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David Luther Woodward

Litigation Attorney at Pensacola, FL

4.4   7 reviews

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Debtor representation for businesses and persons in Chapter 7, 11, and 12; Debtor representation for persons in Chapter 13. Limited representation of creditors in cases in all chapters.

    29 years, 50 cases

  2. Litigation
    Specialized in federal court litigation. State and federal commercial, real property and interstate and international dispute resolution; some family law representation as well as ad hoc appearances in cases involving other issues.

    50 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    Debtor representation for businesses and persons in Chapter 7, 11, and 12; Debtor representation for persons in Chapter 13.

    52 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Appeals
    Appeals in all state and federal courts not limited subject matter or discipline--over 125 reported decisions including State and Federal appellate courts.

    50 years, 3,500 cases

David Luther Woodward was educated in the public schools of Alabama, Georgia and Florida, earned his undergraduate and professional law degrees at The Florida State University at Tallahassee, and did post-professional studies at the London School of Economics. A lawyer admitted to practice in Florida, Oklahoma and Texas, he practices in each of those states and through local counsel in the United Kingdom.

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Licensed for 53 years
State OK
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1981
Updated 09/21/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1969
Updated 11/23/2022
State TX
Status Not Eligible to Practice - Discipline
Acquired 1987
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact David

The Law Offices of David Luther Woodward, P. A.
1415 Lemhurst Road
Post Office Box 4475
Pensacola, FL, 32507-0475


4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Rosana | October 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I had a long time problem with a timeshare and did'nt know how to act and was worried about it. David Woodwards answered all my questions with care and and wrote in a way I could clealy understand. I just want to thank him and any time I need a lawyer in Florida I will contact him.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2015
A pleasure to have dealt with
I contacted David through AVVO and was so pleased I did. He helped me with a foreclosure. I am not a US resident so was unsure of the procedures. David explained everything to me, helped me understand each step and led me to an acceptable outcome. His knowledge of international matters was very reassuring. I would wholeheartedly recommend David.
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Posted by Charles | March 22, 2013
My wife and I hired Mr. Woodward to represent our interest in the welfare of our grandchild. Mr. Woodward was patient, spent time explaining the legal options and then represented our son in this paternity issue. We as grandparents and our son are very pleased with the way Mr. Woodward handled the case and were impressed with his knowledge of the law. We received a favorable result from the court.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2008
Client Review
Excellent attorney with great client service and knowledge of the law.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2008
The Best
Experience and knowledge is tops. Mr. Woodward will take on any challenge, but will advise as the every consequence. He has represented me against the state of Florida and Wachovia Bank. I highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2008
European based international entrepreneur
Dave is in a class of his own. He is a highly qualified and experienced domestic and international lawyer that provides personalised boutique style services that one would normally find in a New York or London based firm, at treble the rate and half the service. I discovered him through the alumni association of The London School of Economics, where he read an LLM circa 1980's and I read a BSc and MSc circa 1990's. Anyone conducting domestic, transnational, or international business would be in very capable hands with Dave. He has astutely represented either myself or my family's interests in both the US and EU (often simultaneously) and I am very confient recommending his services.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2009
Came to my house to assist in a case. Required $1000.00, said he would send a receipt and in 45 days the claim would be settled. Never got the receipt and the case was never filed. Many attempts were made through the phone and e-mail and no response. Never pay this lawyer up front
Response from David Woodward June 18, 2017
Client's case was more involved than usual requiring more time than he anticipated. At the end of the day he expressed satisfaction with the result, and has since recommended me to others. I think his actions may speak louder than his words.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-375 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of David Luther Woodward, P. A/Pensacola, Florida
  • 2002 - Present
  • Lawyer/of counsel
  • Reeves and Davis/Pensacola, Florida
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Lawyer/Managing Counsel
  • Bond & Botes, P. C./Pensacola, Florida
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Lawyer/Of Counsel
  • The Law Offices of David Luther Woodward/Dallas, Texas
  • 1985 - 1997
  • Lawyer
  • Jones, Gungoll, Jackson, Collins & Dodd/Enid, Oklahoma
  • 1981 - 1985
  • Appellate Public Defender of Oklahoma and Visiting Profesor
  • Appellate Public Defendant Project, University of Oklahoma/Norman
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Lawyer
  • The Law Offices of David Luther Woodward, Chartered/Tampa, Florida
  • 1974 - 1980
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office of the Attorney General of Florida/Department of Legal Affairs/Tampa, Florida
  • 1970 - 1974
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  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Ll. M.
  • 1982
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • J. D.
  • 1969
  • Florida State University
  • B. A.
  • 1965

Legal Cases

  • This lawyer has a bibliography of over 125 reported decisions of appeal cases. A list of these will be provided upon request.


  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Bankruptcy Litigation Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • The Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1967 - Present
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Member
  • 1962 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1997
  • Dallas Bar Association, International Law Section
  • Member
  • 1985 - 1997
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1970 - 1971
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1961 - 1981
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Languages Spoken

  • French


  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Fellow
  • Hattie M. Strong Foundation
  • 1975


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Speaking Engagements

  • Conference: Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy
  • Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy
  • 2010
  • Conference on Consumer Bankrutpcy: The Basics of Chapters 7 and 13
  • Consumer Bankrutpcy: The Basics of Chapters & and 13
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (22)
Litigation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Attorney Woodward. He is knowledgeable and straightforward in giving advice."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse this very wise lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He generously volunteers his time to thoroughly answer questions on this forum."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Woodward offers careful, insightful analysis and advice. He is a valuable contributor to this forum. I endorse him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Woodward is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Woodward is an extremely knowledgeable and effective attorney."
General practice Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to many questions are right on point and he is clearly knowledgeable in all areas in which he practices."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their knowledge and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. An intelligent and an amazing attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Woodward consistently gives analytical answers in this forum. His responses are cogent, concise and practical. He also wisely observes, when applicable, if pertinent facts are missing from a question and he notes how such might or might not impact a fuller legal analysis. All in all his responses are helpful, legally accurate, and well-articulated. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dave Woodward. If you want a sharp lawyer who tells it like it is, Dave's the lawyer you want."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Woodward consistently demonstrates a complete knowledge of the law tempered with good judgment and common sense. His responses to the questions in this forum are insightful. I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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