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David Coffman


St. Louis
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David's litigation practice encompasses a wide variety of complex commercial litigation, including the defense of manufacturers in product liability cases and the defense of design and construction professionals in professional liability litigation. He has also represented defendants in toxic tort cases involving dioxin, benzene, asbestos, and mold. David's practice also includes admiralty and maritime litigation, including seaman's injury and collision cases.

Since beginning practice in 1984, David has been involved in products liability cases involving a variety of consumer and industrial products, including pneumatic nailers, various power tools, automotive components, automatic door systems, escalators, cranes and conveyors, adhesives, medical devices, recreational products. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute Products Liability Committee.

David has appeared in state and federal courts throughout Missouri, Illinois, and elsewhere, and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Missouri, various Illinois appellate courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Courts of Appeal in both Missouri and Illinois. He has authored an article in the St. Louis Bar Journal and is a regular speaker and author at seminars on various products liability and other litigation-related topics.


"Recent Developments in Pharmaceutical Litigation";
St. Louis Bar Journal, (28 Volume 51, No. 4, 2005)


"Employment Law in the Maritime Industry";
Annual Maritime Law Seminar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, August 2005