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David L. Kwass


Office: 215-575-2978
Mobile: 215-518-0467

One Liberty Place, 52nd Floor
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

David L. Kwass is a personal injury lawyer who focuses on cases involving construction accidents, crane accidents, aerial lift accidents, equipment tipover accidents, electrical accidents, workplace falls, recreational products and liquor liability.

Mr. Kwass' passion for workplace safety and safe product design has resulted in more than 85 separate verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million for Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky clients, including:

  • $13.9 million settlement for a worker who was severely burned in a plasma explosion in the motor control center at asphalt plant
  • $8.9 million settlement for a worker who suffered a massive brain injury when a portable trailer fell on his head during an axle repair

Education, Training and Experience

Mr. Kwass is an honors graduate of Haverford College and holds a master's degree from Georgetown University. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1992. Mr. Kwass is also an honors graduate of the nationally ranked LL.M. (Master's of Law) in Trial Advocacy program at the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Now an adjunct professor of law with the Temple Master's of Law program, Mr. Kwass also serves as a judge for mock trials and mentors Temple's trial teams on construction accident cases and product liability cases.

Often lecturing lawyers, safety engineers and construction safety professionals, Mr. Kwass has been a featured speaker for the Pen-Del-Jersey Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association, the SEAK National Expert Witness Conference and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Human Factors Society.

In addition, Mr. Kwass writes articles for legal journals. These include articles on trial techniques for the American Association of Justice's award-winning magazine, Trial, and on automotive law for Andrews Litigation Reporter Automotive.

Professional Service

By appointment of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Mr. Kwass is a member of the Pennsylvania Civil Rules Committee.  Mr. Kwass is the co-chairman of the Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, and an officer of the Products Liability Section.

Community Service

Mr. Kwass contributes his services pro bono. Among such successes: convincing a health insurance company to cover a procedure it had initially denied as "experimental" for a boy who needed surgery on both hips in order to walk. The insurer now provides routine coverage for the femoro-acetabular surgery.

Mr. Kwass also coaches the mock trial team of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia. For many years, he was also a Lower Merion Little League Baseball Commissioner and coach.