David P. Ferrainolo

Dave Ferrainolo is the head of the firm’s Florida offices and handles cases throughout Florida. During his decade of practice at HPS, Dave has gained vast experience defending hospitals, physicians, nurses, surgical centers and psychiatric facilities in complex medical malpractice litigation.

Over the course of his career, Dave has also represented clients facing:

  • general liability claims
  • administrative hearings and proceedings
  • negligent credentialing and contract disputes
  • negligent security and hiring cases 
  • allegations of sexual misconduct by employees
  • premises liability claims
Dave has broad experience in working complex cases from the inception of the lawsuit through jury verdict. Beyond his work in the courtroom, Dave often handles pre-trial negotiations, including private and court-ordered mediations as well as court-mandated settlement conferences. Through those conferences, he has helped negotiate favorable settlements in matters ranging from permanent disability to wrongful death.

Dave understands that doing his job well means going beyond efficiently handling his clients’ matters, but providing additional support throughout the course of the often stressful litigation process. His first goal is to identify each client’s individual expectations and needs so that those objectives drive his course of action. Beyond that, Dave aims to remain available, work tirelessly to keep his matters moving forward and to fiercely advocate on behalf of his clients. 

Outside of Florida, Dave has successfully represented the interests of nurses before the Nevada State Board of Nursing and physicians before the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners and represented the interests of his clients before the Nevada Supreme Court.


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

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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