Howard E. Googe

Office Co-Managing Shareholder


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Buddy Googe is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Stuart office. Buddy is a litigation attorney with over 35 years’ experience in commercial, civil and construction litigation. He is a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator and Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. Buddy is also a registered title agent with Old Republic National Title Insurance Agency.


  • Representation of Community Associations in major construction defects litigation.
  • Representation of corporate clients in contract dispute litigation.
  • Representation of Community Associations in turnover disputes with developers.
  • Defending Design Professionals and Contractors in contract disputes.
  • Representation of parties in real estate contract disputes.
  • In addition to litigation experience, Buddy also represents Sellers and Purchasers in residential and commercial real estate transactions.


  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Past President
  • Jesus House of Hope, Past Board of Directors
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Florida Bar Commercial Litigation Committee
  • Member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court, Southern District
  • Past Chairman, 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Past Chairman, 19th Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee