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David Alan Wolf
  • Personal Injury, Probate, Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect...
  • Florida
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Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
David Wolf is one of the best personal injury attorneys in the Jacksonville area—and Florida for that matter.
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Summary

I am an attorney, author, and advocate. For the past 27 years, I have dedicated my practice to the representation of injury victims and their families. My clients have ranged in age from infants to one client who was 106 years old. Throughout the State of Florida, I have represented clients and guided them through the challenges of an injury case. From intake through conclusion, I am there for my clients. My firm's motto is On Your Side - At Your Side. This is a simple and powerful motto that puts the client first. I am the author of eleven books focusing on injury matters. The first book - The ABCs of Child Injury - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What Every Parent Should Know - is a resource for parents and any other person in search of information and guidance regarding a child injury. My most recent book, published in 2017, is titled Watching Out for Motorcyclists - Freedom - Liberty - Justice - Legal Rights of Injured Bikers.

I have been interviewed by local and national media including Time Magazine. Of course, the most rewarding part of my practice is making a difference for the injury victims and their victims. Again, the focus in On Your Side - At Your Side. My blogs have a wide variety of information regarding injury cases as well as safety tips. There are over 4,000 articles posted of original articles and content. As an advocate, I firmly believe in the rights of individuals and the responsibility of others to honor those rights. For instance, drivers should slow down in school zones. Day care providers should put down the mobile phones and concentrate on the supervision and safety of children. In the 3,000 articles posted and the four books written, there are thousands of safety tips and reminders. If followed, many accidents, incidents, and tragedies can certainly be prevented. I am also an advocate for those doing their part to make a difference in the community.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Child Injury
  • Day Care Center Injuries
  • Theme Park and Attraction Injuries
  • Playground Injuries
  • Dog Bite Injuries
  • Bicycle Injuries
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation on personal injury related matters, foreclosure defense, and bankruptcy.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and PayPal.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are governed by the Florida Bar. I follow the Florida Bar Guidelines as to contingency fees.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Current
Partner
- Current
Partner
Ford, Domnick & Wolf, P.A.
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Personal Injury, Nursing Home Neglect, and Medical Malpractice Law Firm
Attorney
Walter A. Steigleman, P.A.
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Child Support Enforcement and Personal Injury Law Firm
Attorney
Smith & Thompson, P.A.
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Child Support Enforcement and Real Estate Closing Law Firm
Law Clerk
Darby, Peele, Bowdoin & Payne, P.A.
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General Practice Law Firm
Law Clerk
United States Attorneys Office - Southern District - Appellate Department
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Education
University of Florida
J.D. | Law
Honors: Author, Public Exposure of the Mustang Ranch
President, Lambda Chi Alpha
Graduate Advisor, Lambda Chi Alpha
University of Florida
B.S. (1987) | Finance
Honors: Graduated with High Honors Business School Scholarships Scholastic Award (Lambda Chi Alpha)
Awards
10.0 Superb - Top Attorney
Avvo Legal Directory
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Clients' Choice Award
Avvo Legal Directory
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Client Champion Platinum
Martindale Hubbell
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AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Directory
David Wolf is an AV Rated by the Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory. In particular, the rating designation for David Wolf is AV Preeminent which is defined as "a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence." The AV Rating is based on the following: Legal Knowledge; Analytical Capabilities; Judgment; Communication Ability; and Legal Experience
Esther Leah Ritz Emerging Leadership Award
Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance (JCC)
The Esther Leah Ritz Emerging Leadership Award recognizes a member of the Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance (JCC) for his or her leadership service to the organization. The Award is bestowed every other year and the recipient attends the National Jewish Community Center Biennial Convention for semiars and leadership training. The 2014 JCC Biennial Convention was held in San Diego, California.
New Leadership Award
Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance
The New Leadership Award is an annual recognition of an individual at the Jacksonville Jewish Communtiy Alliance for his or her service to the organization.
Professional Associations
Good Deed Brigade
Founder
- Current
Activities: Community Involvement, Outreach, and Publications
Federal Bar Middle District of Florida
Member
- Current
Jacksonville Jewish Community Alliance
Board Member, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary
- Current
Activities: Board of Directors and Officer Positions. *Vice President (2016 - 2017) *Secretary (2015 - 2016) *Treasurer (2012 - 2015); and *Board of Directors (2009 - Present). Awards and Recognitions *New Leadership Award (2009) *Esther Leah Ritz Leadership Award (2014)
Florida Justice Association
Member
- Current
Florida Bar Association
Member
- Current
The Florida Elite Soccer Academy
Special Advisor
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Durbin Community Connections
Member
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Activities: Business Networking and Community Involvement
Creeks Athletic Association - Soccer
Board Member
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Activities: Secretary (2012 - 2015); Board Member (2012 - 2015); Team Manager - U 12 Premier Boys Blue (2012-2013) Coach - Center of Excellence (2009 - 2011); and Parent Communicator - Center of Excellence (2010).
Jacksonville Bar Association
Member
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Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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Jacksonville Justice Association
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Eight Marketing and Business Strategies to Build and Grow the Two-Four Lawyer Personal Injury Firm Having Exceptional Marketing (without Going on Television, Radio, or Billboards) – A Tactical Analysis, Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, Orlando, Florida
Florida Justice Association
Cold and Flu Season - Liability of Day Care Centers, Time Magazine, Jacksonville, Florida
Time Magazine
Underage Drinking, DUI, and Personal Injuries, Be the Best You Series, St. Johns, Floirda
Creekside High School
Child Injuries and Liability, Paralegal Association of Florida Meeting, Jacksonville, Floirda
Paralegal Association of Florida
Certifications
Notary Public
National Notary Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
David Alan Wolf's Jacksonville Personal Injury Law Website
Website
David A. Wolf's Website Profile
Website
Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. Website
Website
Good Deed Brigade - Community Service and Outreach
Blog
Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog
Blog
Child Injury Lawyer Blog
Blog
Personal Injury Wolf
Legal Answers
269 Questions Answered

