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David L. Hirschberg

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David L. Hirschberg is a Partner at Gladstone, Weissman, Hirschberg & Schneider, P.A. He is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, cum laude (J.D., 2003) and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, with honors (B.A., 2000). Mr. Hirschberg is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Illinois and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Mr. Hirschberg is also a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator and is formally trained in Collaborative Law.

Mr. Hirschberg is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, where he serves on the Executive Council, and is past Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee. In 2020, Mr. Hirschberg received the Chair’s Award for Extraordinary Service, an annual award bestowed upon a professional in recognition of their service, unwavering dedication, and continued commitment to the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. In previous years, Mr. Hirschberg has also received the Spotlight Award, Legislative Award and Rising Star Award for the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Mr. Hirschberg is a Master Member of the Palm Beach Chapter, Family Law American Inns of Court, which promotes professionalism and ethics in the legal system. He is also a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. 

Mr. Hirschberg has held important and prestigious positions within the Broward County Bar Association, including having served for seven (7) years on the Board of Directors of the Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. In 2010-2011, he served as the President of the Broward County Bar’s Young Lawyers Section.

In 2012, Mr. Hirschberg was afforded the distinguished honor of the Paul May Professionalism in Practice Award, which is an annual award that the Broward County Bar Association bestows upon a lawyer in the community who exemplifies the ideals of professionalism, ethics, integrity, courtesy, credibility, preparedness, and zealous advocacy combined with civility in their day-to-day practice.

Mr. Hirschberg was selected for inclusion in the 2016-2024 editions of Florida Super Lawyers magazine2 (he was also selected to the Top 100 Miami and Top 100 Florida lists in Super Lawyers magazine for 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024); for inclusion in the 2018-2024 editions of Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Family Law; for inclusion on the Top Lawyers list published in the 2021 and 2022 editions of South Florida Legal Guide4 (he was previously included on the Top Up & Comers list published in the 2013-2020 editions); and for inclusion as a top marital and family law attorney in the 2019-2021 editions of Florida Trend Legal Elite magazine (he was previously included on the Up & Comers list published in the 2014-2017 editions).

Mr. Hirschberg has dedicated his time to civic and charitable organizations, having served as the Chairperson for the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-first Annual Young Lawyers Charity Golf Tournaments, as a member of the Young Leadership Division of the United Jewish Community of Broward County, and as a participant in the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program. In 2014, he was selected as one of the founding forty members of United Way of Broward County’s Envision United, a group that recognizes philanthropic leaders who are focused on improving the quality of life in the community. In 2016, he served as the Chair for March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction. Most recently, Mr. Hirschberg was selected to serve as a Board of Trustee for Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland, Florida.

Mr. Hirschberg’s clientele is comprised of many successful professionals, including but not limited to, entrepreneurs, business owners and executives, doctors, lawyers, and professional athletes. He has also represented numerous stay-at-home parents who have devoted themselves to their spouse and family in a more traditional manner. Mr. Hirschberg advocates zealously for his clients, while simultaneously promoting the amicable resolution of disputes. He remains uniquely accessible and available to his clientele, recognizing the importance of maintaining frequent and continuing dialogue throughout what is commonly a very stressful and tension-filled process. His calming influence is one of his proudest attributes.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Matrimonial Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • The Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 2003
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 2000

Honors & Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2016-2023)
  • Super Lawyers Top 100 in Miami and Top 100 in Florida (2020-2023)
  • Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Family Law (2018-2024)
  • Top Lawyers in the 2021 edition of South Florida Legal Guide
  • Top Up & Comers in the 2013-2020 editions of South Florida Legal Guide
  • Top marital and family law attorney in the 2019-2021 editions of Florida Trend Legal Elite Magazine
  • Up & Comers in the 2014-2017 editions Florida Trend Legal Elite Magazine
  • Chair’s Award for Extraordinary Service to the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Spotlight Award, Legislative Award, and Rising Star Award for the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • 2012 Paul May Professionalism in Practice Award

