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David Lawrence Goldman

Personal injury Attorney at Sarasota, FL

4.5   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    20%
    There are powerful forces involved during a car crash and serious injury can result from even a seemingly minor accident. These injuries may have a lasting effect on both quality of life and future financial stability. Now more than ever, insurance companies answer to Wall Street, and are reluctant to provide fair compensation to accident victims for the injuries and expenses sustained from another drivers negligence.

    37 years

  2. Motorcycle accident
    20%
    Motorcycle accidents can be even more devastating than car or truck accidents, with more extensive injuries and damages. Every year motorcycle crashes cause death, brain, head, neck, spinal cord, shoulder, knee and other injuries to tens of thousands of people. many times a rider is seriously injured because a car or truck driver does not take the time to look for the motorcyclist.

    37 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Nothing can bring back those we have lost. However, some measure of justice can be achieved when the responsible parties are help accountable. Attorney David Goldman has helped families recover a sense of closure by representing them in court to hold those responsible by winning financial compensation. Mr. Goldman has 26 years of experience and the resources of a successful law firm to represent clients in this most serious of civil suits.

    37 years

  4. Trucking accident
    20%
    Accidents involving large trucks are particularly devastating. Often resulting in serious injuries or even tragic deaths, individuals and their families may never be the same. Sadly many of these terrible accidents could have been prevented and are the result of someone's negligence.

    37 years

  5. Wrongful death
    20%
    Nothing can bring back those we have lost. However, some measure of justice can be achieved when the responsible parties are help accountable. Attorney David Goldman has helped families recover a sense of closure by representing them in court to hold those responsible by winning financial compensation. Mr. Goldman has 26 years of experience and the resources of a successful law firm to represent clients in this most serious of civil suits.

    37 years

I AM DEDICATED TO THE LAW AND TO THE JUSTICE THAT CAN BE GATHERED FROM IT.
Education

David L. Goldman graduated from Hamilton College in 1983 and the Tulane University School of Law in 1987. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in the same year.

Experience

Since his admission to the Florida Bar, Goldman has practiced exclusively in the area of personal injury and wrongful death. Attorney David Goldman was the managing partner of a busy, successful personal injury law practice with offices throughout the West Coast of Florida before he joined our injury law firm. He has also served as the managing attorney for various law offices since 1989. Upon direct appointment of the Governor of Florida, he has also served on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit for Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties.

Activities, Associations and Awards

Mr. Goldman is a member of the American Association of Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Goldman is an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association and The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and received the prestigious Legislative Leadership Award by that organization in 1997.

 

David Goldman has a long-standing commitment to the community and has served as a board member of many civic organizations. He has worked extensively with the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Sarasota African-American Chamber of Commerce, Second Chance Last Opportunity and the Westcoast Center for Human Development. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Center and has been a director and member of the Endowment Fund of his local synagogue.

 

Goldman has also served as spokesperson of Floridians for Fair Elections, which helped enact a state constitutional amendment to reform election laws within the state. He has been active in independent politics, was State Chairman of the Reform Party of Florida and was General Counsel for the Reform Party of the United States of America.

Awards

Notable Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Photos and videos

Florida's Insurance Requirements Fall Short - Be Sure You Have Enough Coverage

Accident Attorney David Goldman Explains How Florida's Minimum Required Insurance Coverages Often Fall Short Due To Other Drivers Being Under Insured

