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David Alan Garfinkel

Family Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 10 years
    Florida - FL 35 years
    Alabama - AL 40 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Special Member No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Alimony
    20%

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%

  3. Family
    20%
    I represent clients in all areas of family law, such as divorce, separations, contempt, modifications and drafting of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

    41 years

  4. Child custody
    15%

  5. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%

  6. Child support
    8%

  7. Other
    4%

  8. Child abuse
    1%

  9. Domestic violence
    1%

  10. Uncontested divorce
    1%

I have over 35 years of extensive experience in all areas of family law. I specialize in high asset divorce and custody itigation. My practice includes cases involving custody, parental alientation, alimony, legitimation,  paternity, child support,  contempt, enforcement and prenuptial and post nuptial agreement issues. 

 I have received numerous awards such as a Best Lawyer in America, a top 100 Georgia and Florida Family Law Attorney, Martindale Hubbel AV rated preeminent lawyer, by Legal Elite, and by Super Lawyers. I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Marital and Family Law. I also have been a leader both in the legal profession and in the community. I have served as a director and chairman on multiple boards. While practicing in Florida, I has served on the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. While serving as co-chairman of the Florida Family Law Equitable Distribution Committee, I co-drafted the current Florida Equitable Distribtion. I have lectured frequently to attorneys and law students on various marital and family law topics. In addition to this involvement, I am admitted to the bars of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. 

My wife and I relocated to Atlanta  four years ago to join our three children and their families. I have three adult children who all reside in Atlanta and two incredibly precious granddaughters and one on the way.  My hobbies include spending quality time with my family. I am a passionate University of Georgia football fan. 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Levine Smith Snider & Wilson

Reviews

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Posted by Darice | January 20, 2015
Hard To Come By Attorney Who Is Reputable, Experienced, Reliable AND Has Not Lost The Human Element
David Garfinkel was my family law attorney during a very difficult and stressful child custody battle. Initially, I chose David to represent me because of his many years of experience as a Board Certified Family Law Attorney who also received the Super Star Attorney rating for the last 8 consecutive years. Yet, once we started working together on my case, what impressed me beyond his credentials, was his sincere and genuine concern for the well being of my children and I. No matter how reactive I was at times, he calmly guided me every step of the way without losing his indignation to produce the best outcome for my family. David is not only compassionate but he is reliable, trustworthy and works with utmost integrity. He worked diligently and at times late in the evening in order to be available during the most critical times of my case. David stayed focused to see to it that my children's best interest were of utmost priority, which was extremely reassuring to me as a mother. My children and I are forever grateful for his relentless dedication, heart, and commitment to insure that my children and I remained together. David's knowledge, experience, and ability to handle clients who are undergoing an enormous amount of stress during an unsettling and vulnerable time is what makes him an exceptional lawyer. David is a highly sought after Family Law Attorney that continues to be recognized as a Super Star attorney for all the right reasons.
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Posted by Dee | November 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr Garfunkel is an attorney that pays attention to the details and facts. He kept me informed all during the process. He is someone who will go the extra mile. He knows how to convey to a Judge the important details and push the point across at closing arguments. I can highly recommend Mr Garfunkel and feel he did an incredible job.
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Posted by Katrina | March 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
I have been working with David since 2015 when my Divorce first started. He listens and gives great advice. I trust him with all my needs. I allow him to guide me in the right direction and feel I have been blessed with the best. I would highly recommend his services, he knows his stuff.
Posted by Shayla | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!!! Highly recommended!!!
David came highly recommended to me by other lawyers when I was going through my divorce. From the moment I contacted him, I knew I was in great hands! He handled my divorce with professionalism, knowledge, compassion, and overall excellence! He was my advocate at a time when I felt alone and overwhelmed. I couldn’t have gotten through it without him. He was a blessing to my life and I now consider him a friend!
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Posted by Matthew | October 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated & Hardworking- Highly Recommeded!
I retained David to assist me in receiving primary residency and decision making for my son. Years before, I hired a different law firm and they left many stones unturned. David was knowledgeable, thorough, dedicated, hardworking, kind, and successful in helping me. He helped to clean up the mess of my previous law firm and succeeded in giving my son the best possible future. I highly recommend retaining David as your attorney if you need legal assistance in family law. He is worth it!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Levine Smith Snider & Wilson
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Georgia
  • MPA
  • 1975
  • University of Georgia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Past Chairman
  • N/A
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Hernandez Professionalism Award
  • Florida Family Law American Inns of Court
  • 2006
  • Board Certified - Marital & Family Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Florida Bar CLE
  • The Shield and the Sword: Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Practice of Family Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David is extremely knowledgeable and great to work with."
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I served with David on the committee that determines which lawyers shall earn the status of being Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. He is a leader among lawyers, is extremely knowledgeable in the law and is well respected in the legal community."

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Atlanta Family Lawyer David Alan Garfinkel
David Alan Garfinkel
Family Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 40 years