Published Works

  • June 2024: “Resist and Refuse Dynamics: Alienation is Not the Only Answer,” AAML Monthly Newsletter
  • Summer 2022: “In Good Standing: How Standing Positions Are Established and Reviewed,” The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator
  • Winter 2017: “Settling the Divorce Pre-Suit for High Net Worth/High Profile Clients,” The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator
  • January 29-30, 2016: Florida Bar Family Law Section, Board Certification Seminar, Guardianship materials
  • Fall/Winter 2015: “Settling the Divorce Pre-Suit for High-Stakes Clients,” Family Lawyer Magazine
  • June 2009: “Extortion: What Your Client Wants,” Florida Bar Journal
  • September 2008: “Chapter 11- Parental Responsibility,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage-Ninth Edition
  • Spring 2007: “Permanent Alimony in Short Term Marriages,” The Florida Bar Family Law Section Commentator

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Executive Council, 2011 to 2023
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Past Co-Chair of the Legislation Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Past Chair of the Support Issues Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Past Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Past Co-Chair of the Ad Hoc Client Solicitation Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Family Law Section, Past Vice-Chair of Publications (Florida Bar Journal)
  • Broward County Bar Association, Past President, Young Lawyers Section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Present
  • Susan B. Greenberg Family Law American Inns of Court of the Palm Beaches, Master Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • United Way of Broward County’s Envision United, Founding Forty Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • February 22, 2024: Family Law Section Paralegal Seminar from A to Z – “Preparing for Hearing and Trial: How to Assist Your Attorney in Presenting an Effective Case”
  • January 26, 2024: Marital and Family Law Review Course — “Relocation”
  • April 14, 2023: Broward County Bar Association, “Raising the Bar” Annual Family Law Seminar – Equitable Distribution: Top 10 Practice Tips and Mistakes to Avoid
  • August 11, 2022: Florida Bar Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar: “Trial Preparation: Everything You Want to Know But Were Afraid to Ask”
  • January 21, 2022: Marital and Family Law Review Course—“Enforcement and Contempt”
  • April 6, 2021: Broward County Matrimonial Lawyers’ Luncheon—“UIFSA, UCCJEA, & Hague”
  • January 28, 2021: Marital and Family Law Review Course—“PKPA, UIFSA, UCCJEA and Hague”
  • August 14, 2020: Broward County Bar Association, “Raising the Bar” Annual Family Law Seminar – Family Law Mock Trial
  • May 14, 2020: Florida Bar Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar: “Legislative Update”
  • January 31, 2020: Marital and Family Law Review Course—“UIFSA, UCCJEA and Hague”
  • March 14, 2019: Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., Boca Raton Chapter: “Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in Florida?…Depends!!!”
  • February 22, 2019: Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Bench and Bar Conference: Moderated presentations on Equitable Distribution, Paternity, and Temporary Relief
  • November 30, 2017 and November 29, 2018: Florida Bar Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar: “Mechanics of Board Certification”
  • June 16, 2017: Florida Bar Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar: “Process and Procedures: ‘Be on Top of Your Game’ Program for Paralegals” – Equitable Distribution, Spousal Support & Child Support
  • April 28, 2017: Broward County Bar Association, “Raising the Bar” Annual Family Law Seminar – Children’s Issues & Writing an Effective Parenting Plan
  • November 18, 2016: Broward County Bar Association, “Nuts and Bolts of Family Law” – Parenting Issues
  • April 14, 2016: Radio Appearance on Legal News and Reviews, “Overview of Equitable Distribution”
  • April 8, 2016: Broward County Bar Association, “Raising the Bar” Annual Family Law Seminar – Financial Affidavits 101
  • March 17, 2016: Florida Bar Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar: “Times They Are a Changing: Family Law Trends and Hot Topics in the Area of Children’s Issues” – Post-Obergefell: Parentage Issues for Same Sex Couples
  • February 11, 2016: Radio Appearance on Legal News and Reviews, “Hot Topics in the Area of Marital and Family Law”
  • October 23, 2015: Broward County Bar Association, “Bench and Bar Conference”—Total Lawyering: The Interaction Between Family, Real Property, Trusts/Estates and Bankruptcy Law
  • August 6-9, 2015: Florida Bar Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Program – Workshop Leader
  • November 14, 2014: Broward County Bar Association, “Nuts and Bolts of Family Law” – Parenting Issues
  • November 12, 2014: Florida Bar Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar: “Mechanics of Board Certification”
  • November 12, 2013: Institute for Paralegal Education, “Divorce Cases from Start to Finish” – Your Role During Settlement and Trial; and Ethical Questions
  • October 18, 2013: Broward County Bar Association, “Bench and Bar Conference” – E-Filing Roundtable on Electronic Changes
  • June 11, 2013: Foxmoor Continuing Legal Education, “1st Annual Florida Family Law Conference: Handling a Divorce Case from Start to Finish” – Equitable Distribution
  • October 12, 2012: Florida Bar Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Seminar: “The Shield and the Sword: Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Practice of Family Law” – Extortion, Coercion and Other Guerilla Tactics
  • February 17, 2011: Broward County Bar Association, “Nuts and Bolts of Family Law” – Equitable Distribution
  • April 16, 2010: Broward County Bar Association, “Raising the Bar” Annual Family Law Seminar – Legislative and Case Law Changes during the 2000s
  • 2010 – 2014: Family Law Clinic at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center – Technology Issues in Family Law; and Basic Facts of Equitable Distribution (Mr. Hirschberg was invited as a guest lecturer once per semester)
  • January 2006: Broward County Bar Association Matrimonial Lawyers Luncheon – Family Law Privacy Issues in Technology
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      "Knowledge, Patience, Professionalism, and Honesty"

