David Lichter


Commercial / Business, Investment, Healthcare, Intellectual Property

Languages Spoken



2999 N.E. 191st Street , Suite 330









Organization/Company Name

Lichter Law Firm


(305) 356-7555

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David Lichter is an experienced litigator whose work is now solely devoted to mediating and arbitrating a wide variety of disputes and serving as a Special Master in state and federal court. Mr. Lichter has mediated and arbitrated more than 1900 matters, is engaged regularly by plaintiffs and defendants and mediates and arbitrates cases throughout the United States and abroad. He is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and is included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (Lawyer of the Year, Arbitration), the 2020 edition of Florida Super Lawyers® and was selected as the 2017 “Top Solo” attorney by the Dade County Bar Association.
Mr. Lichter serves as an approved arbitrator on the Commercial, Large Complex Cases, Employment and Healthcare rosters and as a mediator for the American Arbitration Association; is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; is a member of the Banking, Accounting and Financial Services, Employment, Real Estate, Trademark and General Commercial panels for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR); is a neutral with the American Health Lawyers Association; is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Certified Civil Circuit Court mediator and by the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern District of Florida as a Certified Mediator and is listed in the Register of Mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is also a mediator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is certified as a program arbitrator and mediator for the Florida Bar and is a qualified arbitrator under Florida Law. Additionally, Mr. Lichter is a Fellow of the American College of e-Neutrals, a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society. He has also acted as special master in both state and federal court, and as an independent investigator and special magistrate in state court. The particular substantive areas in which he has mediated, arbitrated, litigated or served as a special master or special investigator include securities, real estate related matters, contracts, common law breach of fiduciary duty and fraud, employment, health care, insurance coverage, legal professional liability, trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement and counterfeiting, covenants not to compete, fraudulent transfers and claw-backs, preference actions, class and collective actions, tortious interference, civil forfeiture, franchises, dealer termination, antitrust, civil rights, Fair Labor Standards Act, False Claims Act, probate, RICO, ADA, FDCPA, TCPA, FCRA, TILA, RESPA, Title VII, corporate derivative actions, and other common law business torts.
Mr. Lichter is a past Vice Chair of the Securities Litigation Committee of the Dade County Bar and past Chair of the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee. He has lectured numerous times on mediation at the local, state and national level and has published several articles on mediation and arbitration.
David graduated with honors from Brandeis University and received his law degree with honors from Georgetown University Law Center where he participated on the Editorial Board of the American Criminal Law Review. Following graduation, Mr. Lichter served as federal judicial law clerk for two years. After his clerkship, Mr. Lichter worked for nearly five years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida where he tried numerous civil and criminal cases and was responsible for many appeals. After leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office, David joined the Miami, Florida law firm of Kenny Nachwalter where he became a shareholder and practiced complex business and intellectual property litigation and securities arbitration for 14 years. In 2003, Mr. Lichter established David Lichter & Associates, P.A. which became Higer Lichter & Givner in 2006. In 2015 he reinstituted his professional association as Lichter Law Firm