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David M. Shearer

Founding Partner
Shearer & Essner, LLP

United States

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David M. Shearer - Professional Summary:    

David M. Shearer is a founding partner of the New York City law practice Shearer & Essner, LLP. A trial lawyer with 25 years of experience, Mr. Shearer specializes in medical malpractice and personal injury cases and has successfully obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of his clients.

After receiving is J.D. from Boston University, David M. Shearer began his legal career as a trial lawyer in a New York City firm, helping injured clients receive compensation for their losses. Many of his clients are children who were injured shortly after birth due to improper care provided to themselves or their mothers. For example, Mr. Shearer negotiated settlements in the tens of millions of dollars on behalf of children who suffered brain injuries as a result of negligence.

Other types of medical malpractice cases litigated by David M. Shearer include failure to diagnose cancer in a timely fashion and injuries resulting from improper cardiology care. For example, Mr. Shearer has won $2.5–$5 million settlements for people who lost vision after cataract surgery and an $8 million settlement for a man who required two hip replacements as a result of improper administration of steroid medication.

David M. Shearer’s personal injury cases often involve motor vehicle accidents. In one case, he won $3.5 million on behalf of a man who suffered spinal cord injuries after a motor vehicle accident, and in another case, he won $1.9 million on behalf of a woman who suffered facial injuries in a vehicle accident.



David M. Shearer - Professional Experience:     

Sep 1, 1994 - Mar 1, 2012

Founding Partner

Shearer & Essner, LLP 

New York, NY


David M. Shearer - Education:    

Aug 1, 1984 - Aug 1, 1987

J.D. Boston University



David M. Shearer - Interests:   

Golf - Member of The Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo, New York and Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida

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