David Blessing was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1991 and to the Florida Bar in 1992. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court. He initially gained valuable trial experience as an assistant public defender in Orlando before moving on to another Orlando-based insurance defense firm where he subsequently became a partner. Dave received, with departmental distinction, his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1988. He subsequently obtained, with honors, his Juris Doctorate from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1991. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association.

OVERVIEW & EXPERIENCE

His civil litigation practice includes commercial and personal liability such as personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, insurance coverage defense and contract issues, construction, and trucking accidents. He is personal counsel for a Florida-based commercial trucking company.

EDUCATION

  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1991, with honors
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S., Finance, 1988, with departmental distinction

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Bodily Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Commercial Trucking Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Personal Injury Protection (PIP)
  • Construction Defect

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

  • Orange County Bar Association

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Obtained final summary judgment in favor of a defendant commercial premises lessee, which was affirmed on appeal, in a case involving serious personal injuries due to a fall through a skylight.  Martin v. Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc., 117 So.3d 429 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013).
  • Underinsured motorist suit with admission of liability wherein the verdict obtained by the plaintiff did not beat the defendant’s proposal for settlement (PFS) and the defendant was actually able to collect from the plaintiff on the PFS.  John Avellan v. Amex Assurance Company, in the Circuit Court in and for Orange County, Florida, Case No.: 2010-CA-008274-O.

A complete list of Mr. Blessing’s reported cases is available upon request.