David A. Garfinkel

Of Counsel

David A. Garfinkel joined Levine Smith Snider & Wilson in 2014 as an of counsel attorney. He brings more than 30 years of family law experience to the firm and specializes in complex divorces, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, high-asset property division, custody, alimony, visitation and child-support issues.

Board certified by the Florida Bar Association from 1994 to 2019 as an expert in marital and family law, David is a leader both in the legal profession and in the community and has served as a chairman on multiple boards. He is recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” lawyer, Best Lawyer in America, Super Lawyer, a Top 100 Family Law Attorney in Florida and Georgia, and also has been recognized by Florida Legal Elite and Georgia Legal Elite. While on the board of the Florida Family Law Equitable Distribution Committee, David co-drafted the statute that was approved by the state legislature. He has lectured frequently to attorneys and law students on various marital and family law topics. He is admitted to the bars of Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

David is married to Judy Mendel Garfinkel, whom he met while they were students in law school. They relocated to Atlanta in 2014 after living in Jacksonville, Florida to join their three adult children and three granddaughters.


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama, J.D., 1982
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, M.P.A., 1975
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, B.A., 1973


  • Member, Family Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Family Law Section, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Family Law Section, Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Florida Bar Association, Marital & Family Law Board Certification Committee
  • Executive Counsel, 2010–2014, Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Florida Family Law Equitable Distribution Committee
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Florida Family Law and Practice
  • Member, National Association of Parental Alienation Specialists


  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America, 2015–2024
  • Named a Georgia Super Lawyer, Atlanta Magazine, 2017–2023
  • Ranked a Top-100 Lawyer in Georgia, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Named Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Named a Florida Super Lawyer, 2006–2015
  • Named Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2009, 2012–2015
  • Named Top 100 Family Law Attorneys in Florida
  • Hernandez Professionalism Award, “Family Lawyer of the Year,” Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, 2006


  • Moderator, “The Shield and the Sword: Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Practice of Family Law,” CLE Presentation, The Florida Bar Family Law Section, Tampa, Florida
  • Group Workshop Leader, Advanced Family Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, Florida Bar Family Law Section


  • Past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jacksonville Jewish Family and Community Services

David A. Garfinkel
PHONE 404.237.5700 Ext. 7515
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FAX 404.237.5757