Derek O. Goldsmith is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office focusing his practice on First Party Property Insurance Defense Litigation.
Derek represents insurance carriers in all aspects of homeowner coverage disputes, including pre-litigation claim investigations and litigation defense.
Derek started his career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, where he served as first chair in numerous felony jury trials to verdict involving 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree felonies. Following his years at the State Attorney’s office, Derek gained experience practicing first party property insurance defense, commercial and business litigation.
Derek earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Economics from the University of Florida. He then went on to pursue his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law.
Derek was the recipient of the Florida Rising Stars award for 2018 – 2020.