Company: Levine Smith Snider & Wilson
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
David A. Garfinkel, attorney for Levine Smith Snider & Wilson, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in family law.
Mr. Garfinkel’s diverse background and extensive litigation, mediation and bar activities have led him in becoming a highly regarded member of the legal community in Atlanta, Georgia. Known by his clients as an attorney who is empathetic, a good listener and hardworking, he has committed himself to achieving the best possible outcome for all cases since establishing his career in 1982. He demonstrates an expertise in marital and family law, which encompasses complex divorces, paternity, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, high-asset property division, custody, alimony, visitation and child-support issues. Today, Mr. Garfinkel is a practicing attorney for Levine Smith Snider & Wilson, a boutique family law and domestic relations firm known for its skill in handling the most challenging of cases. When asked of his success, Mr. Garfinkel credits the education that has provided him with the knowledge to excel in the practical application of the law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia, an MPA from the University of Georgia and a JD from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
Considered an expert by industry professionals for the strides he has made in the field for more than three decades, Mr. Garfinkel has been very involved in his professional community throughout his career. Notably, he is a past chairman of several organizations, including the family law section of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the marital and family law board certification committee for the Florida Bar Association, and the Florida Family Law Equitable for the Florida Bar Association. He has also moderated “The Shield and the Sword: Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Practice of Family Law,” at the CLE Presentation hosted by the family law section of The Florida Bar. In recognition of his professional excellence, Mr. Garfinkel has consistently received an AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, an indicator of an attorney’s highest ethical standards and professional ability. He was also included in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2015, named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine, and ranked as a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia. He also earned a Hernandez Professionalism Award and a Family Lawyer of the Year Award from the Florida Family Law American Inn of Court. Looking ahead to the future, Mr. Garfinkel intends to continue practicing family law while impacting his professional community further through his organizational involvement.
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