David Dearing, a lawyer in our firm’s Mass Torts Section, has been selected as a member of the International Society of Barristers. Society membership is extended by invitation only to those “of exceptional talent whose qualities including integrity, honor and collegiality embody the spirit of the true professional,” according to its website. Selection is based on an extensive screening process that includes comments from judges before whom nominees have appeared and other lawyers who know them well. The International Society of Barristers supports the ideals of trial by jury, the adversary system and a free and independent judiciary.
David joined Beasley Allen in April 2012. He has more than 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer. Currently, David is primarily working on talcum powder cases linked to the development of ovarian cancer. He was a member of all five talcum powder trial teams that won verdicts in 2016 and 2017 against Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, totaling more than $700 million.
An AV Preeminent Rated attorney, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, David received Beasley Allen’s 2016 Mass Torts Lawyer of the Year Award. David is a member of the Alabama State Bar; the Montgomery County Bar Association; the Montgomery County Association for Justice; The Florida Bar Association; Florida Justice Association; American Inns of Court – Chester Bedell Inn of Court and E. Robert Williams Inn of Court, where he holds the position of Emeritus, Master of the Bench; The Million Dollar Advocates Forum; The Christian Legal Society; and the United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama and Middle District of Florida.