F. David Rusin

Car Accident Attorney / Attorney Manager

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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 helps them learn about their rights under the law.  Dave is also the firm’s attorney manager, overseeing all law office attorney operations including case assignment, hiring, supervision and professional development of the law office staff, as well as budgeting.

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 including trial practice in federal and state court, trial preparation, no-fault law, dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, subrogation, lien resolution, liability insurance issues and ethics. He also enjoys softball and spending time with his wife and daughters during any free time he can find.

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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

2020 Lecture Series

  • Lecturer, How to Deal With a Rambo Litigator, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Audio Webinar simulcast/teleconference (September, 2020).
  • Lecturer, Tips for Non-Techy Litigators: Social Media Evidence, Electronic Trial Presentations and More, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Audio Webinar simulcast/teleconference (September, 2020).
  • Lecturer, Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Audio Webinar simulcast (April, 2020).

2019 Lecture Series

  • Lecturer, The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Live Program (November, 2019).
  • Lecturer, How to Authenticate Social Media and Email Evidence, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Audio Webinar simulcast (October, 2019).
  • Lecturer, Civil Trials From Start to Finish, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Live Program (March, 2019).
  • Lecturer, Authenticating Social Media & Email Evidence, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Teleconference (February, 2019).

2018 Lecture Series

  • Lecturer, Automobile Litigation: Handling Auto Accident Case Key Considerations in Advising Clients in NYS, New York State Bar Association CLE (Scheduled July 2018)
  • Lecturer, How to Lay a Foundation to Get Your Evidence Introduced, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Live Program (Dec. 2018).
  • Lecturer, Combating “Rambo” Litigators – Practical and Effective How-To’s, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Live Program (October, 2018).
  • Lecturer, Bridging the Gap: Automobile Litigation and Advising Clients in NY, New York State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Live program and Webcast (July, 2018).
  • Lecturer, Social Media Evidence, IPE Continuing Legal Education, National Teleconference Audio Webinar, simulcast on various legal websites. (March, 2018).

2017 Lecture Series

  • Lecturer, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury: Advanced Practice, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (November 2017)
  • Lecturer, Hearsay, Email, Business Records and Social Media – In the Trenches, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education (October 2017)
  • Lecturer, Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Should Know, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, National Teleconference Audio Webinar, simulcast on various websites (June 2017)
  • Lecturer, Advanced Civil Litigation Skills, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education; Buffalo, NY (June 2017)
  • Lecturer, Legal Ethics of Email, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education; Buffalo, NY (May 2017)
  • Lecturer, How to Get Your Social Media Admitted, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, National Teleconference Audio Webinar, simulcast on various websites (March 2017)
  • Lecturer, Social Media Evidence, IPE Continuing Legal Education, National Teleconference Audio Webinar, simulcast on various websites (January 2017)

Publications

  • Author, Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, National Business Institute, Live Program (April, 2020)
  • Author, Handling Social Media, E-Mail, Video and Other ESI: Seminar Everything You Don’t Know About E-Discovery (But You Wish You Did), National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education, Work Presented at Cherry Hill, New Jersey (October 2013)
  • Author, Eliminating Bias and Building Equity, for presentation at National Business Institute Seminar Entitled “Exploring Professionalism’s Ideals in New York” Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Buffalo, New York (October 2002)

 

Honors & Awards

  • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • New York Super Lawyers®, 2012-2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • AVVO Rated 10 out of 10
  • Legal Elite of WNY, 2017
  • Adjunct Instructor – Medaille College, Buffalo, New York: Business Law, Business Ethics (2010; 2019 – Present)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Western New York Chapter)