David A. Shimkin is a member in the Commercial Litigation Group.
David’s practice includes the prosecution and defense of complex commercial matters and product liability cases. David also focuses his practice on the defense of contractual, toxic tort, employment, defamation, and catastrophic personal injury lawsuits for construction, real estate and hospitality clients. He has briefed more than 40 appeals in the state and federal courts, and has tried numerous civil and criminal cases.
David is an adjunct professor at New York Law School, where he teaches the Negotiating, Counseling, and Interviewing course.
David was a John Kluge Scholar as an undergraduate at Columbia University. He earned his law degree from Cornell Law School, where he was a general editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and received a certificate of specialization in Public Law.
Dedicated to community service, David sits on the board of a major nonprofit organization, and has been appointed as a guardian ad litem for mentally disabled persons numerous times by the New York County Surrogate.
David was chosen as a 2013 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal. The panel reviewed more than 200 nominations of young lawyers who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law as well as to their communities. David was among the 44 attorneys with the highest ratings.