David C. Harman

David C. Harman focuses his practice on personal injury, mass tort, and class action litigation. David has considerable experience representing individuals in complex products liability cases against some of the largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in the world. For example, David was significantly involved in the Yaz/Yasmin (Drospirenone) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2100), representing women who suffered injuries as a result of their use of Bayer’s oral contraceptives. David also helped represent hundreds of children that suffered birth defects caused by the drug Depakote. David has also worked on the Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2545), Fosamax Products Liability Litigation (MDL 1789), and the contaminated Heparin litigation.

Outside of mass torts, David is experienced representing individuals in a variety of personal injury claims involving motor vehicle collisions, trucking accidents, and defective products.

David’s work ethic and tireless representation of his clients has been repeatedly recognized by his peers. From 2014 to the present, David has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 under 40 Attorneys in Ohio. He has also been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2017-2019 and 2021-2022.

Prior to coming to Burg Simpson, David earned his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2011, where he graduated magna cum laude and earned honors in his Litigation Concentration. While in law school, David externed for the Hon. Peter C. Economus, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and was a member of the school’s National Moot Court Team.

  • Selected to Ohio Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2017-2019 and 2021-2022
  • AVVO®, Highest Distinction of Superb 10.0 Attorney Rating
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 – Ohio 2014 – 2019
  • Ohio, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • J.D., 2011, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, magna cum laude
  • B.A., 2008, Denison University, magna cum laude
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Potter Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • The American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • “Navigating Preemption After Merck,” Trial magazine (January 2020), The American Association for Justice, co-authored with Janet Abaray
  • Cincinnati WCPO, Cincy Lifestyles Interview | November 12, 2019
  • Harman, David C. ” Ambetter Lawsuit Regarding Lack of In-Network Providers” www.burgsimpson.com, May 31, 2019
  • Harman, David C. “Ethicon Recalls Surgical Staplers.” www.burgsimpson.com, May 20, 2019
  • Harman, David C. “Mounting Concerns Lead to Air King America’s Range Hoods Recall.” www.burgsimpson.com, March 28, 2019
  • Harman, David C. “Cook Medical Recalls Dangerous Transseptal Needle.” www.burgsimpson.com, March 21, 2019
  • Harman, David C. ” Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication Increases Risk of Blood Clots in Lungs and Increases Death.” www.burgsimpson.com, February 26, 2019
  • Harman, David C. “Treatment for Gout Linked with an Increased Risk of Death.” www.burgsimpson.com, February 25, 2019
  • Harman, David C. ” Burg Simpson Files Complaint Against Depuy Synthes for Failed Radial Head Replacement.” www.burgsimpson.com, February 7, 2019
  • Harman, David C. ” Dr. Larry Nasser is Not the Only One: Sexual Assault and the Medical Profession.” www.burgsimpson.com, February 1, 2019
  • Harman, David C. “Help that Won’t Cost You a Dime for Vaccine Injuries.” www.burgsimpson.com, January 30, 2019
  • “Keep Defense Experts In Check,” Trial Magazine (December 2018), American Association for Justice®, co-authored with Janet G. Abaray
  • “Low-T: Creating a Problem, Manufacturing a Cure,” The Trial Lawyer magazine, 2014, Co-Author
  • Mass Torts: Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls, Cincinnati Bar Association April 2023
  • Personal Injury from A to Z, NBI Institute, June 2018
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