David is the Senior Partner of Elk & Elk in Cleveland, Ohio. As an Ohio personal injury lawyer, he has represented thousands of medical malpractice and wrongful death victims throughout the state for nearly 50 years. He has devoted his entire professional life of almost five decades to helping injured people receive the compensation they deserve.
Dave began his professional career with one of the largest and most prestigious personal injury law firms in Ohio and spent his first seven years under the wing of Ohio’s best. After practicing on his own for several years, his entrepreneurial spirit got the better of him and he ventured into practice with his brother Art, whom together built geographically one of the largest injury practices in the state of Ohio.
Dave believes that quality legal representation allows all people to level the playing field against the big insurance companies.
When Dave isn’t representing the rights of injury victims, he spends his time being an active husband, father and grandfather to his wife Marilyn, three children, granddaughters Meredith, Madison and Celia, grandson Dylan and granddaughter Skye. Dave is also a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan, and frequently attends games with family and friends.
SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS
$1.3 Million Settlement Motor vehicle accident results in multiple fractures
The Defendant went left-of-center and struck Plaintiff. The Plaintiff suffered a fractured pelvis, left knee, and femur, head laceration and shattered left elbow.
$690,000 Settlement Motor vehicle accident results in serious injury, subsequent surgery
The 72-year-old Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by the Defendant’s pick-up truck. The Plaintiff’s ankle had crushing injuries, requiring surgery.
$300,000 Settlement Motorcycle collision results in head injury, fractures, subsequent surgery
The Plaintiff was riding a motorcycle when the Defendant traveled left in front of him. The Plaintiff suffered a closed head injury and two broken wrists, requiring surgery.
$82,000 Settlement Motorcycle collision results in multiple fractures
The Plaintiff, who was riding his motorcycle, was rear-ended by the Defendant. He sustained bruised eyes, a fractured nose, right knee injury, sprained right ankle, fractured right toe and needed 12 stitches to the forehead.
**All lawsuits are different and Elk & Elk makes no representation or promises that it can obtain the same results in other cases. These results do not guarantee, warrant, or predict the outcome of any future legal matter. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.
AREAS OF AREAS OF PRACTICE
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1972
Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio | J.D. 1964
Case Western Reserve University | B.A. 1961
HONORS AND AWARDS
Million Dollar Advocate
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating 4.9/5.0 AV/ Preeminent
Who’s Who Top 10 Members in Law
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
The Ohio, Summit, Lake and Cuyahoga County Trial Lawyers Associations, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
The Ohio State Bar Association
American Association for Justice (AAJ)