David P. Affinito is a skilled Certified Civil Trial Attorney in NJ with more than 30 years of experience in all phases of Civil Trial Practice. He is noted as a well versed defense counsel for professional clients such as doctors, hospitals, architects, engineers and construction companies. He has been responsible in┬árepresenting plaintiffs for wrongful death, serious personal injury and worker’s compensation cases. During that time David has written legal briefs and has made legal arguments before the Appellate Courts in New Jersey.

Member of the Bars of: New Jersey; New York; Florida; Pennsylvania; and the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States of America.

David is a FAA Certified Commercial Pilot with instrument and flight instructor ratings, and has a total flight time over 4000 hours.

 

“Dedicated to your case as if it were my own.”

 

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Notable Cases

 

  • Responsible for instituting drug litigation as a Mass Tort litigation subject becoming the chief local counsel for drug litigation in the State of New Jersey. This resulted in consolidated cases involving deaths and attempted suicide of prescribed patients who suffered from the psychological effects from the acne drug. This case went to trial in the Superior Court in Essex County, New Jersey, eventually ending in confidential settlements. These cases were the first to gain national attention as to the dangers of the drug, which led national news presentations and eventually to Congressional hearings on the drug’s safety, eventually resulting in the drug manufacturer voluntarily withdrawing the drug from the market.

  • Represented estates of five construction workers killed when a truck driver fell asleep on the New Jersey Turnpike Bay extension in 1992. This case thereafter led to the more common use of cement barriers to protect highway construction workers in New Jersey.

  • Represented estates in multiple wrongful death cases which settled including one case where a mother died delivering a child although the child survived the birth.