David C. Rash

David C. Rash is a nationally recognized trial lawyer whose mission is to make our communities safer by holding accountable those individuals, healthcare providers and corporations that chose to violate the safety rules. Mr. Rash represents victims catastrophically injured or killed by system failures caused by medical malpractice, mass torts, admiralty and maritime disasters or other negligent actions. The bottom line is that the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees everyone a right to a jury trial in civil cases, and Mr. Rash believes the only way to deter wrongdoers is for juries to enforce the safety rules and provide justice by way of a verdict for the victim. For more than two decades, Mr. Rash has been providing honest, aggressive and successful representation to those injured or killed by wrongdoers.

Awards and Recognitions

David C. Rash has been recognized by clients, peers and the legal community for his excellence as a trial lawyer and client advocate. Mr. Rash has been:

  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell for more than a decade
  • Named among Florida Trend’s Legal Elite
  • Named among South Florida’s Top Lawyers for both mass tort litigation and medical malpractice
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Named to Florida Super Lawyers

Legal Experience

Mr. Rash has over two decades of experience representing injured victims. He is licensed to practice in Florida and Louisiana, and has handled cases nationwide.

Mr. Rash was a founding partner of Alters, Boldt, Brown, Rash & Culmo P.A. n/k/a/ Alters Law Firm, P.A. While at Alters Law Firm, Mr. Rash handled class actions, mass tort litigation, catastrophic medical negligence, and admiralty and maritime disaster cases, representing clients from around the globe including Mexico, Canada, Honduras, Bulgaria, Trinidad, Italy, Croatia, El Salvador, India and the Philippines. Many of his maritime cases involved cruise passengers and crew members who were injured in maritime disasters, and crew members seeking past due wages from ship owners.

Today, the main offices of David C. Rash are located in Weston, Florida. However, Mr. Rash continues to represent clients nationwide in class actions and multi-district litigations arising from defective drugs, dangerous medical products and consumer protection matters. David C. Rash is accepting cases involving Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip implants as well as GranuFlo and NaturaLyte kidney dialysis products and Mirena IUDs that have been recalled due to known failures, side effects and complications. He also focuses his practice on catastrophic medical negligence claims, admiralty and maritime disasters, and BP Oil Spill cases.

Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar Association
  • The Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The American Association for Justice (Leaders Forum)
  • The Florida Justice Association
  • The Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • The Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association

Admitted to Practice

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida - 2010
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida – 1998
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals - 1996
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - 1993
  • State of Florida - 1993
  • State of Louisiana – 1990
  • United State District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana – 1990
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana – 1990
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana - 1990

Representative Cases/Recent Verdicts

Throughout his distinguished legal career, David C. Rash has assisted many clients in obtaining compensation for catastrophic injuries and losses. Representative cases include:

  • $4 billion verdict in landmark tobacco class action case in Miami
  • $9 million settlement in a cruise line crew member injury case
  • $3.5 million verdict in a railroad locomotive engineer injury case
  • $2.2 million settlement in a cruise line crew member wrongful death case
  • $2.0 million settlement in a wrongfully filled prescription case
  • $1.15 million settlement in a medical malpractice case
  • $725,000 settlement in a cruise line crew member wrongful death case
  • More than $10 million obtained for hundreds of BP Oil Spill clients

Education

David C. Rash is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University.

Community Service

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Mr. Rash and his firm love to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Broward building homes for residents of Broward County that need "a hand up, not a hand out." An unbelievable organization that makes a difference in so many families throughout the world.

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