David E. Cannella is a business trial attorney who focuses on complex business litigation. He has extensive experience in class-action defense, trade secret litigation, enforcement of restrictive covenants, defamation, franchise and distributor litigation, unfair competition, government contracts, as well as deceptive and unfair trade practices.
Mr. Cannella has tried jury and nonjury business litigation cases to verdict as lead trial counsel in state and federal courts and has significant arbitration experience. Since 2010, Mr. Cannella has been board certified in Business Litigation Law by The Florida Bar. This distinguishes Mr. Cannella as an expert in the area of Business Litigation.
In addition to his business litigation experience, Mr. Cannella has handled issues involving pharmaceutical and medical device product liability defense. He has been lead counsel in catastrophic injury claims.
Mr. Cannella has testified regarding attorney fees in both state and federal courts. He has appeared pro hac vice as lead counsel in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee.
In the community, Mr. Cannella currently serves on the Central Florida Advisory Board for Best Buddies International. He is a past President of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association and has volunteered for more than 25 years as a jury advisor for the Orange County Teen Court Youth Offender Diversion Program. In 2016, Mr. Cannella represented a shooting victim of the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando in a dispute with an auto finance company. He has also served as a guardian ad litem representing minor children.
Previously, Mr. Cannella has served as an adjunct professor of business law at the University of Central Florida, and he was a faculty member of the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques at Emory University School of Law.
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