David Acosta concentrates his practice in the defense of employment, casualty and insurance coverage cases. He defends colleges and other employers against claims of discrimination under Title VII, ADA, FCRA, retaliation, whistleblower violations, and other employment law related claims. In 2018, David was second-chair counsel in a 7-day trial involving claims of discrimination and retaliation, under Title VII and the FCRA, that resulted in a defense verdict. David also represents trucking companies and other businesses for various tort claims, and defends insurance companies against first-party and third-party coverage claims.
David is also a former Assistant Village Attorney for North Bay Village, Florida, where he advised the municipality and its public officials on local government matters (sunshine law, public records law, code of ethics, planning and zoning, civil forfeiture, etc.). David has also defended high-profile lawsuits against municipalities (e.g., employment discrimination) and police officers (e.g. excessive force, false arrest, malicious prosecution).
He served as an intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and with two federal judges in New Jersey – U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton and U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael A. Shipp.
- Dade County Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Cuban American Bar Association
- Hispanic National Bar Association
Rutgers University — J.D., 2012
- Rutgers Race and the Law Review, Managing Articles Editor
- Association of Latin American Law Students, President
- Phi Alpha Delta, Vice-Justice
- Student Bar Association, Class Representative
Florida International University — B.A., Accounting, 2009
- Florida — 2014
- New Jersey — 2013
- U. S. District Courts of Florida (Southern)