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David Stellings

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

David Stellings represents consumers and small businesses from around the world in complex litigation in federal and state courts. For the last 25+ years, Mr. Stellings has focused on product liability, consumer fraud, financial fraud, and breach of contract cases. His clients and class members have received more than $17.5 billion as a result of his advocacy. Several of Mr. Stellings’ recent cases are described below.

Court-appointed co-lead counsel in auto MDLs:

Toyota, $148 million settlement

Hino, $237.5 million settlement

Airbag MDLs – ARC, GM, Takata

Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee: Philips Respironics CPAP Machines

Leadership Team: Fuel Economy Cheating

Volkswagen “Clean Diesel”


Fiat Chrysler “EcoDiesel”


New York University School of Law, New York, New York J.D. – 1993
Law Journal: Journal of International Law and Politics, Editor
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York B.A. (cum laude) – 1990

Publications & Presentations

Speaker, Trial Lawyers of Mass Torts conference, December 2023
Speaker, ABA National Class Action Institute, 2023
Speaker, Miami Law Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum, 2023
Speaker, “Trends in Class Action Litigation,” Trial Lawyers of Mass Torts Inaugural Conference, December 2022
Speaker, “MDL—Who Wants One? Plaintiff, Defense and Judicial Perspectives on MDL Pros and Cons,” University of Miami School of Law 2020 Class Action & Complex Litigation Forum, January, 2020