David Harman

David Harman: Attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.


David 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.

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.

Honors & Accolades

Selected to Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017-2019

The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 - Ohio 2014 - 2019

Lectures & Seminars

Personal Injury from A to Z, NBI Institute, June 2018

Publications & Media

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-Autho

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices
  • Defective Products / Product Recalls
  • Personal Injury
  • Business / Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Litigation / Class Actions
  • Employment Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303.792.5595  Phone
University Attended:
Denision University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008
Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2011, Ohio; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Professional Affiliations

Cincinnati Bar Association

Potter Stewart American Inn of Court

Federal Bar Association

The National Trial Lawyers

The American Association for Justice


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