David F. Cooney




Bar Admissions

Florida, 1978
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


1978 University of Notre Dame, J.D.
1975 University of Notre Dame, B.B.A. (Finance), Magna Cum Laude

Practice Areas

Tort Litigation
Insurance Law


University of Notre Dame Law Review
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates
Diplomate, Litigation Counsel of America
Leading Florida Attorneys
Florida Super Lawyers
Who's Who in American Law
Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
Who's Who in the South and Southwest
Who's Who in the World


Dave began practicing law as a trial lawyer in Southeast Florida in 1978 and his trial skills have received the highest recognition by his peers: He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Diplomate of Litigation Counsel of America and listed in Leading Florida Attorneys, Who’s Who in American Law, and Florida Super Lawyers.

Dave represents and defends several national and international corporations including Ryder Truck Rental, Target Corporation, Costco Wholesale Corporation, and The Hertz Corporation.

Dave has tried in excess of 150 cases to verdict, successfully defending clients in major lawsuits involving wrongful death, catastrophic brain injury, paralysis, loss of limbs, and rape/sexual assault.