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David Phillip Folkenflik

Car accident Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   22 reviews

also known as David P. Folkenflik

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    We handle car, truck and motorcycle accidents and injuries. Our goal is to provide prompt, professional, and personalized service to all of our clients.

    31 years, 1,100 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    We handle estate planning; including, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Health Care Surrogate forms and Life Estate Deeds. Our goal is to provide prompt, professional, and personalized service to all of our clients.

    30 years, 500 cases

  3. Probate
    25%
    We handle Probate and Trust Administration. Our focus is to provide prompt, professional, and personalized service to all of our clients.

    30 years

NEED HELP WITH PROBATE, WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE PLANNING, OR AUTO ACCIDENT OR INJURY CASE? CONTACT US.

David P. Folkenflik is an AV Rated and Better Business Bureau Accredited Lawyer handling Probate, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Auto Accident, and Injury cases in the Tampa Bay area since 1993.

 

Mr. Folkenflik was born in New Jersey and lived part of his childhood in Ohio, before moving to Pinellas County, Florida, as a teenager.  He is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, and the University of Florida in Gainesville.

 

In addition to enjoying family time when not working on client files, Mr. Folkenflik enjoys traveling, participating in standup paddleboarding, kayaking, going to the beach, and doing pilates, and rock wall climbing.  He also enjoys spectator sports, including football (NFL and college), soccer, baseball and boxing.

 

 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2013
Client's Choice
2015 2013
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

The Law Offices of David P. Folkenflik
710 94th Avenue N., Suite 301
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33702

