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David Golden

Personal injury Attorney at Stuart, FL

5.0   58 reviews

Licensed for 36 years

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    37%
    Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, elevator accidents, negligent security cases, trucking accidents, slip and fall

    31 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Sexual assault allegations, internet sex crimes, internet fraud, all drug related crimes, domestic violence, juvenille crimes, probation violations, all misdemeanors, all felonies.

    36 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    All DUI and DUI related offenses, including vehicular homicide. We also defend BUI offenses.

    36 years

  4. Animal and dog bites
    1%

  5. Car accident
    1%

  6. Expungement
    1%

  7. Juvenile law
    1%

  8. Motorcycle accident
    1%

  9. Sex crime
    1%

  10. Slip and fall accident
    1%

  11. Speeding and traffic ticket
    1%

  12. Spinal cord injury
    1%

  13. Trucking accident
    1%

  14. Violent crime
    1%

  15. White collar crime
    1%

  16. Wrongful death
    1%

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Licensed for 36 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1986
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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David Golden
903 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, FL, 34994
David Golden, P.A.
540 NW University Blvd. Suite 207
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34986
David Golden, P.A.
601 21st. Street, Suite 302
Vero Beach, FL, 32960
David Golden, P.A.
306 NW 4th Street
Okeechobee, FL, 34972
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Reviews

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Posted by Audra | April 24, 2013
David is Golden!
David was the lawyer I hired after my fiancé was arrested on a VOP charge; a charge that could have yielded a very long sentence. David was very honest and forthright about the circumstances and outcomes we were facing. David immediately told me what I needed to do to expedite the legal process, and fought extremely hard to reduce his sentence. I am forever grateful for him tolerating my incessant phone calls, emails, and inquiries. He is a lawyer that I recommend with 100% certainty.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful Consultation
I appreciated the professional manner with which Mr. Golden listened to my questions and then provided me with a variety of options for me to consider.
Posted by Dave | December 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second to None!
Mr. Golden’s effort led to the successful conclusion in a traffic case. He and his staff were nothing but professional during the process and communication was outstanding. There was no guessing or wondering as I was kept advised throughout the case. Hats off to Mr. Golden and his staff for a job well done. I hope you don’t need the services of an attorney but rest easy if you do. Mr. Golden has your back!!
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Posted by Blair Foerster | October 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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He was the best and put my mind at ease. Hands on and treats you like family, you can tell he cares. I got the best possible resolve out of this case, and he guided me through the steps I needed to do to get the best results
Posted by John | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Golden is the best!
This is the second time David Golden has represented me. In both cases his representation was 5 star. He went above and beyond what would be expected to get the best possible outcome for both cases. The staff at his firm were also top notch especially Darci, she gave up to the minute updates on the progression of my cases, and was in constant communication with any questions I had. I highly recommend Mr. Golden and would not hesitate to hire him again, he is definitely the best!
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Posted by Harold Godoy | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
David Golden is a 100% my lawyer ,and for anyone that I know my recommendation for a great representative of your name , professionalism at its best. Darci at the front of his firm is informative and answers or gets answers to anything needed, this is great firm , a go to always !
Response from David Golden August 21, 2019
Thank you Harold for you trust in us, and we look forward to your continued friendship in the years to come. All the best...!
Posted by Greg | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Responsive and professional
David handled a misdemeanor case for my son a few years ago He was very responsive and got a favorable outcome. It was our first experience with the court system and David guided us through the process with true professionalism. More recently, I ask David to help us with more serious violations but he had a conflict of interest. However, David graciously referred us to another attorney who was equally competent. That referral was greatly appreciated.
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Posted by Charles | May 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defense was needed
Thank you for guiding me through a legal process that was very difficult. I could not have done this on my own and your insight and knowledge definitely gave me benefit in getting a better result. I don’t plan on needing an attorney going forward but if I do your the one. I will absolutely recommend you to anyone needing your services. Thank you Chuck
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work!
Mr. Golden represented me to his fullest potential at an incomparable rate. Quick, Concise, and knowledgeable.
Posted by Pete | February 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Law firm
I was referred to this law frim from a bailiff police buddy of mine. He told me that David Golden was up and up type of a guy that listens to your problems and then plans strategy to have a good out come for his client's. I am proof that he did every thing to help me get through my sleepless nights and his paralegal Mrs. Darcy was instrumental in keeping me up to date with all of the court stuff that goes down. I felt extremely comfortable in their hands I would recommend them to any one that got into situations that require an Attorney.
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Posted by John | September 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and Services
Mr. Golden took good care of me through the process and helped me arrange my final hearing at a convenient date and receive a fair sentence. He and his staff kept me well informed and answered all my questions. I was able to keep my job because of his help and advice. I highly recommend Mr. Golden and his office's services.
Posted by Glenn | March 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I called a few Attorneys and I talked to David I could tell by talking to him he wasn’t just trying to give me a line just to get me to his office.. I explained my situation to him and he told me that I was in the system and had to ride it out. He told me what I had to do and what was going to happen. He was right. I couldn’t a have asked for a better attorney. He is very professional and personable. Thank you David, good job.
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Posted by Ryan | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honor, Integrity & Commitment!!!
David Golden is a man of honor, integrity and commitment! My nephew just graduated from high school with a full college scholarship to play football. Unfortunately, my nephew made some bad choices one evening and was pulled over for a DUI and also had a controlled substance on him. He just graduated from high school and like many young adults was out having a little too much fun and was acting irresponsibly. Dave met with my nephew and I and immediately came to his rescue. Originally, my nephew was looking at two felony offences and a DUI and Dave was able to get both felony's dropped an plead out the DUI to a misdemeanor. With his help my nephew now has a future again and this mistake will be a lesson he will never forget as well as Dave Golden's willingness to help him!!!
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Posted by Joanne | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST Attorney I Have EVER Worked with!
I have worked with many attorneys over my professional career and I can say that David Golden has been the BEST of the BEST! My husband got caught in a crazy case of "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" where he came to the aid of a disabled woman in a parking lot and was subsequently accused of battery. The case was fraught with lies, Police bodycams and at stake was my husband's integrity as a gentleman. I was frantic, looked up attorneys on the internet and by the Grace of God, landed on David Golden's office number. I called Darcy, his paralegal, and she was so calm and talked me off the ledge- not the easiest thing to do when you've never met me. David saw us the next day. He was as concerned about my husband's level of anxiety regarding this situation as he was about the case. He spent hours with us, provided us with empathy balanced with the reality of what the potential outcomes might be. We hired him on the spot because I knew that he had a high degree of integrity himself and would not pull any punches with us nor any of his colleagues. He was very professional in his interactions with us but also established a rapport that allowed us to share with him our feelings and concerns no matter how irrational. He made it clear to us that all decisions were in our hands and his job was to guide us- that made me feel less out of control in an out of control situation, We jointly decided to fight this case to trial if need be. David was in constant contact with the Prosecutor's Office trying to arbitrate this case. At the same time, he was preparing us for trial and demonstrating to us how he has already prepared the case. He asked us to trust him and we did completely. We were fully prepared, knew what to expect, and how we would proceed. On the day of trial, David presented us with a Nolle Prosequi- DISMISSAL! It was the moment we had waited 7 months for and David had done it! If you are like we were, not accustomed to being in a courtroom, never having any interactions with the law- David understands and is compassionate- call him. If you have dealt with attorneys with substandard results- David knows the system, the law, the courthouse and has a respectful relationships with his colleagues and the State Attorney's office- call him. You won't be disappointed! He is the BEST!
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Posted by Tim | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Golden Review
David Golden is the consummate criminal defense and accident lawyer. He listened to my particular case and worked hard for the best possible outcome. He explained the entire legal process and respective scenarios. His knowledge of the local and state laws is only exceeded by his courtesy and professional demeanor. His paralegal secretary is very knowledgeable as well and they work as a great team in notifying their clients of any case changes. I highly recommend David Golden for your particular legal case. Tim
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional office
Met with David and Darci who were compassionate and understanding. Paperwork was signed and filed on time. David led me in the best possible direction given the case.
Posted by Tibi | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome service!
He did an awesome job, i got what I was promised, i appreciate it.
Posted by Bill | May 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend attorney
I highly recommend David Golden if you need a attorney. This gentleman will listen to you concerns and give you the best advice so you can make a decision for your case. He is a caring and compassionate individual who truly cares about his clients. David also has a competent staff especially Darci who runs the office and answers any questions you may have. They also return phone calls and answer e-mails promptly.
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Posted by B. | April 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Outcome
A family member got arrested over a holiday, and I called Mr. Golden. He responded promptly, was concerned and ready to receive the paperwork and info. He was expert in the process and guided us through each step that we needed to take. He was willing to change his schedule when last-minute meetings were needed. Our outcome on the case was excellent due to his quick-thinking and strong representation of our case with the other side. His assistant, Darcy, is excellent and very knowledgeable and efficient. I would highly recommend Mr. Golden when a criminal attorney is needed.
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Posted by Todd | March 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Did a great job. Couldn't have had better results in my case. Highly recommended. was really there for me in all aspects personal and legal
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Managing Partner
  • Golden & Rogers, P.A.
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Professor
  • Indian River Community College
  • 1988 - 1989
  • Division Head and later Head of Stuart Office
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 1986 - 1991
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Education

