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G. Donald Golden

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Brandon, FL

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About G.

Learn G.’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Lawyer, Bankruptcy, Attorney, Bankruptcy Attorney, Bankruptcy Service, Chapter 13, Chapter 7

    26 years

  2. Consumer protection
    I sue debt collectors who harass consumers under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Sometimes we can help people avoid bankruptcy by filing suits against their debt collectors.

    19 years

I am an avid sports fan.  My favortie sports are hockey, baseball and football.  In my spare time I work for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a statastician and I play hockey in an adult league in Brandon.  I also enjoy spending time with my family.  My wife and I have 3 children (15, 13 and 6 years old). 


The Golden Law Group is one of the leading consumer bankruptcy law firms serving Florida Central Gulf Coast, including Brandon, Bradenton, Tampa and Sarasota. It is a full-service consumer debt relief law firm that can help you at every step along your path to debt relief. If you are considering bankruptcy, facing a potential foreclosure or experiencing creditor harassment, find out how The Golden Law Group can help. Our law firm also provides experienced and compassionate representation in Social Security Disability, Personal Injury, and Worker's Compensation cases.

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The Golden Law Group
429 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Brandon, FL, 33511


5.0 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you for guiding me through the Bankruptcy process
I never thought I would find myself in need of an attorney. I randomly picked Don Golden from an internet ad. I had a great experience while dealing with an uncomfortable situation. They truly helped me get back on course! Huge Thank You!!
Posted by Bill | July 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Instant answer questions
Don Golden knew exactly what the answer to my question was and could explain it quickly and clearly. He added an insightful, non-legal (and therefore free) suggestion on how to achieve the same outcome with less work and worry.
Response from G. Golden August 8, 2018
Bill, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad I was able to provide value to you during our call.
Posted by Lucy | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If You Want The Best !!!
G. Donald Golden is The Best - My husband & I were so Lucky to find this man. Such a caring person - he put our worrying at rest .He is so knowledgeable - so easy to talk with and all the people working with him are extremely nice - Jannell and Jennifer are always there to help you . Actually we now have really caring people who helped us through such a difficult time with our Bankruptcy. So all I can say - If you want The Best - This wonderful man and his Law firm : Are the Best !!!!!!!!
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Response from G. Golden August 8, 2017
Lucy, thank you for choosing to work with our firm and for the kind review.
Posted by Kevin | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Changed Our Lives!
A failed business left us bankrupt with no hope of ever recovering. Don's expertise allowed us to emerge in a stronger position than we could've imagined. His books told us how we could help ourselves going forward, giving us a sense of hope and peace. And Courtney Tinsley is simply amazing to work with. Her professionalism, prompt actions, and genuine care is something without measure or reproach. I strongly encourage anyone to call these guys. They're good at what they do, they're good people, and they honestly want to help. Call'll be glad you did.
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Response from G. Golden August 8, 2017
Thank you very much for the kind words Kevin. I am very happy to hear that you are doing well after your bankruptcy and that we were able to help.
Posted by Tanja M. | April 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Courtney Tinsley is a wonderful asset to this firm!!!
I have had service from The Golden Law Group for many years regarding our bankruptcy. Courtney Tinsley has always gone over and beyond her duties to assist me in any way needed. She is very prompt in responding to me. She has always been kind and compassionate when it was truly needed. I would highly recommend this law group for any of their services.
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Response from G. Golden April 28, 2017
Tanja, thank you so much for your review and recommendation. It was a pleasure serving you.
Posted by MARION | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If your are looking for a knowledgeable and professional law firm look no further than the Golden Law Firm. Ms. Courtney Tinsley, FRP, CBA, of the firm, is a gem and in my view she is indispensable to the groups success. Her expertise was so crucial to the resolution of our issue I am sure it could not have been resolved by anyone else. We are 110% satisfied. They are worth every dollar you spend with them.
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Response from G. Golden April 28, 2017
Thank you for the feedback. I couldn't agree with you more, Courtney is gem and I am so proud of the work she does for our clients. Thank you for recognizing her efforts.
Posted by Gabriel | September 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was hold back with financial problems with a property up north sense 2010 and with the help of Donald and his office assistance Jennifer i was able to walk away from that problem and start fresh. I will recommend to everyone to use there services and if ever i'm in a situation that i need a lawyer i will be calling them again. Thanks to Donald and Jennifer for being with me thru this process and for giving me the opportunity to enjoy a new beginning.
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Response from G. Golden November 28, 2016
Gabriel, Thank you very much for these kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and I'm glad to hear that you were satisfied with our service.
Posted by Lorri | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Supreme customer service!
As a young woman i found myself in a unthinkable situation that i was clueless in how to get out of. I was blessed to find Mr. Golden with the Golden Law group. The front office receptionists were friendly and helpful. With very little knowledge myself of what to do during my first visit in his office he took his time to explain and give me options that would be in my best interest. He quickly found a solution and helped me every step of the way in following through. I look forward to continuing to work with Mr. Golden and his group in the future and highly recommend his service! Thank you Mr.Golden.
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Response from G. Golden February 17, 2016
Thank you very much for the kind words. We strive to provide great service to our clients and I'm glad you are happy with the work we have done so far. I look forward to working with you as well.
Posted by Margaret | May 16, 2014
We are so
We are so thankful for your help during a very stressful situation 3 years ago! You took 10,000 pounds off our backs and we are so thankful.
Posted by George | April 20, 2014
Success at last
My wife became disabled nearly 2-years ago. I made an attempt to work directly with SSI but after the barrage of paperwork. All of which was retuned, not accepted. I requested the services of The Golden Law Group. They filed all the paperwork required and worked hard to get the SSI to accept the request. Even after my wives condition degrading SSI rejected all requests. The Golden Group continued their efforts finally going before a judge who agreed with their request. We're it not for their persistent efforts we would not have even gotten thru the paperwork. In retrospect I should have contacted the Golden Law Group first
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Posted by drandre | March 25, 2014
Thank you to all that worked on my case
Thank you to all that worked on my case, you made me so comfortable and my life stress so much better. you were all so nice and friendly.
Posted by Jim | January 10, 2014
Social Security Disability
Donald exceeded all of my expectations with my SSA Disability case. He was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, amicable, tenacious & extremely passionate in his approach to my case. Above all else he listened to me & believed in me. He won my case despite obvious prejudice on behalf of the Judge & used every device at his disposal to give the Judge no other choice than to rule favorably. I have never had a lawyer go to such extremes and show such a consistently positive winning attitude.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Golden Law Group
  • 2002 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Terry E. Smith, Chapter 13 Trustee
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Debt Relief Legal Centers
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Joel B. Fein, P.A.
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Maine
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Settled before trial