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | November 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I was in a position after inheriting a condominium of not having the money to pay an Attorney up front to take my Probate case. David not only took the case but was a 5 star, very experienced Attorney, who took a more difficult case then average, and navigated through some hurdles we encountered, including an improperly witnessed Last Will and Testament. David was very reassuring throughout the Probate case and always answered all my questions regarding the case. I could not have chosen better representation, or a better legal staff. All came out well in the end and I could not be happier with the results.
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Posted by Paul | July 1, 2013
Excellent and Very Trustworthy Attorney
David is a very competent attorney who knows the system well and provides excellent advice on how to proceed and deal with the ups and downs of a case. I felt that he did a good job of explaining things and of keeping me informed of status and progress as it occurred. I feel his fees were reasonable, and that he clearly explained them up front. There were no unexpected surprises along the way. He was always very friendly and happy to answer my questions no matter how seemingly inconsequential. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is need of an attorney for the types of law he engages in.
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Posted by Joanne | October 9, 2020
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Joanne’s review
Needing a lawyer is not always a good thing. Dave Folkenflik’s Law Firm made my case as painless as possible. My questions were answered with understandable explanations in a timely manner. He was patient and considerate to my worries, always making time to hear me. His quiet efficiency was also reflected in his staff’s ability to communicate and quickly respond to my queries. My thanks and appreciation to all for making my legal trip a smooth one.
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Posted by Jason | March 31, 2020
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Helped me through a long probate process
David and his excellent staff helped me navigate my way through an arduous probate process. He absolutely has the knowledge and expertise to guide you through what can be a very complex maze of legal requirements. No two probate cases are alike, but by taking the time to listen to you and the specifics of your case, David can recommend the best way to handle your needs. He and his staff are not only very knowledgeable but also very warm and compassionate people. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is an overwhelming experience. Letting David handle all the details of probate for me was the best thing I could have done. While I hope to never have to hire a probate attorney again, if I do, I would choose David for sure.
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Posted by Hans | April 8, 2019
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Excellent and Reliable Attorney!
Mr David is a very professional, honest and dedicated attorney. Everyone in his office was professional, courteous, kind, and supportive throughout my case. I was impressed by the expertise and experience across the firm and appreciated the time they took to explain each step of the process and answered every question I had (and I had a lot of questions...). DO make sure to follow his lead and advice to the letter regarding the best course of action for your case, as there is a good chance you will not be disappointed by the outcome.
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Posted by Mark | May 2, 2018
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Estate planning
Professional, affable, extremely helpful and costs reasonable and fair. Thank you.
Posted by Kipling | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Folkenflik's Work on A Probate Matter
David was knowledgeable about the areas in which he offered advice. He was thorough, and always responded to my inquiries promptly and almost immediately (even when I inadvertently sent him questions by email on a weekend). He was always pleasant and courteous, going out of his way to be helpful on more than one occasion, and referring me to other lawyers when I requested assistance in matters he did not routinely handle. Although I did not know him before working with him professionally on a family probate matter, he has quickly become someone I feel I can trust. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Brenda | November 18, 2015
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Thankful for all Dave has done
Dave was easy to work without any pressure. He and Sacha explained everything to me, where always available, answered my questions thoroughly, and gave me advice and information to make informed decisions about my case. If I am ever in need of an attorney they will be my only call. I truly appreciate all that they have done for me.
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Posted by Sarah | November 17, 2015
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Excellent lawyer
I had a fantastic experience with David Folkenflik! He really made a difficult situation much more manageable than I ever could have imagined! He worked hard to get me more than I expected and was such a pleasure to work with!
Posted by Matthew baran | November 17, 2015
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Honest and client centered
If you're looking for an attorney that will fight for you with out pressuring you into things you don't want to do (i.e. surgery) , then look no further. David was professional and honest with handling my case. He puts clients needs and cares before anything else. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Cynthia/Greg | August 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I would choose David FolkenFlik over and over again!
I have known Dave for a very long time, and have referred many family and friends to him for legal advice on car accidents as well as wills, and POA, etc. My boyfriend and I were recently in a car accident and immediately turned to Dave for advice. He was empathetic, knowledgeable and prompt with his communication with us. He directed us to quality medical care while he carefully navigated the legal maze we suddenly found ourselves in. I would reccomend David Folkenflik and his team to anyone in need of expert and competent legal advice.
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Posted by Joe | November 12, 2013
Excellent Service
Dave was very hands on and always took the time to answer any questions I had concerning my case. On a scale of 1 to 10 ten being the highest I would rate Dave a 10. I would also rehire this attorney for any other legal matters I may have in the future.
Posted by Deborah | August 12, 2013
Great Lawyer!
I have known David since the early 90’s and have used David at various times through the years to prepare and/or update my will, living will, power of attorney and set up a trust for my child. I have also called or emailed him over the years with various legal questions. He does not hesitate to refer colleagues if he does not practice in the area of law where I need information. He is very professional and trustworthy. I can highly recommend him.
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Posted by Dennis | June 12, 2013
David's the man!
David was great to work with helping me file probate with the courts on my father’s home after his death. He was extremely prompt in filing the necessary papers and continued to follow-up with the clerk. David kept me posted through the entire process via emails and phone calls. I was told by another attorney that it would take 6 months to complete the process but David got it accomplished in 3 weeks!
