Board Certified Expert in Business Litigation
Attorney David Steinfeld is the owner and founder of the Law Office of David Steinfeld and is a Board Certified expert in business litigation by the Florida Bar. Of the just over 100,000 attorneys in Florida, only about 250 are Board Certified in business litigation.Board Certification means an attorney has been evaluated for professionalism, and tested for expertise. To become certified, Mr. Steinfeld had to complete a number of bench and jury trials to demonstrate his competency. He also had to pass a rigorous and thorough exam on business law and was reviewed by local Judges and lawyers.
Florida Bar Involvement
Mr. Steinfeld was appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to the Certification Committee for Business Litigation. This Committee reviews applications for certification and re-certification and writes the certification exam. In 2015, Mr. Steinfeld was appointed by the President of the Florida Bar as the Vice-Chair of the Committee and in 2016 was appointed as the Committee Chair. He has also been involved in the Bar’s sub-committees that update Florida’s Corporate and Limited Liability Company laws. In 2014, Mr. Steinfeld was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to the Statewide business and contract jury instructions Committee. The Committee is responsible for drafting and refining jury instructions for business litigation cases throughout the entire State.
Palm Beach County Bar Involvement
Mr. Steinfeld is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar and a past Chair of its Business Litigation Continuing Legal Education Committee. He is a past member of the Bar's Professionalism Committee and was appointed by the President of the Palm Beach County Bar in 2017 to its Technology and its Business Litigation Continuing Legal Education Committees. He has also served as an elected Director of the North County Section and in 2017, he was elected as the North County Section’s President-Elect and will take office as the NCS President in July 2018.
Lawyer Ratings & Reviews
Dave is an AV-Preeminent Peer Review Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. AV-Preeminent is the highest peer recognition for legal ability and ethical standards that an attorney can achieve. It is awarded based on the reviews and comments of Judges and attorneys. Dave also maintains a rating of 10.0-Superb, the highest available, from the attorney reviews site AVVO.com. Likewise, Dave has received a significant number of outstanding 5-star reviews on Yelp.
Awards & Recognitions
In 2017, Dave was named one of the Best Lawyers in America in commercial litigation. He has also been selected as one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2017 and a Florida Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, he was recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in Florida by The Legal Network as well as one of the Top Attorneys in Florida for 2017. Also in 2017, he was chosen as one of the Top 1% of America’s Most Honored Professionals and named Best in Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution for 2017 by Corporate Livewire magazine as well as one of The Best Lawyers for 2017 in South Florida, which was published in the Wall Street Journal. The Law Office of David Steinfeld has also been recognized as one of the top firms in Florida for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Acquisition International and has twice received the Best of Palm Beach Gardens Small Business Excellence Award.
Dave is licensed in all trial and appellate courts in the State of Florida, including the Florida Supreme Court. He is also authorized to practice before the Federal and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Federal Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is also licensed before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and proudly served as a Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps where he represented service members in courts-martial and administrative hearings.
Litigation Counsel of America Fellow
David Steinfeld is a Fellow in the invitation-only national trial lawyer honor society, the Litigation Counsel of America, and is a charter member of its Trial Law Institute and Diversity Law Institute.
Dave designed and regularly presents a continuing education course that teaches Judges, lawyers, and paralegals how to properly and mechanically perform electronic discovery in lawsuits. e-Discovery is a new, but important part of business litigation that involves the use of sophisticated software to obtain and sort computer files. Mr. Steinfeld’s knowledge in this field, his membership in the Association of Certified e-Discovery Specialists, and his connection with software vendors allows him to provide a high level of service to his clients in e-Discovery.?
Mr. Steinfeld sits on the advisory board of Keiser University in West Palm Beach. He also occasionally teaches a course in Seoul, South Korea about the American legal system. In 2014, he was appointed as a full Professor of Law at Dankook University Law School in South Korea.
Education and Interests
Dave earned his law degree from the University of Miami and a Bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He speaks Japanese, some Korean, is an Eagle Scout, and a former Rotary International Scholar to Japan. He enjoys scuba diving, underwater photography, traveling, gardening, and golf.