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David C. Banker

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Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
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1801 North Highland Ave
Tampa, Florida 33602
T: 813.204.6411
F: 813.223.9620

David Banker is an experienced civil trial lawyer who has tried a broad range of cases in federal and state courts involving products liability, employment discrimination, medical negligence, personal injury, commercial disputes and consumer disputes.  Mr. Banker has also litigated mass tort and class action cases involving prescription drugs, medical devices and consumer products.  Mr. Banker represented the National Football League in defending the League's pat-down search policy for stadiums including Raymond James Stadium.  Mr. Banker has tried cases of public interest including prosecution of harbor pilots for shipping accidents in Tampa Bay, medical negligence cases involving training and education of medical residents, and the first case extending Florida's Lemon Law to motor homes.  Mr. Banker also represents corporate and individual clients at the appellate level.

Mr. Banker has lectured on Florida tort reform, medical negligence reform, and evidence, and he has written on Florida products liability law.  He has appeared on ESPN's nationally-televised "Outside the Lines" program as counsel for the NFL to discuss the constitutionality of the League's pat-down search policy at NFL stadiums.

Professional & Community Affiliations

The Florida Bar

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial since 1991

American Bar Association

Tampa Bay Inn of Court

  • Former Executive Director

American Board of Trial Advocates

Florida Orchestra

  • Board of Directors

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America

Named by Best Lawyers in America® as "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa in the field of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2016

Named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend magazine

Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

Named to top 50 Lawyers in Tampa by Florida Super Lawyers magazine

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell®

Personal

Mr. Banker was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Tampa, Florida.

Education

University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1981

  • University of Florida Law Review

Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1978

  • Phi Beta Kappa honor society

Bar and Court Admissions

Florida

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit