David, who comes from a family of attorneys, began his legal career in Lexington, Kentucky with nationally recognized Plaintiff’s attorney, Gary C. Johnson. He relocated to Louisville in August 2008 and joined a prominent plaintiffs’ firm where his practice focused primarily on protecting the interests of injured individuals, their loved ones, and small businesses. Included in his diverse group of clients were victims of asbestos exposure, toxic chemical exposure, corporate fraud, nursing home abuse, trucking industry negligence and medical malpractice. Since then, David has expanded his practice to representing victims of defective medical and pharmaceutical products, including transvaginal mesh, Actos, and SSRI antidepressants.
David has handled cases across the state and litigated in more than half of Kentucky’s 120 counties. In Louisville, David obtained a $1.9 million dollar verdict on behalf of a truck driver who was injured in a loading accident. He has also been instrumental in developing a number of class action lawsuits in Kentucky and across the country.
David resides in the Highlands with his wife, Kelly, and is an avid UK football and basketball fan. He also enjoys golf, snow skiing and traveling to near and far places.
David Bryant is a member of the American Association of Justice, Kentucky Justice Association (KJA), American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association and Louisville Bar Association. He also serves on the KJA's Board of Governors, membership committee, and golf fundraising committee.
David is certified to practice in all state courts in Kentucky, and federal courts in the Eastern and Western districts of Kentucky, Southern District of West Virginia, Northern District of Ohio, and Middle District of Tennessee.
He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. David received the honors of Duke of Paducah and Kentucky Colonel based on his longstanding commitment to serving the people of this Commonwealth.
In 2017, David was invited to become a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. Membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
David currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association, the advocacy group representing trial lawyers across the state. Recently, he earned the distinction of being named a 2017 Rising Star by the prestigious Super Lawyers Magazine, a publication with over thirteen million readers across all fifty states, Washington D.C., and the UK. Only 2.5 percent of all eligible attorneys in Kentucky earn the Rising Star distinction. This is the third consecutive year David has been selected by his peers as a Rising Star.
In March 2016, David was invited to serve on the University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Board of Directors, the main alumni group for the College of Law.
In September 2011, David was named an Advocate by the American Association of Justice National College of Advocacy. David was also selected as a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2012.
Jenkins v. MISA Metals, Inc. -- David received a $1.9 million verdict on behalf of his client, who was injured after a steel coil weighing several tons shifted on the bed of a truck, crushing his hand and resulting in the amputation of several fingers and much of his hand. The jury found the defendant liable because it required David's client, a truck driver, to participate in the loading of the steel coils onto the bed of truck, an extremely dangerous process that ultimately resulted in severe and permanent injuries.
The Stanley Works, Inc. v. Great Garage -- David defended a local businessman in a civil action brought by tool manufacturing giant Stanley Tools involving millions of dollars. After a jury trial and verdict in favor of David's client, Stanley decided to drop all remaining claims.
In re: Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, case number 8:10-ml-02151, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, 1:10-md-2197
In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187)
In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2325)
In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2326)
In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2327)
In re: Biomet M2A Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation, 3:12-md-2391
Testosterone “Low T” Replacement Therapy litigation