David Chanin is Of Counsel to the Firm and a member of the Litigation Department. He has over 30 years experience litigating complex business and tort matters, resolving disputes to minimize client risk. His practice includes representation of large corporations, closely-held businesses, insurers and individuals in:
David has served as local counsel to national firms on cases in state and federal courts in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. He is an experienced mediator of business, contract, partnership, personal injury and property damage disputes.
University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1980)
Trinity College (B.A. cum laude, Honors in English)
Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (Level 2 French)
United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Recognition & Accomplishments
Active in the Philadelphia Bar Association, David recently received the Committee Chair of the Year Award for his service as Chair of the Business Litigation Committee. He is a member of the Business Law Section’s Executive Committee, the State Civil Rules and Procedures Committee, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference. He was formerly Chair of the Aviation Law Committee, Chair of the Bar Foundation Education Committee, and Secretary of the Mayor’s Financial Crisis Committee. He is a frequent course planner and lecturer to business organizations and lawyers in Continuing Legal Education and other programs. David served as an adjunct professor of law in the Temple University Law School LLM in Trial Advocacy program. He recently was appointed by the Center for International Legal Studies as a visiting professor in law at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, in 2012. David has served as a judge pro tem in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas since 1996, in the Court’s Commerce Program since 2001, and in the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program since its inception in 2008.
Before joining Kleinbard, David started his legal career at Dechert LLP and was a founding partner of Tannenbaum & Chanin, LLP.