I am an attorney qualified in the US and in Europe. I have been a lawyer in Florida for 25 years, and in France for 16 years. I am admitted to practice in all of the Federal courts in Florida, and have appeared in other states, as well. In France, I am in the Paris Bar, but I have also appeared as lead counsel in Lyon.
I utilize English, French, Spanish and Portuguese at a professional level, and often act as a consultant or "expert witness" for other lawyers involved in international cases.
In Florida, I am a "Civil-Law Notary," which facilitates documentation for business and personal matters in "notarial" countries, including almost all of Europe and South America.
Most recently, I have been certified as a Circuit Court Mediator in Florida. I can assist in resolving a wide variety of suits and claims, and can be of special assistance to parties whose native language is not English.
Languages Spoken: French, Spanish, Portuguese
Licensed since 1988
Hourly ($300-450/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1988||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Paper Award||Inter-American Bar Association||1989|
|General Counsel||The Fresh Diet||2010 - 2013|
|Attorney||David S. Willig, Chartered||1989 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Bar Association, International Law Section||Chairman||2003 - 2004|
|Barreau de Paris (Ordre des Avocats a la Cour d'Appel de Paris)||Avocat a la Cour||1997 - Present|
|Ulrich v. Berton||Reversed|
|Cruz v. Desert Palace||Reversed and remanded with directions|
|DYC Fishing, Ltd. v. Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc.||Confidentiality upheld|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Mouvement International des Actes Accessoires||Civil-Law Notary en Floride||2013|
|North American Notarial Forum||Civil Law Notaries in the US||2012|