David A. Neblett | James Perry | F. David Famulari | Gino J. Butto | James M. Mahaffey III
Born Nahant, Massachusetts, March 21, 1952; admitted to bar, Florida, 1990; Massachusetts, 1996; U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, U. S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit and Fourth Circuit; U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Education: Colby College (B.A. 1974); University of Miami (J.D., cum laude, 1990). Phi Delta Phi. Author: Florida Bar Maritime Law and Practice Guide, Pleasure Boating Law, 1991. Member: Dade County and Florida Bar, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Propeller Club of Miami.
Prior to entering law school in 1987, David Famulari spent 13 years as a commercial fisherman, captaining offshore fishing vessels off the coast of New England. He was a member of the Atlantic Off-Shore Fishermens’ Association from 1976 to 1987 (Board of Directors, 1983-1987) where he was active in formulating policy relating to fishing vessel safety and marine insurance. In the off-season, he worked for marine insurance companies as a fishing boat expert.
David primarily practices admiralty and maritime law concentrating in maritime personal injury, hull and machinery claims, and insurance coverage issues, representing both underwriters and owners. Additionally, he represents employers and carriers in workers’ compensation matters under both the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act at both the trial and appellate levels. David has published articles relating to admiralty and maritime law in the University of San Francisco Law Review and The Florida Bar Practice Manual in Maritime Law. He is also a frequent lecturer on the above subjects in continuing legal education courses and for commercial trade organizations.