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David Lawrence Goldman

About me


David L. Goldman graduated from Hamilton College in 1983 and the Tulane University School of Law in 1987. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in the same year.


Since his admission to the Florida Bar, Goldman has practiced exclusively in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. Attorney David Goldman was the managing partner of a busy, successful personal injury law practice with offices throughout the West Coast of Florida before he joined our injury law firm. He has also served as the managing attorney for various law offices since 1989. Upon direct appointment of the Governor of Florida, he has also served on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit for Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties.

Activities, Associations and Awards

Mr. Goldman is a member of the American Association of Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Goldman is an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association and The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and received the prestigious Legislative Leadership Award by that organization in 1997.


David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations. He has worked extensively with the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota African-American Chamber of Commerce, Second Chance Last Opportunity and the Westcoast Center for Human Development. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Center and has been a director and member of the Endowment Fund of his local synagogue.


Goldman has also served as spokesperson of Floridians for Fair Elections, which helped enact a state constitutional amendment to reform election laws within the state. He has been active in independent politics, was State Chairman of the Reform Party of Florida and was General Counsel for the Reform Party of the United States of America.


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Practice areas


  1. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    28 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
    28 years
  3. Car Accidents: 20%
    28 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
    28 years
  5. Personal Injury: 20%
    28 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Howard Stillman

    I have known attorney Goldman for many years and can not think of a lawyer who is more capable or who works harder for his clients. I highly recommend him.


    David Stillman Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Michele Suzanne Stephan

    David Goldman is a highly experienced attorney who provides exceptional representation to his clients. David is extremely well respected by the legal community and well liked by his clients. Working with David has been a great pleasure. He is personable, detail oriented, and very passionate about the cases he handles. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking personal injury representation.


    Michele Stephan Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh

308 Cocoanut Ave
Sarasota, FL, 342364920

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh

5291 Office Park Boulevard
Bradenton, FL, 34203

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh

6446 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL, 33707

Shapiro Goldman Babboni & Walsh

3986 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, FL, 34293



FLMember in Good Standing198709/08/2015
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Legislative Leadership AwardThe Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers1997
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