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Arda Goker is an Appeals & Legal Issues associate in Greenberg Traurig’s Orlando office. Focusing on state and federal appellate litigation and strategic trial support, he handles matters ranging from consumer finance actions to intellectual property disputes. Before joining Greenberg Traurig,  Arda practiced at an appellate boutique in Tampa, where he litigated a wide variety of civil and criminal appeals and original proceedings.



  • Drafted appellate briefs that resulted in a federal appellate court vacating a $1.8 million forfeiture judgment. °
  • Drafted a response that resulted in the dismissal for lack of jurisdiction of an insurance company’s petition for writ of certiorari. °
  • Drafted an appellate brief and presented oral argument in a family law appeal that prevented a client’s minor son from being forced to move to another state. °

°Arda handled the above representations before joining Greenberg Traurig, P.A.

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Edward C. LaRose, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal, 2016
  • Appellate Intern, Criminal Appeals Division of the Office of Florida’s Attorney General, 2015

Recognition & Leadership

  • The Florida Bar
    • Appellate Practice Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)
    • Appellate Practice Committee
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA)
    • Appellate Practice Section
  • The American Bar Association (ABA)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • American Constitution Society (ACS)


  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2017
    • Notes & Comments Editor, Stetson Law Review
    • Highest Grade Designations: Appellate Practice & Advocacy; Legal Research & Writing I and II; Interviewing & Counseling; White Collar Crime; and Criminal Procedure – Adjudication
    • Suzanne Armstrong Memorial Award for Excellence in Legal Research & Writing
  • B.A., University of Central Florida, 2014
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Turkish