  • Capital University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1986
  • University of Georgia
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • 1983

Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Recognized Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Treasure Coast Criminal Defense Group
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Treasure Coast DUI Defense Group
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers group
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Indian River Community College
  • Former Professor
  • N/A
  • Martin County Crisis Line
  • Former Board Member
  • N/A
  • Tri-County TEC
  • Former Board Member
  • N/A
  • St. Lucie County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Indian River County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Okeechobee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • "AV" RATED
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV RATED
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Graduating Class
  • American Snippet-How to Survive in the Field (without shooting yourself in the foot)
  • 2015
  • Who put the mental in "Governmental Shutdown"
  • Who put the mental in "Governmental Shutdown"
  • 2013
  • Contracts In Every Day Life-Pay Attention!
  • Contracts In Every Day Life-Pay Attention!
  • 2013
  • Special Guest Lecturer
  • State v. Zimmerman: Standing My Own Ground And How You Should Be, Too
  • 2012
  • Indian River Police Academy
  • Garity and Officer Involved Shootings
  • 2012
  • Introduction to Law and Criminal Procedure
  • Every Day I'm Shuffling, and Why You Should Be Too!
  • 2011
  • Criminal Defense and DUI Law
  • Avoiding Your Own "Hurt Locker"
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Golden is a respected attorney in the community. As a colleague, I have had the pleasure of knowing David for several years and recommend him to anyone in need of legal help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is the man to call for criminal defense in Martin County!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a preeminent attorney on the Treasure Coast. I have seen David accomplish the best results possible for any client fortunate enough to have him as their lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Golden has a wealth of experience and knowledge in order to handle any criminal matter. He is highly ethical and professional. I also endorse and recommend David Golden to handle personal injury issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David Golden for years and I am consistently impressed with his ability to achieve extraordinary results for his clients. Whether the case involves serious personal injury or serious criminal charges, David has the knowledge and skills to represent his clients competently and zealously. David is respected throughout community for his advocacy skills and he is unquestionably among the top tier attorneys in the area. With over 25 years of experience, David Golden is equally as effective in the courtroom as he is at the negotiations table. I give David Golden my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse and recommend this lawyer. David is a great lawyer who I have known for many years. I have had the good fortune of co counsel several cases with him and I often get to see him at work in the courtroom. He is well respected by his clients, other lawyers, judges and those working in the legal profession. This is definitely a lawyer that you want to have on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is highly respected among Martin County lawyers and was recently recommended by the attorneys' judicial selection committee for county court judge appointment by Governor Scott. Although not appointed, that recommendation speaks highly of his qualifications and standing in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Golden on a day in day out basis constantly provides the best in criminal defense to his clients. His work ethic and attention to detail guarantees his clients get the representation they deserve. Having worked with him I would recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whether you're looking for excellent representation in a Personal Injury case, or if Criminal Defense is what you need, David is the ONLY lawyer to call in Martin County, Florida. For over 2 decades, David Golden has 'set the standard' for excellence in Martin County lawyering."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a diligent and thorough lawyer. I have worked cases with him in the past and can attest to his expertise and knowledge in the field of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is masterful in pre-trial preparation and trial. Just as importantly, he has extensive contacts, and negotiation skills, which enable him to successfully work out the cases which might be irresolvable to other lawyers"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He dos a great job in criminal matters and is highly respected in the community."
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