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David R. Ristoff

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Education:

  • Graduated from the University of Akron School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1981.
  • Graduated from the University of Akron – B.A. 1978, magna cum laude

Admissions to Court:

  • The Supreme Court of Ohio, 1981
  • The Supreme Court of Florida, 1983
  • Federal District Court, 2000 (Middle District of Florida)

millionMembership:

  • Million Dollar Advocate

Professional Affiliations & Committees:

  • The Florida Bar, 1981 (FBN 0358576)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • West Pasco Bar AssociationScreen Shot 2014-10-24 at 7.27.05 AM
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee – 2003
  • Former Chair – The Clearwater Bar – Civil Practice Committee 2003
  • Lecturer: Topic of Ethics before The Florida Bar, local Bar Associations, various law schools and Florida Judicial College.
  • Legal Publication: Clearwater Bar Association

Prior Legal Experience:

  • Criminal Prosecutor – Akron, Ohio 1981-1983
  • Assistant State Attorney – Florida 1983-1984
  • Florida Bar Prosecutor – Florida 1984-2003
  • (Chief Counsel – Tampa 1987 – 2000)

Personal Injury:

  • Automobile, insurance claims, negligence cases.

Medical Malpractice:

  • Experience handling medical negligence.

Professional Defense:

  • Defense of attorneys and other professionals.