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David Allan Goldsmith

Lemon law Attorney at Rolling Hills Estates, CA

5.0   45 reviews

also known as Goldsmith West

  • State Years
    California - CA 19 years
    Virginia - VA 7 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Former Member No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

David A. Goldsmith began his career as a lawyer in 2004 working for a boutique defense firm specializing in breach of warranty and product liability litigation. Much of this early experience was devoted to defending major automobile manufacturers in lemon law cases.

In 2009, one of his firm's clients, Bentley Motors, Inc., hired David to manage its Consumer Affairs for the Americas region, which included United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. In his initial role at Bentley, David set consumer policy and procedure, advised on federal and state regulation, trained dealership and internal personnel, drafted warranty manuals, and directed customer service involving product claims. He also directed internal personnel in pre-litigation, and outside counsel in litigation of consumer claims, including lemon law cases.

David's role at Bentley later expanded to include aspects of product marketing, communications, customer relationship management systems, Product Placement, management of VIP affairs for the Americas region, and fleet sales initiatives. The prevalence of consumer product and emissions regulations meant that David gained a higher level understanding of how automobile manufacturers relate with consumers, dealerships and the federal government regarding products after they enter the stream of commerce. This included management of critical concerns, including product liability and lemon law claims.

Today, David utilizes his previous background and the relationships he has formed as both a defense lawyer, and In-House Consumer Affairs Manager to achieve efficient resolutions for Consumers who have problems with products.

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Location

Goldsmith West, A Professional Law Corporation
609 Deep Valley Drive
Suite 200
Rolling Hills Estates, CA, 90274

