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David L. Shuman

Founding member David L. Shuman is one of West Virginia’s most highly-regarded medical malpractice defense attorneys. Mr. Shuman has successfully represented West Virginia physicians for more than forty years. His practice includes defending physicians in malpractice cases and defending medical product liability cases. His practice varies from representing individual physicians to large physician groups who have been entangled with mass tort litigation concerning products such as breast implants, FenPhen, Rezulin, and OxyContin.

Mr. Shuman regularly speaks to physicians’ groups regarding medical malpractice issues and legislation that affects physicians. His expertise in this field, coupled with his reputation in the West Virginia legal community, has earned him Martindale-Hubbell’s prestigious “AV Rating,” which signifies that peers rank him at preeminent levels of legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Shuman participates in Annual Risk Management seminars for the West Virginia Dental Association and represents Dental Professionals throughout the entire State of West Virginia.

40+
Number of years representing Physicians and Healthcare Professionals in Malpractice cases
20+
Number of years rated AV® by peers
5+
Number of years nominated as West Virginia's "Lawyer of the Year"

 

Published Works

  • “Wrongful Death Specials: The Defense Perspective,” Mountaineer CLE Series “Damages,” 1995

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • “Litigating The Medical & Hospital Malpractice Case,” West Virginia State Medical Association
  • “Litigating The Medical & Hospital Malpractice Case,” West Virginia University College of Law
  • “Professional Liability and Risk Management,” West Virginia State Medical Association
  • “Professional Liability and Risk Management,” West Virginia University College of Law
  • “Demonstrative Evidence & the Witness,” West Virginia State Medical Association
  • “Demonstrative Evidence & the Witness,” West Virginia University College of Law
  • “Personal Injury Litigation Practice,” West Virginia State Medical Association
  • “Personal Injury Litigation Practice,” West Virginia University College of Law
  • “Highlights of the Changes to the Medical Professional Liability Act,” West Virginia Chapter American College of Surgeons

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia “Distinguished Faculty Award” in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Education of Lawyers and the Judiciary
  • Listed Member, National Registers’ Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships