David M. Moss

David M. Moss

Senior Partner and Principal Shareholder of Moss & Colella, P.C. Mr. Moss specializes in personal injury trial practice. Mr. Moss has successfully represented victims of personal injury for over 25 years. He is highly respected by both plaintiff and defense litigators. Mr. Moss is regarded as a skilled and tenacious advocate for the firm’s clients.

David Moss has litigated several hundred cases on behalf of injured railroad workers around the country. He has represented thousands of injured victims and their families against insurance companies, national corporations, hospitals, municipalities and individual defendants. For more than a quarter of a century, David Moss has fought for the rights of injured persons. His skills, both in and out of the courtroom, have resulted in numerous multi-million dollar recoveries for his client and their families. A Detroit jury returned a 15 million dollar verdict for one such family in a case involving a drunk driver and a local Detroit Casino! This past year, those skills produced more than 10 million dollars in successful claims against hospitals, construction companies, railroad carriers, bars and drunk drivers. David Moss was named amongst the top 1% of auto accident lawyers.

In addition to his trial and negotiation skills, Mr. Moss has also argued before the Michigan Supreme Court and several Michigan Court of Appeals panels. A recent success out of the Michigan Supreme Court resulted in a recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Detroit family in a medical malpractice case. Mr. Moss is a member of the State of Michigan, Detroit, and Oakland County Bar Associations. He is licensed to practice in all Michigan State and Federal Courts. Mr. Moss is also certified as a Case Evaluator/Mediator, and is often selected by other plaintiff attorneys to sit as a designated arbitrator on their client’s behalf to resolve complicated cases.

David Moss enjoys a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, boating, and camping and has been Assistant Scout Master with a local Boy Scout Troop for many years. He has actively participated and assisted many young men along their path to the rank of “Eagle Scout.” Mr. Moss also believes regular exercise is an important component to maintaining his competitive edge – consequently, he is a cyclist and passionate about downhill skiing. Mr. Moss also regularly practices yoga in order to strike a balance between the rigors of a demanding law practice and life’s everyday challenges.

  • Areas of Practice:
    • Railroad Litigation
    • Casino Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Automobile Negligence
    • Motorcycle and Trucking Accident Claims
    • Construction and Highway Design Litigation
    • Premises Liability
    • Insurance Claims
    • Contract Dispute
  • Litigation Percentage:
    • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • Bar Admissions:
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • Michigan
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
    • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • Education:
    • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1984


      Honors: U of D Scholarship Recipient

    • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1980


      Honors: Magna Cum Laude

      Major:  Political Science & Public Administration

  • Professional Associations and Memberships:
    • State Bar of Michigan
    • Member
    • Detroit Bar Association
    • Member
    • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Member
    • Negligence Law Section
    • Member
    • Boy Scout of America
    • Assistant Scout Master
    • Michigan Association of Justice
    • Sustaining Member
    • American Bar Association
    • Member
    • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
    • Sustaining Member
  • Past Employment Positions:
    • Provizer Phillips P.C., Partner, 1983 – 1997
  • Ancillary Businesses:
    • Certified Life & Health Insurance Agent – State of Michigan