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David Harman

Shareholder - Burg Simpson Ohio

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David Harman focuses his practice on personal injury, mass tort, and class action litigation. David has considerable experience representing individuals in complex products liability cases against some of the largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in the world. For example, David was significantly involved in the Yaz/Yasmin (Drospirenone) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2100), representing women who suffered injuries as a result of their use of Bayer’s oral contraceptives. David also helped represent hundreds of children that suffered birth defects caused by the drug Depakote. David has also worked on the Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2545), Fosamax Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1789), and the contaminated Heparin litigation.

Outside of mass torts, David is experienced representing individuals in a variety of personal injury claims involving motor vehicle collisions, trucking accidents, and defective products.

David’s work ethic and tireless representation of his clients has been repeatedly recognized by his peers. From 2014 to the present, David has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 under 40 Attorneys in Ohio. He has also been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2017-2021.

Prior to coming to Burg Simpson, David earned his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2011, where he graduated magna cum laude and earned honors in his Litigation Concentration. While in law school, David externed for the Hon. Peter C. Economus, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and was a member of the school’s National Moot Court Team.

Selected to Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2017-2021

AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating

The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 – Ohio 2014 - 2019

Ohio, 2011

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

J.D., 2011, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, magna cum laude

B.A., 2008, Denison University, magna cum laude

Cincinnati Bar Association

Potter Stewart American Inn of Court

Federal Bar Association

The National Trial Lawyers

The American Association for Justice

“Low-T: Creating a Problem, Manufacturing a Cure,” The Trial Lawyer magazine, 2014, Co-Author

Personal Injury from A to Z, NBI Institute, June 2018

 February 23, 2021

Cincinnati Magazine Recognizes Shareholder Janet Abaray

Janet G. Abaray is featured in the March 2021 issue of Cincinnati Magazine in the “Women Who Move Cincinnati” section. Ms. Abaray is the managing shareholder for the Cincinnati office of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine and has litigated extensively in the area of pharmaceutical products liability. She also represents plaintiffs in insurance and… Read more »

 February 16, 2021

Medical Malpractice Attorney Charles Mendez Discusses Birth Trauma Cases

An article authored by Burg Simpson medical malpractice attorney, Charles Mendez, was recently published in the AAJ Birth Trauma Litigation Group Journal. In this article, Mr. Mendez provides a comprehensive analysis and discusses an important issue raised in a birth injury case that is currently on appeal. Mr. Mendez is an experienced trial lawyer and… Read more »

 February 15, 2021

Recent Court Ruling Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers

Burg Simpson Shareholder Peter Burg Interviewed by Channel 7 TV News on the Recent Court Ruling that Increases Risks for Colorado Skiers A ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals regarding the waivers printed on lift-tickets and season-passes has raised concern among many of our state’s personal injury lawyers and victim advocates. The court of… Read more »

 February 10, 2021

Shareholder Melanie Bailey Appointed to the Elmiron Steering Committee

Burg Simpson shareholder Melanie S. Bailey was recently appointed by federal district Judge Brian R. Martinotti to help lead a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Bailey will serve on the Elmiron MDL Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) and help advance the centralized litigation on behalf of all plaintiffs. The Elmiron lawsuits, centralized in the District of… Read more »

Denver, CO – Auto Wreck with Injuries on I-70 Blocks Highway

 June 19, 2020

David Hersh: COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income

Shareholder David Hersh Discusses COVID-19 and Loss of Business Income  David P. Hersh is a shareholder and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “I am David Hersh, Co-leader of the Commercial Litigation Department at Burg Simpson. Business owners across the country have suffered from the loss of business income as… Read more »

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

 June 18, 2020

David TeSelle Discusses Qui Tam Lawsuits

David K. TeSelle is a trial lawyer and co-practice group leader with  Burg Simpson’s business and commercial litigation department.  “Do you have confidential information about a company who is cheating the state or federal government out of money, leaving the American taxpayer holding the bag? If so, there is something you can do about it,… Read more »

 June 16, 2020

Shareholder Jacob Burg Discusses Burg Simpson’s Commitment to Pro Bono Work

Jake Burg is a shareholder and a trial lawyer with  Burg Simpson’s personal injury department. “Since the firm’s inception in 1976, Burg Simpson has been committed to providing pro bono legal services to heroes who have dedicated themselves to serving others in times of great need. As an attorney with Burg Simpson, I was proud to… Read more »

Denver, CO – Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on S Federal Blvd

 June 15, 2020

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now

Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call Burg Simpson Now Shareholder Stephen J. Burg is a trial lawyer and the practice group leader of the firm’s personal injury department. If you, or someone you know, has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need someone to be on your side. Insurance companies make huge profits by… Read more »

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