Reviews

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Posted by Ernest | December 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Ford F250
Ford failed to repair my vehicle after 4 attempts I called David unknowing if I had a case due to the matter. He has excellent and efficient communication throughout the process and I would recommend and return to him as a client. Again thank you David for helping the consumer with big motor corporations.
Posted by Marissa | May 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I highly recommend David Goldsmith if you have a lemon. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and made the process easy and painless. He is friendly and communicative, and most importantly, gets the job done! My check cleared today and I couldn't be any happier. Thank you to everyone at Goldsmith West!
Posted by Ryan | January 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brand new car with issues...
After visiting the repair shop multiple times for a 2020 car under 15k miles, I needed assistance on how to approach the manufacturer on the issue as we believed we had a lemon on our hands. David responded promptly and provided guidance on our approach with KIA, helping give us a peace of mind as we went into the process. Thoroughly appreciative of his knowledge and candor on the call. I would recommend reaching out if you're having lemon issues as well.
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Posted by Mariam | November 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lemon Law Attorney!
David Goldsmith was Amazing! , explained the process and steps in details. I am truly thankful for all his hard work with my Lemon Law case. I had excellent experience with Mr. Goldsmith and his firm. He always replied to my emails and texts right away and explained everything in detail. I recommend Mr. Goldsmith to anyone who is going through Lemon Law case.
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Posted by Chris | October 16, 2021
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Excellent Experience
My mother started the process for a lemon law. She passed away June of 2020. They attempted to reach her and they finally got to me, I explained the situation and they were sympathetic and understanding by giving me some time to process and see if I wanted to proceed forward where my mother left off. I eventually proceeded and the entire staff as well as my attorney David was fantastic and very responsive and informative! I would highly recommend them to be used as an attorney! Best experience I have had in the legal world!!
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Posted by Harry | October 7, 2021
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Lemon Law Case for a Cadillac
Everything that Mr. Goldsmith said he would do, he did. He knew exactly how to handle our case and got us a great settlement!
Posted by Jeff | July 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you David for help with our Ford F150
David and the team at Goldsmith West helped me return my Ford F150 and get my money back. After saving up for years we were able to put a down payment and buy a used certified pre-owned F150. The problems started after about a year into the purchase. After taking it to the dealership multiple times over a two year period with stints at the dealership of 4+weeks, the problem was still not fixed. The truck was not safe to resell and Ford would not give my money back. After our last straw, Goldsmith West was able to help us. They walked us through our options and what the likely hood of the outcome would be. Goldsmith West correctly predicted what would happen and how Ford would react with 99% accuracy. The other 1% was we got more than expected. I do not write recommendations often, only when I can help others out there. I fully endorse Goldsmith West. Thank you David and the Goldsmith West Team.
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Posted by Rose | July 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Very clear to explain the process..make you feel at ease..checks with you through out the process, and his team of hardworking people that answeres right away any question you could have..I highly recommend Goldsmith West Law Firm
Posted by Larry | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasure to work with.
Excellent communication and very informative. Kept me up to date with every aspect of my case. Also very happy with the outcome. Highly recommend. !!
Posted by Holly | February 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I can’t recommend Dave enough, he was great at communicating every detail and helping us settle our case with Ford. His experience with lemon law was above and beyond our expectations, you can tell he is the best in this field. Do not hesitate to call Dave and his team did a consultation!
Posted by Jean | February 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GOLDSMITH WEST
GOLDSMITH WEST David Goldsmith was an honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable Lemon Law Attorney. David kept me informed at every step of the way in the process. He was patient with me in answering all of my questions. Kaitlyn Horesh, David’s assistant, was equally kind and helped me with the paperwork required. I was able to reach her at any time. I highly recommend Goldsmith West to anyone in need of a Lemon Law Attorney. David represented me with knowledge and determination. In the end, David was able to get me the settlement I was asking for.
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Posted by Stephen | December 16, 2020
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Efficient and Professional
I highly recommend Goldsmith West. This past year, I had been notified of a consumer case regarding something I had been affected by. My research for the best consumer lawyers in the Los Angeles area directed me to Goldsmith West, and I gave them a call. Mr. Goldsmith communicated everything clearly from the start.He explained my rights and how much compensation I would receive if my case won. He provided a detailed outline of what process/timeline would look like, and also potential hurdles that may arise. Over the next few months, I worked with Mr. Goldsmith and his Legal Assistant, Kaitlyn, who consistently provided me with timely and descriptive responses. This made it easy for me to fully understand what (and why) was needed. Mr. Goldsmith continued to keep me in the loop, as promised, and provided me with updates via phone call over the next few months. Even throughout the fiasco of 2020, they were able to win the case for me. I couldn’t be more thankful.
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Posted by Eve | December 9, 2020
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Excellent Lemon Law Attorney
Goldsmith West did an absolutely stellar job for us! They were patient and perseverant, explained everything to us in plain English, and we got our settlement from Ford. David Goldsmith's extensive lemon law experience allowed him to correctly anticipate actions and / or delays from Ford along the way, and he kept us well prepared and informed. True to their word and according to the lemon law, the entire process was free of attorney's fees for us. We highly recommend Goldsmith West.
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Posted by Maricela | November 16, 2020
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Trustworthy Lawyer
I am so glad I got to work with David and Kaitlyn, they made the whole process easy for me. It is hard to trust anyone these days, but Goldsmith West Consumer Lawyers are very loyal and easy to work with. David and Kaitlyn were always there for any questions I had and would always answer my calls and emails, very flexible. They were always explaining everything in my case in a matter easy for me to understand. I will definitely use them if I ever need a lawyer again. I completely trust them and was very happy with my end results.
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Posted by Claudia | August 25, 2020
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David Allan Goldsmith
I hired this lawyer and got excellent results. I highly recommend this law firm..
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing, professional service
David Goldsmith and Kaitlyn were always prompt, professional and friendly throughout the nearly year-long lemon law buyback process. David's in-depth knowledge of the industry allowed me to feel at ease during throughout the process. The outcome was much better than I could have hoped for fighting on my own, especially considering my transmission issues were not diagnosed until 4 years after owning the car and in the last 10,000 miles of warranty. Highly recommend David and the team at Goldsmith West.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2020
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Got my lemon law case settled
I initially contacted another lemon law firm around my area, and their advice was to go and get another repair attempt at the Toyota service center (even though I knew nothing would get done). I contacted David just to see what he thought of my case and he felt it would be worth my while to pursue since I had already went through arbitration through NCDS and they denied me buyback due to "client unable to demonstrate problem with vehicle" even though my car still had the same issue (fuel tank not filling all the way in rav4 hybrid). David was very professional and articulate on the phone, and I appreciated that he understood the field well and explained to me all the details in pretty much every step (he also had worked in the past as an attorney for car manufacturer so he has experience on both sides). He kept me up to date on his communications with the other side and his thoughts and I always felt informed on the process. Overall, my case finished with settlement in my favor, and Toyota paid me back my payments/tax/interest I made on the car and paid off my car loan as well as paid for David's attorney fees (I believe most lemon law cases have the manufacturer pay the lawyer fees). I'd definitely recommend a consultation with David to see if you have a strong case for lemon law or whether you need additional steps, he will let you know if its worth both your time to pursue a case or at the least help guide you in the direction to get you your car fixed or replaced.  
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Posted by Casey | June 17, 2020
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Won My Case Against GM
I found myself battling GM regarding a reoccurring transmission issue with my 2017 Yukon. After weeks of fighting with GM, came to the end of the road. I was left feeling frustrated and taken advantage of. I did some online research about Lemon Law, and found positive reviews for the Goldsmith West law group. Even though I'm in Northern CA, I decided to reach out to this firm to discuss my case. I received a prompt call back from David Goldsmith and we went over my experience with GM, and the particulars of my case. Once we had gone over the details, he felt that we would have a good Lemon Law case against GM. David Goldsmith and his team were fantastic to work with throughout this process. He was knowledgeable and professional about CA Lemon Law, realistic about the time frame, and gave me updates regularly. In the end, he was able to settle my case with GM for a very favorable amount, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I speak very highly of the Goldsmith West firm to my friends and family, and would not hesitate to refer any of them. I hope to never find myself in this situation again, but if I do, my first call will be to David Goldsmith
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Posted by Guy | March 27, 2020
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Unbelievable results
Unbelievable outcome. Goldsmith West was not only able to have my 5-year-old car bought back, but also won me a substantial settlement on top. I highly recommend them to anyone dealing with a lemon.
Posted by Denise | January 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely Helpful Lawfirm
I would recommend Goldsmith West Consumer lawfirm, because they truly care. And, were extremely knowledgeable, professional and detailed with providing very helpful feedback on my case. And, went above and beyond to really try to help me. I’m very grateful!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Goldsmith West
  • 2017 - Present
  • Head of Consumer Affairs
  • Bentley Motors, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Managing Attorney
  • Kaplan Lee, LLP
  • 2004 - 2009

