David Shoop is a nationally recognized lawyer and founder of Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation – one of California’s most successful plaintiffs’ firms. In his years of litigating matters involving defective products and medical devices, Mr. Shoop has amassed well over $150 million in verdicts and settlements in these cases alone. Moreover, he has numerous multi-million dollar results to his credit, including a $30 million verdict in a complex product liability case in Los Angeles County (Case No. BC 594187), a $14 million settlement involving implantable Class III medical devices and a recent $4 million product liability settlement.
Mr. Shoop is a trial lawyer who understands how insurance companies and manufacturers defend and evaluate their claims, having previously tried and litigated numerous multi-million dollar cases on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and their insurers. He now exclusively represents victims in personal injury cases, with an emphasis on catastrophic injuries caused by defective products and medical devices.
Mr. Shoop proudly puts his experience and reputation to work for you—coupled with an unwavering will to win.
Attorney David Shoop has significant experience in these representative matters:
- Product Liability
- Catastrophic Injury
- Defective Medical Devices
- Recalled Medical Devices
- Industrial Machinery Accidents
- Medical and Professional Malpractice
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Breach of Contract
- Unfair Competition
- Class Action
- Construction Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
Trial-Tested Ability & Experience
Mr. Shoop has years of experience litigating matters involving defective products, medical devices, recalled medical devices, motor and recreational vehicles, complex industrial machinery, conveyor systems, and various other consumer products. He has helped his clients successfully prosecute cases involving wrongful death, paraplegic injuries, permanent brain damage, limb amputations, and severe burn injuries. In a recent complex orthopedic injury case in Los Angeles, the was matter resolved for over $6 million in trial.
Clients come to Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation for Mr. Shoop’s significant experience in product design, testing, evaluation, development, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as accident reconstruction and analysis. Mr. Shoop has litigated numerous fire and casualty cases and has years of experience in fire cause and origin analysis and NFPA 921 standards application. In recent burn injury cases, Mr. Shoop obtained a settlement of $3.5 million in Merced, California and a $1.1 million dollar judgment against Wal-Mart, Worthington Cylinder Corporation and the Coleman Company in federal court in San Francisco.
In addition to his impressive product liability and medical device case record, Mr. Shoop has also obtained a $5,036,489 jury verdict in Riverside, California against Peerless Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Company, for insurance bad faith. The verdict included an award of $3,500,000 in punitive damages against Peerless Insurance for claims-handling practices found by the jury to be in conscious disregard of the rights of its insured.
Representation You Can Count On
Mr. Shoop has significant experience dealing with the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and has resolved scores of claims against medical device manufacturers, helping clients win numerous, multi-million-dollar settlements. These claims often involve medical devices that have been recalled by the FDA.
David Shoop has coordinated complex litigation across the country, working with clients in:
- New York
Mr. Shoop received his law degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, Mr. Shoop is a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving on active duty in in both Karlsruhe and Hanau, Germany. Prior to founding Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation, Mr. Shoop was a partner in the oldest, active law firm in Beverly Hills, California.
- California State Bar
- United States District Court, Central District of California
- United States District Court, Eastern District of California
- United States District Court, Southern District of California
- United States District Court, Northern District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of California
- Beverly Hills Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)
- Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)