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David Christopher Prather

David Christopher Prather


Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer
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Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin,
West Palm Beach, FL

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Attorney Biography

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David C. Prather is a a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney who has earned the reputation of being the "Closer" in high-stakes cases that have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Specializing in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and auto negligence litigation, David has successfully argued and achieved several of the largest auto negligence verdicts and the largest non-surgical verdicts in the firm’s history. His contributions as co-counsel to Nancy La Vista were instrumental in securing a $35.2 million verdict on behalf of the family of a brain-damaged infant and an $11.6 million verdict in a negligent credentialing surgery case.

Previously an assistant public defender and assistant state prosecutor, David has been litigating cases in Palm Beach County since 1990 and has taken a very active role in the legal and business communities, mentoring and developing the next generation of professional and civic leaders. He has also assumed a strategic, guiding position within the Florida Bar, which oversees the legal profession statewide, serving as a Young Lawyer Board of Governor member and currently on the Board of Governors, as well as its Executive Committee.


Practice Areas

 
Personal Injury (33%)
 
Civil Trial Law (33%)
 
Medical Malpractice (17%)
 
Products Liability (17%)

Résumé - David Christopher Prather

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1991

Education

Rutgers School of Law - Newark
1990

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
2005

Associations

Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Sponsor
Florida Justice Association

Palm Beach County Justice Association
Member,
Past President (2005)
Palm Beach County Justice Association

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida

United States Supreme Court

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David Christopher Prather
Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin,
1919 N. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Office: 561-899-2118
Office: 561-961-2300
Office: 561-899-2117
Fax: 561-832-3580

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

David Christopher Prather - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about David Christopher Prather on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's current membership classification, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.


Specialty Certification Information

Specialist in Civil Trial Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."


Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.


Nonprofit Organizations

Florida Justice Association -

The FJA is a professional association that advocates for fair access to Florida's civil court system and works support and educate attorneys who protect the rights of plaintiffs seeking justice. Many of the top personal injury and civil trial lawyers in , belong to this respected non-profit organization.


Palm Beach County Justice Association -

PBCJA supports and educates trial attorneys representing plaintiffs in civil cases while advocating for fair access to Florida's civil court system. Many of the top personal injury attorneys in West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach County belong to the PBCJA and take on leadership positions in this organization.



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