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Partner David L. Goldfarb

collaborative divorce attorney in Mesa

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dependency Actions
  • Delinquency Actions
  • Severance and Termination of Parental Rights
  • CPS Investigations
  • Orders of Protection
  • Civil Rights Violations
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law-Misdemeanor, Felony, Domestic Violence, Traffic
  • Forfeitures/Property Recovery
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolutions
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Vulnerable Adult Neglect and Abuse
  • Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Arizona


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. – 1998
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Psychology and Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • State Bar of Florida
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • U.S. Southern District Court of Florida
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association


  • English (Primary)

Personal Practice Philosophy

Throughout my practice as an attorney, I have had the opportunity to have much experience in several courtrooms in several states, regarding several types of law, ranging from family, criminal, nursing home abuse, labor and employment, medical malpractice, and general civil litigation. As an attorney, I see myself as having two roles: legal counselor and legal litigator. As a counselor, I help people understand their legal rights and how the legal system works. I will assist you through the process, which can often be traumatic and complex. I will help you through the complex legal system as it is unruly for those who do not practice in it every day. I will be your representative and your voice each and every step of the way. Every step of the way, I advise my clients what I am doing and why. As a practice, I offer the "Devil's Advocate" perspective as well, as it is important to know exactly what to expect in court and/or from the opposing party. I believe that candidness is crucial in an honest working relationship and will ensure that you will be as aware of everything involved in your case as I am. Each case is unique and has to be handled differently, that is the difference you get when I am your attorney.

Attorney Biography

David Goldfarb received his B.A., with honors, from Tulane University. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1998. Mr. Goldfarb is licensed to practice in multiple jurisdictions including Arizona, Florida, and Nevada. Mr. Goldfarb is also licensed in the Arizona Federal Court and Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Goldfarb has an extensive litigation background having tried numerous civil and criminal cases before both state and federal judges throughout multiple jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Gillespie Shields and Associates, Mr. Goldfarb worked at the firm of Wilkes and McHugh, P.A. There he handled a variety of Plaintiff cases, including: nursing home abuse, assisted living center abuse, and group home abuse. In prosecuting these highly complex cases, Mr. Goldfarb litigated a voluminous caseload of high dollar matters and successfully litigated those matters through to conclusion, obtaining high dollar settlements for his clients.

Prior to his position at Wilkes and McHugh, P.A., practiced primarily criminal law in the State of Florida. Mr. Goldfarb worked at the Office of the State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, Florida, as an Assistant Florida State Attorney. His criminal law background is solid. Mr. Goldfarb has tried hundreds of cases involving DUI, juvenile offenses, misdemeanors and varying degrees of felonies.

Shortly after his departure from the State Attorney's Office, Mr. Goldfarb practiced criminal defense and family law at Fisher and Lawrence, P.A. There, Mr. Goldfarb led the litigation unit in being responsible for the investigation and criminal defense of life, first degree, second degree, third degree felonies, misdemeanors, DUI and other related criminal traffic offenses.

Mr. Goldfarb has also practiced Labor Law and defended Labor Unions such as American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.