Mr. Gostel is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group at Smith Gambrell Russell LLP in Jacksonville, Florida. His practice focuses in the areas of business litigation, medical and professional liability defense, construction dispute resolution, employment and labor disputes, and insurance defense. Before joining Smith Gambrell Russell in 2021, Mr. Gostel practiced at a law firm where he handled a variety of civil litigation matters, including construction disputes, business litigation, general and product liability claims, and employment and labor disputes.
Mr. Gostel earned his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, he served as the Executive and Submissions Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics and as a Georgetown Law Student Ambassador. Additionally, Mr. Gostel was a judicial intern at the New York Supreme Court and a legal intern at the United States Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in Legal Studies with a minor in Jewish Studies from the University of Florida.
Mr. Gostel is devoted to pro bono service and is a member of the Smith Gambrell Russell Pro Bono Committee. He serves as a Leader of the Litigation Subcommittee for the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance – Policing Working Group and provides pro bono legal services to tenants in landlord/tenant disputes with the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Mr. Gostel is a member of the Florida Bar, the Jacksonville Bar Association, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, traveling, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.