David W. deBruin

Mr. David has represented a variety of clients in Personal Injury cases, Environment Litigation, Pharmaceutical cases, and Mesothelioma (Asbestos exposure) cases.

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Helping people that have been wrongly harmed by others is my passion and the best part of the practice of law.

David deBruin is a Partner at the law firm of Napoli Shkolnik, managing its Delaware office located in Wilmington. He has significant experience in effectively managing a full array of complex civil litigation cases, including: product liability (including victims of mesothelioma and lung cancer from exposure to asbestos; and victims of pharmaceutical products and medical devices), environmental hazards (contamination by drilling, fracking, spillage, seepage, emissions, runoff, or improper disposal of waste, chemicals, toxins, radiation, biologicals, or heavy metals), catastrophic personal injury, class actions, shareholder derivative suits and other corporate litigation in the Court of Chancery, as well as intellectual property litigation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Mr. deBruin has represented clients at trial and in appellate matters in all the state and federal courts where he is admitted to practice.

David enjoys spending his time away from work with his family (especially his four (4) amazing children), his extended family, life-long friends, and his dog Odie that he adopted from the Delaware Humane Association.


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During my tenure as contributing member for The Delaware Bar Journal from 2008-2018, I co-edited every issue of The Delaware Bar Journal for 10 years; I also authored more than 20 Editor’s Perspective columns.

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