• University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1993), with honors
  • Georgetown University (B.A., 1990), cum laude

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
David E. Cannella

David E. Cannella


David E. Cannella is a business civil trial attorney. Mr. Cannella has tried cases to verdict, jury and non-jury, as lead trial counsel on business litigation matters in state and federal court. Mr. Cannella has also obtained awards in favor of his clients in arbitration.

Mr. Cannella is Board Certified in Business Litigation Law by The Florida Bar. Board certification identifies Mr. Cannella as an attorney with special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in business litigation and this certification distinguishes him as a specialist in business litigation law.

Mr. Cannella's practice is dedicated to complex business litigation.  He has extensive experience in matters ranging from trade secret litigation, defamation, franchise/distributor litigation, unfair competition, government contracts, deceptive and unfair trade practices, breach of fiduciary duty claims, class action defense, pharmaceutical and medical device product liability defense, complex commercial foreclosure, and banking litigation. 

Mr. Cannella has also been qualified as an attorney's fee expert in state and federal courts and has testified as to attorney's fees in both state and federal court.

Mr. Cannella has led the Orlando office Business and Trade Regulation Practice Group since 2005.