David has over 18 years experience as a trial attorney in the state and federal courts of both Florida and Georgia, and has been admitted, pro hac vice, to various other states and tribal court.
David is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law, and he has considerable experience in jury and non-jury trials, as well as arbitrations before privately-appointed panels and panels appointed under the American Arbitration Association rules. In addition, David has prosecuted and defended appeals at the District Court of Appeal and Circuit Court of Appeal levels.
Though he has experience handling cases involving business and contract disputes, and administrative licensing disputes, David’s practice continues to focus on construction-related matters involving complex litigation. Often times, David is retained to take a proactive role and represent clients at the forefront of an upcoming project, where he will be involved in drafting and negotiating construction contracts for every aspect of the project.
Throughout his career as a construction attorney, David has represented contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, county and city governments, private owners and various design professionals. Specific examples of matters David has handled include:Prosecuted general contractor’s $2.5 million unpaid contract balance claim, and defended against owner’s $10.5 million alleged defect counter-claim on multi-building luxury apartment complex project – 22 day private binding arbitration. Prosecuted county government’s $3.5 million claim against engineering firm for defective design and negligent administration of underground utilities project – 10 day jury trial. Prosecuted two underground utility contractors’ claims, $1.13 and $1.25 million respectively, against county government for wrongful termination, delay and extended overhead damages on underground utilities project, and defended against county’s alleged $715,000 and $375,000 respective defect and delay counter-claims – first claim in 13 day binding arbitration through American Arbitration Association, and second claim settled at subsequent mediation. Defended general contractor through final hearing and appeal stages of bid protest on a $20 million federal construction project – Federal Administrative Court action. Prosecuted "themeing" contractor’s $600,000 wrongful termination, unpaid contract work, delay and extended overhead damages claim against Indian tribe, and defended against Tribe’s alleged defect counter-claim – settled at mediation in Tribal Court. Prosecuted general contractor’s unpaid contract balance and lien claim against private residence owner, and defended against owner’s $200,000 alleged defect counter-claim – 8 day jury trial and defended appeal in District Court of Appeal. Prosecuted site contractor’s $1.4 million unpaid contract balance, differing site conditions, inefficiency, delay and extended overhead claim against county government, and defended against county’s $175,000 delay claim – binding arbitration under American Arbitration Association rules; settled at mediation. Represented and coordinated foreign representation of pre-fabricated construction component manufacturer/subcontractor on multi-million dollar projects nationwide. Represented, drafted and negotiated contracts for specialty design/build company and construction companies for multi-million dollar projects nationwide and internationally.