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I am a Past President of the North Fort Myers Rotary Club, Co-Founder and past Club Director of USA South Volleyball Club of Naples/Fort Myers, general counsel for USA Volleyball – Florida Region, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Florida Symphony. I am also an Adjunct Professor at The University of St. Francis in Graduate Studies in Health Services Administration. I  played professional basketball with Club Olympique Beauvais in France.  I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and helped to organize and serve as the first President of the Southwest Florida Trial Lawyers Association.


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  1. Personal Injury: 100%

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Contact info

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.

1515 Broadway Street
Fort Myers, FL, 33901-3088

Cape Coral Office

1603 Hancock Brdg Pkwy
Cape Coral, FL, 33990

Naples Office

2590 Northbrooke Plaza Dr
Naples, FL, 34119

Lehigh Acres Office

4802 Lee Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL, 33971



FLMember in Good Standing198806/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGoldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz1982 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Inn of Court, Calusa ChapterMemberN/A
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersBoard of Directors1999 - 2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Tulane UniversityEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1977