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Edward I. Golden

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Born and Raised in New York, with a background as a school psychologist and Special Education instructor, Mr. Golden has been practicing law since 1977.  During the last 40 years as a Miami-Dade County probate lawyer, he has been focusing on the areas of Probate, Guardianship and Trust litigation and administration.

Mr. Golden wrote the guidelines for the Probate Court for Cuban Blocked Estates and has a license from the U.S Treasury Department to travel to Cuba to represent Cuban National Beneficiaries of Florida estates.  As Chairman of the Internal Procedures Committee, Mr. Golden works closely with the four Miami-Dade County Probate Judges and with Probate and Guardianship attorneys and practitioners to enhance operation of the probate court.

Mr. Golden has served as Chairman of the Dade County Probate & Guardianship Committee and has served the Bar on the following committees:

Florida Bar:

   *Probate Law Committee

   *Guardianship Law Committee

   *Probate Rules Committee

   *Guardianship Rules Committee

   *Past Chairman, Vice Chairman and Member of Bar Grievance Committees (3 terms)

American Bar Association:

    *Probate Law Committee

    *Guardianship Law Committee

    *Guardianship Rules Committee

    *Probate Rules Committee



  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
    • B.A. - 1966
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Psychology
  • State University of New York, Master's Program - 1967
    • Major: Psychology
  • University of Miami
    • M.Ed - 1969
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Intellectual Disabilities/Mental Retardation

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning 60%
  • Appeals
  • Experience, Testimonials And Reviews
  • Home
  • Litigation
  • Probate & Administration Services

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1977

Published Works

  • Guidelines for Cuban Blocked Accounts, Probate Division 11th Judicial Circuit, 1985


  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent"*
  • Florida Super Lawyer
  • Wall Street Journal "Top Attorneys in Florida"

Classes & Seminars

  • Instructor University of Miami (Paralegal Program) - Probate Law

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Chairman of Bar Grievance Committees (3 terms)
  • Past President, University of Miami Hurricane Club
  • Past President, University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame
  • Member, Iron Arrow Honor Society (the highest honor bestowed for service at the University of Miami)

Past Positions

  • Dade County Public School, Teacher Special Ed, School Psychologist, 1969 to 1977


  • English

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Zeta Beta Tau
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Associations

  • Council for Exceptional Children, Member
  • University of Miami Alumni Association
  • University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame
  • University of Miami Friends of Philosophy, Director
  • University of Miami Athletic Federation, Fundraising Chairman
  • CABA

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Partner