David O. Batista - Greenberg Traurig LLP

David O. Batista

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 954-768-8224

David O. Batista is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group in the firm's Fort Lauderdale office. David's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and business disputes.

Florida International UniversityBBA 1993Michigan State University College of LawJ.D. 1997
American Bar AssociationEmerge BrowardLeadership Broward, Class XXVI

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Business torts
  • Construction litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Insurance litigation including bad faith
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Products liability
  • Real property and title insurance defense

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • 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

Significant Representations
  • Within 20 minutes of the jury retiring to deliberate, our client, an affiliate of a large U.S. insurance company, received a complete defense verdict in an insurance coverage and breach of contract case in Miami federal court.
  • Represented two doctors and one of the most prominent medical laboratories in the U.S. in a two-week jury trial where the plaintiff (a shareholder and former "at will" employee) asserted numerous claims for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract and sought about $17 million in damages, plus punitive damages, against our clients. Granted a "zero" verdict.
  • Represented the developer of the tallest building on the Gulf Coast from Florida to New Orleans, who was awarded a judgment for $41.5 million in a two-week federal jury trial involving breach of a builder’s risk insurance policy.
  • Represented a leading designer and manufacturer of finishing machinery on the plaintiff’s strict liability claims of failure to warn and defective manufacture, where the plaintiff claimed damages of approximately $2 million for the loss of use of his right arm as a result of an accident. Granted favorable summary judgment.
  • Represented owner of multi-million dollar yacht in federal jury trial case tried to verdict in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, involving claim of approximately $2 million for breach of contract and maritime lien.

Part 2
  • Represented a client in a five-day federal jury trial against major yacht manufacturer in a case involving claims for fraud, violations of Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The defendant ultimately paid our client in excess of $475,000 for the judgment and all attorney’s fees.
  • Defended one of the finest and largest swimming pool contractors in Florida and a prominent engineer against claims asserted by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers in a DOAH proceeding, and succeeded in recovering attorney’s fees against the Board.
  • Represented a major Florida university awarded arbitration concerning a claim for defective construction of intramural fields.
  • Represented one of the nation's leading car rental companies in securing multiple preliminary injunctions against several repair facilities for violation of Florida's Motor Vehicle Repair Act.
  • Represented one of the largest brick paving and precast stone installation companies in the U.S. in construction lien foreclosure trial tried to final judgment.
  • Represented local south Florida propane gas company in various trials tried to final judgment involving contract disputes.
  • Represented local south Florida concrete precast company in obtaining several land use variances before the Miami-Dade Environmental Quality Control Board.

Office Location

401 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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