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David Robert Ristoff

Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 24%
    33 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 24%
    16 years
  3. Personal Injury: 24%
    16 years
  4. Dog Bite: 23%
  5. Spinal Cord Injury: 5%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Brendan Russell Riley

    I endorse this lawyer. I trust David; he treats his colleagues and clients with integrity and respect. I have known David to treat every matter with sensitivity and a legal insight that only comes from his decades of experience. David is the quintessential professional, and he is a fierce advocate who continues to succeed on the back of his favorable results.


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  • Andrew Nickolaou

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Ristoff is a hard-working, honest and down to earth attorney. He is a seasoned attorney with vast knowledge and wisdom that will benefit the client beyond what would be expected. Besides the attention to detail he takes, the strategies he formulates, and the level of commitment he makes - Attorney Ristoff connects with his clients on a level that they feel confident and comfortable with him at their side. Highly recommended!


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

10820 State Road 54
Synovus Bank Financial Building (2nd Floor)
Trinity, FL, 34655

35111 US Highway 19 N
Suite 101
Palm Harbor, FL, 34684



FLMember in Good Standing198306/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWilliams, Ristoff, and Proper PLC2000 - Present
Chief Counsel for the Tampa office of The Florida BarThe Florida Bar1984 - 2000
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney for 10th Circuit1983 - 1984
ProsecutorAkron Prosecutor's Office1981 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationmemberN/A
West Pasco Bar AssociationPresident-ElectN/A
Florida Academy of JusticememberN/A
Clearwater Bar Association - Civil Practice CommitteeChair2003 - 2004
Florida Bar, Professional Ethics CommitteeMember2003 - 2004
Florida Bar - Tampa Regional OfficeChief Counsel1987 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The Florida Bar v. F. Lee BaileyBailey disbarred by The Supreme Court of Florida
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law CenterLaw SchoolJD - Juris Doctor1981
University of AkronPolitcal ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Professional Ethics CourseBoard of Bar Examiner topics2014
Grievance and Board of Bar ExaminersProfessional Responsibility2014
Professionalism Ethics and Bar AdmissionsBarry Law School2013
Mock Grievance TrialProfessional Responsibility2013
Representing the Physician 2012Ethics2012
Barry Law School Professional EthicsRepresentation before the Florida Board Bar Examiners2012
Distinguished Speaker SeriesEthics2010
Barry Law SchoolProfessional Responsibility and Ethics2010
City, County, Government Certification SeminarEthics2009
City, County, and State Certification SeminarEthics2008
Barry Law SchoolProfessional Responsibility Class2008