David A. Shimkin

David A. Shimkin is a member in the Commercial Litigation Group. David’s litigation practice includes complex commercial matters, with a focus on representing clients in the hospitality, health care, construction, and real estate fields. He is experienced in the defense of cases involving alleged food contamination, and has extensive experience in class actions and handling toxic exposure and contamination cases involving both property damage and bodily injury claims. He has briefed more than 40 appeals in the state and federal courts, and has tried numerous cases. David also was an adjunct professor at New York Law School, and sits on the board of a major nonprofit organization.

David was a John Kluge Scholar as an undergraduate at Columbia University. He earned his law degree from Cornell Law School, where he was a general editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and received a certificate of specialization in Public Law.

David was chosen as a 2013 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal. The panel reviewed more than 200 nominations of young lawyers who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law as well as to their communities. David was among the 44 attorneys with the highest ratings.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Construction, 3) Products Liability, 4) Insurance Coverage & Claims Litigation and 5) Appellate
Law School Cornell Law School ( J.D.,1997)
Education Columbia University (B.A., 1993)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cozen O Connor
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