The founding member of Alan Goldfarb, P.A. and a renowned trial lawyer widely recognized for his courtroom skills, Alan Goldfarb represents victims and their families in all types of personal injury cases. In a career that spans more than three decades, he has tried more than 250 cases to verdict, helping clients achieve more than $250 Million dollars in verdicts and settlements. From electrocution deaths to products liability claims, the firm’s caseload spans the spectrum of the law. Mr. Goldfarb’s most persistent motivation is the desire to care for his clients and he remains friends with many of them to this day.
Mr. Goldfarb grew up in Miami Beach, and attended Clemson University on a full basketball scholarship where he was a Division I player and later became an All American Basketball Player. He returned to Miami and obtained his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1972.
Mr. Goldfarb’s respect comes from his clients and his peers. He has been named for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America”, he has been selected to the South Florida Legal Guide as a best attorney in South Florida since 2001, has been listed in “Florida Superlawyers” since its inception, and is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. He has also been among the top 1.9% of Florida attorneys to be nominated by peers for inclusion in “Florida Legal Elite” for every year of its publication.
Mr. Goldfarb is a member of The Florida Bar and the Dade County Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association. He has been admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Florida (1972) as well as the Supreme Court of the United States of America (1998). Mr. Goldfarb is a founding member of “ABOTA”, American Board of Trial Advocates; a member of the Florida Justice Association f/k/a The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Law & Leading Attorneys, and EAGLE.
Mr. Goldfarb further serves as a lecturer in the community on a variety of topics such as Demonstrative Evidence in the Courtroom for the “State Court Observer Program,” sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Courts, “Automobile Insurance Law & Accident Litigation,” sponsored by Lorman Education, “Constitutional Analysis & Practical Consideration for practicing under the 1999 Tort Reform Act,” sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, “Ethics in Personal Injury Practice,” sponsored by Lorman Education, “Effective Opening Statements,” sponsored by Lorman Education and “Jury Selection,” sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.
Additionally, Mr. Goldfarb participates in a variety of charities, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters Foundation. He contributes to the Dade Jewish Federation, the South Dade Jewish Community Center and to the park built at Dave Alper Jewish Center in memory of a young boy’s sudden death. Mr. Goldfarb served as a Little League baseball coach, a youth basketball league coach, a commissioner for youth basketball programs, sponsored numerous high school athletics programs.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- Florida, 1972
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1998
- University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
J.D. – 1972
- Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Honors and Awards
- “Top Lawyers in South Florida”
- Member, “Legal Elite”
- Member, Million Dollar Advocates
- Trial Lawyers Care Volunteer Award – representing victims of 911, 2001 – 2004
- EAGLE Legion Award – Florida Justice Academy, 2009
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Board of Trial Advocates, Charter Member
- Dade County Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- The Florida Justice Association, Member
- American Association for Justice, Member
- Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Member, 1974 – Present