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 1L
  • 2002
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Alvin E. WILLIAMS, et ux., Petitioners, v. BENTLEY MOTORS, INC., et al., Respondents. No. 12-26. August 6, 2012.
  • Petition Denied.
  • State of Florida v. John B. Goodman, 15th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, PALM BEACH COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010CF005829AMB
  • The Bentley product was cleared, as Mr. Goodman's defense failed and he was convicted. Appeals denied.

Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • International Association of Lemon Law Administrators
  • Subscriber
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • American Jurisprudence Award - Political Theories of Law
  • Thompson Corporation
  • 2003
  • Best Brief - Moot Court
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 2002
  • Honorable mention--Best Oral Advocate, Moot Court
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • 2002

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Nationwide Dealership Conference
  • Legal Writing for Dealership Personnel
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (30)
Endorse David
Consumer protection Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goldsmith is a top notch attorney. With more than a dozen years as a consumer law attorney, he will find a way, if there is one, to get justice for you."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dave is bringing his insight and intelligence to the Consumer side. After 10 plus years of knowing each other, i can tell all California consumers they are in good hands."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is extremely knowledgeable about the industry and is a specialist in this area."
Lemon law Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent and experienced advocate. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a very effective advocate."
Lemon law Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David has over a decade of experience as a trial lawyer and is extremely knowledgeable and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Defective and dangerous products Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Other
"David is very knowledgeable and has great experience."
Lemon law Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with David on a number of matters over the years and endorse him."
Lemon law Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Lemon law Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. David Goldsmith is an outstanding attorney who excels in the practice of consumer and Lemon Law litigation. Mr. Goldsmith is a terrific problem solver for his clients."
Lemon law Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked with David for years when he served as In-house counsel for a luxury car manufacturer, defending Lemon Law claims and other breach of warranty and consumer law issues. David is a skilled litigator capable of handling complex claims and solving client problems. His negotiating skills are strong and he repeatedly showed his ability to combine his knowledge of both the legal and commercial issues to achieve beneficial (and at times creative) resolutions to complex disputes. David is someone I would gladly refer my clients to when needed."
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