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David B. Donchin

David B. Donchin’s practice includes Insurance Law, Complex Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Products Liability, Employment Law, Environmental Law, and Medical Malpractice.  In addition to his legal practice, David has served as an Adjunct Professor for Trial Practice at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and as a member of the faculty of the Southern Region of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. 


In 2009, David was inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, which is an honor limited to the top 1% of the state's trial attorneys.  Since its inception in 2006, David has been a perennial selection by his peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers magazine in the area of Personal Injury Defense.  The same publication has recognized him as a “Top 10” lawyer in the State of Oklahoma in 2014 and 2015 and as a “Top 50” lawyer from 2010-2018.  His achievements have earned him selection as “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation from 2013-2018 for Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice.  In addition, he has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for the Oklahoma City area since 2015, including special recognition in the areas of Insurance Law, Insurance Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants.  In 2017, David was designated by Best Lawyers in America as the “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation- Defendants; in 2018, as “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Insurance, in Oklahoma City, honors reserved for a single lawyer in each legal specialty within the geographic area; and in 2019, in The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, and Litigation - Insurance.

David served as the Managing Director of Durbin Larimore & Bialick from 2014 to 2017.  He is a frequent lecturer on trial practice and matters involving Insurance Law, Pretrial Litigation, and Trial Techniques.


  • Oklahoma, 1984

  • U. S. District Court: Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma

  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

  • U. S. Supreme Court

Professional Organizations:

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1989-1991, 2011-2013; Vice-President, 1991-1992)

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

  • Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

  • Defense Research Institute

  • American Inns of Court - Luther Bohanon Inn (President 2011-2012)

  • Oklahoma Bar Association Tribunal Professional Responsibility (1996-2002)


Email: DDonchin@dlb.net

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, Employment Law, Insurance Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Education: The University of Oklahoma, B. A., 1981, The University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1984

Additional Details:  Named Top 10 Oklahoma Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine; Listed as Oklahoma Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2018, Personal Injury Defense; Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2019, for Oklahoma City Area; The Best Lawyers in America, Oklahoma City area Lawyer of the Year – 2017, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; 2018, Litigation – Insurance; 2018 Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in practice areas of Insurance Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Listed in Benchmark Litigation for Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice, 2013-2017

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David B. Donchin
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