Location

Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
3550 S. Tamiami Tr., 3rd Floor
Sarasota, FL, 34239
Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
5291 Office Park Boulevard
Bradenton, FL, 34203
Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
6446 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33707
Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
3550 S. Tamiami Tr., 3rd Floor
Sarasota, FL, 34239
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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by James | April 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome representation in personal injury case.
I was involved in an accident and contact Mr. Goldman's firm. I was pretty stressed out about how to handle things but they were able to put me at ease and walk me through the case. Things turned out well and I highly recommend them!
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in Sarasota!
Very reliable and proficient! I received very prompt and professional responses making the experiences I was going through more manageable and simplified.
Posted by Beth | March 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful, compassionate attorney
David Goldman is an exceptional and caring attorney. I would hire him for any problem or case that I had.
Posted by paul | March 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
I would recommend Mr. Goldman for any personal injury case. He is an expert in his field and knows how to get the most out of the situation. Always professional, always helpful, and in addition to being n excellent lawyer Mr. Goldman is great on taking care of his clients as well.
Posted by Kenneth | March 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Caring lawyer with great advise
On several occasions I have contacted Attorney David Goldman regarding a few cases. Some were for my friends and other times it was for me. David seem to care and give great advise regarding all those times I have been involved with him. I think he is one of if not the best at what he does. Also he always makes time for me whenever i call him. I would recommend him to all my friends and family. He is a great guy who seems to genuinely cares.
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Posted by David | March 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney who knows the Law
I have used David in the past and have referred him often. from Sarasota to Tampa He is always available to talk and the firm is very professional and responsive to your needs.
Posted by Noel | March 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Success! He helped me get the $$$ I was owed.
I was involved in a mid-level traffic accident which resulted in a knee injury and necessitated physical therapy for my neck and back. The accident wasn't my fault but the other driver claimed falsely it was and his insurance refused to pay. Mr. Goldman was kind and listened and then took my case. He skillfully proved fault by the other driver and saved me likely thousands of dollars in higher rates and out of pocket medical costs PLUS DAMAGES. And then he was humble about it! I can not say enough good things about him. If you need a great lawyer - he's your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I felt the attorneys were very accommodating and very reachable by phone and email. The staff and receptionist were very kind. They took a reduction in their fees to give me more money which was very good of them.
Posted by Mickey | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
After researching online various law firms to represent me for my no-fault automobile accident, I chose this firm based on reviews. David Goldman was nice and professional and available to me throughout the entire process, which was important to me, as I never had need for an attorney before and had no idea what to do or what to expect. The doctors he recommended for treatment were equally as nice and professional. My case settled with incredible results and I am ready to get back to living my life again. I would recommend David's firm to anybody and thank them sincerely for all their help.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
We hired David Goldman to represent us after we were hurt in a car accident. David worked very hard and always kept us updated as the case progressed. Ultimately, we received a great result because of David's fortitude.
Posted by Michael P. | February 6, 2015
We would certainly refer others to David...
My wife and I have had an excellent experience with attorney David Goldman. He is honest and consistent in his dealings with us. In our case, everything has worked out in the manner in which he had stated. We would certainly refer others to David and seek out his legal advice for any future contingency involving our need to hire an attorney.
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Posted by Stephanie | November 5, 2013
Exceptional Service - Personally Helped Me With My Case
I was shocked to see the bad reviews about Mr. Goldman. My experience was fantastic. Mr. Goldman personally met with me and helped me through some tough spots during our case, and was always on the level when explaining my options.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2013
Would Not Recommend
Once you hire this attorney, he no longer feels the need to interact with you. You are told to communicate through his assistant who also does not feel the need to communicate with you. I have called both these people over 15 times and have only actually been given the courtesy of a return call on 1 occasion, and that was from his assistant, who was going to check with him and get back to me with an answer. Never happened. This is not a lawyer I would recommend. My impression is that this is an attorney who is only interested in signing you and collecting his fee. I was treated with niether respect or courtesy. I deal with lawyers on a daily basis in my business, so I do know what I am talking about. Unfortunately, when I hired him, I was under the impression he was someone else. This was my mistake, but I don't want it to be yours.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2013
no communication, drags case out
They just want you to sign with them, they push you to settle so they can get quick and easy money.....If its not enough (or fair) then they will drag and drag and keep pushing you to settle for pennies...rather upsetting to see lawyers on TV all night long telling us how we need them and such... I honestly could have achieved the same settlement offer on my case all by myself, this firm has not shown me that they have provided ANY value to my case thus far.....They really have no interest in going to trial as that would be allot of work for them.....So they just wait and ignore me and see if i give up and settle. In all fairness this is probably what EVERY lawyer does...Small cases <$50k that's just easy milk money to them and sadly they really don't care about the victim in the matter.....The lawyers make great money, and it seems the doctors make even more....the person that got hurt, gets the crumbs that fall off the table. I was in an accident of no fault of my own and i will end up with a financial loss after this is all said and done.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • law
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
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  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
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  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Legislative Leadership Award
  • The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • 1997

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Other
"I have known attorney Goldman for many years and can not think of a lawyer who is more capable or who works harder for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"David Goldman is a highly experienced attorney who provides exceptional representation to his clients. David is extremely well respected by the legal community and well liked by his clients. Working with David has been a great pleasure. He is personable, detail oriented, and very passionate about the cases he handles. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking personal injury representation."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"David Goldman is an excellent attorney. He is always available to personally speak to all of his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a hard-working, knowledgeable attorney with excellent communication skills and a thorough understanding of personal injury claims. He quickly assesses insurance coverage issues, maximizes recovery for his clients, and ultimately achieves results that are frequently surprising to those not knowing the breadth of his skills. He is an excellent lawyer and I endorse him!"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"David strives consistently and aggressively to bring about the best possible results for all of his clients."
Personal injury
Sarasota Personal injury Lawyer David Lawrence Goldman
David Lawrence Goldman
Personal injury Attorney
Sarasota, FL
Licensed for 36 years
Virtual consultation available