      A divorce is hard enough emotionally, so to navigate the details of shared assets and child custody is intense. When my ex-husband and I decided to get divorced, I was overwhelmed and lost. Luckily, a friend highly recommended David Hirschberg. I firmly believe that David’s knowledge, patience, professionalism, and honesty are what got me through that time. The decisions he helped me make and the professional advice he provided has helped our entire family navigate such a painful time to be productive for our children and get us towards a path of great co-parenting. I don’t know how he does it, but he’s like a therapist and brilliant divorce attorney all wrapped up into what feels like a truly caring friend. Divorce is miserable, but if you have to go through it- I recommend having David guide you through such a trying time. His expertise, patience and ability to know when to be tough and when to proceed with caution help foster as healthy of an environment as is possible, while protecting your interests and assets. So grateful for him!!

      E.C.
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      "Hard Work, Responsiveness to Our Questions and Concerns and Decisiveness in Litigating All Issues"

      Mr. Hirschberg was hired to help my brother in a very contentious divorce case. I am an attorney in Colorado practicing criminal defense. My brother also lives out of state. In the end, Mr. Hirschberg won every single issue in the case and did so without getting “in the gutter” with opposing counsel. My brother and I were extremely pleased by Mr. Hirschberg’s hard work, responsiveness to our questions and concerns and decisiveness in litigating all issues. As an attorney, I fully appreciated his adherence to the ethical standards of our profession yet being relentless in his pursuit of our arguments and claims. We had numerous complex and emotional issues which Mr. Hirschberg handled quickly and promptly. He was excellent in explaining these complicated issues to my brother and to me. Mr. Hirschberg challenged and defeated every argument and claim made by opposing counsel.

      In addition to all his excellent skills as an attorney, he has a wonderful sense of humor which is very important when dealing with such stressful issues. I give Mr. Hirschberg my highest recommendation. Please call me if you have any questions.

      Michael I. Cohen, Esq.
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      "Went the Extra Mile Always to Help"

      There aren’t enough kind words I can say about Mr. Hirschberg. He was definitely the “right” attorney for me. He realized that I was a human being and never lost sight that I was a person and there were real emotions involved. He handled my case with dignity and I’m proud that he represented me. David went the extra mile always to help me in all ways. He expertly guided me through this very trying time in my life and for that I will always be grateful. I believe David is an attorney with a heart, a real heart that beats and feels and that is something really rare!

