David Goldman

Goldman Babboni Fernandez Murphy & Walsh - Sarasota
2822 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has lead him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Graduating from Hamilton College in 1983, David L. Goldman continued on to Tulane University School of Law, graduating in 1987. The Florida Bar admitted him the same year he graduated and he began building his experience right away.

After Mr. Goldman was admitted to the Florida Bar, he began exclusively practicing in wrongful death and personal injury. 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. David received a direct appointment for 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. He is a long-time member of the American Association of Justice and an Eagle member of the Florida Justice Association, organizations of trial lawyers who are dedicated to strengthening and upholding the civil justice system. David is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, the Manasota Trial Lawyers Board, and he has been named the “10 Best Attorneys” by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, all organizations that extend memberships to top attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership.

Community Involvement
David is well-known in the community. For more than three decades, David has served on the board of numerous civic and community organizations. David has served on the Board of Directors of Second Chance Last Opportunity for over twenty years and currently serves as the President of the organization’s Executive Board. Second Chance Last Opportunity is a local charitable organization, which as the name suggests works on giving individuals in crisis a second chance in life by providing them with the skills and tools they need to manage their lives more productively.

David also serves on the Scholarship Committee of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Each year the Committee awards hundreds of thousands of dollars to deserving high school students upon their graduation so that they can afford to attend the college or institution of higher education of their choice.

For several years David served on the Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber of Commerce, and has also served on the Board of the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Community Center. He has been involved with a variety of local organizations such as the Westcoast Black Theater Troupe and Chabad-Lubavitch of Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

David has been active in various non-partisan political organizations. He had served as spokesperson for “Floridians for Fair Elections,” which helped enact an amendment to the State Constitution to reform the election laws of the State of Florida. He has been a regular guest columnist with the Bradenton Herald and was a co-publisher of the Sarasota County Watchdog, a consumer newsletter which promoted local government accountability.

David’s writings have been published in the St. Petersburg Times, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Tampa Tribune and Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

Throughout David’s career his focus has continuously been on fighting for the rights of his clients and helping them obtain the maximum compensation they deserve. For more than 30 years David’s clients have learned that they can always rely and count on David’s unique and direct personal involvement in their case. When it comes to his clients, David is truly dedicated to ensuring that “Justice Pays.”

David L. Goldman fights for the injured to get what they are owed. Our attorneys have the firm belief that justice pays.


American Association For Justice
The Mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Southern Trial Lawyers Association
The essential mission of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association is as simple as it is straightforward:To promote fellowship, learning, and networking among trial lawyers throughout the 13 southern states. We do not engage in political activity or fundraising of any kind, leaving those worthwhile activities to the state trial lawyer associations and to

The National Association of Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
Manasota Trial Lawyers Board is a local organization composed of some of the foremost trial lawyers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

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Lectures & Speaking Events
Attorney David Goldman Has Participated As A Guest Speak At Special Events Held By The Following Organizations:
Gulf Coast Latin Chamber Of Commerce
Manasota Trial Lawyers Board