David B. Weinstein

David B. Weinstein has an active civil and criminal litigation practice, with an emphasis on business, environmental, health care and other complex matters. In the civil context, he represents clients in class action, mass tort, multidistrict, and other complex litigation. David also represents business organizations and individuals in federal, state, and local criminal investigations. He additionally has experience representing clients in internal investigations involving allegations of fraud, regulatory violations, and other misconduct. In both the civil and criminal areas, David has experience assisting clients with developing and implementing crisis management and public relations strategies.

David is listed in Chambers USA Guide (2014) (Band #1) - where he was described as having "unsurpassed litigation skill in environment law" and noted that "clients and peers alike 'want him on their side'" - The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, and The International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers. He is recognized as one of "Florida's Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine, which inducted him into its Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame in 2010. Florida Super Lawyers rated David as one of Florida's Top 100 lawyers since 2009. He is AV® rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and he was selected by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2005 to be included in "Who's Who in Business in the Tampa Bay Area."

David has a long record of service to the legal profession and the community, including the following positions: Member, Board of Trustees, Straz Center for the Performing Arts; Member, Board of Directors, WEDU, West Central Florida's primary public broadcasting station; Chairman, City of Tampa Board of Ethics; Member, Florida Chamber Foundation's Six Pillars Caucus System and its Civic & Governance Systems Caucus; Chair, Environmental Enforcement and Crimes Committee, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; and Co-Chair, Criminal Litigation and Enforcement Subcommittee, ABA Environmental Litigation Committee; Vice-Chair, Defense Research Institute (DRI) Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Mass Torts Specialized Litigation Group; and Master Lawyer, Tampa Bay Inn of Court. He is also a member of the Herbert G. Goldburg Inn of Court (Criminal Law) and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. A fourth degree black belt, David is the senior instructor of Tampa Moo Duk Kwan, a nonprofit martial arts club.

David lectures and writes on a regular basis on issues affecting the business community, including presentations for the American Bar Association, the United States Sentencing Commission, the Federal Bar Association, the Florida Chamber of Commerce and The Florida Bar, as well as publications in the Federal Bar News & Journal, The Florida Bar Journal, The National Law Review, and in the Defense Research Institute and ABA newsletters.

David is a member of The New York State Bar Association, The District of Columbia Bar, and The Florida Bar–and he is admitted to the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Eleventh Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of Columbia, the Southern District of Illinois, the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, and the District of Puerto Rico. David received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Trial Competition Team, Florida Blue Key, and Omicron Delta Kappa.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Business litigation, 3) White collar criminal defense , 4) Environmental, 5) real estate, 6) and land use litigation, 7) Health care litigation, 8) Toxic torts, 9) Mass torts, 10) Class actions and 11) Trial and appellate practice
Law School J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1986
Admitted Year 1986
Education B.S.B.A., University of Florida, 1981
Bar Member / Association State bar of New York,State bar of District of Columbia,State bar of Florida,Supreme Court of the United States,U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit,U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit,
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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