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David Weinstein is the Managing Shareholder of the Tampa Office and Chairs the firm’s national Environmental & Toxic Torts Litigation Practice. With over 30 years of experience, David Weinstein has built a broad practice comprised of high-stakes and complex civil and white-collar litigation, including environmental, toxic tort, real estate, land use, business, financial, health care, and other challenging matters. While David is an accomplished litigator who takes pride in mastering the skills of trial advocacy, he also strives to help his clients find out-of-court approaches to address their problems, disputes, and legal issues whenever appropriate. Drawing on both his entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen, David has handled diverse business matters and enjoys assisting clients with their unique challenges and legal concerns. In the civil context, he represents clients in class actions, mass torts, and other complex litigation. David also represents organizations and individuals in federal, state, and local criminal investigations. In both the civil and criminal areas, David has experience assisting clients with developing and implementing crisis management and public relations strategies. He has significant "first-chair" trial experience in jury and non-jury trials, as well as arbitrations.

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