Q. What type of lawyer is needed?
A: You should contact a personal injury attorney. The case or claim would be against the city. There are special laws and restrictions that apply to claims against government entities. You should be able to get a free consultation from a local personal injury attorney on a matter of this nature.
Q. What happens if a biker is hit by a car, but the car drives off? Is there any potential legal remedy?
A: If the driver / owner of the vehicle can be identified, there can be a case against the driver / owner. If the driver / owner cannot be identified, there may be an Uninsured Motorist insurance claim if this coverage was purchased by the injury victim or a resident family member. There may also be a fund established in the State of Wisconsin for victims of a crime.
Q. My daughter was injured during a basketball game at the park and rec and required surgery
A: There is only a "case" to pursue if there was some kind of negligence on the fault of the park or an individual assuming that government entities can be sued in the State of Connecticut for simple negligence. Typically, a property owner is not liable per se just because an injury or incident took place on the property. There is a form of insurance called "Medical Payment" insurance that does provide coverage for medical bills even if there was not any fault or negligence on the part of the property owner. If you pursue the "Medical Payment" insurance, you are not blaming anybody and do not necessarily need to blame anybody for the incident assuming that the "Medical Payment" insurance as part of the policy at issue provide this kind of coverage. I recommend that you get advice from an attorney in or near the city / county where the incident took place. Good luck.
Q. Premises Liability Injury
A: Homeowner's insurance may or may not cover the damages / injuries. If the homeowner carried "Medical Payment" insurance, there may be a recovery of out of pocket medical expenses even if you cannot prove that the homeowners / residents were not at fault. If the injury resulted from some kind of negligence, there may be liability coverage available to cover such damages. As for the mandatory reporting of an injury to a homeowner's insurance carrier, it will depend on the language of the insurance company and other factors. Consult with an attorney.
Q. How much should I ask for in a car accident settlement that I was at no fault for?
A: The value of a case depends on a number of factors. Most attorneys will advise you to consult with an attorney as to your legal rights AND to hire an attorney to represent you. It may be too early to value the case if there is sufficient insurance in place to cover the property damage and personal injuries. At this point in time, you do not know what medical treatment will be provided over the next few months or longer. You also have not undergone diagnostic testing in the form of a MRI and other procedures to further document the extent / severity of the injuries. Do not settle the case OR engage in settlement discussions until you have gotten advice from an attorney in the geographic region where the accident took place / where the case needs to be filed if a lawsuit needs to be filed down the line. Good luck.
Q. I was rear ended at a stop light and was injured by a driver that never stopped. physical therapy starts next week
A: Typically, a check issued for property damage does not serve as a release for the personal injury claim. It is best to get the advice and review by a local personal injury injury before taking further action. Insurance companies are well represented by attorneys. You should be represented as well.
Q. i was hit today by a dump truck from a big company, i am not at fault, but i dont have a license but have sr22.
A: Most attorneys will provide a free consultation. Contact a local attorney to find out your legal rights as to compensation and coverage for property damage and / or personal injuries. While AVVO is a wonderful forum, it is not a substitute for having the legal advice from an attorney as to the particular issues and questions applicable to your situation. You will not be obligated to hire the attorney who you meet with or talk over the phone for the free consultation. Good luck.
Q. Driving girlfriend to work, and I got rear ended, she went to hospital, I'm in FL, any way of getting out of paying 20%?
A: If you were the one rear ended, you are not liable for your girlfriend's medical bills. The 20 % that is not covered by PIP can be collected from the at-fault driver's insurance company assuming that the at-fault driver carried Bodily Injury Insurance. Also, many medical providers will negotiate or reduce the 20 % of the bill that is not covered by PIP. Contact a local personal injury attorney for further advice. Good luck.
Q. I was in an accident
A: You should at least meet with a personal injury attoreny to discuss your legal rights. Most personal injury attorneys will provide for a free consultation. Insurance companies have adjusters, investigators, and attorneys in their corner. You may want to hire an attorney to protect your rights. It will all depend on the facts and circumstances. There are a number of qualified personal injury and worker’s compensation attorneys in your geographic area. Good luck.
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David Alan Wolf, Personal Injury Attorney
Main Office Duval County - Jacksonville, Florida
100 N Laura St
#702
Jacksonville, FL 32202
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 962-4453
Telephone: (904) 500-9653
Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.
Downtown Office
100 N Laura St
#702
Jacksonville, FL 32202
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 962-4453
Telephone: (904) 355-8888
Fax: (904) 358-3061