Experienced Nashville personal injury and social security disability lawyer

David has devoted his practice to fighting for the rights of the injured and aggrieved, representing individuals in personal injury, social security disability and insurance/contract disputes. A battle-tested litigator, he has tried more than 100 cases to verdict. Thanks to his legal prowess, work ethic, organization and passion for his clients, he has established an exceptional track record of success.

A native of South Florida, David grew up fishing, boating, playing sports and spending entirely too much time in the sun. He attended Florida State University and graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in 1989.

David ran his own firm in South Florida for almost 20 years. During this time, he was instrumental in growing the firm from a two-attorney shop into a firm with two offices, 11 attorneys and a 50-member support staff.

In 2008, David and his family relocated to Tennessee and he was hired by John Hollins, Sr., to run the civil litigation & personal injury practice. David is honored to be a partner at a firm committed to providing clients the best representation available. He firmly believes his clients deserve nothing less.

David has become passionate about eliminating texting and driving. As a result, he along with the support of his law firm decided to offer scholarship to the student who did the most to encourage others to stop this deadly practice.

Over the course of his career, David has earned accolades that reflect his commitment to excellence. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubble (the highest rating a lawyer can achieve) and has been a longtime member of Best Lawyers in America. Additional accomplishments are listed below.

Honors and Awards

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  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell (Highest Rating: AV)
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Law and Leading American Attorneys
  • Florida Bar Board Certifiedraybin-weissman-attorney-of-the-month
  • Selected to Tennessee Super Lawyers

Published Works

Florida Worker’s Compensation Manual, Contributing Author

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Representative Personal Injury Cases

  • Dramis v. Palm Beach County School Board, 928 So.2d 346 (1st District Court of Appeals Florida 2002)(plaintiff David Weissman Top Attorneys in Tennesseeentitled to lost wages based on testimony of doctor even though outside managed care arrangement)
  • Yellow Cab v. Landin, 780 So.2d 296 (1st District Court of Appeals Florida 2001)(plaintiff entitled to disability if employer fails to provide appropriate work)

Cases/Seminars Taught

  • Adjunct Professor, Florida State University College of Law, Workers Compensation, 2003, 2003 – Present
  • Frequent lecturer- personal injury, workers compensation and social security disability for the Nashville Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and Professional Education Specialists
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  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 1989

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee
  • Florida
  • Utah
  • United States District Court Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah

Overall Rating / 14 Total 1st-Party Reviews

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- April 5, 2018

I am the mother of Jason Toll. David Weissman is the best Attorney you will ever have. He understands your feelings.He has moved mountain for me. He never gives up,I have known him since 2010 from my son being killed at Riverbend Prison. He has not given up he just won an appeal in the sixth court of appeals in Cinncinnati Ohio. I am so blessed to have him as an attorney.


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- October 6, 2017

Wow, guys!


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- September 20, 2017

I am the parent of Jordan N. , the young man who was tased more than 40 times by the Cheatham Co. Sheriff’s Dept. We contacted David Weissman and Benjamin Raybin to discuss suing the sheriff’s dept. I had previously contacted 4 other firms and had been turned down. Mr. Weissman saw the photo evidence of Jordan’s tasing burns and immediately scheduled a consultation with us. Several months and several meetings later, we have settled this suit, very much to our liking. Throughout this experience, Mr. Weissman worked diligently and professionally, with the highest standards, keeping us informed and answering every single question or concern. We never felt left out, or wondered what was going on. The intelligence and expertise shown by Mr. Weissman makes him a very desirable attorney for any civil or injury need. Jordan and I now feel like he is a friend to us, as well as an attorney. I highly recommend him. You will have to search long and hard to find anyone better.


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- July 28, 2017

Mr. David Weissman, He was recommended to me and this was the best move I did. He was very understanding and made me feel at home. And he is one of the best layers I ever had. I would recommend him to anyone.


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- January 27, 2017

My wife and I felt that David represented us with our best interests at heart. Not only do we have respect for him as a lawyer, but also as a person and friend. He did an excellent job.


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