David Concannon practices in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property, sports and recreation law, product liability and trade secret litigation.
Since establishing the firm in 2002, Mr. Concannon has achieved millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts in trials and arbitrations nationwide, and he has successfully defended more than $100 million in claims asserted against the firm’s clients. He achieved one of the top 50 jury verdicts in the United States in 2005, in a case that also achieved the second highest jury verdict in Pennsylvania in 2005 and one of the highest jury verdicts ever recorded in a tortious interference case. Mr. Concannon has not lost a trial since 1996.
Mr. Concannon was recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in Business Litigation by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers every year since 2006. He was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the area of Business Litigation in 2005.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1991.
United States Supreme Court, 1995.
United States Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Fourth and Ninth Circuits.
United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.
Pro hac vice admissions in the state and federal courts of California, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Texas.
Honors & Education
Law Clerk, Chief Judge Louis C. Bechtle, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992 to 1995.
J.D., Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, 1990.
Diplomate, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, 1990.
The University of Nairobi School of Law, Nairobi, Kenya, 1989.
B.S., Management and Finance, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, 1988.
Graduate, Great Valley High School, Malvern, Pennsylvania, 1983.
Special Master, Comark, Inc. v. Harris Corp., U.S.D.C., E.D.Pa., No. 95-CV-2123 (Bechtle, J.).
Special Master, Mowrey v. Ogden-Martin Systems of Babylon, Inc., et al., Phila. C.C.P., August Term 1995, No. 3299 (Bernstein, J.).
Pro bono counsel to the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts since 1991.
Trustee, Holt-Elwell Memorial Foundation, Hebron, New Hampshire, 2009 to the present.
Former General Counsel to X-Prize Foundation, Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences, Professional Shipwreck Explorers Association and the Anglo-Danish Maritime Archaeology Team.
Chairman of the Legal Committee, The Explorers Club, 1996 to 2001.
Director of The Explorers Club, 2003 to 2006.
Director of the Sea-Space Symposium, 2003 to 2006.
Mr. Concannon teaches programs on evidence, electronic discovery, risk management and workplace privacy issues. He lectures and publishes on a variety of topics, including his participation in three expeditions to the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic and other international expeditions, and legal issues affecting exploration, sports and recreation.
David Concannon and his wife Donna have two children and two step-children, ages 13 to 21. They reside in Malvern, Pennsylvania. They enjoy spending time on and under the water, motorcycling, music and travel.
Mr. Concannon is a member of various legal and professional organizations. He is a Member of the Sea-Space Symposium and an Associate Member of the Deep Submersible Pilots Association. He is a current or former member of the American Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Brehon Law Society and the ABA Standing Committee on World Order Under Law.
Mr. Concannon is a former Fellow National of The Explorers Club and a past Chairman of the Club's Philadelphia Chapter. In 2001, he was recognized as "Explorer of the Year" by the Chapter for his multiple expeditions to explore the R.M.S. Titanic and the deep ocean.
Law Offices of David G. Concannon, LLC, 200 Eagle Road, Suite 116, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 Phone: (610) 293-8084 - Fax: (610) 293-8086 firstname.lastname@example.org