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David Ari Goldberg

Divorce and separation Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.9   30 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

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As the principal attorney at The Goldberg Legal Group, Mr. David Goldberg brings over two decades of experience as a practicing attorney to your case. He is both aggressive and detail oriented in all areas of family and divorce law in Irvine. Much of his early years was spent working as a personal injury lawyer, where he gained extensive experience representing those who need insurance defense or were pursuing civil litigation. This experience got him interested in family law.

Family law also brought with it a broader appeal for David Goldberg. Because it covers a range of issues, it allows him to apply other areas of law, including some which were the focus of his legal education, like property, real estate, and tax law. In addition, family law allows David to work with contract law through the issues of child custody, child support, spousal support, attorney fees, breach of fiduciary duty, law and motion, discovery, mediation, complex property division, and settlement negotiations.

As a family law attorney, Mr. Goldberg specializes as an Irvine divorce attorney handling large asset cases where the parties involved have complicated marital estates and/or face complex business issues. His diverse legal background with experience in many areas as already outlined is an advantage to his clients because of the additional insight it gives him, especially in matters that are heavily contested where much is at stake.

David Goldberg' s legal education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California at Riverside and a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law. After graduation, he was permitted to practice law before both the California State Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Currently, he is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Bar Association Family Law Section, the Orange County Jewish Bar Association, and the State Bar of California.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2014
Client's Choice
2015 2014
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

