David A. Garfinkel

David A. Garfinkel

Attorney
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Phone:
404-237-5700
Fax:
404-237-5757
Email:

David is of counsel and concentrates in high-level marital and family law cases involving complex property, alimony, child support, custody and visitation issues. He offers personal and comprehensive representation to his clients. His cases often involve high income and assets requiring a litigation support team of various experts including business evaluators, appraisers, certified public accountants, psychiatrists and psychologists.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Complex Divorce Disputes
  • High-Asset Property Division
  • Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Child Custody
  • Timesharing and Child Support
  • Paternity
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Marital and Family Law, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Family Law Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
  • Certified National Association of Parental Alienation Specialists

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1988
  • Alabama, 1983
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1983

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1982
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • M.P.A. - 1975
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • B.A. - 1973

Published Works

  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Florida Family Law and Practice, authored by Judge Renee Goldenberg

Classes/Seminars

  • Moderator, "The Shield and the Sword: Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Practice of Family Law," CLE Presentation, The Florida Bar Family Law Section, Tampa, Florida, October 12, 2012
  • Presenter, numerous lectures to family law practitioners, legal assistants, mental health care professionals, financial planners and stock brokers
  • Group Workshop Leader, Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, Florida Bar Family Law Section

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
  • Hernandez Professionalism Award, "Family Lawyer of the Year," Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, 2006
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2009, 2012-2014
  • AV Preeminent rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2009, 2012-2015
  • Georgia Legal Elite, 2016-2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Birmingham Bar Association, Member
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, Section of Family Law
  • Alabama State Bar, Member, Section of Family Law
  • Florida Bar, Member, Committee on Special Needs of Children, Section of Family Law
  • Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Member, Marital and Family Law Certification Committee
  • Board of Directors, Jacksonville Jewish Family and Community Services, President
  • Jacksonville Jewish Federation, Board of Directors
  • Florida Bar Marital and Family Law Board Certification Committee, Chair, July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Past Chairman
  • Organizational Committee, Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, Founding Member Master of the Bench
  • Florida Bar Family Law Board Certification Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Family Law Services
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council
  • Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education Committee Secretary, 2011-2012
  • Florida Bar, Equitable Distribution Committee, Co-Chairman, 2010-2011
  • Florida Bar, Equitable Distribution Committee, Vice Chairman, 2008-2009
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit Parenting Plan Drafting Committee, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Jacksonville Jewish Family and Community Services, Chairman, Board of Directors, Past President, 2006-2010
  • Jacksonville Jewish Federation, Board of Directors

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Tau Epsilon Pi