David J. George

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David J. George

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2021 | The National Law Journal | Trailblazers | Plaintiffs' Lawyers | David Jude George, ESQ. / George Gesten McDonald, PLLC
Rated by Super Lawyers David J. George | SuperLawyers.com
Martindale-Hubbell | AV | Preeminent | Peer Rated For The Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2022

Practice Areas:

  • Class Action Litigation
  • EB-5 Fraud Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Securities Fraud


David J. George earned his Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, summa cum laude.  David then graduated at the top of his class at the University of Richmond School of Law.  At the University of Richmond, David was a member of the Law Review, was the President of the McNeill Law Society, and earned numerous academic awards, including outstanding academic performance in each of his three years there and outstanding graduate.

Before founding the Firm, David, who is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating available), was a partner in one of the largest class action firms in the world.  David, a zealous advocate of shareholder, consumer and EB-5 investor rights, has been lead and/or co-lead counsel with respect to various securities class action matters throughout the United States, including:  In re Cryo Cell Int'l, Inc. Sec. Litig. ($7 million settlement); In re TECO Energy, Inc. Sec. Litig. ($17.35 million settlement); In re Newpark Res., Inc. Sec. Litig. ($9.24 million settlement); In re Mannatech, Inc. Sec. Litig. ($11.5 million settlement); and In re R.H. Donnelly ($25 million settlement).   David has also acted as lead counsel in numerous consumer class actions nationwide, including:  Lewis v. Labor Ready, Inc.($11 million settlement); In re Webloyalty, Inc.   Mktg. & Sales Practices Litig. ($10 million settlement); and In re Navisite Migration Litig. ($1.7 million settlement).  David was also a member of the litigation team that secured a $925 million settlement in In re UnitedHealth Grp. Inc. PSLRA Litig. ($925.5 million settlement).  The UnitedHealth Group settlement was the largest stock options backdating case in history.

David spent more than a decade as a commercial litigator with two of the largest corporate law firms in the United States.  During that time, David aggressively prosecuted and defended a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters, including securities class action matters, non-compete litigation, fraud claims, and real estate-based litigation matters.

David was named a 2021 Plaintiff's Lawyers Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. David has also been named as one of Florida's Most Effective Corporate/Securities Lawyers and was the only plaintiffs' securities class action counsel recognized.


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. – 1991
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Law Review: Law Review, Staff, 1989 – 1991
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
    • B.A. – 1988
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member, Evaluation of Judicial Performance Committee, 1987 to 1989
  • Florida Bar, 1991 to Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Consumer Protection Committee, Member, 2018 to Present


  • 2021 National Law Journal Plaintiffs’ Trailblazers
  • Florida's Most Effective Corporate/Securities Lawyers, 2007
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Member


  • English

Past Positions

  • Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, LLC, Partner, 2004 to 2015