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David L. Gordon

David L. Gordon


Litigation Section Co-Chair

Post-Acute and Long Term Care Practice Group Co-Leader

Head of the Princeton Office

Princeton, NJ
Philadelphia, PA
Newark, NJ

How David Helps Clients

David Gordon defends and protects medical practitioners, facilities and affiliated corporate entities in claims related to professional and general liability, as well as catastrophic personal injury and death cases. He also provides guidance on governmental investigations. David's focus includes not-for-profit and for-profit entities in the senior care space, including skilled nursing, sub-acute rehab, and assisted living facilities, as well as continuing care retirement communities, hospitals, home health providers, day care centers and urgent care centers.  His representation commonly includes protecting physicians, medical directors, nurses, administrators, midwives, social workers, dietitians and aides.

With his 30-plus years of experience, David is a trusted adviser who offers a full-service practice to protect companies and their employees in corporate negligence matters. He provides soup‑to‑nuts service to his clients from the initiation of a claim and pre-suit investigation, to complete litigation services from pleadings, discovery, and motions to trial defense. His priority is to provide a zealous and aggressive defense with the intent of minimizing the risk and controlling the legal spend. David has secured many favorable results for his clients in mediation, arbitration and trial.

He has extensive experience in state and federal courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, in addition to other venues and jurisdictions. David was the first attorney to successfully compel arbitration in the State of New Jersey in a long-term care matter.

David also serves as a mediator for disputes. In this role, he leverages his years of litigation experience to assist opposing parties in communicating effectively and guides them toward their own successful resolution.

David serves as co-chair of the firm's Litigation Section, co-chair of the Healthcare Litigation practice group and head of Buchanan's Princeton office. He is a frequent lecturer for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education on topics related to long-term care litigation.

What Clients Can Expect

David is known for his aggressive, realistic and common-sense approach. Throughout his long career, he has developed a vast network of mediators, arbitrators, retired judges and panel experts. David's clients greatly benefit by the depth of his relationships. They appreciate that David understands their business and advances their interests with the unique ability to connect and communicate with everyone in their operation, from nurses’ aides, therapists and nurses, to administrators and the C-suite. Additionally, clients benefit from the firm’s deep bench of attorneys and paralegals who are part of David’s team. 

Outside the Office

David’s favorite "season" is football season when he looks forward to cheering for his beloved Philadelphia Eagles and Penn State Nittany Lions. He is also an avid hiker, skier and biker, and frequent visitor to our National Parks.  David and his wife, Jill, are the proud parents of two young men.

Proof Points

  • Successfully defended to conclusion hundreds of professional and general liability matters with favorable settlements, mediations, arbitrations and trials.
  • Very high success rate in compelling binding arbitration.
  • Caring and thorough representation of many medical practitioners, taking them through investigations, depositions, arbitrations and trials.
  • David is named a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2020 — the only independently researched, client-driven ranking of attorneys’ client service.

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