• 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. He has tried jury and non-jury business litigation cases to verdict as lead trial counsel in state and federal court. He has also obtained arbitration awards in favor of his clients.

Mr. Cannella is Board Certified in Business Litigation Law by The Florida Bar. Board certification indicates that Mr. Cannella has particular knowledge, skills, and proficiency in business litigation that distinguish him as a specialist.

Mr. Cannella focuses on complex business litigation. He has extensive experience in matters including class action defense, trade secret litigation, defamation, franchise/distributor litigation, unfair competition, government contracts, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and pharmaceutical and medical device product liability defense. Mr. Cannella has also been lead counsel in defense of alleged catastrophic personal injury claims.

In addition, Mr. Cannella is qualified as an attorney's fee expert in state and federal courts. He has testified as to attorney's fees in both state and federal court.

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