David M. Gottfried

Overview
I have been a licensed attorney in Texas and Georgia since 1989 and have practiced in Austin since 1992. I completed mediation training in March 2000, and have mediated cases involving real estate disputes, business disputes and family law matters.

After 19 years as a trial lawyer in the trenches, the primary focus of my practice has shifted to assisting in the resolution of disputes as a mediator. Having broad experience as a trial lawyer in the areas of commerical litigation, real estate, shareholder and partnership disputes, business torts, family law and construction litigation gives me the substantive knowledge to quickly analyze the legal issues of your dispute.

Drawing on my experience as an advocate and as a skilled negotiator, I am often able to assist parties in finding creative and collaborative solutions rather than entering into more costly litigation. In addition, I continue to maintain a trial docket and business transaction practice, carefully selecting the matters in which I offer representation.