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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||03/29/2017|
|GA||Inactive Member in Good Standing||1989||06/03/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Contract Partner||Cantey Hanger, LLP||2002 - 2004|
|Senior Associate||Leonard Hurt Terry & Blinn, P.C.||1989 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Travis County Bar Association||N/A||1992 - Present|
|Khabele School Board||Past Vice Chair||2010 - 2013|
|Defended Real Estate Agents||Verdict for Defendants plus $157,000 in attorney's fees|
|Suit Against HOA on Short Term Rentals||Verdict for Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff|
|See all legal cases|
|Austin Institute of Real Estate||Mediating Real Estate Disputes||2009|
|Emory University School of Law||N/A||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1989|
|Emory University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Continuing Real Estate Education||Mediating Real Estate Disputes||2012|
Posted by Wayne
David was referred to us when the attorney we had totally dropped the ball in a very important matter. David got us back on track and successfully argued our case and won. That was about 15 years ago. He has been our attorney since. We have referred many business owners to him. We have had many legal matters over the years David has counseled us on. Some of the best advice we ever received was "Walk away. Go back to your business and focus on what you do best. You were wronged. We can win in court. But it is a waste of your time and money." Advice like this has proven to be invaluable. I highly recommend him. He is a very valuable member of our professional team who help us succeed.
Posted by Richard
David Gottfried represented my interests in a complex commercial dispute. Prior to David, I had retained two attorneys who had attained a high degree of professional achievement; i.e., a former Judge and the other a Texas Super Lawyer. Nevertheless, after four years of litigation, I was advised that a favorable outcome for my lawsuit was not attainable. This prompted me to seek new representation and after many inquiries I selected David based upon his reputation for honesty, integrity, and his extensive knowledge of the law.
Upon examining my case file, David discovered that neither of my previous attorneys had pursued the applicable law that governed my transaction. In vain, for four years, they had pursued meritless DTPA and Common Law claims when they should have pursued the causes of action provided by the Uniform Commercial Code. Expeditiously, David revised my Petition and claims; he advocated and defended numerous Motions, attended hearings before the Court, conducted several depositions and then set the matter for trial.
The opposition was a prominent Austin business, represented by an accomplished attorney with one of the largest law firms in Texas. It was a hard fought issue, involving material sums of money; David didn’t just hold his own, he pummeled his opponent and prevailed on the matter. What David accomplished exemplifies how incomparable he is.
David has the ability to obtain favorable results in a cost effective manner. He is competent, diligent, kind and humorous, with integrity second to none. He promptly returned my phone calls, explained legal issues clearly and placed my interests above his own. David is a genuinely nice person, an exceptional attorney, and I unreservedly recommend his legal services to others.
Posted by Jorge
If you need a quick-thinking litigator, David's your guy. He's a joy to watch in the courtroom, especially if you're his client. He's very creative and will often come up with unique solutions to your problem. He's high-integrity and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Scott Hendler, Mesothelioma and asbestos Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I first met David in the midst of an extremely emotional and controversial case in which he emerged as the sole rational and reasonable voice on the the opposing side that led to a resolution of what everyone thought was an intractable case. I would not hesitate to hire him as a business litigator or as a mediator and I endorse this lawyer without reservation.
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