David Pollack

David Pollack
David Pollack is of counsel to the law firm of Bales & Bales, P.A. He is an AV rated attorney who specializes in complex business litigation and appeals. His practice focuses on maritime, labor and employment, defamation, director and officer liability and construction litigation. In 2006, Mr. Pollack obtained the largest verdict in an internet defamation case in the United States, which was later affirmed on appeal. Mr. Pollack regularly represents businesses in cases involving defamation, employment discrimination, wage and overtime claims, and other commercial matters. He also represents passengers and crew members in cases involving maritime personal injuries. Mr. Pollack has written and argued more than 50 appeals before the Third District Court of Appeal, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Florida Supreme Court.

As an experienced trial attorney and certified mediator, Mr. Pollack helps his clients resolve disputes in the most efficient and cost effective manner. Mr. Pollack has been approved as a mediator by the Florida Department of Financial Services and the United States Postal Service, where he mediated in-house disputes between employees and management. He also has taught legal writing at the University of Miami School of Law and served on the board of Legal Services of Greater Miami. Mr. Pollack is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College (B.A., History and Literature), the University of Michigan (M.F.A., English), and the University of Miami School of Law, where he served as articles and comments editor of the Law Review.


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1992
Honors: Order of The Coif
Law Review: The University of Miami Law Review, Articles and Comments Editor

M.F.A., The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1989
Major: English

B.A., Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Editor, The Harvard Crimson
Major: History and Literature

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Florida, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court

Certified Family Mediator, Florida Supreme Court

Representative Cases

W.R. Grace & Co. v. Waters, 638 So.2d 502 (Fla. 1994)

Flores v. Carnival Corp., 47 F.3d 1120 (11th Cir. 1995)

Carlisle v. Carnival Corp., 864 So.2d 1 (rev. granted 2005)

Carlisle v. Carnival Corp., 904 So.2d 430 ( 2005)

Vega v. CSCS Int’l, 795 So.2d 164 (Fa 3rd DCA 2001)

Rand v. Hatch, 762 So.2d 101 (Fla 3rd DCA 2000)

Representative Clients

  • United Teachers of Dade
  • Lennar Corporation
  • H & R Paving, Inc.
  • Poinciana Island Yacht & Racquet Club Condominium Association
  • Cypress Village Condominium Association
  • Little Farm Properties, G.P.
  • Terra Group International, Inc.
  • Comvest Export Finance Co.
  • Kendar Realty, Inc.
  • Wragg & Casas Public Relations, Inc.