David Wells is a trial lawyer who serves on Gunster’s board of directors, and is a member of the Business Litigation practice.

David’s trial practice is nationwide, focusing on bet-the company litigation in the financial services, construction and professional liability arenas. David is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in eight categories, and is a six-time recipient of The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville.

David’s clients include closely-held and publicly-owned corporations, financial services institutions, high net worth individuals and service professionals, as well as partnerships and sole proprietorships. His litigation practice spans multiple aspects of dispute resolution, ranging from alternative dispute resolution, to litigation, through trial and on appeal.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
  • AV Preeminent rating as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking & Finance Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville, 2013; Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Jacksonville, 2011; Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Jacksonville, 2015, Construction Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Jacksonville, 2016; Real Estate Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" in Jacksonville, 2012 & 2015.
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Antitrust Litigation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Securities Litigation, 1995-2017
  • Chambers & Partners, “Leaders in Their Field,” Litigation: General Commercial, 2009-17
  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Top 100 Lawyers,” 2007, 2009-10, 2012-13
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-17
  • Florida Trend, “Legal Elite,” 2005-17; “Hall of Fame” since 2012
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, fellow
  • Chester Bedell Inns of Court, master

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