David D. Naples, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in St. Augustine, FL

Naples & Spence, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
 | 2807 N 10th Street, Suite 7
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: 904-657-7117
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Dave is a founding partner at Naples & Spence, Attorneys At Law, PLLC. He practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration and litigation, and personal injury litigation. Based in St. Augustine, Florida, Dave provides representation to clients throughout the northeastern portion of the state, to include clients in Duval, Clay, Nassau, Flagler, and Volusia Counties. He has been admitted to practice in Florida since 2012 and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Dave is highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, as reflected by his receipt of an "Excellent" rating through Avvo and his nomination as a Rising Star through Super Lawyers in 2020.

    Dave has extensive experience in the preparation and review of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, advance medical directives, and health care and financial powers of attorney, and he tailors each estate plan to meet the particular needs and objectives of each of his clients. He also represents personal representatives, trustees, heirs, and other beneficiaries through the probate or trust administration process. Dave's probate and trust litigation practice includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in claims involving allegations of breaches of fiduciary duties, undue influence, tortious interference, and lack of capacity.

    Dave's personal injury practice is growing due to several successful outcomes for his clients. In his personal injury practice, he has represented victims who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving car accidents, premises liability, and defective products. Dave also acts as corporate counsel to several not-for-profit animal rescues in St. Augustine.

    In his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife, Kaley, and their three rescue dogs, Klondike, Karley, and Joey. Dave enjoys sports car racing and currently races his Subaru BRZ with the local chapter of the Sports Car Club of America.

    Dave is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, and he received his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, which he attended on a scholarship.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Estate & Trust Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Will Contests

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

    Rising Stars: 2020

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    About David Naples, Jr.

    Admitted: 2012, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.naplesandspencelaw.com/about-us

    Honors/Awards:

    • Recipient of 2013 Pro Bono Award for donating over 100 hours of legal services., Pro Bono Award, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., 2013
    • Recipient of 2014 Pro Bono Award for donating over 100 hours of legal services., Pro Bono Award, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., 2014
    • Recipient of 2015 Pro Bono Award for donating over 100 hours of legal services., Pro Bono Award, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, 2015
    • Recipient of 2016 Pro Bono Award for donating over 100 hours of legal services., Pro Bono Award, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, 2016
    • Recipient of 2018 Pro Bono Award for donating over 100 hours of legal services., Pro Bono Award, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, 2018
    • Recipient of 2019 Pro Bono Award for donating over 100 hours of legal services., Pro Bono Award, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, 2019
    • Selected by his Peers as a Rising Star, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Admitted to the Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2014

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Seventh Judicial Circuit – Court Appointed Attorney Registry
    • United States District Court, Middle District, Jacksonville Division
    • State of Florida, 2012
    • Real Property, Probate, & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar, 2018
    • St. Johns County Bar Association, 2012

    Educational Background:

    • State University of New York, College at Cortland; Cortland, New York, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Cum Laude, 2008
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    Office Location for David D. Naples, Jr.

    2807 N 10th Street
    Suite 7
    St. Augustine, FL 32084

    Phone: 904-657-7117

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    Last Updated: 9/21/2020

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