  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Small Business
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Brandon Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Brandon Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2016
  • WFLA Bankruptcy Expert
  • WFLA, News Channel 8
  • 2016
  • Board Certification in Consumer Bankruptcy
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2003


  • Self Published Book
  • Bankruptcy In Florida:Your Freedom, Your Future
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
  • Fair Debt Collection
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse G.
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Don Golden. I had the pleasure of working for Don for several years, early in my legal career, and I could not have asked for a better mentor. He is very knowledgeable, has high ethical standards, and is an excellent advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Don Golden for many years. He is an outstanding member of the legal community in the Tampa Bay Area. If you need an attorney to assist you with a bankruptcy or consumer protection issue definitely give him a call."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Other
"I know Attorney Golden through a professional business group. Don is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney. Anyone in need of bankruptcy services in his area should meet with him ASAP!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is a brilliant attorney. He gives great service to his clients and will never steer them wrong. Anyone near Don who needs bankruptcy services should definitely pick him as their attorney. I strongly endorse Don."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Donald through a Lawyer Mastermind Group that focuses on continually finding new and better ways to provide excellent service to our clients. Donald is just one of the nicest fellows you would want to meet. Add to it that he has a command of the Bankruptcy Code and how to make it work for his clients and you have a winner of a combination! He really cares about helping his people, which really matters to me. I feel comfortable recommending Donald to anyone having financial issues needing resolution through the Bankruptcy system."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Being a bankruptcy attorney in the same community, I am often meeting with clients who I can not represent because of a conflict. Don is always the first person I recommend to assist. He is dedicated, bright and very knowledgeable. I know that Don can provide the same level of service that I strive to provide for my own clients each day."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is a sharp legal mind and has compassion for his clients. He'd be my recommendation for anyone with a debt problem in the area."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"During my career, I have had the opportunity to litigate cases with Mr. Golden. I have always found him to be very well prepared, organized and in command of his case. Don knows the law, and he uses that superior knowledge to his advantage. He works well with opposing counsel, yet never compromises his client's position. He is an excellent advocate."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Don as he has superior knowledge of the law and any client would benefit from having his representation. Don cares for his clients and strives to provide them with excellent service and attention."
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