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David George Bryant, 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, child sex abuse, and medical malpractice. Since then, David has expanded his practice to representing victims of defective medical, pharmaceutical, and other products, including DePuy metal on metal hips, Roundup weed killer, Zantac, Volkswagen (leaky sunroofs), General Motors (ignition switch defect), transvaginal mesh, Actos, and SSRI antidepressants.
David has handled cases across the state and litigated in more than half of Kentucky’s 120 counties. David recently 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 Louisville with his wife and law school classmate, Kelly, and their son Sam and is an avid UK football and basketball fan. He also enjoys golf, snow skiing, and traveling to places near and far.
David Bryant has been admitted as a member in the Million Dollar Advocates forum. Membership in the forum is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.
David received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell based on reviews by his fellow lawyers. An AV rating is the highest peer rating standard and is awarded to fewer than ten percent of all lawyers.
In each of the last six years, David has earned the distinction of being named a 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.
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 New York, Southern District of West Virginia, Northern District of Ohio, Middle District of Tennessee, and Western District of Pennsylvania.
He is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. David was recognized as a 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 is a member of the American Association of Justice, Kentucky Justice Association (KJA), Kentucky Bar Association and Louisville Bar Association. David served a number of years on the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association, the advocacy group representing trial lawyers across the state.
In March 2016, David was invited to serve on the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg 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.
In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2741) – David represents over 100 individuals in state and federal court who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of use of and exposure to the toxic weed killer Roundup.
Laird v. Milburn Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, et al. – David represented twin sisters who were the victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the youth minister in their church in western Kentucky. One of the girls became pregnant as a result of the abuse. David was able to develop evidence that the church and its governing bodies were negligent in the oversight of the youth minister, thus creating an environment where abuse was possible. The parties reached a confidential settlement.
Brandy Sigman, et al. v. CSX Transportation, Inc. – David was one of a team of lawyers representing the residents of the small West Virginia town of Mt. Carbon who were evacuated from their homes following the derailment and explosion of a CSX train carrying highly flammable Bakken crude oil. The ensuing fires burned for days and forced the evacuation of over 300 families. David and the team were able to reach a confidential settlement with CSX on behalf of the evacuated residents.
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 General Motors, LLC Ignition Switch Litigation, case number 14-MD-2543, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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
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