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David W. McCreadie

Education:

  • J.D., Tulane University School of Law (1980)
  • B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University (1977)

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • The Florida Bar

COURTS OF AUTHORIZED PRACTICE:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

CASES ARGUED BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT:

  • Atlantic Sounding Co. v. Townsend, 557 U.S. 404 (2009) (punitive damages for failure to pay maitenance and cure)
  • Chandris, Inc. v. Latsis, 515 U.S. 347, (1995) (seaman status)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Board Certified Civic Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • Board Certified Trial Specialist, The National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer, The Florida Bar Board of LegalSpecialization and Education
  • Named Best Lawyers 2012 Tampa Admiralty & Maritime Law Lawyer of the Year and Recognized by the Best Lawyers in America in Admirality and Maritime Law since 2000
  • Recognized by Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Transportation and Shipping (Tier One)
  • Recognized by Florida Super Lawyers and Law & Politics in Transportation/Maritime, Personal Injury Defense and Appellate Law
  • Recognized by the International Who's Who of Shipping & Maritime Lawyers

PUBLICATIONS AND SEMINARS:

  • Panel Member: Maritime Personal Injury and Death Investigations, OSG Ship Management, Inc. Seminar (Tampa, FL 2010)
  • Speaker: Punitive Damages Under U.S. Maritime Law, International Group of P&I Clubs, Personal Injury Subcommittee (London, UK 2009)
  • Co-Author: Maritime Liens, Law and Practice, The Florida Bar CLE Manual (2004)
  • Speaker: Maritime Recreational Vessels (Cruise, Gaming and Diving) (seaman status), Twenty-First Annual New Orleans Fall Maritime Law Seminar (New Orleans, Louisiana 2003)
  • Speaker: (Update on the Eleventh, Sixth and Eighth Circuits), Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute Seminar (Mobile, Alabama 2002)
  • Visiting Professor: Seaman Status, University of Florida School of Law (Gainesville, Florida 2001)
  • Speaker: Maintenance, Cure and Unearned Wages, Jones Act Negligence, Unseaworthiness and 905(b) Claims, TECO Transport Corp Seminar (Tampa, Florida 1997)
  • Co-Author: Cruise Ship Passenger Claims and Defenses, Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce (1990)

EMPLOYMENT:

  • Lau, Lane, Pieper, Conley & McCreadie (1987 - Present)
  • Stagg, Hardy & Yerrid (1986 — 1987)
  • Holland & Knight (1980 - 1986)