable in his practice areas. Whenever Mr. Carroll's name appears as opposing counsel, I know it will be tough but fair battle.


    Omar Famada Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

David A. Carroll, Attorney at Law

The Old City Building
201 E. Government Street
Pensacola, FL, 32502

David A. Carroll, Attorney at Law

The Old City Building
201 E. Government Street
Pensacola, FL, 32572



FLMember in Good Standing199509/08/2015
ARAuthorized to practice199210/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Family Law MediatorThe Florida Supreme Court2012
Chief Justice of Student Honor CourtWilliam Bowden, LS1991
President of the Student BodyWilliam Bowden, LS,1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family MediatorFamily Mediation2012 - Present
Owner and Attorney, All issues of Family LawLaw Office of David A. Carroll, Florida1995 - Present
Attorney and Owner, all issues Family LawLaw Office of David A. Carroll, Arkansas1992 - Present
Conflict Attorney for Child Support EnforcementFlorida Department of Revenue1996 - 1997
Legislative Research AnalystState of Florida, The Capitol1988 - 1989
Legislative Aide to State RepresentativeState of Florida, Florida Legislature1987 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar AssociationMember in good standing1995 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember in good standing1995 - Present
Pensacola India AssocitionPresident1995 - Present
Arkansas Bar AssociationMember in good standing1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Doe v. Snap-On Tools, Inc.Obtained beneficial settlement for client
Dept. of Children and Families v. DoeDenied - Termination of Parental Rights
Doe v. DoeChildren awarded to the father
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Publication nameTitleDate
Arkansas Law TalkFamily Law Overview1993
Arkansas Law TalkWhat is jurisdiction?1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawLawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor1992
Florida State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS1988
Florida State UniversityCommunications and Public RelationsN/A1988
J.M. Tate High SchoolN/AN/A1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Survey of Family LawDependency Cases and process, Chapter 392014
Diwali FestivalDiwali2014
Guardian ad litem trainingRole of Parents Counsel in Dependency process2000
Arkansas Law Talk - Television ProgramMultiple legal subjects1993
Pensacola Rotary NorthChild Support Process and ProcedureN/A