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Location

The Goldberg Legal Group
The Goldberg Legal Group
7545 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA, 92618
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | February 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service for a 3 year divorce!
I simply cannot say enough good things about David Goldberg and his incredible team. They were amazing to work with. The kindness and devotion they demonstrated during my divorce has had an enormous impact on me and changed the entire trajectory of my life. David and his team were my compass while I was lost and trying to navigate my way through the most challenging time of my life. The Goldberg Legal Group was a bold light even on my darkest days. He and his team are some of the kindest, thoughtful, and most loyal people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in my life. (Just wish it had been under other circumstances) I would highly recommend David for anyone going through a divorce, particularly with a narcissistic ex. He is an equal part of being aggressive when merited and being a friendly confidant when needed making for the perfect combination while going through a very painful and emotionally draining time in mine and my children's life. I feel so incredibly blessed that he was in my corner while I went through this rather long, drawn out process. (no fault on our end) I interviewed over a dozen attorneys before ultimately hiring him; best decision I have ever made! Do yourself a favor and make sure he is in your corner, you will NOT regret it!! David R.
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Posted by DeeAnn | August 9, 2023
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Highly recommend!!
The Goldberg legal group represented me in my divorce. I was more than cared for legally. They helped me navigate the most difficult challenge of my life and were competent and compassionate at every turn, and there were many turns. I have no reservations about recommending this firm. I remain grateful for the representation and care I received while a client and my case was favorably resolved.
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Posted by Robert | August 31, 2021
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David is the man
David is definitely the one that you want on your side. He is very detailed and gets things done and finds the right solution for your case. If you want good results, you should put David at your side. He is definitely good at what he does and gets you what you need.
Posted by Sophia | October 8, 2020
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The best attorney I have ever met
I had a very complicated divorce that took 2.5 years. During this time I have changed 3 attorneys because they literally were doing nothing for me, ripping me off and hurting my case. I have spent over 40k on attorney fees before I have found Mr.Goldberg. He is the best attorney I ever met! He gave me so much information and really took care of me. It was a miracle I found him! No one from my previous attorneys advised me that well. I can say that Mr. Goldberg very knowledgeable, experienced, professional and caring attorney. He protected my interests the way I couldn’t even imagine that it is possible. As a person he is very friendly and honest. It was a pleasure to communicate with him. He did not overcharge me like my previous attorneys and it says a lot. The atmosphere in his office is very warm, comfortable feels like home. Paralegal Mona is a sweetest person I ever met. I strongly recommend Mr.Goldberg to anyone who is looking for attorney. He will protect your interests better then anyone and he will not over bill you. He is very honest and professional. I am very glad I found him.
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Posted by Masoud | August 4, 2020
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Highly recommended attorney.
I would like to talk about David Goldberg. Not only is he very knowledgeable he cares about his clients and not just about making a buck. Being new to the area he was recommended to me. I wanted to talk to an attorney before I hired one and not have to pay a fee just to hear how great one is. He listened to me patiently and showed me how he could help me and explained all the pros and cons. I was very happy with his explanations and informations. He was always quick to reply and was proactive with our communication. Most people now days you have constantly call them so it was refreshing that he takes the initiative and calls me. Thank you David.
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2020
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Thank you David Goldberg!
I had a good experience working with David Goldberg. He is very attentive and understanding. Mr. Goldberg's integrity and ethics made me feel comfortable with all the confidentiality involved with my case. He is an upfront and honest lawyer with a good heart. He was extremely patient and willing to answer all of my questions. Mr. Goldberg has expert knowledge and professionalism, in addition, he extended compassion, kindness, and encouragement. I whole heartedly recommend Mr. Goldberg!
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2020
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Extremely happy client
I was referred to David by another attorney who had used David in his own divorce. David helped me in the very end stages of my divorce. My now ex-husband and I had been trying to mediate but I felt like my rights weren’t being protected so I hired David to guide me through the final negotiations. I was tempted to end mediation altogether and go thorough litigation, which I knew would drag out the process and cost me a lot more money. David was super low pressure and encouraged me to go through with the mediation. Any other attorney would have jumped on the opportunity to litigate. With David’s expertise, I was able to salvage the mediation in a timely process and protect my best interests with comments David had me incorporate into my judgment. I would HIGHLY recommend David Goldberg to anyone looking for an extremely competent, knowledgeable, reasonably priced, patient and caring family law attorney.
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Posted by Kristin | September 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
More than just a lawyer..!!!
I don’t normally take the time to write reviews like this however this was one review that I needed to take the time for. It was actually really easy for me to write this review because I have so much gratitude for David that I had to share my experience. David not only won my case but he was extraordinarily attentive and caring throughout the entire case. And even when I felt discouraged, he was right there to be my strength and provide encouragement. It felt like he really cared for my daughter specifically and wanted the best outcome for her. He was able to get everything I asked for. He gave great advice, he was very precise in best actions to take and most of all, I felt safe with him guiding me through such a painful time. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, always available, friendly, great listener who can take your concerns to heart, and win, you need to hire David Goldberg.
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Posted by Toni | December 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Initially felt confident The Goldberg Legal Group is the right organization to help me. I am very fortunate that upon seeing the photo of Atty. David A. Goldberg, the impression I picked up about him is real i.e., to be kind, sincere, and ready to lend a hand in every way possible to make my life bearable. His sincerity and kindness make me feel self-assured and the assistance provided evidently demonstrates compassion to see it through towards the end of the court case. Although, the legal action in my situation is not quite over pending result copy of the final judgment by the court, I am confident when the final paperwork filed by the opposing counsel in November 7, 2016, I will later receive a copy of the final judgment in the mail. Nonetheless, undeniably Atty David A. Goldberg is highly recommended to represent anyone with confidence.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2016
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Divorce & Separation advice session
experienced and patient, nice, reliable
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2015
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Divorce & Separation advice session
I appreciate the time he gave me. His willingness to tell me what was needed and what things might cost was a big help.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2015
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Family advice session
Very knowledgeable. Easy to communicate with. Great session.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2015
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Divorce & Separation advice session
The advisor took his time with my issue, was very understanding. He answered all my questions, pointed at a lot of things I needed to take in consideration in my specific situation. He was very helpful. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2015
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Family advice session
Amazing! Answered my question perfectly and straight forward!
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2015
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Divorce & Separation advice session
David was very diligent and provided me with the answers I needed.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2015
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Divorce & Separation advice session
Gave me great advice and good answers to my questions.
Posted by Tiffany | December 23, 2015
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Expert Legal Advice & Representation
I was in a child custody situation and desperately in need of experienced legal advice. Mr. Goldberg met with me on short notice and produced immediate results. He returns every email and phone call promptly. He is sharp, reliable and extremely knowledgeable. Excellent is an under statement, wish I could give him ore than 5 stars.
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Posted by Michael | December 9, 2015
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Awesome advice
I had some very complicated questions and David answered them all and explained difficult to understand things in a way that was easy for me to understand. He went above and beyond what I expected. Thank you so much! 5 stars!!!
Posted by Bob | October 6, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Advice!
David provided me with a tremendous amount of helpful information and legal advice in a very short period of time. He was thorough and well versed. I highly recommend him. I wish he was a local attorney who could represent me.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2015
Excellent Family Lawyer
If you need a family lawyer who will listen to you, try to understand what you want and need, and will help formulate a sound legal strategy then you could not do better than this attorney. I have (unfortunately) had experience with many lawyers and David stands amongst the best. He knows case law and the orange county courts. Strongly recommended.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 195-455 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal/Owner
  • The Goldberg Legal Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Burch and Coulston, LLP
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Stegmeier & Gelbart
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Homan & Stone
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Cihigoyenetche Grossberg & Clouse
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Borton Pertrini Conron
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Clements & Knock, LLP
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of California - Riverside
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Jewish Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • The National Advocates
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorney
  • 2016 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2015 Top Contributor Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Contributor Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2015 Client's Choice Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2015 Client's Choice Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Contributor Family Law
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2014 Top Contributor Divorce
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Goldberg is a very dedicated and compassionate lawyer. He is always prepared and is extremely knowledgeable. I highly endorse him to anyone looking for a strong and diligent advocate in family law or related litigation matters."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"This attorney is extremely well respected in the community and is looked up to by all fellow attorneys. Clients report fantastic experiences with this lawyer and their experience speaks for itself!"
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"David is an extremely talented lawyer and works as long and hard as necessary to serve his clients. Although he handled litigation matters when he was an associate of my law firm, I have conferred with him a great length and am confident in saying his knowledge and expertise in Family Law represents the level of competence that I have no hesitation to endorse David."
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Newport Beach Divorce and separation Lawyer David Ari Goldberg
David Ari Goldberg
Divorce and separation Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation
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