David S. Becker
My name is David Becker. I have dedicated my working life to assisting those who have been victimized by the negligence of others. Notwithstanding decades of service fighting for victims, I continue to be amazed at the callousness with which insurance companies treat injured claimants. It is my mission to ensure that my clients are not victimized a second time by such conduct.
My original plan was to be a rock ‘n roll star. When it became clear that my skills as a musician would not foster such a career path, my focus shifted to law. After receiving my undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University, I relocated to the State of Florida and studied law at Stetson University College of Law. I am very proud of the fact that I graduated fifth in my law school class and was honored to participate in Stetson’s Moot Court Board.
After graduating law school, I earned my stripes seeking justice for those victimized by the criminal conduct of others. In 1988 I became a Prosecutor for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for Manatee County, Florida, prosecuting serious felonies, often those involving habitual felony offenders.
In 1997 I was asked to join Steven E. Heintz in his vigorous representation of accident victims. It was then that I found my true calling. Perhaps my proudest accomplishment since becoming a partner in the law firm of Heintz & Becker is achieving Board Certification as a civil trial specialist in 2010, a certification that a very small percentage of Florida attorneys ever attain.
While I am very proud of my professional credentials, my proudest accomplishment is my marriage to my wife, Rina, and my two incredible children, Jayna and Jared.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Catastrophic Injury
Certified Legal Specialties
- Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
- Florida, 1988
- New Jersey
- Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
- J.D. cum laude - 1988
- Honors: Outstanding Student
- Honors: Member Law School's Moot Court Board
- Pennsylvania State University
- B.S. - 1985
Honors and Awards
- AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Florida Justice Association, Member
- American Association for Justice, Member
- Master in the American Inns of Court
- Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Bradenton Law Firm, Associate