David C. (Dave) Dismuke

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Lakeland, Florida

Dismuke Law, PLLC
David C. (Dave) Dismuke
Dismuke Law, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Professional Liability; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 2001

Education: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
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Dismuke Law, PLLC

1920 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803 Visit website


The founder of Dismuke Law, David Dismuke focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firm's main office in Lakeland, Florida, he represents clients throughout the area and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 2001, Mr. Dismuke is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer.

Mr. Dismuke's client base is comprised of people who have been harmed by the negligence of other people or entities. The types of cases that he has worked on during his distinguished career have included incidents arising out of truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, auto-pedestrian accidents, and legal malpractice, and he has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated out of court with defendants and their insurance carriers. Some of Mr. Dismuke's representative case results have included a $10 million jury award for a client who incurred catastrophic injuries in an automobile accident and multiple six-figure negotiated settlements.

Mr. Dismuke's colleagues have taken note of his successful track record and high degree of ethics, and they have bestowed on him several honors as a result. The recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 every year since 2013.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Professional Liability: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Legal Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 90% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Professional Liability: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2001, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.1800askdave.com/about-us/david-c-dismuke/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Lakes Church
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • “Ethics Overview: Interesting Cases & Issues,” Florida Justice Association – Perfecting Your Competitive Edge: Advanced Trial Skills for Top Litigators, 2015
  • “Staying on the Road in the MIST (Minor Impact Soft Tissue),” Florida Justice Association – Perfecting Your Competitive Edge: Advanced Trial Skills for Top Litigators, 2013
  • “Vicarious Liability – Pushing the Limits,” Florida Justice Association – Masters of Justice (2014)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lakeland Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, President (2018)
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar
  • Board of Directors, Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, 2013-Present
  •  Board of Directors, Florida Justice Association, 2012 ‑ Present
  • Florida Rising Stars, 2013-2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (2013 – present)
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2013 & 2014)
  • The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 (2017 – present)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (2018 – present)
  • John D. Volker Award 
  • AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected in 2013 for inclusion in: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.  The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization of America's top trial lawyers.  Membership into the organization is by invitation only and is extended to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in their respective state or major geographical area., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Book Award, Torts and Scholarly Writing, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Educational Background:
  • University of South Florida, With Honors, 1998
  • Haines City High School, 1993
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar, 2012

Office location for David C. (Dave) Dismuke

1920 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803

Phone: 863-226-5949


5 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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