Mr. Golden earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maine and his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Upon moving to Florida, he began his career working for a small law firm in the Brandon area and focused on representing debtors in consumer bankruptcy cases under both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. He also represented clients in front of the Social Security Administration in Disability cases.
Next, he accepted a position as the chief litigation associate with the law firm of Feinberg, Isaak and Smith, d/b/a Debt Relief Legal Centers. In this position, he represented debtors at '341 Meetings of Creditors and in all Contested Matters and Adversary Proceedings. Following his stint with Debt Relief Legal Centers, Mr. Golden continued to gain experience in consumer bankruptcy by joining the staff of Terry E. Smith, Standing Chapter 13 Trustee for the Fort Myers Division.
As a Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee, Mr. Golden presided over '341 Meetings of Creditors, represented the Trustee at Chapter 13 Plan Confirmation hearings as well as other Bankruptcy Court matters.
Currently, he is the principal of The Golden Law Group and continues to practice extensively in the area of consumer bankruptcy. In 2004, Mr. Golden became Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. He also lectures on consumer issues in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 at continuing legal education seminars for attorneys and paralegals.
Mr. Golden resides in Brandon with his wife Tamara and their children Andrew (Drew) and Ella. They are members of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church in Brandon. He is also actively involved with the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, the Brandon Bar Association, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
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