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Scot Dale Goldberg

Scot Dale Goldberg

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Criminal Defense

About Me

Scot D. Goldberg
A founding member of the firm, Scot D. Goldberg is a Fort Myers native and member of the Lee County Bar Association, the Lee County Personal Injury Association, the Florida Bar, the Federal Bar Association, the Federal Court of the Middle and Northern Districts, the Florida Justice Association (formerly known as the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers), The American Association for Justice (formerly known as The Association of Trial Lawyers of America); the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America; and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. He currently serves as counsel for the Coalition for Justice on a pro bono basis.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Quality of Life Center and the Deaf Service Center of Fort Myers.  Scot is on the Executive Board of Directors for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the NAACP, and also serves as its Legal Redress Attorney.  In 2009, Scot was selected for membership in the Princeton Global Network.  He is a former member of the Zoning and Planning Advisory Committee for the City of Cape Coral.  Scot has volunteered his time for a number of years with the Moot Court Program, working with local high school students to give them opportunities to participate in mock court proceedings. He also is an authorized volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Scot  previously served his community as a Hearing Officer for the City of Fort Myers and as an Honorary Deputy for the Lee County Sheriff’s Department. The primary focus of Scot’s law practice is in Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice, and Criminal Law cases.

Scot graduated from the University of South Florida in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology. One of his interests while attending USF was Social Science; which led to his invitation for membership in Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science.

He then went on to Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1995. He was admitted to the Florida Bar and the U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, in 1995. Scot began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit, 1995 – 1996. In conjunction with his work at the State Attorney’s Office, he received certification in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency from the U.S. Department of Justice. He later became an associate at the law firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. Mr. Goldberg was selected for Who’s Who in American Law, 2000/2001.  In July 2000, Scot became one of the four founding members of the firm.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Personal Injury: 45%
    21 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
  3. Car Accidents: 25%
    21 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

52 total 

  • Lee Charles Viacava

    I endorse this lawyer; very knowledgeable lawyer in the community.

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    Lee Viacava Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Miguel C. Fernandez III

    I endorse this lawyer. Scot is a very reputable trial attorney. He has a wealth of information and knowledge concerning personal injury cases. He is dedicated and gives his Client's the best representation possible. I recommend him without hesitation.

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    Miguel Fernandez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Goldberg, Racila, D'Alessandro & Noone, LLC

1533 Hendry Street, Suite 100
Fort Myers, FL, 33901-2936

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199505/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Selected for Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Guardian ad LitemGuardian ad Litem Program2009 - Present
Attorney ad LitemPrivate Attorney2009 - Present
PartnerGoldberg, Racila, D'Alessandro & Noone, LLC2000 - Present
Associate AttorneyGoldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz1997 - 2000
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorneys Office 20th Judicial Circuit1995 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Martindale HubbellPreeminent Rating2015 - Present
Saluscare, Inc.Board of Directors2014 - Present
Martindale HubbleAV Rated2011 - Present
Southern Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
NAACPExecutive Board Member: In House Counsel2009 - 2010
Deaf Service Center of Southwest FL Inc.Board of Directors2008 - Present
Cape Coral Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
Fort Myers Coalition for JusticeIn House CounselN/A
Cape Coral Police DepartmentUnion RepresentativeN/A
Quality of Life AssociationMember, Board of DirectorsN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMemberN/A
The Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lee County Personal Injury AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Lee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bandsuch v.Werner Enterprises, Inc., andThe jury rendered a verdict of 2.95 million to the
KEVIN R. LAVRACK and LAURA v. PEDRO E. LOPEZ and MIGDALIS LOPEZ$27,953,357.98 Jury Verdict
Mark Collins V. Walpole and Eddie ThompsonJury Verdict for plaintiff for $131,111.00

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Justice AssociationInsurance Bad Faith2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of South FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Florida Southwestern UniversityThe Real World Law Practice2014
As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil LitigationModerator - Judicial Forum2014
NBI Legal ForumWhat Judges Want You To Know2013
Legal Studies DivisionWhat Does a Paralegal Do?2013
Department of Legal StudiesLaw Firm Management in the Real World2013
Lee County Alliance Of Legal ProfessionalsBad Faith2008
Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Practice Tips and ApplicationTrial of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Case2007
Florida Justice Association, Insurance Bad Faith SeminarInsurance Bad Faith Seminar2003