Overview

Dave Luikart 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.

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

Honors

  • Florida Super Lawyers (2019-2020)
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009-2018)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2018, 2020)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite - Up and Comers (2014-2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2018-2021)

Credentials & Experience

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 Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

All Federal Courts in Florida

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • 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

Newsroom

Published decisions

  • 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
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