Each month, we like to feature one of our attorneys to help you get to know our team better. We sat down with one of our New York attorneys, David Kuttles, to talk about his background in the legal field and what he is currently working on.
What led you to a legal career?
Starting at a young age, I wanted to pursue a career focused on advocacy and improving the lives of others. I also admired attorneys and their deft ability to argue, with conviction and poise, for the benefit of their clients. With that said, the idea of going to law school and practicing law was a foregone conclusion for me. After law school, I first worked as an attorney at a small law firm in New York City, helping individuals throughout the metropolitan area who had been injured in motor vehicle accidents and as a result of negligence by the city.
With the aim of reaching and helping significantly more people, and on a national level, I began working as an attorney at The Lanier Law Firm. For over 15 years, I have had the great privilege of giving a voice to hundreds of individuals who have suffered significant injuries caused by defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices. While the circumstances leading a person to hire an attorney are generally unfortunate and upsetting, I am forever grateful that each client I have represented at The Lanier Law Firm has trusted me for help, and I am proud to say that I work at a law firm that shares my values and my continuing goal to help others and improve their lives.
What has been your most interesting or memorable case and why?
The most memorable litigations I worked on over the last eight years collectively involved tens of thousands of women, represented by various law firms, who suffered significant injuries related to pelvic mesh products. These litigations not only provided me with an opportunity to represent women from across the country in one of largest mass-tort litigations in history (combining all pelvic mesh litigations together), they also gave me the chance to work with and learn from some of the most skilled and dedicated attorneys and staff working in the legal field today.
What litigation are you currently working on?
In federal and state court, I and The Lanier Law Firm are representing women and men who have suffered significant injuries as a result of defective hernia mesh products, including but not limited to chronic pain, erosion, migration, bowel obstruction or perforation, and infection.
What are one or two things about you that most people don’t know?
I am a lifelong New York Mets fan, with steadfast hope that they will win another Commissioner’s Trophy.