F. David Rusin

Attorney

Trial lawyer David “Dave” Rusin prides himself on being approachable and relatable, and makes it a priority to understand the loss injury victims are experiencing and help them learn about their rights under the law.

He grew up in the Black Rock neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, and attended St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. David stayed in Buffalo for his undergraduate studies, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Buffalo. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton School of Law.

When not working to further his own knowledge of the law, David can often be found lecturing and teaching others on contemporary legal topics. He also enjoys coaching softball and spending time with his daughters during any free time he can find.

Education

  • University at Buffalo (B.A.), 1979
  • University of Dayton School of Law (J.D.), 1983

Bar Admissions

  • New York State, 1983
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Honors & Awards

  • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®,
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2012-2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Western Region Affiliate
  • Bar Association of Erie County

Teaching & Speaking Experience

  • Lectures
    • “Insurance, Liens, and Subrogation,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, November 2014
    • “Damages in Personal Injury – Sources of Recovery and Liens,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, May 2014
    • “Authenticating Social Media and Email Evidence,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, March 2014
    • “Social Media and Email in Civil Litigation,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, October 2013
    • “Civil Litigation Today: A Practical Workshop,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, August 2013
    • “Authenticating Social Media & Email Evidence,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, July 2013
    • “The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, March 2013
    • “The Mechanics of New York Civil Procedure,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, November 2012
    • “Advanced Trial Tactics,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, June 2012
    • “Applying the Rules of Evidence – What Every Attorney Needs to Know,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, March 2012
    • “No-Fault Law: Current Issues and Strategies,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, September 2011
    • “Advanced Trial Tactics,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, June 2011
    • “The Mechanics of New York Civil Practice,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, March 2011
    • “Insurance Fundamentals for the Personal Injury Practice,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, January 2011
    • “Litigating the Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Claim,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, Subrogation Issues, August 2010
    • “Practical Discovery From A-Z,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, June 2010
    • “Initial Considerations in Case Management and Organizations,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, November 2009
    • “Effective No-Fault Strategies,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, November 2009
    • “Handling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, August 2009
    • “Keys to Successful Trial Preparation,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, January 2009
    • “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, August 2008
    • “Legal Ethics in New York,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, March 2008
    • “Your Guide to Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, September 2007
    • “Settling Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, April 2007
    • “Legal Ethics in New York,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, March 2007
    • “Gaining the Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases,” December 2006
    • “Drafting Strategies for Pleadings and Motions,” May 2006
    • “Trial Preparation from Start to Finish for New York Paralegals,” National Business Institute: Continuing Legal Education, May 2005

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