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David Steven Ristoff

Family Attorney at Clearwater, FL

5.0   12 reviews

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About David

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David Ristoff is a Florida native and grew up in Pinellas County.

David Ristoff received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of South Florida and his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. Mr. Ristoff was admitted to practice in Florida in 2012 and is a member of the Florida Bar as well as the Middle District of Florida.

As a sole practitioner, David understands the importance of providing personal and dedicated service to each client. Going through the family law court system can be an extremely emotional draining experience.

David is familiar with the family dynamic, as he has two children of his own. Furthermore, David's wife is a teacher ― exposing him to greater insight in dealing with children that may have special educational needs (as well as the daily struggle that children face in school).

In addition, David has served as a pro bono guardian ad litem ― giving back to the community at large.

Licensed for 10 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact David

David S. Ristoff, PLLC
28050 US Hwy 19 N
Suite 208
Clearwater, FL, 33761

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Absolutely knowledgeable and was willing to fight for anything I wanted. Walked me through every step and reassured me throughout the case. Very good person and the only Family law attorney I would ever recommend to anyone. Thank you for everything David.
Posted by SALLY | August 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Grandchildren and Grandparents
A gratifying thank you to David Ristoff. Our case was very complicated and my emotions were extremely high. David is focused, confident, honest, and sincere. Most importantly calm and very reassuring, a true gentleman. We appreciate your dedication, hard work, knowledge of family law and immediate response to numerous phone calls, and text messages. David is incredibly insightful, nonjudgemental, honest and genuinely cared for our situation. We are very fortunate to have David Ristoff represent our family. Respectfully, Sally Jamiel and family
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Posted by Giovanni | November 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Can't say thank you enough!
David was recommended to me by one of his clients and I am so happy that I hired him to represent me in my divorce case. David made sure that he was always available to answer any of my questions as my case was difficult and time-consuming. David was very patient and understanding and also handled my case with ease and confidence I sincerely appreciate everything he has done for me and I highly recommend him to represent you. He is a great guy! Grandslam David! Thank you so much again for everything! Sincerely, Giovanni Reho
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Posted by Travis | April 11, 2019
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Custody and Child Support Family Law Case. Satisfied and Grateful
Custody and Child Support Family Law Case. Satisfied and Grateful Single Father. David was recommended by a friend. He was a complete 180 from a previous council to handle my Family Law Case A true and fair,”Go-getter.” Easy to get a hold of. Under Ristoff’s council my child support was reduced to a fair amount (previous council could not get this done in 5 years) as I was led through my Custody Case for custody of my son. I had a clear and concise understanding of what was going on at all times. I couldn’t be happier with the result which ultimately resulted in the courts favoring myself the father custody of my son and child support payments.
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Posted by Lester | April 11, 2019
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Professional and caring
David was outstanding throughout the entire process and made me feel very comfortable. He was calming and lighthearted and explained everything each step of the way.
Posted by Samantha | March 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient and knowledgeable
I had a great experience in dealing with Mr. Ristoff during a difficult time. He was no nonsense and efficient and effective in producing a reasonable result in a decent time frame. He was always willing to speak up on my behalf and a great sounding board for helping me to make decisions.
Posted by Michael | November 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
5 stars is not enough
I was fortunate enought to have been referred to David Ristoff by a family friend and i count my blessings i was. Im a blue collared guy who went through a divorce with 2 small children in the mix. Mr. Ristoff made the process much easier with how he would communicate and actually cared about the situation at hand. He understands whats right and will fight for it. Mr. Ristoff i appreciate you more than you know.
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Posted by Melissa | November 15, 2018
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Excellent Family Lawyer
David was refered to me by a close friend of mine. After our first consultation I felt very confident and retained him as my lawyer. My custody battle was not going to be left in just any lawyer's hands! In the past few months David has been very helpful in resolving my case. During the process he has been very punctual to return my calls and emails. I would highly recommend im for your Lawyer! Thank you David very much!
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Posted by Michele | November 12, 2016
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More Than Professional
Mr. Ristoff represented my son in a particularly ugly divorce case. He was professional, caring, intelligent and above all - available. As a family rallying around my son, David responded to all my questions with respect and never once did I feel I was a hinderance or bother anytime I presented with my son either in court or in his office. His communication style is direct and detailed. He listened to our endless list of legal questions and concerns and took the time to explain the legal system and what were the best steps for my son to take in order to obtain a favorable outcome for my son and my grandchildren. Consequently, my son retained custody of my grandchildren and obtained divorce terms they all could live with. His demeanor in the courtroom was impressive. I would recommend David wholeheartedly to anyone who needs legal representation from an attorney with integrity, compassion, and a good grasp of the law. I would encourage contacting him if ever you are in need of legal counsel.
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Posted by Deena R Soliman | July 16, 2016
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Words will never do justice
I first consulted Mr. Ristoff when I was referred to him by a friend for my child custody case. He is very caring and kind. He made me feel like what I was looking for was very attainable. He is very efficient and effective. I was very happy with his work. Mr. Paul Bowen and Mr. Ristoff did an amazing job for me and I couldn't be happier. The office staff was also amazing. I would recommend Mr. Ristoff to anyone and would hire him again. Thank you Mr. Ristoff!
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Posted by Mahmoud Abdelmohty | June 27, 2016
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An honest, intelligent attorney
I had a rough start with my case and after two terrible, dishonest attorney's who only cared about racking up hours on my expense I met David and Paul Bowen. David demonstrated amazing diligence, worked well beyond bankers hours to ensure the job got done. He was thorough and always available to communicate regarding our case. He also genuinely cared which made me as his client feel like they were as invested as I was. With so many attorney's to chose from, you need to do your research and ensure you get an honest, hardworking attorney. When it comes to family law, Paul Bowen and David Ristoff are Alphas.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2016
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Amazing Job
An Amazing Attorney. Very easy to work with and very thorough. Provided advice when needed and always gave list of options on what could be done. Also, kept communications channels open at all times and responded every single time in a timely manner. He let me review and check all documents prior to submittal. If you need a great attorney, look no further.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • David Ristoff, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Paul H. Bowen PA
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Clerk
  • Paul H. Bowen PA
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Steven Ristoff is knowledgeable, hard working and compassionate."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney with great knowledge, very kind and professional."