David has been a litigation attorney in Massachusetts for over 30 years. His area of practice focuses on consumer protection law, employment law, and general litigation for both Plaintiffs and Defendants. However the vast majority of his practice has been on the Plaintiff side. He serves Boson, Massachusetts and the New England area.
In recent years, David has been a strong advocate on behalf of homeowners who were force-placed into expensive, and often unnecessary, hazard insurance by various lenders including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Green Tree / Ditech in cases pending before the United States District Court in the Southern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
David has also been involved in numerous class action employment cases involving shared tips, failure to pay minimum wage, misclassification of workers as independent contractors, failure to pay overtime, and failure to pay commissions. He has also successfully handled individual cases for sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace.
Attorney David was also, part of the largest class action lawsuit taken against adult entertainment venues in New England. The suit proved that owners of exotic dance clubs were violating numerous employment laws including misclassification of employees, illegal tip-sharing practices, and failure to pay overtime, among other illegal policies. For his work in the suit, David Dishman was featured in the Boston Globe.
A portion of David’s practice is devoted to representing clients in personal injury matters involving serious injuries, and complex issues of product safety against large corporations, including Toyota N.A., Chrysler Corp. Nissan N.A. and BJ’s Wholesale Club. He has also defended corporate clients in cases involving violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act, negligence claims, breach of contract and careless oversight.
David’s areas of practice include:
- Failure to Carry Workers Compensation
- Misclassification of Employees
- Failure to Pay Overtime
- Sexual Harassment at Work
- Forcing Tipped Employees
- Wrongful Termination
- Failure to Pay Employee
David is a member of the Massachusetts bar, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court in Massachusetts, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. A large portion of David’s cases are referrals from other attorneys.