David Woods is a trial attorney with experience in all aspects of large scale, multi-defendant products liability and personal injury litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. Mr. Woods has extensive experience in handling complex disputes involving legal, scientific and medical issues. He has a degree in Biology that has proved invaluable in helping him understand the complex medical issues that are integral to these types of litigations.
In recent years, Mr. Woods has litigated and tried a number of cases on behalf of different tobacco companies, including long-time client Lorillard. He was on the team that tried Williams v. Philip Morris in 1999, which was litigated to the United States Supreme Court and resulted in a landmark ruling on punitive damage limitations. He also helped try to a defense verdict Vandenburg v. Philip Morris, which was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in its list of most significant defense verdicts in 2006. More recently, Mr. Woods has tried several "Engle Progeny" cases on behalf of Lorillard Tobacco Company.
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, The Defense Research Institute
- Member, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
- Member, The Missouri Bar
- United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri