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David H. Burns

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Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Trucking Accident, Wrongful Death, Motorcycle Accident… more 

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About Me

My hobbies include reading, astronomy, history, politics and Texas Hold 'Em.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Car Accidents: 30%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • Henry James Graham

    I endorse this lawyer's work. David is an outstanding plaintiff's attorney who it has been my honor to work for and try cases with. He never shies from taking on difficult cases for deserving clients, and has a long, distinguished track record of success. I enthusiastically endorse David.

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    Henry Graham Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I've had the pleasure of observing Mr. Burns and would not hesitate to endorse him, his skills, his ethics and his professionalism.

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    Laurel Johnson Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

122 South Calhoun St.
Tallahassee, FL, 32301-1518

122 S Calhoun St
Tallahassee, Florida, 323011518

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 198305/08/2015
FLMember in Good Standing198205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
J. Hillis Miller Memorial AwardUniversity of Florida1982
Hall of FameUniversity of Florida1982
Law ReviewUniversity Of Florida Law Review1980

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerBurns & Giddings, P. A.1994 - Present
PartnerHuey, Guilday & Tucker1987 - 1993
AttorneyMesser, Rhodes and Vickers1982 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lawyers To The RescueN/A2011 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1994 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationN/A1983 - Present
American Association For JusticeN/A1983 - Present
Tallahassee Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Farmer v. Dave Howell Tires, Inc.Jury verdict
On the job explosionSettlement for multiple millioms of dollars
Log Truck InjuryJury award of $3.1 Million Dollars

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Insurance LitigationCoverage issues2001
Trying The Automobile Injury Case In FloridaDamages in Auto cases1999
Litigation Practice In FloridaPersonal Injury1997
Trial Advocacy In FloridaPlaintiff's Perspective1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaLawJuris Doctor1982
University of Southern CaliforniaSystems ManagementM.S.S.M.1979
University of West GeorgiaBusiness AdministrationB.B.A.1970

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Coverage issuesInsurance coverage issues in Florida practice2001
SeminarTrying Automobile Injury Cases In Florida1999
Litigation Practice in FloridaWinning litigation techniques for trial lawyers1997
Trial Advocacy in FloridaEffective Legal Advocacy1996