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David L. Metzger


LOCATION: New York City

TEL: (212) 233-7195
MOBILE: (917) 658-8987


David L. Metzger


  • Bio
  • Areas Of Practice
  • Accomplishments
  • Education

David Metzger’s practice focuses on the defense of general liability and medical malpractice actions.  David has many years of experience defending properties including major hotel and retail chains in premises liability actions, including general negligence, negligent security matters, and construction accidents.  His experience also includes the representation of physicians, nurses, dentists, hospitals and affiliated health care facilities.  He also litigates coverage and contract issues on behalf of those clients.

Additionally, David works closely with the security, engineering and management departments, as well as the outside expeditors, contractors and architects, of major New York area properties including several international hotel chains, as well as major construction companies as it pertains to their compliance with applicable City, County and State fire, building, health and environmental codes and laws.  David represents the properties at the related criminal court proceedings and at the administrative hearings before the Environmental Control Board.

Prior to joining Lewis Johs, David was a partner with a Manhattan/Upstate New York firm specializing in defending negligence and medical malpractice actions.  He earned a Juris Doctor Degree from The Benjamin N.  Cardozo School of Law in 1994, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lehigh University in 1991.  He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey state courts, and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and to the District Court of New Jersey.


  • New York State
  • New Jersey State
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • District Court of New Jersey
  • Litigation/Trials
  • Construction and Labor Law
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice Defense
  • General Liability
  • Automobile/Premises
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Nursing Home Defense
  • Hotel/Hospitality Defense
  • Premises Security Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Trucking and Busing
  • Super Lawyers 2015-
  • Juris Doctor Degree – The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree – Lehigh University in 1991