David has a wide range of litigation and trial experience and has focused on defending railroads, theme parks, resorts, asbestos defendants, automobile manufacturers, product manufacturers, and physicians in medical malpractice cases. He has a great deal of experience working with experts in the engineering, railroad and medical fields. He has tried asbestos personal injury cases in many cities across the country and currently litigates and tries product liability cases in numerous states.

    • Education

      • J.D., University of Richmond, 1986
      • B.A., Washington & Lee University, magna cum laude, 1983

      Professional Recognition

      • Virginia Super Lawyers (2010-2018), Civil Litigation Defense
      • Inside Business "Top 40 Under Forty" 1999
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    • Memberships

      • Virginia State Bar
      • Virginia Bar Association
      • Federal Bar Association
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      • Hampton Arts Foundation: Board Member, January, 2018 to Present; President Elect, 2023
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  • Represents railroads in crossing cases, general litigation matters, contract actions, indemnity issues, FELA suits, including toxic tort suits. 
  • Represented large outdoor theme parks, brewery and resort. As counsel for this client, David coordinated and defended all the casualty defense and other civil litigation arising from the facilities and tried the cases if necessary.
  • Prepares and tries cases involving cranes, cosmetics, medical devices, surgical robots, propane bottles, safety equipment, defective drugs, cutting and welding equipment, heavy earth moving and crane equipment, airplanes, automobiles, waste handling machinery and other products and technologies. 
  • Represented a large self-insured health plan on privacy issues and health care plan administration issues.
  • Coordinated a large multi-national Company's property damage and warranty litigation in the United States.
  • Represented asbestos manufacturers in asbestos personal injury trials around the country and prepares experts for use on a national basis by several major defendants in asbestos litigation. 
  • Locates, cultivates and utilizes experts in the fields of epidemiology, pulmonology, pathology, radiology, internal medicine and geology. 
  • Defended doctors in medical malpractice cases statewide and in the Norfolk area. David currently represents physician groups on numerous medical/patient issues. 
  • Represented railroads in mass tort liability cases arising out of two catastrophic derailments in Newport News, Virginia. 
  • Has argued before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully represented companies in premises liability cases for a series of national chain restaurants.
  • Defense verdict in significant UCC breach of contract claim involving intellectual property and CNC machining issues.

    Former law clerk, U. S. Federal District Court, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

    Speaker at numerous meetings including The National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, The Association of American Railroads, The Defense Research Institute and various Continuing Legal Education seminars, including presentations on advocacy, evidence, case preparation discovery and a host of other issues.

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