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Reeves MPPKJ Attorneys

Partner

David C. Reeves

Contact information dcreeves@mppkj.com

904.421.8448

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Areas of Practice

  • Class action defense
  • Commercial and securities arbitration
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Product liability and personal injury defense

Education

  • Wake Forest University B.A., cum laude, 1989
  • The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America J.D., 1995

Admissions

  • Florida (1995)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

In his 25th year of practicing law, David C. Reeves has a wide variety of civil experience. After graduating from Wake Forest University in 1989, Mr. Reeves worked in operations at Barnett Bank Trust Company and the legal department of the Sheet Metal Worker’s National Pension Fund. After graduating from The Columbus School of Law in 1995, he practiced with a 3-attorney firm in St. Augustine, a 30-attorney firm in Sarasota, and a large national firm in Jacksonville before joining the Firm in 2000, becoming a Partner in 2005.

Since joining the Firm, Mr. Reeves has represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil actions and arbitrations (including complex commercial matters, personal injury and wrongful death actions, class actions, and maritime matters). He has appeared in Florida’s state and federal courts from Miami to Pensacola on claims ranging from thousands of dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. He has represented individuals and multi-national corporations, on the basis of traditional hourly billing, contingency, pro bono and alternative fee arrangements. Mr. Reeves has demonstrated a proven ability to use technology to develop back-office tools, processes, and strategies for the efficient management of complex litigation involving tens of thousands of pages of documents and thousands of witnesses.

Mr. Reeves is also active in the legal community. He is a past president of the Federal Bar Association-Jacksonville Chapter and past recipient of that group’s annual Pro Bono award. In 2015, the Florida Supreme Court appointed Mr. Reeves to a five-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. He was elected by his other board members to serve as Vice Chair (2018-2019) and Chair (2019-2020)

Associations/ Memberships/ Distinctions

  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter (President, 2009-2010)
  • American Inns of Court (Master of the Bench, Chester Bedell Inn of Court)
  • Presenter to Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (January 2012)
  • Lecturer, Florida Coastal School of Law (Fall 2006)
  • Florida Board of Bar Examiner (Member 2015-2018; Vice Chair 2018-2019; Chair 2019-2020)

Awards / Recognitions

  • Spirit of Giving Pro Bono Award, Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter 2010
  • AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell