David Walz handles all aspects of product liability and general tort matters in state and federal court. He has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and medical device cases, including the defense of individual and mass tort actions involving prescription and over the counter products.
In addition, he represents carriers and other parties in aviation-related cases, including arguments on preemption and claims made by airline passengers. Dave also practices in the defense of personal injury matters ranging from asbestos to premises liability.
Dave has handled the written and oral arguments for numerous summary judgments. The arguments cover subjects such as preemption, the learned intermediary doctrine, innovator and generic liability, warranty claims, consumer fraud, and pre-injury releases. He has also represented many clients throughout all phases of pretrial and post-trial litigation, including a wide range of product manufacturers and other clients.
He is frequently quoted in legal publications on the issues of medical device preemption and drug and device law. Dave has also written and published repeatedly in the areas of removal to federal court, fraudulent joinder, Riegel preemption of PMA devices, vaccine litigation, fraud in mass torts, and the Third Restatement.
- Stetson University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2003)
- Highest Grades in Graduating Class (July 2003)
- University of Florida (B.A., with honors, 2000)
- Federal Judicial Intern to The Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (Summer 2003)
- Supreme Court Extern to The Honorable Barbara J. Pariente, Supreme Court of Florida (Fall 2002)
- Federal Judicial Intern to The Honorable Susan C. Bucklew, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (Spring 2002)
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