My goal is to identify each client’s individual expectations and needs so that those objectives drive my representation and to ensure that I am of service to my clients. While litigation is all too frequent in today’s climate and the clients I represent face attacks from many different directions, I try to partner with my clients to learn from situations for which they need me and educate their people on how to do better in the future.

I am the head of the firm’s Florida offices, and I handle cases throughout the State. I have been asked to assist other lawyers in litigation as Co-counsel and handle cases transferred to me after another attorney’s involvement. I lead a team of experienced attorneys. During over a decade and a half of practice at HPS, I have gained vast experience defending clients in complex catastrophic damage claims.

Over the course of my career, I have represented clients facing:

  • Wrongful death claims
  • Catastrophic injury claims
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Negligent security claims
  • Negligent hiring claims
  • Contract Disputes
  • General liability claims
  • 42 U.S.C.§ 1983 claims
  • Administrative hearings and proceedings
  • Allegations of sexual misconduct by employees
  • Premises liability claims

I have broad experience in working complex cases from the investigation phase through jury verdict. Beyond my work in the courtroom, I handle pre-trial negotiations, including private and court-ordered mediations, as well as court-mandated settlement conferences. Through those conferences, I have helped negotiate favorable settlements in matters ranging from permanent disability to wrongful death.


Tampa, Florida
3507 East Frontage Road
Suite 140
Pensacola, Florida
25 West Cedar Street
Suite 660

As a member of the catastrophic trial team  David P. Ferrainolo is available to practice in all of our offices and across the country, on a case by case basis.

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Duquesne University, J.D. (2002)

University of Pittsburgh, B.S. (1999)

bar admissions

Florida (2010)

Pennsylvania (2004)

Nevada (2003)


U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Cir.) (2003)

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (2003)

Professional and Community Organizations

Nevada State Bar Association

Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management & Patient Safety

Hillsborough County Bar Association

DRI, Member