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You’ve heard the saying: “It takes one to know one.”  Well, when I began my legal career in Miami, I regularly represented Wall Street’s largest securities firms, in state and federal courts, in arbitration proceedings, and in regulatory inquiries and investigations. Whether in Ruden McClosky’s Securities Litigation Group or as Prudential Securities’ in-house counsel and First Vice President for the Southern Region headquarters, my focus for 13 years was on protecting the securities industry.

Then I switched sides.  Since 1997, when I returned to private practice, I have represented hundreds of retail and institutional investors across the country in claims ranging from under $100,000 to more than $100 million.  The vast majority of my arbitrations were resolved through confidential settlements.  Apparently, I work well on this side of the aisle.  I have an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell—very high to preeminent.  That’s the directory’s highest rating.  I am also certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator.

I regularly write for scholarly publications affiliated with various Bar Associations: The Florida Bar Journal, ActionLine (The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section), The Nebraska Lawyer and the Prairie Barrister, (Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys).

I have been admitted to practice law in Florida (October 1984), Nebraska (2006) and New York (2007).  I attended Brandeis University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vassar College in New York, and a juris doctor degree in 1984 from Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey.

I live in Davie, Florida, with my wife and two young sons.



Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 80%
    32 years
  2. Employment: 10%
    32 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    32 years



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David A. Weintraub, PA

7805 SW 6th CT
Plantation, FL, 33324

40 Exchange PL
Suite 2010
New york, NY, 10005



NYCurrently registered 199403/07/2016
FLMember in Good Standing198406/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentDavid A. Weintraub, P.A.1997 - Present
First Vice PresidentPrudential Securities1991 - 1997
AssociateRuden Barnett McClosky Smith Schuster & Russel1984 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Securities Industry AssociationN/A1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Business ReviewNew Rules End FINRA "Whac-A-Mole" Strategy2014
The Elder Law AdvocateUse Care When Referring Clients to Professionals2013
Miami HeraldInvestment Industry Needs More Educational Requirements2013
New York Law JournalNegligent Referrals to Rogue Stockbrokers2012
The Florida Bar JournalThe Polygraph Examination - A Valuable Arbitration Tool2009
The Florida Bar JournalWhen Do Statutes of Limitation Apply in Arbitration2007
Action Line, a publication of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate & Trust Law SectionRogue Stockbrokers and the Duty to Warn2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Vassar CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ocala Estate Planning CouncilChoosing a Financial Advisor2013
Florida Institute of Certified Public AccountantsRecipe for Hedge Fund Fraud2013
Florida Institute of Certified Public AccountantsRecipe for Hedge Fund Fraud2012