As one of the former managing department heads to criminal defense, David Moreno has handled nearly 350 cases. During that time, he successfully defended clients on a wide array of matters spanning from DWI to homicide and on almost every criminal case in between.
Incipiently diving into law to serve underrepresented communities - oftentimes overlooked by the criminal justice system - David's dedication to his clients extends beyond the confines of the courtroom. From finding clients’ jobs to acting as a positive mentor, David’s staunch advocacy exceeds expectations.
Inside the courtroom, the attorney has an undefeated trial record, shaping litigation as an optimal strength. With years of experience in sharpening his craft, David has carried his trial skills into the legal practice of personal injury. Radiating poise and comfort before a courtroom, David aptly positions himself proficient in taking the advantage in settlement leverages, depositions and negotiations.
Whether David is involved in representing clients seriously injured in a complex labor law case, a horrific car accident or a complicated health industry lawsuit, his desire to recover monetary damages for his clients is of first concern. Understanding that the outcome of each case will impact his client’s in a physical, emotional or financial manner - David abates further pain and suffering through compensation.
In law school, David received numerous honors and accolades for leadership, oral advocacy, and trial advocacy, and was inducted into the highest honor society at the University of Miami School of Law. He later went on to work as prosecutor where he aimed to protect the rights of all parties involved, and gained extensive knowledge and experience while doing so.
Prior to joining the Law Offices of Spar and Bernstein, P.C he spent five years working in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office—the most prestigious in the country—as a public servant. There, he served in the highly regarded Trial Bureau 50, which has sent many lawyers on to distinguished careers, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and the late Robert F. Kennedy and John Kennedy Jr.
David’s far-reaching commitment to his profession and clients permeates every aspect of his work, and streamlines his invaluable litigious representation.
- B.A., Criminal Justice, Cum Laude, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, 2008
- J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2011
COURT AND BAR ADMISSIONS
- New York, New Jersey
- Southern District of New York
- Eastern District of New York
HONORS AND AWARDS
- National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
- Top 10 under 40 for 2016
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Expert Network Distinguished Lawyer, 2017
- Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018