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Charles Michael David

Probate Attorney at Gainesville, FL

4.0   4 reviews

also known as Cary David

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2011
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Charles “Cary” David is a founding partner of Florida Probate Law Group. His law firm is focused on mastering the intersection of probate and personal injury law and works with personal injury attorneys across the state to facilitate probate and guardianship proceedings for wrongful death and child injury settlements.

In choosing this niche, the founders of Florida Probate Law Group made it their mission to collaborate with personal injury attorneys to eliminate nagging probate and guardianship issues that can delay and jeopardize prospective settlements. Mr. David is proud to have since fostered relationships with many leading plaintiff’s firms and to have facilitated millions of dollars in settlements for clients from the Florida Panhandle to the Florida Keys.

In addition to his work with plaintiff’s lawyers, Mr. David occasionally handles high stakes trust and estate litigation for consumer clients. In 2018 and 2019 Mr. David notably represented 18 members of musician Bo Diddley's family in their quest to wrestle control of the rock and roll legend's music rights from a maligned talent management team which had controlled Bo’s business affairs during his lifetime and hijacked the estate after his death. Mr. David successfully returned control to the family and recruited record industry veteran Kendall Minter to serve as the new Trustee of Bo’s intellectual property.

The proud father of four daughters, Mr. David enjoys spending time with his family outdoors and playing sports in his free time. Mr. David is a proud member of Florida Justice Association and frequent contributor to the Trial Lawyer’s Email List. Mr. David regularly authors blog articles and resources to assist injury lawyers in navigating issues related to wrongful death estate administration or child injury guardianship requirements.

Photos and videos

Cary David conducting a workshop for students at the University of Florida.


Florida Probate Law Group
1731 NW 6th Street
Suite A5
Gainesville, FL, 32609

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Posted by DAVID | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In need of assistnace
A disabled member of family had a complex Social Security/Medicare issue that needed to be resolved in relation to some pending litigation which attorney David was able to sort-out quickly and effectively.
Posted by omar | May 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great knowledgeable lawyer
Mr David represented me in a matter and i was extremely pleased with the service and his negotiation skills, i have recommended him to several of my friends and family!
Posted by Joyce | July 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Charles David, Attorney At Law
Attorney, Charles David is AWESOME! He and his staff has always been very professional and yet has the ability to show a kind and caring way for his clients. His attentiveness and approach for his clients needs is outstanding!!! He and his staff are available and easy to get in touch with and very responsive. My case seemed long and difficult, however they were able to keep me informed of the status throughout the duration of my experience. I highly recommend Charles David, Attorney At Law.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Collected Full Fee of Probate. Never filed.
He took the full probate fee from me upfront and then never filed for probate. Gave dangerously incorrect legal advice that could have cost me a great deal of money. Would only refund 10% of the fee even though he did not do the work.


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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Florida Probate Law Group
  • 2014 - Present
  • Americorps Attorney
  • Three Rivers Legal Services
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of David & David
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich
  • United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • United States Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Florida - Criminal Division
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Russo & Russo, PA
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Hardcore Gang Unit
  • 2008 - 2008
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2010
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of L.B.
  • Medicaid and medical claims withdrawn.
  • Estate of J.R.
  • Survivors not required to pay medical bills of decedent.


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • EnCase Forensics Certification
  • Guidance Software
  • 2010
  • Academic Excellence in Criminal Procedure
  • Witkin Award
  • 2008
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Will Workshop
  • How to Create a Will
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (11)
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Probate Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Charles. I've consulted with him several times on multiple matters. Charles is always readily available and delivers. I will recommend that my client hires him in my next probate matter."
Probate Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. David is a talented and well-respected lawyer in our community. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. He is easy to work with and I highly recommend him."
Guardianship Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles David is an excellent attorney who is attuned to the needs of his clients in their probate, estate, and guardianship needs. He does a great job of protecting his clients' interests, and provides services throughout Florida. He is dedicated to providing ethical and professional representation to meet his clients' needs."
Probate Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles David is an excellent probate, guardianship, and estate planning attorney. He understands the process from intake to final court order. He has appeared in courts across the State of Florida on behalf individuals and families seeking to protect and enforce their legal rights. I am impressed with his work ethic and ability to get the job done."
Probate Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I send clients in need of probate representation to Attorney David at Florida Probate Law Group because he gets results for his clients reliably and efficiently, while charging reasonable prices. I endorse this Lawyer."
Guardianship Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. David because of the outstanding diligence and expertise he has always shown in expediting every case we have worked together over the years. He is truly an expert in his field of Estates and Guardianships and we highly recommend him!"
Probate Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. David is an exceptional attorney who has been of great service to my firm and our shared clients. His knowledge of Probate is substantial, and his diligence beyond approach."
Probate Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Gainesville Probate Lawyer Charles Michael David
Charles Michael David
Probate Attorney
Gainesville, FL
Licensed for 12 years
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