Graduating from Hamilton College during 1983, David L. Goldman continued on to Tulane University School of Law, where he graduated in 1987. The Florida Bar admitted him the same year he graduated. He began building his experience right away.
After he was admitted to the Bar, he began practicing in wrongful death and personal injury. He has been exclusive to this practice since his bar acceptance. Mr. Goldman was a managing partner in a successful, bustling personal injury practices that held offices up and down the West Coast of Florida before joining our law firm. He has also been a managing attorney in a number of law offices as far back as 1989. He received a direct appointment from the Governor of Florida for the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit of Manatee, DeSoto, and Sarasota Counties.
David L. Goldman has a list of impressive awards, associations and activities in addition to his impressive professional career. He is a long-time member in the American Association of Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association,and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has had the honor of being named among the “10 Best Attorneys / Client Satisfaction” in the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for the years 2015 and 2016. Attorney David L. Goldman has received the illusive Legislative Leadership Award from the Florida Justice Association and The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, where he is an Eagle Member.
Mr. Goldman has had a long relationship with the community, serving on a number of different civic organizations on the boards. Currently, he is the President on the Executive Board of Second Chance Last Opportunity, which is a community-based organization, offering classes in life management skills to low income, homeless families with at-risk teens since 1995. His extensive work with the Westcoast Center for Human Development as well as the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce is notable. In the past, he also served the Board of Directors for the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Center, as well as being the director for the Endowment Fund in the local synagogue.
Goldman prides himself on being a spokesperson for Floridians for Fair Elections, helping enact an amendment to the state constitution reforming election laws for the state of Florida. He is active in various independent politics, has been State Chairman of the Reform Party of Florida, and has been General Counsel for the Reform Party of the United States of America.
When he's not busy winning cases or advocating, he is a guest columnist with The Bradenton Herald. He was also co-publisher with the Sarasota County Watchdog, which was a newsletter for consumers promoting accountability for the government. He has penned many guest columns for magazines and newspapers around Florida, including the Tampa Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Orlando Sentinel, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
David L. Goldman fights for the injured to get what they are owed. Our attorneys have the firm belief that justice pays.