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David L. Luikart, III - Shareholder

David  L. Luikart, III

Education

University of South Florida, B.A., 2001
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 2005, magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Florida Law Review
  • Phi Delta Phi

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
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David L. Luikart, III - Shareholder

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Dave is a Shareholder in the firm's Litigation Group, and serves as the firm's Assistant General Counsel. His practice involves general and complex commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of business tort claims, life, health and disability insurance defense, legal and other professional malpractice defense, and intellectual property litigation (including copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement claims).

Dave has assisted in the defense and prosecution of a wide range of complex and general commercial tort and contract claims.

Dave is a member of the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Within DRI Dave serves on the Commercial Litigation Steering Committee and is Chair of the Complex Commercial Litigation Specialized Litigation Group. Dave is also a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), having completed ABOTAs Harvard University Trial College.

Out of the office, Dave enjoys spending time with family and friends, saltwater fishing, and following University of Florida athletics.

Honors & Recognitions

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  • le_goldseal2017
  • 93699 - Hill Ward Henderson
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Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • All Florida Federal Courts

Professional Recognition

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009-2018)
  • Florida Trend’s Up and Comers (2014-2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2018-2019)

Published Decisions
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  • Carlson v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc,
    2016 WL 3856179
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, July 15, 2016
  • Zakhary v. Giammarco,
    2009 WL 793706 2D08-2822
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. March 27, 2009
  • American Torch Tip Co. v. Dykema Gossett PLLC,
    2011 WL 3170282 811-CV-202-T-23EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. July 27, 2011
  • Emdeon Practice Services, Inc. v. Final Support, Inc.,
    2006 WL 3097281 8:06 CV 1172 T 24TBM
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. October 31, 2006
  • Group Assets, LLC v. Fortress Inv. Group,
    2010 WL 2951621 8:09-CV-1530-T-33EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. July 26, 2010
  • Group Assets, LLC. v. Fortress Inv. Group,
    2010 WL 2951508 8:09-CV-1530-T-33EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. June 22, 2010
  • American Torch Tip Co. v. Dykema Gossett PLLC,
    2011 WL 3171811 8:11-CV-0202-T-23EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. July 08, 2011

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Active member of the Commercial Litigation Committee
    • Complex Commercial Litigation Specialized Litigation Group
      • Chair
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Fellow
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel