Steven M. Goldsmith, P.A.

Steven M. Goldsmith, P.A.

AV-rated Boca Raton, Florida Attorney: Providing focused and effective trial support in state and federal jurisdictions

Firm Overview

When settlement talks fail and negotiations stall, sometimes it takes a judge and jury to solve a legal dispute. Attorney Steven M. Goldsmith, P.A. in Boca Raton, Florida has successfully represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil disputes in federal and Florida courts. With more than 30 years of experience, he has the skills to build strong cases and prevail on your behalf. For his professionalism and ethics, he has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry. When you're facing a tough legal system, retaining an appellate and civil litigation lawyer can give your case the competitive edge it needs. Steve is skilled at providing tough representation in all stages of civil litigation, particularly appeals. With a rich history of winning more than 200 appeals, he has earned a reputation for providing the strategic and meticulous trial support required for success. Steven M. Goldsmith can help you with: -Appellate practice -Civil litigation -Trial support Devoted to serving our clients While we aggressively work to preserve your interests through even the most challenging civil litigation cases, we also take care to treat our clients with the respect and individual attention they deserve. Every legal dilemma is different, and as we take the time to understand your unique situation, we tailor our advice and representation to fit your needs.

Main Office

Main Office
5355 Town Center Road, Suite 801

Boca Raton FL 33486

Phone

561-391-4900

Fax

Business

Helping businesses and individuals successfully resolve disputes

Steven M. Goldsmith, P.A. is one of Florida's premier civil litigation defense lawyers. We are a broad-based civil litigation defense practice, enabling attorney Goldsmith and his staff to vigorously defend clients in the following areas: -Business litigation -Breach of contract -Property damage -Personal injury claims -Insurance claims -Construction litigation -Consumer litigation -Products liability -Product defects -Torts Put a strong defense attorney to work for you The best way to deal with civil litigation is to develop a relationship with a law firm that will help you avoid it. We will advise you on how to establish sound practices and draft strong contracts to protect you. If you are facing a lawsuit, we will create a strong response within the limited legal timeline. We will arrive at the best negotiated solution, or go to bat for you at trial. We can help business owners navigate the court system and avoid some of the inherent disadvantages in the defense of these types of suits. Working with clients to manage costs We partner with clients to manage litigation costs. Our goal is to strengthen our clients' bottom line with prompt and cost-effective attention to each case. To save on costs, defense counsel can shift the burden of the cost of discovery to the plaintiff, among other tactics. We recognize and appreciate the need for prompt investigation and assessment of claim exposure and a preemptive, decisive and aggressive defense without losing sight of the goal of controlling the cost of claims.

Steven M. Goldsmith

Steven M. Goldsmith, P.A.

Mr. Goldsmith is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Associations and memberships
-Palm Beach County Bar Association
-Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association
-South Palm Beach County Bar Association (Chairman, Appellate Practice Committee, 2000, 2009)
-Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
-The Florida Bar Association
-State Bar of California

Representative cases
-Westland Skating Center v. Gus Machado Buick, 542 So.2d 959 (Fla. 1989)
-Parisi v. Miranda, 15 So.3d 816 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009)
-Costa v. Aberle, --- So.3d ----, 2012 WL 3101334 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
-Racine v. Jean-Pierre, --- So.3d ----, 2012 WL 2913198 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
-Fontaine v. R & E Nifakos, Inc., 45 So.3d 548 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010)
-Progressive Auto Pro. Ins. Co. v. One Stop Medical, Inc., 985 So.2d 10 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
-101 Monument Road, Inc. v. Delta Property Management, Inc., 993 So. 2d 181 (Fla. 4th DCA 2008)
-Ocean Communications, Inc. v. Bubeck, 956 So. 2d 1222 (Fla.4th DCA 2007)
-Saullo v. Douglas, 957 So.2d 80 (Fla. 5th DCA 2007)
-Glover v. Miller, 947 So.2d 1254 (Fla. 4th DCA 2007)
-Horton v. Freeman, 917 So.2d 1064 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005)
-Sullivan v. Communications, Concepts and Investments, Inc., 874 So.2d 1214 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004)
-Samuelov v. Carnival Cruise Lines, Inc., 870 So.2d 853 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003)
-Shea v. Global Travel Marketing, Inc., 870 So.2d 20 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
-Gold v. Bankier, 840 So. 2d 395 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
-Mason v. E. Speer & Associates, Inc., 846 So. 2d 529 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003)
-James v. Loxahatchee Groves Water Control Dist., 820 So. 2d 988 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)
-Basel v. McFarland & Sons, Inc., 815 So. 2d 687 (Fla. 5th DCA 2002)
-D.M. v. J.D.M, 814 So. 2d 1112 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)
-Mesa v. Ocean Enterprises, Inc., 803 So. 2d 908 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002)
-Herring v. Horace Mann Ins. Co., 795 So.2d 209 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001)

Biographical details
-Member, 1976-1978 and Notes Editor, 1977-1978, George Washington University Law Review
-Judicial Clerk: U.S. District Court, San Francisco, California, 1978-1980
-U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980
-Greenburg Traurig, Miami, Florida, 1981-1995
-Siegel, Lipman, Dunay & Shepard, LLP, Boca Raton, Florida, 1995-1998
-Steven M. Goldsmith, P.A., Boca Raton, Florida, 1998-2010

Education

George Washington University
J.D.,

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