David M. Goldman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC
 | 4115 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-685-1200
Fax: 904-875-4081
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (20%),
  • Elder Law (20%),
  • Family Law (10%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (10%)
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

Attorney David M. Goldman is the founder and owner of the Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC, which has office locations in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. A highly versatile attorney and nationally recognized as one of the leading lawyers in his region as well as the entire country, Mr. Goldman provides exceptional representation and support to clients throughout Duval and St. Johns counties, and the surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Elder law, guardianships and Medicaid crisis planning
  • Estate planning, wills and trusts
  • Probate and estate and trust administration
  • Estate and trust litigation
  • Family law and divorce
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal and traffic ticket defense
  • Business law
  • Gun trusts, NFA trusts and Florida firearms preemption

Along with possessing over 12 years of legal experience, Mr. Goldman has more than 20 years of experience in business, and he has helped establish and manage several companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, marketing, retail and ecommerce. As such, he offers invaluable counsel to entrepreneurs and business owners about all aspects of starting, organizing and running their commercial enterprises, and he uses his business experience to better address their complex issues regarding business succession and asset protection.

In addition to his unmatched business acumen, Mr. Goldman has also established himself as an authority on elder law and estate planning, and he has published a guidebook regarding Florida probate along with maintaining legal blogs related to these legal areas as well as foreclosure defense, gun trusts and other legal areas. Moreover, he has conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on topics involving asset protection, business formation, marketing for legal practices and other subjects.

Honored for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Goldman holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many other top awards and honors from his peers. He has also received "Superb", 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo as well as a 10.0 Lawyer Rating from Justia.

Mr. Goldman studied international law at the University of London, and he obtained his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2006 as a Dean's Scholar. He holds his license to practice in Texas as well as Florida, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

He is an active member of The Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar Association and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations, and he supports his local community through his involvement with various civic, charitable and religious organizations in his area.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 20%Elder Law
  • 10%Family Law
  • 10%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Bankruptcy: Consumer
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Bankruptcy Law


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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About David Goldman

Admitted: 2007, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.jacksonvillelawyer.pro/david-goldman-esq.html

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar Association, Member Since 2007
  • Texas Bar, Member Since 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member Since 2007
  • Federal: Middle District of Florida, 2009
  • Texas Bar, 2014
  • Florida Bar, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ocean way Community Center 
  • Solid Rock Church of Mandarin Living Will Project
  • Jewish Community Alliance Adult Services
  • Greater Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church
  • Jewish Community Alliance Wellness Expo

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Law firm Marketing
  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Emerging Issues for Attorney Advertising Through the Internet 
  • An article pointing our 6 areas of estate planning most planners do not consider because their software does not.  Today, it is important to understand your clients needs, not just the capabilities of your software.  Examples given in this article deal with the use of Gun Trusts, Pet Trusts, Digital Asset Planning, Asset Protection, Controling from the Grave, and a Life Plan., Author, The Future of Estate Planning: The Multigenerational Life Plan, Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal, Texas Tech School Of Law, 2012
  • North Florida Council of Enrolled Agents, Asset protection and the Florida Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • University of North Florida, Course on Aging
  • Spoke on using a dynasty asset protection gun trust to protect firearms for future generations., Speaker, Protecting your Guns from the Current Assault on the Second Amendment, NRA, NRA, 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of London, International Law, 2005

Industry Groups

  • EPPN
  • Florida Bar
  • NRA
  • Texas Bar
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Office Location for David M. Goldman

4115 Hendricks Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: 904-685-1200

Fax: 904-875-4081

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Last Updated: 5/4/2020

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