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C. David Ewing


Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Phone: 502-585-5800, extension 1

Fax: (502) 585-5858

C. David Ewing is a partner in Ewing & Willis, a personal injury and civil litigation law firm in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Ewing’s practice consists primarily of litigation involving complex issues of medical negligence, as well as class actions and mass torts.

Prior to embarking on his legal career, Mr. Ewing served for four years as an Air Force Medic in the United States and also overseas. His medical background includes further experience consisting of eight years of employment as an emergency room technician and intravenous therapist at the Cincinnati Jewish Hospital from 1970-1979. This medical experience has led Mr. Ewing to pursue medically-related litigation issues as a central focus of his legal practice. He has successfully litigated numerous medical malpractice and product liability cases, obtaining multiple seven-figure verdicts and settlements.

Mr. Ewing has extensive participation in the area of class action litigation involving medical products and pharmaceuticals. He served as co-lead counsel in the Cordis pacemaker class action in US District Court which successfully redressed the loss occasioned by defective pacemakers on a national basis. Again as co-lead counsel, Mr. Ewing successfully litigated the Miamisburg evacuation class action against CSX Railroad in Dayton, Ohio which involved the largest mass evacuation in the history of the United States for other than natural causes. The Miamisburg case was settled after a six-week jury trial.

Mr. Ewing has acted as counsel for the Attorney General of the State of Ohio in pursuing the recovery of losses to the State of Ohio occasioned by practices of pharmaceutical companies. This representation of the State of Ohio has encompassed claims against Merck, Medco, Dey Pharmaceutical, Warrick Pharmaceuticals, Abbott and others. Mr. Ewing was also appointed to serve on the Executive Committee in the national class action against UPS in Federal District Court in New York to recover package insurance charges, which resulted in a nationwide settlement. Mr. Ewing has participated in numerous mass tort actions including recent settlements in Vioxx and Prempro. Further, he successfully litigated and settled the claims of 30,000 Ohio homeowners who were foreclosed upon by JP Morgan Chase. All post-foreclosure deficiency amounts owed and all assessed Court costs were forgiven for class members.

Mr. Ewing has extensive experience in both jury and bench trials. He has litigated matters in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, New York, Florida, Alabama, California and Washington State. Mr. Ewing acted as a consultant between the Cincinnati Bar Association and the Cincinnati Academy of Medicine in reaching a joint statement of understanding. He has authored litigation articles, including articles for the Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has served as a speaker at litigation seminars and Continuing Legal Education forums on the subject of complex litigation. Mr. Ewing has been consulted by law firms and governmental entities regarding pharmaceutical pricing issues and prescription drug abuse. Upon invitation, he has consulted with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) and several States Attorney Generals regarding pharmaceutical pricing and drug abuse issues.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Past Employment Positions

Cincinnati Jewish Hospital, Therapist, 1970 – 1979

Attorney General of the State of Ohio, Counsel

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