Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh

Personal Injury Lawyer | Serving Sarasota, FL

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3550 S. Tamiami Trial, 3rd Floor
Sarasota, FL 34239

The Resources and Experience to Take Even the Toughest Cases to Trial

Injuries can cause huge changes in the lives of a family, impacting the injured party as well as their loved ones and having an effect on their health, happiness, and their finances. The days and weeks following an accident will be filled with pain, stress, and confusion and in most cases it can be difficult to focus on anything beyond recovery from your injuries.

The lawyers of Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh have more than 100 years of combined Florida legal experience in personal injury, wrongful death and other negligence cases.

Our attorneys have each represented accident victims throughout Florida for over twenty years. Bernard Walsh has been a Florida lawyer for more than three decades, and has over a quarter-century of experience in personal injury law.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Bike Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Victims
  • Personal Injury
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip and Fall
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Our partners have handled more than 10,000 non-fatal and fatal personal injury cases, where death or brain, head, neck, back, spinal cord, shoulder and knee injuries have resulted from car, truck, motorcycle or boat accidents.

Call Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh today at 941-348-1004 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney M David Shapiro


  • Florida

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1985


  • Florida State University College of Law, with honors, 1985
  • University of Florida, College of Journalism, 1981

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Association of Justice
  • Eagle Member of The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
  • Florida Justice Association
  • The American Bar Association
  • The Sarasota Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Attorney David L Goldman


  • Florida

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1987


  • Tulane University School of Law, 1987
  • Hamilton College, 1983

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Association of Justice
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

Attorney Michael J Babboni


  • Florida

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1987


  • Stetson University College of Law, 1987
  •  University of Wisconsin, 1984

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Florida Justice Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association

Board Certified:

  • Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court Mediator

Attorney Bernard F Walsh


  • Florida


  • Cumberland School of Law, 1978
  • University of South Florida

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • AV Preeminent® rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell®
  • AVVO as Superb
  • National Trial Lawyers Association as an Executive Committee Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013 onward)
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Manatee and Sarasota Sheriff's Advisory Board
  • Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council
  • One Hundred Club for Law Enforcement

Attorney Stephen M. Fernandez


  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida


  • University of Florida College of Law
  • University of Florida

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2010 and 2011
  • “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers organization
  • American Association of Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Manasota Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors
  • Sarasota Bar Association
  • Association of Plaintiff's Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Verdicts & Recoveries

Motorcycle accident. Serious brain injury. One of three largest settlements of motorcycle accident cases in the State of Florida.

Motorcycle accident. Fractured femur, fibula, distal radius, brain hemorrhage injuries to European tourist.

Automobile accident resulting in death. Settled with one defendant for $800,000 before trial; jury verdict of $1.2 million against other defendant.

Brain injury to child. Largest playground negligence settlement/verdict in Florida.

Wrongful death accident with questionable liability.

Traffic intersection wrongful death suit.

$ 1.65 MILLION
Child abuse. Settlement before trial of cases involving non-sexual physical abuse to children.

$ 1.25 MILLION
Automobile accident. Skull fracture, closed-head injury, eye surgery and hearing loss from major impact car crash.

Automobile accident. Insurance company initially refused to pay its $50,000 policy limits for neck surgery due to comparative negligence, but ultimately paid over $1 million above policy limits before trial.

Motorcycle accident. A motorcycle was cut off by a bus crossing the roadway resulting in a Brachial Plexus injury

Automobile accident. Full policy limits settlement for injuries resulting in above the knee leg amputation.

Fall from balcony. Settlement for case involving neck fractures resulting from fall from balcony with loose railing.

$ 750,000
Negligent discharge of firearm. Settlement for accidental discharge of gun where bullet perforated kidney.

$ 700,000
Automobile accident. Full policy limits settlement for automobile accident resulting in death.

$ 675,000
Motorcycle accident. Fractured pelvis and knee surgery

$ 675,000
Automobile Accident. Multiple wrist surgeries.

$ 600,000
Fall on wet floor. Low back and knee surgery.

$ 530,000
Automobile accident. Un-operated herniated disc in neck of chiropractor

Office Locations

Sarasota Office
308 Cocoanut Ave.
Sarasota Florida, 34236
Bradenton Office
5291 Office Park Boulevard,
Bradenton Florida, 34203
St. Petersburg Office
6446 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg Florida, 33707
Venice Office
3986 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice Florida, 34293
Englewood Office
2960 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood Florida, 34224
Port Charlotte Office
24650 Sandhill Boulevard,
Punta Gorda Florida, 33983
Fort Myers Office
8359 Beacon Blvd.
Fort Myers Florida, 33907
Lakeland Office
5137 S. Lakeland Dr.
Lakeland Florida, 33813
Arcadia Office
10 South DeSoto Ave.
Arcadia Florida, 34266
Punta Gorda Office
24650 Sandhill Boulevard,
Punta Gorda Florida, 33983

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