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David C. Banker

Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
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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, and commercial 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 represented the Kingdom of Spain against Odyssey Marine in the Mercedes treasure case in Tampa. 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 Florida Lemon Law case involving a motor home.  Mr. Banker also represents corporate and individual clients at the appellate level.

Mr. Banker has lectured on Florida tort reform, medical negligence reform, jury selection, evidence, cross-examination of experts, and admissibility of expert testimony under Daubert, 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

Hillsborough Education Foundation

  • Mentor

Honors & Recognitions

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America® since 2007
   • Commercial Litigation
   • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
   • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Named the Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" in Tampa for 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®


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


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


United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit