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Robert Wilbert, Esq.


Before joining the firm, Robert spent over two decades protecting the incomes and assets of low-income people in Maryland and Florida. While working at various legal aid programs, Robert handled Bankruptcy and debt defense cases in order to stop the repossession of clients’ cars and homes, as well as stopping wage and bank account garnishments.

In addition, he was the Ryan White attorney at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, where he represented persons with AIDS and HIV in many types of cases, including Social Security Disability, Guardianship, Discrimination and Domestic Relations.

Robert’s cases and clients have been featured in major news sources, including the Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, USA Today and Forbes Magazine. His passion for helping disadvantaged people against better-funded adversaries has earned him a reputation as someone who levels the playing field for people facing difficult life situations.

One representative client was an 80-year-old widow in St. Augustine, Fla., whom debt collectors harassed so aggressively that she was having heart problems, over which she had to see a doctor. With Robert’s help, she filed Bankruptcy, and got rid of her stress.

Now that he is in private practice, Robert represents clients across the financial spectrum; they all have the same protections under the law and Robert will make sure that you are aware of all the protections available to you.


LL.M. Admiratly, Tulane University, 1991

J.D., Univeristy of Mississippi, 1990

B.A., Salisbury University, 1987
Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Maryland, 1992
Florida, 2001
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Max Gardner Bankruptcy Boot Camp Graduate

Featured Cases and Matters

Laudenslager v. Saia (In re Laudenslager), 2014 Bankr. LEXIS 4782
We filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy for the debtor and a creditor sued him in an adversary proceeding to force him to honor a pre-petition real estate deal and pay the creditor money. The judge ruled in his favor so and allowed him out of the contract.

Sandy S. TRENT, etc., et al., Plaintiffs, v. MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., etc., Defendant.
No. 3:06-cv-374-J-32HTS. United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Jacksonville Division.


The Reasons More Older Americans Are Filing For Bankruptcy
By Tami Kamin Meyer. Forbes Magaine, November 2017
Robert helped an 80-year-old great grandmother file bankrtuptcy, stop debt collection calls and get peace of mind.

JALACARE instructors trainers needed to help young adults avoid financial catastrophe
By Kathy Para. Jacksonville Daily Record, January 2016
Robert went to high schools in Jacksonville’s lower-income areas to teach high school studnets about financial literacy and the way debt could be used effectively.

Bankruptcy Lawyers Everywhere Grateful For Attorney Robert Wilbert
By Chip Parker. Bankruptcy Law Network
Article about how Robert helps train lawyers in Bankruptcy law.

Featured Pro Bono Activities

Pro bono spotlight: How one attorney helped client get her driver's license back
Robert was featured in an article for helping a disabled person file bankrutpcy in order to reinstate her driver’s license so that she could attend college.

Non-Legal Activities

Running Lucero Diehards Blog and Facebook page about an alt-country band from Memphis

Attending Lucero concerts all over the eastern half of the country

Running a Facebook group for Bankrutpcy lawyers with 1,600 members

Client Reviews
After years of trying to protect my assets from creditors, I was shocked to find out that my assets were unprotected in ways I had never considered. Not only had I placed my assets at risk from my mother's creditors, but I had placed my assets at risk from other family members who were intent on manipulation. When my mother died, I discovered that a family member had changed my mother's estate planning documents. Mr. Goldman and his team were able to explain what went wrong and successfully defended my position in court. During the case, I learned that I could have had much better protection from family and creditors, thus avoiding years of litigation and undue familial stress. When it comes to protecting your assets and your family, I would highly recommend hiring Mr. Goldman and his team. Bill H.
As a real estate agent, I have been involved with many property transactions where I needed a probate attorney to help facilitate the transaction. I have used the services of Mr. Goldman and his staff over the last several years and continue to use them on a regular basis. His office has been able to navigate the court system and help estates sell their property quickly and efficiently. In addition, Mr. Goldman can help real estate investors structure trusts to protect their assets from creditors. Michael Starling
This office is fantastic. I was faced with a horrible situation and this office helped to put an end to the untenable situation. Ms. Kendal Schoepfer was always available before, during, and after office hours to answer any questions that I had. I highly recommend this law office to all. Tisha Brown
Kendal was an amazing answer to a difficult time. Highly recommend her!!! Dana Ramsey
Attorney Robert Wilbert of David M Goldman, PLLC, will be the first and only attorney I would ever recommend to a consumer in my position. Mr. Wilbert was professional, answered my numerous questions without hesitation, provided straightforward answers and options. He explained the process thoroughly. He was available to assist before and after the process to make sure all issues had been resolved. I feel extremely confident in referring anyone to him who was facing as many obstacles as I was. Thank you Attorney Robert Wilbert for standing by my side through this! Kameron Knowlton