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Steven William Gomberg

Criminal defense Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

4.5   11 reviews

also known as Steve

  • Licensed for 49 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1975
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Defense - Criminal Trial Litigation throughout South Florida

    43 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Civil rights
    Lawsuits against police misconduct

    39 years, 50 cases

  3. Expungement

  4. Violent crime

By the time I started college at the University of Maryland, I knew I wanted to be a criminal lawyer. I graduated in 1970 with Honors and was accepted at Georgetown and Duke Law Schools. I chose Duke because I wanted to get away from the Washington area. I graduated Duke Law School in 1974 and accepted a job with the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office. At the time it was a popular notion that prosecutors with a wider view of the world (and a tad on the liberal side) could achieve just results more directly than defense attorneys. 

I gravitated away from street crime and dealing with pollice into the investigation and prosecution of white collar or economic crime. I became Chief of the Economic Crime Division until leaving the office in 1981.

I went to work with Richard Lubin and stayed with him for three years before starting my own criminal defense practice in 1984.

I have always been a person who liked to follow his own path. I quickly learned that the finances of the criminal law business were unique. The amount of money defense attorneys charge was not at all a reflection of their skills or quality of representation. This has gotten worse over the 35 years I have practiced. Lawyers fresh out of law school may charge 2 to 4 times what I would for a given case. They demand their money up front and do not adjust their fees when a case falls apart early. They have burdened their business expenses with fancy offices and huge investments in internet based advertising. These costs are passed along to the clients in the form of higher fees. 

I hate to say it but, in many cases, it probably does not matter if you spend $1000 or $10,000 , the result will be the same. I strive to set my fees within the reach of the average person. I almost never set a final fee before I have learned more about the case I am being asked to handle. I am always willing to accept payments over time.  My goal with every client is to be effective, to communicate oipenly and fully with the client, and to make sure they know as much about their situation as is possible.

Finally, my distaste for police misconduct caused me to take my first False Arrest lawsuit in 1985. I was encouraged by that experience and have continued to pursue similar cases as a part of my practice. Taking smaller cases suitable to my practice, I have still extracted close to Two Million Dollars from law enforcement agencies across South Florida. 



Steven Gomberg
4095 Southern Blvd.
Suite 206
West Palm Beach, FL, 33406

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4.5 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Savanna | June 13, 2019
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Traffic Court
My husband was in need of professional intervention in some traffic court trouble he was facing. We were panicking and needed help fast. We contacted Steve Gomberg and he handled the issues immediately, and provided us with professional representation through the entire process. Not only did he handle all matters he kept us informed of every decision and action he was taking in a timely matter. We felt very comforted and trusted him completely to handle our matters. I would 100% recommend him to anyone needing representation and I will request his services in the future should I need them.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2019
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Great Attorney!
Attorney Steven Gomberg was referred to my by a friend. After discussing my case by phone, we agreed to meet in his office. Immediately upon meeting him, I felt comfortable and confident that he was the man I wanted to represent me. Mr. Gomberg laid everything out on the table so it was clear what was expected of me and the argument he planned to use to resolve my case. He is so efficient. There were no surprises. Throughout the case, he was available anytime I had questions. He also offered to speak to family members in order to appease any of their concerns. I am very satisfied and highly recommend Attorney Gomberg.
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Posted by Dan | February 23, 2019
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Amazing attorney!
Mr. Gomberg did an amazing job defending me in my case. Due to his orientation to detail and resourcefulness, he was able to find weakness in the prosecutions case by catching lies in the police officer’s deposition. By doing so, he managed to negotiate the sentencing from 1 year in jail down to time served. He also went above and beyond and managed to get my hardship license eligibility right away as opposed to the 6 month wait period the state initially wanted. Mr. Gomberg is a truly amazing attorney and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Amime | February 1, 2019
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I guarantee he will do you right in his own way. Ain't scared to fight for his name
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2019
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Great attorney
Made sure my case was dropped and taken care of in a timely manner efficiently
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2016
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Steven Gomberg is a great lawyer
Steve has helped our family on several occasions - he is quick to the scene, knowledgable, and gives advice from both a legal and practical standpoint. He really helps you learn and navigate the system which is pitted against everyone. He's what an attorney should be trustworthy, calm, moral and honorable.
Posted by Billl Demopolis 8282903186 | July 7, 2016
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At a moment's notice Steve got involved in my son's assault case on and off duty officer he was specific efficient and very reasonably priced even knowing the position we were in from being out of state he could have easily taken advantage of us. My wife has been in the legal field for 30 years and at no point have I ever dealt with an attorney in Michigan that was one-tenth of the attorney that Steve is down in Florida I am the most appreciative client he's ever had and he is definitely a Class Act obviously at this time you figured out that my son's assault charges were reduced and everything was fine and even helped me try to get my bond back properly at no cost as I said he's a Class Act and I'd recommend him to anybody
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Posted by Claudia | June 30, 2016
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Amazing Attorney!
Steven Gomberg was exceptional to my family. We hired him to take care of a case for my mother who doesn't speak English and we need someone who could not only have the necessary expertise but also the patience to deal with someone that need extra attention because of the language barrier. He and his stuff were amazing. My mother's case was solved and on the process he made her feel well taken care of it. I highly recommend this attorney!
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Posted by Henry | June 30, 2016
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Look No Further
Needing legal representation can be stressful and overwhelming, believe me, I know. Steve represented me on two occasions, one within the past two years and the other almost 20 yrs ago. The legal system today is horribly flawed and many attorneys have come to accept this as "just another day at the office" but to you it can be life changing. Steve considers not just the current situation you are facing, he considers your future too. You can trust that the best possible decision for your future will be considered and pursued. I highly recommend Steve Gomberg.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2016
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Helpful and Knowledgeful
He expunged a misdemeanor charge and was very helpful whenever I had questions. He can be a bit hard to reach at times and the expungement also took almost a year and a half which was much longer than expected but I doubt he had much to do with that.
Posted by Anithe | July 8, 2016
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Client review
My attorney failed to represent me half way through my case because he only wanted money upfront and refused to continue my payment plan. I had a warrant out for my arrest and he wanted me to give him the $500 upfront and since I did not have the money he refused to assist me with this part of my case. MR.Gomberg only takes the route so he can charge more. He does not look out for his clients best interest or the violation of his clients rights.
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Response from Steven Gomberg March 9, 2018
This very nice young lady failed to appreciate my unique fee policy. Rather than overcharge at the beginning as if every case was going to require a trial to resolve,* I charge on a stepped basis so the client does not pay for more service than his or her case requires. When a client fails to meet their court obligations and I am called upon to recall the warrant, I charge for that service. *95% or more of criminal cases resolve prior to a actual trial. In fact, a healthy number of felony arrests are either not filed by the state attorney at all or are "down-filed" to misdemeanors. I routinely charge a low initial fee dependent upon the State's filing decision. If there is no prosecution, there are no additional fees. Although there are exceptions, there is usually no reason to be paying a lawyer many thousands of dollars (or even a few) before you or the lawyer know whether there is even going to be a case.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Steven Gomberg
  • 1984 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Richard Lubin LLC
  • 1981 - 1984
  • Chief of the Economic Crime Division
  • Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office
  • 1974 - 1981


  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English


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West Palm Beach Criminal defense Lawyer Steven William Gomberg
Steven William Gomberg
Criminal defense Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 49 years
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