About David “Dave” Rohwedder
At Litner + Deganian, P.C., Dave’s practice focuses on complex injury cases, including wrecks involving commercial motor vehicles. For example, in 2022, Dave secured a $4,000,000.00 settlement for a client involved in a head-on wreck with a commercial motor vehicle. Our client broke his femur and obliterated his ankle, each requiring two surgeries (i.e., an initial and a revision). Our client incurred over $350,000.00 in medical bills and still needs additional medical treatment. Although no one disputed who was at fault for the wreck and whether our client’s injuries were caused by the wreck, the insurance company forced our client deep into litigation, eventually screaming “uncle” after more than two years of litigation.
Before joining Litner + Deganian, P.C., Dave represented victims and their families in personal injury and product liability cases and helped secure several big client victories, including:
$150,000,000.00 verdict against Chrysler in a defective Jeep case;
An eight-figure settlement for several nursing students who were killed and severely injured in a rear-end wreck with a large tractor-trailer;
Issue-preclusion sanctions against Ford Motor Company in a defective roof case; and
A confidential settlement, secured during jury selection, in a defective tire case arising out of a bus crash that killed five and seriously injured twelve innocent victims.
Dave went to college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating in 2005 with honors. At UAB, he served as president of the Interfraternity Council and was selected to the Omega Greek Honor Society. Dave then attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, graduating in 2006 with a Master of Bioethics (summa cum laude). At Penn, he was a research fellow for the Ethics of Vaccines Project, and he wrote his master’s thesis about vaccine ethics. Realizing he was not meant for academia, Dave returned to Birmingham, Alabama, to attend law school at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. At Cumberland, Dave was awarded a research fellowship at the Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics and served as a senior associate editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy, one of Cumberland’s law reviews.
Dave has a passion for music. When he’s not at work or on dad-duty, you can find Dave playing his many guitars, listening to music, and going to concerts. Although Dave enjoys all kinds of music (except country music), Dave loves heavy metal and prides himself on the fact he saw Pantera at his first concert. Dave is also the founder of Blackbird Guitars (i.e., a tiny and janky workshop in his garage where he builds electric guitars).
Dave’s true joy in life is his family. Dave has been married to his wife Chandler for over 14 years. Dave and Chandler have two children, Edward and Poppy.
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Juris Doctor, 2009
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Master of Bioethics, summa cum laude, 2006
University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.A., Philosophy (with honors), and B.A., Sociology, 2005
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- Columbus Bar Association
- Columbus Inns of Court
- Columbus Trial Lawyers Association (Treasurer)
- Georgia Bar Association
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
- Super Lawyers Rising Stars – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
- Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Leadership Education & Advanced Direction Program, Class of 2017
- Research Fellowship: Cumberland School of Law, Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics
- Research Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania, Ethics of Vaccines Project
Seminars and Speaking Engagements
- Symposium Panel Member, Corn-Based Ethanol: A Cautionary Tale for United States Transportation Energy Policy, February 2007. Symposium sponsored by Cumberland School of Law, Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics.