David is an associate in Marshall Dennehey's Professional Liability Department. His practice is focused on the defense of municipal entities, including local governments, police departments, agencies and school districts in actions involving allegations of civil rights violations. David also defends public and private employers in actions involving claims of discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment brought under Title VII and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
Prior to joining the Professional Liability Department, David was a member of the firm's Casualty Department. As a member of this department, he defended manufacturers, distributors and retailers in product liability actions, and he was also a regular contributor to Case Law Alerts on matters relating to product liability litigation.
David earned his juris doctor, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 2013. While at Villanova, he served as a research assistant to Professor Penelope Pether and as the student editor of the Law and Literature Journal published by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Additionally, David participated in Villanova's Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic where he represented clients in employment and immigration matters.
David spent his summers in law school as an intern with the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Community Defender Office and with the Homicide Unit of the Defender Association of Philadelphia. While at the Defender Association, he assisted in the defense of an ongoing capital case.
• Five Diverse Viewpoints, One Common Goal: Increased Diversity in the Legal Community, For The Defense, April 2016
•Case Law Alerts, contributor, January-April 2015
•“Forum Non Conveniens: Where Your Convenience Does Not Matter, ” Defense Digest, Vol. 20, No. 1, March 2014
• Can a Plaintiff Safely Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time in Pennsylvania? Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013, co-author
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The Millennial Perspective on Diversity
Articles May 6, 2016
The post-Tincher landscape: Court applies the risk-utility test to deny the defendants' motion for summary judgment
Law Alerts April 1, 2015
The plaintiff brought this product liability action against a table saw manufacturer, a distributor and a retailer alleging, inter alia, that the design of the table saw he purchased was defective because it failed to incorporate flesh-detection..., Case Law Alerts, 2nd Quarter, April 2015 Case Law Alerts is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide legal...
Dismissal is an appropriate sanction for spoliation of evidence where the allegedly defective product is lost before a defendant has an opportunity to inspect it, even without evidence of bad faith.
Law Alerts January 6, 2015
While browsing the defendant retailer's store, the plaintiff was injured when she sat on a chair that was on display and the chair collapsed. Immediately after the incident, the retailer removed the chair from the sales floor and stored it in..., Case Law Alerts, 1st Quarter, January 2015
Forum Non Conveniens: Where Your Convenience Does Not Matter
Defense Digest Article March 1, 2014
By David Salazar, Esq.*Key Points:The law of forum non conveniens may be changing.Currently, a defendant seeking a transfer of venue under forum non conveniens must show that the plaintiff's chosen venue is oppressive and...
Can a Plaintiff Safely Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time in Pennsylvania?
Defense Digest Article December 17, 2013
By Matthew J. Noble, Esq. and David Salazar, Esq.*Key Points:When evaluating “trivial defects” in a trip-and-fall case, a court will look at more than just the depth of the defect to determine if it is so obviously trivial..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...