David Sweat


Attorney David Sweat
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Practice Areas
East Carolina University, B.S./B.A.
Florida Atlantic University, M.B.A., 1993
Nova Southeastern University Law Center, J.D., 1993
Car Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents
Slip & Falls
Wrongful Deaths
Nursing Home Abuse
Pedestrian Accidents
Bus Accidents
Premises Liability
Bus Accidents
Trucking Accidents
The Florida Bar
Volusia County Bar Association
American Bar Association
The Florida Justice Association
United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
All Florida Courts

Attorney David L. Sweat has been representing injured people and their families for nearly twenty years in this community. As an avid motorcyclist himself, he understands motorcycles, their riders, and their operation on the local roads and highways. Early in his career, Mr. Sweat was on a team of lawyers who successfully settled a group of product liability cases in excess of $200,000,000. In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Mr. Sweat achieved settlements or verdicts totaling over $8,200,000 for motorcyclists or their families. He frequently rides in local and regional motorcycle benefits or memorial rides, many of which are sponsored by the Law Firm of Rue & Ziffra. Additionally, he has been a featured speaker regarding motorcycle safety, insurance, and crashes at conferences and motorcycle events.

Mr. Sweat also practices in the areas of workers’ compensation and has successfully tried complicated workers’ compensation cases, including receiving an award of permanent total disability to a veteran which resulted in reimbursement of over $1,000,000 from the Veteran’s Administration. He has also been successful in court proving the connection between another client’s medication and his catastrophic stroke.

Mr. Sweat sits on the Board of APITLA, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, and is also a trustee of the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. He is very active in a variety of other professional organizations dedicated to serving injured people and their families as well.

Top Verdicts and Settlements

Since joining the firm in 1999, David has obtained over $33,000,000 on behalf of his clients. Top recent motorcycle settlements include a $4,400,000 settlement and a $2,600,000 verdict.

In 2013, in one case, Mr. Sweat recovered $11,000,000 for his client against two responsible parties and continues to pursue other parties in the same matter.

In another motorcycle accident, the client’s motorcycle was run over, crushing his leg. Unable to work, the client suffered catastrophic losses of business and property. The referring attorney was given a “top” dollar offer of less than $50,000. After working the case up the client was awarded a $285,000 settlement. Slip and fall cases are particularly difficult as it is hard to prove liability. Mr. Sweat has secured settlements of $400,000 and $125,000 in two of his slip-and-fall cases.

A highly qualified and experienced trial attorney, David L. Sweat handles a wide spectrum of personal injury and wrongful death cases, with a particular focus on motorcycle accidents.

Office Locations

Port Orange

632 Dunlawton Ave.
Port Orange FL, 32127
Phone: (386) 221-2957


101 N. Woodland Blvd.- Suite 201
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: (386) 204-0086

Palm Coast

4879 Palm Coast NW - Suite 1
Palm Coast, FL 32137
Phone: (386) 433-2168

Lake Mary

1540 International Pkwy - Suite 2000
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: (407) 259-4485

Winter Park

941 W Morse Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 634-2250


7380 W Sand Lake Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 329-3976
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