David was born in Glens Falls, NY and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1993, with a bachelor of arts degree in finance. He then went on to earn his juris doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 1998. While in law school, David worked as a judicial intern at The Michigan Tax Tribunal, a quasi-judicial administrative state agency. David also secured an externship at the 56th Circuit Court in Eaton County, Michigan for Honorable Judge Calvin E. Osterhaven, during his final year in law school.
Professionally, David has worked at large and small law firms in the Tampa area and has been a partner at The Golden Law Group since 2010. David focuses his law practice representing clients in Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation, and personal injury claims. David also represents the Hillsborough County School District handling workers’ compensation cases. Before joining The Golden Law Group, David was an active pro bono attorney with the Guardian Ad Litem program in Hillsborough County.
David is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the East Hillsborough Bar Association, the Association of Trail Lawyers of America, the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representative, the Florida Alumni Association of Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and is also admitted to practice law in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. David is rated Excellent (8.1) by AVVO where he has earned the prestigious AVVO Clients’ Choice Award 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017 for Social Security, and the AVVO Top Contributor Award in 2015 for Social Security.
David is the proud father of his children, Grace and Grant. He enjoys spending time with his children and coaching his son’s little league team. David is a member of Nativity Catholic Church in Brandon. He has served on the Nativity Catholic Church Pastoral Council and has been active in their Men’s Club, Knight of Columbus, Emmaus, and has enjoyed serving as a lector for several years. David is also a member of the National Alliance for Youth Sports.