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David Hayes
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Super Lawyers Rising Star Award

David Hayes

David is an experienced litigator who represents clients in complex business disputes, including shareholder disputes, derivative actions, contract disputes, and other business torts. David develops client-specific litigation strategies focused on achieving each client’s unique business and legal objectives. He also has significant experience litigating privacy and reputation disputes, and intellectual property matters in both state and federal court.

  • Direct: (813) 868-6651
  • Main: (813) 834-9191
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  • Florida State University, J.D., 2011
  • Florida State University, M.B.A., 2011
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2008
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2020-2022
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • All Florida state courts
  • Obtained summary judgment for publicly traded company in a breach of contract case where plaintiff was seeking over $2 million in damages.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of breach of contract case in which plaintiff was seeking more than $400,000 in damages.
  • Defended internet affiliate marketing company in class action lawsuit alleging deceptive and unfair trade practices and claiming $7 million in damages. Obtained nominal settlement after demonstrating that the plaintiff could not certify a class.
  • Represented members of limited liability company in dispute among shareholders.
  • Represented agriculture and equipment dealer against manufacturer.
  • Represented securities broker-dealer through trial successfully prosecuting misappropriation of trade secret claims.
  • Represented small business owner in false advertising case and obtained $500,000 settlement.
  • Crossroads for Florida Kids, volunteer attorney ad-litem
  • American Inns of Court, Cheatwood Inn
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute
  • American Bar Association