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Posted by Ron | June 11, 2013
Great support for an out-of-state client!
I'm an out of state client that needed someone that I could trust and communicated well. David as done all of that as promised. He is very approachable and reasonable. Always kept me in the loop regarding any issues and/or progress.
Posted by MARIE | June 5, 2013
GOOD REVIEW
I was very happy with his services and his office.
Posted by Jennifer | January 4, 2013
Car Accident and Injured
I was in a car accident and had no idea what to do, a friend found me Mr Folkenflick, I called told the office the issue and was able to get in right away to talk to him. His office found me my chiropractor, my pain management doctor and my surgeon. All I had to do was go and take care of myself they handled everything. I would get periodic calls to see how I was or I called to check in. He fought to get my bills down so I was able to get more of my settlement money. If I had questions at anytime from start to finish I was able to call the office and speak with someone and get a quick response.
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Posted by Kathleen | October 3, 2012
Auntie's Estate and 10 beneficiaries
David Folkenflik is a top notch professional who helped me administer my Auntie's estate. There were 10 surviving beneficiaries, several of whom have dropped out of the mainstream. I was grateful for his tenacitiy and his knowledge of estate matters. My Auntie died on Januuary 22, today, October 1, I have received the Final Dischage from the Courts. I think that is a testamony to David's exceptional attention to detail and outstanding ability to keep the details moving forward.
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Posted by LaurenSavage-Hartman | October 3, 2012
Co-Worker
I worked with David for over 10 years and I can say that he is one of the most knowledgeable, honest, dedicated, compassionate attorneys I have ever encountered. David is a master in his field and I would recommend him as an attorney to anyone I know seeking legal counsel. It was a priviledge and a pleasure to work for David, he taught me a great deal over the years, and for that, I will be forever grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2012
Prior Client
Mr. Folkenflik was my attorney for an auto accident case I was in. At thie time of my accident I did not know where to turn to. I was not certain I would need much medical care or attorney services. Dave did not pressure me to hire him and it turned out I did need his services. He helped me not only get my car fixed but also get my money back for a new child car seat I needed. The adjuster from the insurance company had first said she would pay for it then turned around and denied it. Thankfully, having an attorney helped me by having the adjuster cover what she indicated she would. Although I was in a minor car accident, it caused me a lot of long term pain. I was able to get in and treat with several doctors for my pain. He is trustworthy and very helpful. We received a favorable settlement and I would highly recommend anyone to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Shareholder
  • David P. Folkenflik, P.A.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Justin G. Joseph, P.A.
  • 1994 - 2002
  • Attorney at Law
  • George R. Brezina, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • Haas, Austin, Ley, Roe & Patsko
  • 1992 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1994 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • FL Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Florida Bar, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau West Florida
  • 2021
  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys Florida
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • SILVER CLIENT CHAMPION
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • The Legal Network
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers of Tampa
  • Tampa's Top Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Tampa's Lawyers of Tampa
  • Top Tampa Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client Rating Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury
  • ALM & Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • The Legal Network
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Florida
  • The Legal Network
  • 2014
  • Tampa's Top Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers of Tampa
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Personal Injury Law
  • American Lawyer Media & Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Town Talk Newsletter
  • What's the Difference Between a "Will" and "Living Will"?
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Quarterly Owners Meeting
  • Pre-Need Planning and Powers of Attorney
  • 2015
  • Kenneth City Candidate Forum
  • Moderator City Election Debate
  • 2015
  • Professional Guardian Association of Pinellas
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • 2014
  • Clearview Oaks Retirement Community Monthly Meeting
  • Simple Estate Planning
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (25)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am an area attorney and I always use the professional services of Dave Folkenflik when I have a settlement that has to go through Probate. Dave not only knows Estate Planning and Probate but he also practices in the area of personal injury law so he is uniquely qualified to assist me in getting settlement proceeds through probate in an efficient way. On top of that he is a consummate professional and is very good with clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David Folkenflik for nearly 20 years. Dave is an excellent attorney with very high ethical standards. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a prospective client."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to work with David on a personal injury matter as co-counsel. He is compassionate and works hard for his clients. He is very experienced in handling personal injury matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Folkenflik is an excellent attorney who is experienced in the area of estate planning. He is also a friendly, approachable person who is a good listener."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a highly skilled attorney and is very focused on his clients best interest."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Folkenflik is an excellent attorney who is committed to providing the best representation possible for all of his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"In the 20 years during which I have known David Folkenflik, I have referred several cases to him and have also worked on matters together. He has always provided excellent legal service, is experienced and knowledgeable, and truly cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David as an outstanding advocate for his clients for 15 years. In addition to being a top notch attorney, he is an outstanding communicator and takes a very personal interest in his clients' cases, which is something admire greatly. I have known several of his clients through other matters and they have all spoken very highly of him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is easily accessible, hard working, and puts forth 100% for each of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to co-counsel on several personal injury cases with Mr. Folkenflik. He has superior communication, writing and legal skills. He always keeps his clients updated throughout the entire case and he cares about the well being of the clients he represents."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a personal injury lawyer who actually knows his clients personally and handles each case with a great deal of care and expertise."
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