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I have been practicing law in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death trial law for 30 years, 27 of which have been in the Jacksonville , Fl. area. However, I routinly handle cases in various parts of Florida. I also represent families who have been injured or lost a loved one while traveling in Florida or visiting in Florida. I have been very active in the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra communities socially and professionally and enjoy a strong relationship with the Jacksonville Bar and the Fourth Circuit Judiciary. I am a recent Past President of the Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association, now known as the Jacksonville Justice Association. I currently serve on the Justice Association Board of Directors and as the Judicial Liasion working with the Civil Judges in the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval, Nassau and Clay Counties.


 We have lived in the Beaches Community since 1990. My wife of 30 years is an attorney in our firm. I enjoy fishing, boating, hunting and shooting. I exercise most every morning to keep the stress down. Most importantly, I love what I do and I love the competition and challenge with each case and client I accept.


We handle complex injury and death cases and focus on maximizing the damages in each case with a knowledge and understanding of anatomy and medicine. Many of our cases are in litigation being prepared for trial. We routinely co-counsel with other lawyers to add 30 years of litigation and Trial experience to the team.

We often find cases in situations you might not expect. We are happy to talk to you about your situation to determine how we can best help you today.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    30 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 15%
    30 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
    30 years
  4. Brain Injury: 10%
    30 years



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

Law Offices of David M Dunlap, PA

1400 Marsh Landing Paerkway
Suite 108
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250


FLMember in Good Standing198806/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale Hubble2014
Eagle Workhorse Awardflorida trial lawyers association1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of David M. Dunlap, PA2016 - Present
PartnerHarris Guidi Rosner Dunlap & Rudolph, PA2001 - 2016
PartnerDunlap and Russell, P.A.1995 - 2001
PartnerHarris, Guidi, Rosner & Dunlap, PA1991 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Jacksonville Beach Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2009 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Florida Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Alabama State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Rotary Club of Ponte VedraPresident2011 - 2013
Florida Justice AssociationEagle Sponsor2010 - 2014
Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association/ JJAJudicial Liasion, President, Vice President, Board Member2008 - 2016
Litigation Counsel of AmericaBoard of Directors2006 - 2013
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersBoard of Directors1992 - 1995
Alabama Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1987 - 1988
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Thompson v First Transit Inc, et al.verdict for the Plaintiff
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Auburn University, AuburnN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Seventh Amendment SymposiumRight to Jury Trial2015