David Deehl, Esq.
DAVID LEE DEEHL was born Miami, Florida on September 15, 1956. He was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1982, and is also admitted to the
United States District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeal, Eleventh Circuit; and U.S. Supreme Court.
Board Certifications: 1989, Board Certified Civil Trial and 1997, Business Litigation Lawyer, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization
and Education, Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Member of The Florida Bar's Board Certification
Law School: University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 1982
College: Vanderbilt University, B.A., Economics/Chemistry 1978
Professional work and accomplishments: Dade County (Member: Executive Committee, 1989-1990; Board of Directors, 1983-1986 and 1989-1992)
and American (Chair, Trial Techniques, 2002-2003) Bar Associations; The Florida Bar, Professional Ethics Committee, 1994-2003, Chair of
Internet Access Subcommittee 1997-8, Health Law Comm., 1983-84, Trial Lawyers, Health Law and Family Law Sections. Author, Trial Lawyers
and Health Law Section Articles, The Florida Bar Journal; Lecturer, Commercial Lit., Bridge-the-Gap, Author, Ethics Certification Exam
for Civil Trial 1992,3 and 2008 - 2011 Appellate Reviewer, Certification, 1995-96, Delegate, The All Bar Conference, 1994. ; The American
Association for Justice formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member, Leaders' Forum 2003-08); Academy of Florida Trial
Lawyers; Miami Dade Justice Association, formerly the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1993-1994); South Florida
Inter-professional Counsel (President, 1989-1990); American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. Member, Council
of TIPS, 2008-11, Chair, Plaintiffs Task Force (2007-8) Chair, Trial Techniques (2003-4), Task Force on Disaster Insurance Coverage,
Emerging Issues Committee, Medicine and Law Vice Chair, Property Insurance Law Committee; Ins. Coverage Lit. Committee, Litigation
Section, Recipient, 2004, Edmund Muskie Award (ABA TIPS’ highest award – pro bono representations and community service), Admiralty and
Maritime Law Committee, ABA Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee 2010-1013 Diploma in Teaching Advocacy Skills – National
Institute for Trial Advocacy, Harvard Law School, May, 1992 Member, Florida Advisory Committee on Arson Prevention, American Business
& Insurance Attorneys and Insurance Law List, University of Miami, Society of the Bar and Gavel (President, 1981-1982). Outstanding
Advocate, Trial, 1982. Recipient, Primerus Community Service Award, 2003 Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Two of the Largest US
Plaintiffs’ Verdicts in 2008 - #10 – and #37 – Jury Verdict Research Chart.
Public Service: Guardian ad litem – US Dist Ct. Indianapolis - Ford/Firestone cases – South America 11th Judicial Circuit: Special
Master: discovery disputes; Guardian ad litem and Special Guardian, Put Something Back Program, Pro Bono service recognition, Attorney
Member of Foster Care Review Panel,
Ratings: Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated (highest rating), and Listed in Registry of Preeminent Law Firms in Civil Trial, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury areas
- Selected as a Leading Florida Attorney by a survey of Florida Lawyers conducted by the American Research Corporation in Personal Injury, and Personal Injury Defense.
- Selected as a Top South Florida Lawyer (top 1%) by South Florida Legal Guide in Trial Practice – Personal Injury Defense & Insurance Coverage litigation – and selected by Superlawyers for Personal Injury Plaintiff
Lecturer: Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law: Trial Advocacy and Litigation Skills Programs - Pre-trial, Trial and Advanced Trial Skills courses, 1989-present University of Miami School of Medicine, 1993-95
Use of PowerPoint, ABA Trial Techniques Seminars, CA (2001,3&4), Masters of Auto Tort Law Seminar – Direct Examination, Atlanta (2004) and ABA Mediation Seminar in Washington, DC 2002, YLD - Opening, Closing and Direct, Newport Beach, San Francisco, Montreal and Miami (2007) Anatomy of a Trial – Opening & Direct Examination 2009.
AAJ - ATLA, “Closing the Circle: How to Give a Stunning Summation” (2000) Brain Injury Cases and Trial Advocacy (1995), Dealing with Clever and Unfair Discovery Tactics (1994), Depositions: Strategies, Tactics and Mechanics (1990, 92, 95, 96, 97, 98), Evidence (1990), Experts (1996) How to Evaluate and Settle Personal Injury Claims (1991, 92, 93 and 94), Business Litigation (2002) for PESI (Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Daytona and Orlando, Florida)
- Cost Saving Measures in Handling Personal Injury Cases, AFTL Workhorse Seminar (1993), Preventing Interference during Depositions, AFTL Spring Seminar (1994), Direct and Cross Examination of Accident Reconstructionists, AFTL (1997), Videotaped Depositions, AFTL Colorado Seminar (1999), Effective use of E-mail AFTL Ft. Lauderdale (2001), PowerPoint at Trial (2003)
- What Attorneys Need to Know About Traumatic Brain Injury, Presented by the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association for Miami Children's Hospital (1994)
- Rules of Conduct - Written Discovery (1994), for NEN, Depositions, Nashville, TN (1996), and Premises Liability (1996) and Insurance Coverage Law in Florida (1998, 2001 and 2007) for NBI.
- Legal Considerations for Special Events Planning, NYU, 1989-90
- Insurance Fraud, Alison Seminars, Miami, (1997)