Kalbaugh Pfund & Messersmith, P.C.


DAVID DAYTON
Partner


Norfolk
Office Phone: 757.623.4500
Office Fax: 804.320.6312
Email: david.dayton@kpmlaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Trucking / Transportation
  • Workers’ Compensation
David is the managing partner in the firm’s Norfolk office, which he joined in 1997. David’s practice emphasizes commercial and catastrophic injury-related tort litigation, and he has litigated premises liability, construction, products liability and tractor-trailer accident cases in both state and federal court. He has developed a focus within his practice on the defense of quick service retail, restaurant and hospitality enterprises and has a long history of successful results for his retail and hospitality centered clients. David has also defended both insurance carriers and home builders in recent defective Chinese Drywall litigation in both the federal Multi-District Litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana and in Virginia state courts, and won the first Summary Judgment in a case of first impression in the Commonwealth of Virginia on issues related to the application of homeowner’s coverage for homes built with defective Chinese Drywall. He is a former member of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association Legal Task Force, the Defense Resources Institute and the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association.

Martindale Rating

AV PREEMINENT

Education

  • Virginia Tech B.A., 1987
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Accreditations

  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP)

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, Member
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Member
  • Defense Resources Institute, Member
  • Young Lawyer’s Section Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, Past Presiden

Industries

  • INSURANCE DEFENSE
  • WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
  • RESTAURANT AND RETAIL
  • MOTOR CARRIERS
  • COVERAGE AND FRAUD
  • AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY
  • PREMISES LIABILITY
  • PRODUCT LIABILITY
  • PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY
  • AMUSEMENT AND THEME PARKS
  • EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR LAW
  • CONSTRUCTION DEFECT
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