David P. Vitale Jr.

David P. Vitale Jr.

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA

Recognized since 2021

West Palm Beach, Florida

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

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DAVID P. VITALE JR. is an experienced trial attorney who has litigated cases throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Vitale has been nationally recognized for his achievements by Best Lawyers in America (Ones to Watch) and The National Trial Lawyers (Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiff Attorney – Florida). He has also been recognized by his local peers as a Palm Beach Illustrated Top Lawyer and a Jupiter Magazine Top Lawyer.

In addition to pursing personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice claims on behalf of injured victims, Mr. Vitale handles complex commercial and business litigation matters. As a result of his prior career as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York, Mr. Vitale has a unique business perspective in developing strategies that are efficient, effective, and specifically tailored to each client’s individual needs.

Mr. Vitale graduated summa cum laude from Boston College Law School, where he was the salutatorian of his class. While in law school he was a member of Boston College’s award-winning national moot court team. He also completed a judicial externship with The Honorable George A. O’Toole, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Mr. Vitale is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, as well as in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, where he serves on the Professionalism Committee and as a co-chair of the Professionalism CLE subcommittee.

Mr. Vitale and his wife, Caitlin, reside in Boynton Beach, and are active members of their community, with Mr. Vitale serving as a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach. Most important, Mr. Vitale is the proud father of a young son, Tripp.


  • 2139 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
    West Palm Beach, FL 33409-6601


  • Boston College Law School, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, graduated 2014
  • George Washington University, Bachelor of Accountancy, summa cum laude, graduated 2008


  • Palm Beach County Bar Association - Member

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs


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