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About Me

Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer



1.  Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rated

2.  Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

3.  Barrister, Justice Major B. Harding (Stuart) and Craig S. Barnard        (West Palm Beach) American Inns of Court

4.  2012 & 2013 Florida Legal Elite

5.  2013 & 2014 Top Business Lawyer in Florida - The Legal Network

6.  2014 Florida Super Lawyer

7.  2014 "One to Watch" Attorney at Law Magazine

     (Palm Beaches and Broward)


I am a Florida Bar Board Certified Business Litigation Attorney.  I am one of just over 200 of the more than 90,000 attorneys in Florida that has been recognized with this honor for my experience and expertise in business litigation law.


Board certification in business litigation requires that an attorney be substantially involved in a certain number of business litigation lawsuits and complete a specific number of bench and jury trials to demonstrate competency.  Attorneys must also pass a rigorous and thorough examination and receive a satisfactory review from Judges before whom, attorneys against whom they have litigated, and others in the community. 


I am also AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest peer review recognition for legal ability and ethical standards that an attorney can achieve.


I am additionally and proudly a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.  The LCA is an invitation-only organization of less than one-half of one percent of all attorneys in America.  It is dedicated to ethics and professionalism in the practice of civil litigation.


My practice focuses on business/commercial litigation, but I also counsel businesses on a variety of matters from liability exposure to properly documenting their transactions with contracts, non-compete/non-disclosure agreements, and other agreements.  


Business/commercial litigation includes contract disputes, business torts,  trade secrets, UCC consumer claims, license and franchise agreement litigation, creditor’s rights, and corporate governance issues and dissolutions.  I also litigate real estate contract and land-use disputes, commercial mortgage foreclosures, special asset prosecutions, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, and represent clients in securities and commercial arbitrations, bankruptcy adversary cases, and independent actions in probate.


I am licensed to practice in all Florida State trial and appellate Courts and am authorized to practice before the U.S. Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, and the Eleventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.  I am also a member of the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and am licensed before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.


I formerly proudly served as a Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps where I represented service members in courts-martial and administrative hearings.


I earned my law degree from the University of Miami and my Bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  I speak Japanese, some Korean, and am an Eagle Scout.  I enjoy scuba diving, underwater photography, and golf. 


Languages Spoken: Japanese, Korean

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Practice Areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 80%
    14 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    14 years
  3. Real Estate: 5%
    14 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • John Jay Mangan Jr.

    I highly recommend the services of Attorney David Steinfeld. I have had the pleasure of knowing David for several years and consider him to be an excellent attorney who is extremely well-qualified to handle litigation matters. I have great confidence in David's ability to assist clients of mine when the need arises. In addition, not only is David an excellent attorney, he is also a quality person who relates well to others


    John Mangan Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gary Shepard Lesser

    David Steinfeld is a superior lawyer, who works diligently, does his research and is very professional. Top notch lawyer.


    Gary Lesser Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of David Steinfeld, P.L.

3801 PGA Blvd.
Suite 600
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410


FLMember in Good Standing199709/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Business Lawyer - FloridaThe Legal Network2014
Florida SuperLawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Business & Contract Jury Instructions Committee appointeeFlorida Supreme Court2014
Top Business Law Firm - FloridaAcquisition International2014
One to Watch in 2014Attorney at Law Magazine2014
Top Business Law Firm - FloridaAcquisition International2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Top Business Lawyer - FloridaThe Legal Network2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Business litigation Board Certification CommitteeFlorida Bar2012
Board Certified - Business LitigationFlorida Bar2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of David Steinfeld, P.L.2012 - Present
Senior AssociateKramer, Sopko & Levenstein, PA2004 - 2012
AssociatePage, Mrachek, Fitzgerald & Rose, PA2002 - 2004
Defense CounselUS Army JAG Corps1998 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Palm Beach County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Craig S. Barnard American Inn of CourtMaster2012 - Present
Justice Major B. Harding American Inn of CourtMaster2006 - Present
Martin County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2012
Federal Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Palmeri Design v. Lawnwood AssociatesJudgment for Plaintiff (Mr. Steinfeld's client)
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/ALaw1996
University of WisconsinEast Asian StudiesBachelors1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Treasure Coast Paralegal AssociationSocial Media in Litigation2014
Nineteenth Circuit Bench-Bar ConferenceSocial Media and e-Discovery2014
Palm Beach County Bar Association, CLE Committeee-Discovery2013
Brevard County Certified ParalegalsSocial Media: Benefits and Application in Litigation2012
Nat'l Business Institute Landlord-Tenant SeminarLandlord-Tenant Law2007