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David Michael Goldman

About me

Thank you for taking time to review my profile on I focus my practice on issues dealing with Asset Protection which include business law, estate planning, Florida probate,  guardianships, & Florida foreclosure defense.
In addition I have two legal blogs the first deals with
Florida estate planning and the second deals with NFA Gun Trusts.  Our firm website also has much information on Jacksonville Estate Planning , Jacksonville Probate and Jacksonville Foreclosure Defense


Mr. Goldman has over 20 years of business experience. He has been involved in starting and managing technology related companies involved in distribution, manufacturing, marketing, retail, direct marketing and ecommerce.  Mr. Goldman's companies have generated over 500 million in sales.   With his broad business background, Mr. Goldman concentrates in the areas of business formations, business transactions, elder law, and estate planning, and asset protection.  Mr. Goldman writes the Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog which deals with Florida Probate, Florida Estate PlanningFlorida Elder Law,  Florida Guardianship, and Florida Business Law.  Mr. Goldman also writes the NFA GUN Trust Lawyers Blog which deals with Purchasing NFA items in each state.  His main website JacksonvilleLawyer.Pro deals with Jacksonville Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Florida Asset Protection, & Elder Law


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Practice areas


  1. Elder Law: 35%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 25%
    9 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 22%
    9 years, 4 thousand cases
  4. Probate: 15%
    9 years, 500 cases
  5. Other: 3%
  6. More 



Hourly ($235-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

42 total 

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  • Richard Winblad

    Look to David for well thought out Estate Planning. David is fantastic resource for firearm law.


    Richard Winblad Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Steven Thomas Welch

    David is the lawyer who taught me everything I know about Firearms Law and how to transfer guns to others without running afoul of it. There are other "gun trust" lawyers in the United States, but David wrote the book on them. If you own firearms of any sort, you should be concerned about how they are transferred to someone else. No matter where you are you are going to want to talk to David before you do it. I enthusiastically endorse him.


    Steven Welch Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC
3733 University Boulevard West, Suite 212B
Jacksonville, FL, 32217

Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC

166 A1A N., Suite 101
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201408/17/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Rising Star top 2.5% of lawyersSuperLawyers2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 4.9 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Book Award- UCCFCLS2006
Deans Scholars AwardFlorida Coastal School of Law2006
Book Award- Technical DraftingFCSL2005
Book Award - ContractsFCSL2005
Deans Scholars AwardFlorida Coastal School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Office of David M. Goldman PLLC2008 - Present
Managing PartnerApple Law Firm PLLC2008 - 2014
LawyerWood, Atter & Associates2006 - 2008
Legal InternOurednik Law Offices2005 - 2006
PresidentPower Tools1995 - 2001
PresidentBottomLine Distribution1991 - 2002
PresidentMacProducts USA1985 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Estate Planning Professionals NetworkEPPN Member2009 - Present
North East Florida Estate Planning CouncilMember- Attorney2008 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2008
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2008
American Bar AssociationVice-Chair Real Estate - Student Representative2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ProbateAssets collected and distributed to children
Foreclosure Defense CaseStopped Sale of Home
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Publication nameTitleDate
Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers BlogJacksonville Florida Foreclosure Defense2010
Jacksonville Forclosure Lawyer ArticlesJacksonville Forclosure Lawyer Articles2009
Florida Probate HandbookFlorida Probate Handbook2009
Florida Estate Planning Lawyer BlogFlorida Estate Planning2008
Florida Estate Planning Lawyer BlogFlorida Probate issues2008
Florida Estate Planning Lawyer BlogFlorida Guardianship issues2008
Florida Estate Planning Lawyer BlogFlorida Business Law issues2008
North Florida Nursing Home GuideNorth Florida Nursing Home Guide2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of PhoenixBusinessOther - Bachelors2002
St Edward's UniversityBusinessN/AN/A
University of TexasBiomedical EngineeringN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Institute for the General Practice of LawSummary Administration Part 1 and Part 22008
Emerging Issues for Attorney Advertising Through the InternetEmerging Issues for Attorney Advertising Through the Internet2008
Alumni Continuing Legal EducationLaw Firm Marketing and Ethics2008
North Florida Course on AgingDurable Powers of Attorney, Guardianship, Medical Powers of Attorney2007
Asset protection and the Florida Limited Liability Company (LLC)Asset protection and the Florida Limited Liability Company (LLC)2007