David M. Delaney


David M. Delaney

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Court Enforces FHSAA Release in Lawsuit Against School District

David Delaney successfully defended a Florida public school district against a lawsuit brought by a student injured during a varsity basketball game. The player acknowledged during his deposition that he and his mother had signed the release of liability provided by...

Three Dell Graham Partners Once Again Selected as Super Lawyers

Dell Graham attorneys have once again been recognized for excellence in the practice of law. John Jopling, Ellen Gershow, and David Delaney were all selected by the Super Lawyers rating service for 2015. Only 5% of the total lawyers in each state are selected for...

David M. Delaney appointed to Florida Bar Education Law Committee

David M. Delaney has been appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to the Education Law Committee. Attorneys on this committee study recent developments in this specialized area of the law and keep the members of the Bar informed about issues facing the K-12...

David joined Dell Graham upon graduating from the University of Florida College of Law in 1997. David has also been recognized by the Florida Bar as an Expert in Education Law and is designated as a Board Certified Specialist in this area. He serves both as general counsel and litigation counsel for public schools, providing a 360 degree understanding of modern education challenges. David has also represented insurance companies and self-insured entities in the areas of governmental liability and personal injury defense. He also has substantial experience defending health care providers against medical malpractice claims and serves as a Peer Review Hearing Officer.

David grew up in Gainesville and is delighted to continue to live and work in his hometown. He and his wife, Tami (also a long-time Gainesville resident) enjoy raising their daughter and son in North Florida. Away from the office, you can find David training on roads and trails for an upcoming race.


  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Middle District, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northern District, 1999



  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1997, Juris Doctorate, with Honors
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas 1994, Bachelor of Arts in Latin


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Education Law Committee

  • Florida Bar Education Law Certification Committee

  • Federal Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

  • Lawyers Advisory Committee to the Federal District Court, Northern District of Florida

  • Florida Track Club


Awards & Honors

  • 2014, 2015 Super Lawyer, SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2013 Board Certified Education Law by the Florida Bar
  • 2011 AV Preeminent Attorney Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell LexisNexis
  • 2011 Rising Star, SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 1997 Juris Doctor with Honors, University of Florida College of Law


See David Delaney represent a client before the Florida Supreme Court.