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Attorney David Coyle is a litigator who is passionate about working with individual clients and telling their stories while zealously advocating for their rights. Prior to joining Pritzker Hageman, David was an associate at Fredrikson & Byron where he represented clients involved in commercial and securities litigation. Before attending law school, David worked as an Investigator for the City of New York where he investigated complaints of excessive force and abuse of authority made against members of the New York Police Department. David has also worked as a Financial Economist and holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics. David brings this varied background to his current work at Pritzker Hageman, whether it be through dealing with statistical analysis in a foodborne illness case or handling civil rights cases involving police misconduct.
David believes that corporations shouldn’t be able to shirk the rules and regulations designed to keep people safe. To that point, he has written an article published in the Northwestern Interdisciplinary Law Review arguing that the FDA’s graphic warning label requirement for tobacco products was constitutional and a needed requirement to protect public health: Smoke and Mirrors: First Amendment Protection of Commercial Speech and the FDA’s New Graphic Warning Labels for Tobacco, Nw. Interdisc. L. Rev., Spring 2013.
With recent incidents of police misconduct and a renewed debate on the role of policing and police tactics, the doctrine of qualified immunity for police officers has come under scrutiny. In an article for the American Bar Association, David examines the current state of the law and looks at where it falls short and how it can be improved: It Is Time to Revisit Qualified Immunity, The American Bar Association, September 3rd, 2020 (Read the full text PDF here).
While David has lived all over the country (Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta), he is a native of South Minneapolis and attended DeLaSalle High School in downtown Minneapolis. His wife Jessica, also a native of South Minneapolis, is a project manager for a Design Build General Contractor.
What Can I Do For You?
Corporations shouldn’t be able to shirk the rules and regulations designed to keep people safe.”
Results: Jury Verdicts and Settlements
- $27,000,000.00 on behalf of a family whose children were sickened with E. coli.
- $12,150,000.00 on behalf on an 8-year old girl who was sickened with E. coli.
- $8,750,000.00 on behalf of a 13-year old girl who was sickened with E. coli.
- $6,450,000.00 on behalf of of three people sickened in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a resort hotel
- $6,000,000.00 on behalf of six people impacted by a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak linked to a hotel hot tub.
- $4,900,000.00 on behalf of a 4-year old boy who was sickened with E. coli.
- $4,500,000.00 on behalf of an 18-year old man who was rendered a paraplegic after diving into a residential pool.
- $4,500,000.00 for our client, who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a crash between a drunk driver and a semi trailer.
- $4,500,000.00 on behalf of a 23-year old man who was sickened with Salmonella.
- $3,900,000.00 on behalf of the parents of children who were sickened with E. coli.
- $3,700,000.00 on behalf of a 26-year old woman who was sickened with E. coli.
- $3,500,000.00 for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury when his vehicle was hit by a distracted commercial truck driver.
- $3,300,000.00 on behalf of a 10-year old boy who was sickened with E. coli.
- $3,300,000.00 on behalf of a 1-year old boy who was sickened with E. coli.
- $3,000,000.00 for a wrongful death claim brought on behalf of two adult men whose parents were killed in a Kentucky home explosion caused by a natural gas leak
- $3,000,000.00 on behalf of the family of a woman who died as a result of Legionnaires’ Disease contracted while staying at a Las Vegas hotel.
- $2,350,000.00 for our client who contracted Legionnaires’ disease at a hotel and was hospitalized for over a month
- $1,750,000.00 for the family of a 52-year old man who died of Legionnaires’ disease linked to a hotel.
- $1,750,000.00 for the family of a 50-year old man who died of Legionnaires’ disease linked to a hotel.
- $1,750,000.00 to a woman sickened with Legionnaires’ disease after being exposed in a hotel hot tub.
- $1,500,000.00 for the family of a woman killed in a car crash.
- $1,425,000.00 – Our client suffered E. coli O157:H7 poisoning and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) from consuming adulterated salad product.
- $1,050,000.00 on behalf of a 15-year old girl who was sickened with E. coli.
- $1,000,000.00 on behalf of an 11-year old girl who was burned in an apartment fire.
Education and Honors
- Occidental College, B.A., cum laude
- University of Minnesota, Master of Science in Applied Economics
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., with High Honors
- Notes and Comments Editor, Emory Law Journal
- Selected to The Order of the Coif
- Dean’s Award Torts
- Dean’s Award Jurisprudence
- Selected to the 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (reserved for fewer than 2.5% of lawyers)
- Recognized by Best Lawyers in the 2023 edition of “Ones to Watch: Best Lawyers in America” for high-caliber work in the area of personal injury litigation.
- Selected as a 2015 Attorneys of the Year Honoree as a member of Fredrikson & Byron’s Signal Human Trafficking Team, which played a significant role in obtaining a settlement, which includes a $20 million dollar payout.
- Recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a North Star Lawyer for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services in both 2014 and 2015.