David Nissenberg

Consultant and Of Counsel

David Nissenberg is one of the country's foremost experts on trucking law and regulation. He is the author of The Law of Commercial Trucking: Damages to Persons and Property, 3rd Edition, (LexisNexis®), a two-volume text on commercial trucking law supplemented annually.

Mr. Nissenberg is also the author of Discovery/Trial Guide (for truck accident litigation) published by Truck Litigation Resource Center.

An honor graduate of Brown University and the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Nissenberg has had a long and varied career focused on commercial trucking, bus and maritime law. That includes over 20 years in trial practice focused on truck related litigation in which he represented trucking companies and truck drivers in numerous jury and non-jury cases involving truck and trailer accidents, truck, trailer and equipment warranties, defective repairs, defective truck engines, bearings and other truck accessories, interpretation of truck lease agreements, insurance contracts and other truck related issues.

A monthly contributor to "Expert Commentaries" on Tort Law for lexis.com, LexisNexis®, his published articles include Trucking in Adverse Weather Conditions; Hauling Hidden Dangers On Our Roadways; Big Rig Underride Crashes; Legal Consequences of Driving An Overweight Big Rig; Legal Issues Involving Forklift and Loading Dock Safety; Hazmat Highways: Transporting Hazardous Materials on the Roadway and the Legal Issues That Arise When Spilled Materials Cause Fatalities and Injuries.

Mr. Nissenberg works from his office in La Jolla, California.


J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1964
Dean's List

A.B., Brown University, 1961
Dean's List, Honors of Scholastic Achievement

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida Bar
Member Since: 1964

California Bar
Member Since: 1974

Client Reviews
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"I know Ken as trial lawyer of highest standards. Ken is knowledgeable and innovative and that translates to success in the courtroom. He is outgoing, compassionate and personable which makes him a pleasure to work with in any setting." Eric B., Attorney, Canton, GA