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David Sampedro

Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate

Location: Miami, Florida

Phone: 305-662-6178

Fax: 305-662-9472

Email: E-mail Me

About David Sampedro

DAVID SAMPEDRO is a board certified AV® Preeminent™ civil trial attorney whose practice primarily focuses on wrongful deaths, catastrophic injuries, automobile negligence, medical malpractice, premises liability, negligent security, pharmaceutical negligence, product liability, and nursing home neglect.  He was born in Bergenfield, New Jersey and has lived in South Florida virtually his whole life.  His parents emigrated from Cuba in 1969 during the Freedom Flights.  After initially attending Florida International University upon graduating from high school, he transferred to Florida State University where he graduated with a degree in political science in 1992.  David attended law school at Stetson University where he was a member of the law review and graduated cum laude in 1995.  David Sampedro has been repeatedly recognized as a Super Lawyer and by his peers as one of the Best of the Bar as published by The South Florida Business Journal; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum; a Past President of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Dade County Bar Association; and a perennial speaker and writer on an array of legal topics in his area of expertise.  He has also repeatedly been named to Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, a select group compromising the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing in Florida.  He has also been honored as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide.  His ability to speak Spanish fluently is instrumental in directly explaining to Hispanic client’s the judicial process throughout the course of litigation.

Areas Of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Premises Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Pharmaceutical Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Nursing Home Neglect

Certification

  • Board Certified as Specialist in Civil Trial Law, Florida Bar, 2012
  • Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), 2017

Admitted

  • Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1995
  • Supreme Court of the United States 2010

Honors And Awards

  • AV® Preeminent Rating™, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
  • 2017 Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, as nominated by attorneys in South Florida
  • 2016 Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, as nominated by attorneys in South Florida
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine, distinction limited to 5% of attorneys
  • 2015 Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, as nominated by attorneys in South Florida
  • 2014 Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, as named by their peers
  • 2014 Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, as nominated by attorneys in South Florida
  • 2013 Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, as named by their peers
  • 2012 Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, as named by their peers
  • 2011 Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, as named by their peers
  • 2010 Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, as named by their peers
  • 2006 Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, as named by their peers
  • 2005 Best of the Bar, The South Florida Business Journal, as selected by a jury of professional peers
  • 2004 Best of the Bar, The South Florida Business Journal, as selected by a jury of professional peers
  • Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum
  • Madison’s Who’s Who, 2005 Edition
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2000-2001 Edition

Publications

  • Judicial Activism?  What’s Their Agenda?  The Pinecrest Tribune, (Oct 8, 2012)
  • State Legislature Gets “No-Fault” Law Wrong Again, The Pinecrest Tribune, (May 21, 2012)
  • President’s Monthly Column, The Dade County Bar Bulletin, (2004)
  • The Government’s Perpetual Attack on Lawyers, The Dade County Bar Bulletin, (March 2003); reprinted in The Pinecrest Tribune, (March 10, 2003)
  • Liability for Slip & Falls, The Dade County Bar Bulletin, (April 1999).
  • Protecting the Unprotected: Nursing Home Resident’s Rights, The Dade County Bar Bulletin, (Dec. 1998).
  • The Survival of Professionalism, The Dade County Bar Bulletin, (Sept. 1998).
  • When Living as Husband and Wife Isn’t Enough: Reevaluating Dillon’s Close Relationship Test in Light of Dunphy v. Gregor, XXV Stetson L. Rev. 1085 (1996).

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, The Florida Bar (admitted, Sept. 1995)
  • Member, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (admitted, 1995)
  • Member, Supreme Court of the United States (admitted, 2010)
  • The Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division (Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Section, 1996-2005; Executive Board of the DCBA/YLS, 1999-2004; Secretary 2001-2002; President-Elect 2002-2003; President 2003-2004; Immediate Past-President 2004-2005)
  • The Florida Justice Association, Eagle Member
  • Miami Dade County Justice Association
  • The Cuban American Bar Association
  • The South Miami-Kendall Bar Association
  • Member, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Florida Bar (2002 – 2005)
  • The Florida Bar Speaker’s Bureau

Lectures/Seminars Given

  • Lecturer for the National Business Institute, Litigating Wrongful Death Claims (Oct 2012)
  • Lecturer for the American Association of Justice (AJA), What Every Personal Injury Lawyer Needs to Know About Insurance Law and Coverage (July 2011)
  • Lecturer for the American Association of Justice (AJA), Litigator’s Perspective: What Every Personal Injury Lawyer Needs to Know to Avoid the Insurance Company Crunch (July 2008)
  • Lecturer for the National Business Institute, Tackling Advanced Medical Malpractice Issues (May 2007)
  • Lecturer for the National Business Institute, Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish (Jan. 2007)
  • Lecturer for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Litigator’s Perspective: What Every Personal Injury Lawyer Needs to Know to Avoid the Insurance Company Crunch (July 2006)
  • Lecturer for the National Business Institute, Trial Advocacy in Florida (April 2004)
  • Lecturer for the National Business Institute, A Practical Refresher on Litigating the Florida Auto Injury Case (Oct. 2002)
  • Lecturer for the Institute for Paralegal Education, Document Gathering, Production, and Management for Litigation Paralegals in Florida (Sept. 2002)
  • Lecturer for the National Business Institute, Medical Records for Florida Attorney (Sept. 2001)
  • Lecturer for the Institute for Paralegal Education, Conducting Interviews and Investigations for Paralegals (April 2001)
  • Lecturer for the National Business Institute, How to Successfully Make and Manage Objections at Trial in Florida (Sept. 2000)

Media Guest Appearances

  • Interviewed on CBS4 Miami, by Michelle Gillen, Family Wants Answers to Inmate’s Death at Dade Correctional Institute (March 29, 2016)
  • Interviewed on NTN 418, Inforativo, Legal Commentary on Phoebe Prince Suicide by Bullying (April 7, 2010)
  • Guest on Arrebatados, WJAN Channel 41/America TeVe, Atarrando Nuestro Perros (June 2008)
  • Interviewed on Telemundo 51, Noticias de Miami, Vioxx litigation (October 2004)
  • Monthly Guest on WMFN La Poderosa 640AM with host Ruby Feria
  • Guest on Padre Alberto, WTVJ Channel 51/Telemundo, Vivo Atemorizado en un Asilo (Show No. 173)
  • Guest on Miami Ahora, WLTV/Univision, Medical Malpractice Caps in Florida (March 1, 2003)

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Juris Doctor, 1995 cum laude
  • Honors and Activities
    • Stetson Law Review
    • Law II & III Academic Scholarship
    • Best Brief, Freshman Moot Court
    • Semi-Finalist, 1993 Mock Trial Competition
    • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
    • Who’s Who: American Law Students
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science 1992
  • G.P.A. 3.68/4.0 (Top 10%); Dean’s List
  • Honors and Activities
    • Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society
    • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

Languages

  • Fluent in Spanish

Born

  • Bergenfield, New Jersey