About David M. Shearer

Based in New York City, David M. Shearer possesses nearly 25 years of experience in obtaining large trial verdicts and settlements in personal-injury and medical malpractice cases. After gaining experience at Bower & Gardner and Sullivan & Liapakis, both in New York, he co-founded Shearer & Essner, LLP, in New York City in 1994. Since then, David M. Shearer has negotiated settlements as high as $64 million and trial verdicts in the multi-millions, including an $8.1 million award for a man needing both hips replaced because a physician administered steroid medication improperly. Other trial verdicts aided elderly clients suffering vision loss after improper cataract surgery, a child with Erb’s palsy, as a result of malpractice during his birth, and a middle-aged man whose physician missed a diagnosis of throat cancer.

David M. Shearer’s $64 million settlement will assist a child, brain-injured due to malpractice shortly after his birth, for the rest of his life. He also negotiated various other settlements for children injured at birth through negligence or malpractice, for patients with cancer and broken bones that doctors failed to diagnose, for victims of automobile accidents suffering permanent damage through medical missteps, and those injured or killed due to improper cardiology care. David M. Shearer’s total settlements and awards add up to hundreds of millions of dollars.

In his personal life, Mr. Shearer particular enjoys the game of golf. With memberships at the Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Tuxedo Park, New York’s The Tuxedo Club, he plays frequently. David M. Shearer received a B.A. in Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. He earned his J.D. at Boston University, beginning his first position as an attorney shortly after graduating.


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