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.
Posted by Chris
David took my case after my previous lawyer dropped the ball. He helped my wife and I reach a settlement on our case in a timely manner. We discussed our case more with him in the first week, than we did with our previous lawyer in the two years prior. I would highly recommend him to all of my friends and family.
Posted by Mary Lynne
In my seven years as a Real Estate broker for a large firm, David has served as the attorney that get's the job done and is always attentive to our needs. No detail is overlooked when it comes to preparing for depositions, responses to demands or mediation. I hold David to the highest esteem when it comes to honesty, integrity and ethics.
Posted by Robert
After finding myself in a partnership dispute and meeting with a few attorneys that I felt were not a good fit for me, I was given David's name from a good friend a mine. That friends sister happens to be a Judge in Austin, so I had a great deal of confidence in the recommendation.
After meeting David, I knew within a minute that he was going to be my attorney. He immediately comes across as professional and intelligent with a sincere interest in solving your problem. As this was my first experience with litigation, I naturally had many questions and concerns that were answered in a straightforward fashion that was easy to understand. David was always quick to return my phone calls and emails and even showed up at my home one morning when I was panicking over the case.
In the end, the resolution of the case was exactly what I had hoped for. In large part, this was due to David's meticulous approach and attention to detail. I hope to never need David's service again for a partnership dispute, but I know I'll be in good hands if I do.
The Gottfried Law Firm has my highest recommendation
Posted by Linda
David is not only a man of exceptional character, but also a true professional. He is extremely competent, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I am a client of his for life, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for unsurpassed legal representation.
Posted by Harry
I have worked in a business capacity with David for the last 5 years. He has given sound, practical advice during that time. I respect that he does not advise the course of action that earns him the most hours. His guidance has always been the "right" course of action. He fosters long term relationships with his clients. In general, I do not trust many people. David has earned my trust. I would have no problem going to him with any issue large or small, personal or business. In fact, I have done both. I would strongly recommend David to my friends and family. Good people are hard to find, David is one.
Posted by Tim
I met David in 2009 when he taught an MCE class I attended. At the time, he struck me as being very intelligent and extremely knowledgeable. A few months later I became a defendant in a lawsuit, and in need of an attorney. I immediately called David and briefly explained the situation to him. After the conversation, I felt a huge weight had been taken off my shoulders knowing he was on my side. My wife and I met with him at his office a few days later, and again, his calm demeanor combined with his competent knowledge of law left us both feeling relieved. He explained exactly how he was going to proceed, then kept us updated at every step of the way. Thanks to David, the case was dropped and never went to court. I really couldn't have been in better legal hands.
Since then, David has helped me with corporate formation and filing, and contract negotiations. He has always been readily accessible and easy to reach by phone or email, and I have found him to be extremely trustworthy, reliable, responsive and competent.
I have readily referred business associates and friends to David and will definitely continue to do so.
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David is a great listener and has excellent ability to understand, clarify and solve issues which have been in conflict within a partnership. I'm thankful for his forthrightness and persistence to "get it done."