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David J. Pierce

David J. Pierce

Pierce & Thornton
  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse
  • Virginia
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David J. Pierce is a partner with the law firm of Pierce & Thornton, PLC. David has 26 years of trial experience in medical malpractice and general personal injury litigation including motor vehicle accidents. Prior to co-founding Pierce & Thornton in 1997, Mr. Pierce was a partner in the largest law firm in eastern Virginia where he defended physicians, nurses and hospitals in malpractice litigation. He also conducted a general insurance defense practice including auto accident claims. This defense experience gives David a unique and distinct advantage in his plaintiff's practice.

David has obtained numerous substantial verdicts and settlements in a wide variety of personal injury actions. David litigates cases throughout Virginia and associates on cases with other attorneys throughout the country. David obtained a $700,000.00 verdict in the Circuit Court for the City of Virginia Beach in his first plaintiff’s medical malpractice trial. David has obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in medical negligence actions throughout Virginia and has had his cases reported in newspapers and trade journals.

David considers it a privilege to represent individuals and their families whose lives have been altered by the negligence of others. David will work as long and as hard as is necessary to obtain favorable results for his clients. As one of his clients recently wrote following the completion of his case, "Mr. Pierce is distinguished by the thoroughness and depth of his preparation. We were impressed at the start of our case and at the conclusion we were beyond satisfied with the results."

Practice Areas
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Nursing Home Abuse
Additional Practice Areas
  • Brain Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Tractor Trailer and Truck Cases
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
Pierce & Thornton
- Current
University of Richmond
Activities: Law Review
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University of Virginia
Honors: with Distinction
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Virginia Super Lawyer
Law & Politics Magazine and Richmond Magazine
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Professional Associations
Virginia Bar Association
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American Association for Justice
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
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Virginia Beach Bar Association
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Etheridge Society
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Articles & Publications
Medical Malpractice Law in Virginia, contributing editor
Speaking Engagements
Legal Topics, Virginia Continuing Legal Education Committee & Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Websites & Blogs
David J. Pierce's Website Profile
Pierce & Thornton Website
Virginia Injury Law Blog
Contact & Map
Pierce & Thornton
2101 Parks Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Toll-Free: (888) 377-0422
Telephone: (757) 625-7777
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