      Leslie K.
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      "Exceeded My Expectations"

      What began as a painful and stressful personal situation requiring legal counseling ended up as an amicable process lead by Attorney David L. Hirschberg and his professional team. Each interaction with Attorney Hirschberg exceeded my expectations as he and his staff promptly and clearly addressed all questions and concerns. I appreciated the timely updates on when the next statements would be arriving; the itemized statements were clear and concise, so I was never surprised with an obscure or hidden charge. Every meeting/call with Mr. Hirschberg reassured me that David had a plan and was working to complete my case and not bother me with unnecessary details and costing me billable hours. David has a passion for helping people get through tough family situations and it shows. Mr. Hirschberg handled my case with care and proficiency. I was able to get much more than I had hoped for. I understood the process as he took the time to explain everything which made it all less stressful. Very professional and great customer care from the entire team. I can’t say enough good things about them and highly recommend for anyone looking for a great lawyer to handle a divorce case and provide some comfort and reassurance during a difficult time. Mr. Hirschberg was always available, even on weekends if needed. I knew he would always be there and provide quick concise information I needed at any moment. Attorney Hirschberg and his team are truly A+ professionals. Ethical and knowledgeable every step of the way.

      Kelly
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      "Mr. Hirschberg Went Above and Beyond"

      David Hirschberg made the process of going through complex divorce proceedings as easy as possible. Not only was he extremely responsive and accessible, but his extensive knowledge of family law combined with a genuine concern for the wellbeing of his clients also made him a pleasure to work with. Many times during the process Mr. Hirschberg went above and beyond to follow up with me or make sure I understood the next steps. He personally returned all calls and emails the same day. I always felt like I was in the most capable hands throughout the process and I always felt like Mr. Hirschberg was prepared and remembered the details of my case. I never had one moment during the process where I did not feel like Mr. Hirschberg had my best interests top of mind. I would strongly recommend him if you are looking for the best possible legal counsel in family law.

      Jody K.
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      "Completely Honest With Me"

      David got the job done! When I came to him with my divorce dilemma, I was separated from my wife, she wasn’t letting me see the kids, and I had a child support enforcement order that was executed incorrectly and was grossly unfair. David guided me step by step, from staying organized to staying above water. I feel he has always been completely honest with me in managing my expectations and timelines and keeping them realistic. He has taken the time to make sure I understand the law and the situation without ever talking down to me or speaking in “legalese.” Within two months of hiring David, he was able to turn the situation around. I feel lucky to have had an attorney who was not only passionate about my case, but who was determined to right my ex’s wrongs and work in the best interests of my children. Now, less than a year later, I have my children and a child support order that is fair to all parties involved.

      Andrew
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      "Passion, Dedication, and Professionalism"

      David, I am writing this letter to you to express my most sincere thanks for the most professional representation. I admire your composure, work ethic and most of all excellent representation. I am so grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the amazing legal work your team did on my behalf.

      Angie
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      "Rock-Solid Representation"

      Divorce is without question one of the most difficult and trying experiences a person or family can go through in life. Having the right attorney to help you through the process with the utmost professionalism, sound judgment, and extreme care to detail is absolutely necessary. Often there are times of emotional stress, and it takes a certain individual to help move you forward, and see there is light at the end of the tunnel. Mr. Hirschberg not only met, but rather exceeded my expectations throughout my case, and was always prepared to go above and beyond while always keeping my best interests at the forefront. I am so grateful I had him in my corner. If you ever need legal counsel and rock-solid representation, look no further.

      Joseph T.
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      "Unstoppable and Relentless"

      David is incredibly articulate and warm. David was also unstoppable and relentless when it came to representing me. David was always attentive and accessible when I needed him and I know I made the right choice in hiring him. I would highly recommend him (and have recommended him) to men and women going through a difficult divorce.

      Jodi P.
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