A Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney at the West Palm Beach-based law firm of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin, David C. Prather has been litigating cases statewide since 1990. Throughout the years, he has taken an active role in the legal and business communities, volunteering his time to advancing the practice of law in Florida and mentoring and developing the next generation of professional and civic leaders.
Prather has been a member of The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors for the past seven years, as well as serving on several Florida Bar committees, including: Board of Governors (BOG): 2007-2014, Executive Committee (BOG): 2008-2014, Budget Committee (BOG): 2013-2014 Chair, Program Evaluation Committee (PEC): 2014-2015 Chair, PEC Committee (BOG): 2013-2014 Chair Elect, PEC Lomas Sub-Committee (BOG): 2014 Chair, Judicial Nominating Screening Committee (JNC): 2013-2014, Vision 2016 – Bar Admissions Subcommittee, Strategic Planning Committee: 2008-2015.
Over the years, Prather has served on and chaired a number of organizations in addition to The Florida Bar including: Fellow – The Florida Bar Foundation, Federal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) appointed in 2012 and 2014 by U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Palm Beach County Bar Association: Board of Directors; Ex-Officio Member, Palm Beach County Justice Association: Past President, Florida Justice Association (FJA): Eagle member, National Bar Association (NBA): Virgil Hawkins Chapter, F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association: Board Advisor, WPBT2 Television: Board of Directors, Trustee - Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, Federal Magistrate Selection Committee in the Southern District of Florida.
Prather – an AV® Preeminent™ Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell®, which signifies the highest rating for legal knowledge and ethics, has earned significant awards and distinctions for his excellence in the practice of law.
Specializing in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and auto negligence litigation, Prather has successfully argued and achieved several of the largest auto and medical negligence verdicts and the largest non-surgical verdicts in the firm’s history. Prather began his career as an Assistant Public Defender in West Palm Beach, Fla., for three years and subsequently served as Assistant State Attorney also for three years. Both jobs resulted in Prather gaining tremendous trial experience. He graduated with Honors from Hunter College – City University of New York before earning his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all state courts and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit.
Prather has three children, Ashley, Taylor and Christopher and resides in Palm Beach County.