David J. Llewellyn

Johnson & Ward

100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Civil Rights, Commercial, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Partnership Disputes, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Wrongful Death, Wrongful Termination

DAVID J. LLEWELLYN, is a trial attorney and civil mediator, whose practice emphasizes cases involving medical malpractice, particularly in the areas of genital injury, circumcision damage, and wrongful circumcision, as well as other cases of negligence resulting in personal injury, and cases involving personal and business torts and contract disputes.  He was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1950, attended elementary school in South Carolina and junior high and high school in Pennsylvania, and thereafter matriculated to the University of Virginia, taking a B.A. With Distinction in History in 1972.  From 1972 to 1976 he served in the U. S. Navy as a sea-going officer, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. Following the Navy he attended the University of Virginia School of Law, taking a J.D. in 1979.  He is admitted to the bars of the Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the U. S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the U. S. Supreme Court.  While he has practiced in virtually all areas of civil litigation, since 1995 his practice has increasingly included cases involving male circumcision, on which he has lectured internationally.  He has handled such cases throughout the United States and has been admitted pro hac vicein cases in the courts of several states.  He is also registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution in General Mediation, having completed Harvard Law School’s Program of Instruction for Lawyers Mediation Workshop.

Practice Areas:  Medical malpractice, including wrongful circumcision, circumcision damage, and other genital injury; personal injury; brain injury; spinal injury; wrongful death; automobile negligence; false arrest; false imprisonment; police brutality; libel and slander; dental malpractice; nursing malpractice; hospital liability; hospital negligence; legal malpractice; premises liability; toxic torts; products liability; Federal tort claims; government tort liability; fraud; credit fraud; commercial fraud; insurance fraud; insurance bad faith, civil rights, civil rights Section 1983, sex discrimination, employment litigation; business litigation; commercial litigation; business torts; collections; copyright litigation; college and university litigation; healthcare fraud litigation; False Claims Act litigation; Qui Tam litigation; Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse; land use litigation; family law; divorce; custody; general litigation; contractual matters; trials and appeals; mediation.

Member:  Mr. Llewellyn is a member of the State Bar of Georgia; Atlanta Bar Association (Pictorial Roster Committee 1980-81); The American Association for Justice [formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America]; Georgia Trial Lawyers Association; Attorneys for the Rights of the Child (Board of Directors, 1998 –present); Lawyers Club of Atlanta; Old War Horse Lawyers Club.  He also belongs to The Newcomen Society of the United States; Metropolitan Atlanta Alumni Association of Phi Beta Kappa (Board of Directors and Program Chairman, 2000-2001); Atlanta Committee on International Relations; Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip (Parking Committee @1987-2001); East Point Lodge No. 288, F. & A. M. (Past Master); Scottish Rite; Yaarab Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.; and Waldo Slaton Post No. 140, American Legion.  He is a lifetime member of the University of Virginia Alumni Association and of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.

Publications:  “Legal Remedies for Penile Torts,” The Compleat Mother, Winter 1995, pp. 13-14; “Some Thoughts on Legal Remedies,” Ch. 39 in Denniston, G. C., Hodges, F. M., Milos, M. F., Male and Female Circumcision:  Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (New York 1999); “Penile Torts in the Courts,” Ch. 6 in Denniston, G. C., Hodges, F. M., Milos, M. F., Flesh and Blood:  Perspectives on the Problem of Circumcision in Contemporary Society, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (New York 2004); “Strategies for Litigation,” Ch. 19 in Denniston, G. C.  Gallo, P. G., Hodges, F. M., Milos, M. F., Viviani, F., Bodily Integrity and the Politics of Circumcision:  Culture, Controversy, and Change, Springer (New York 2006).

Presentations:  “Some Thoughts on Legal Remedies,”  Fifth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations:  Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice, Oxford University, Oxford, England, United Kingdom, August 5-7, 1988;  “Penile Torts in the Courts,” Seventh International Symposium on Human Rights and Modern Society, Georgetown University, Washington, D. C., April 4-7, 2002; “Strategies for Litigation,” Eighth International Symposium on Circumcision and Human Rights, University of Padua, Italy, September 2-4, 2004; “Circumcision Litigation,” Lecture to the Bioethics & Medical Malpractice Course, Pace University School of Law, Tarrytown, New York, September 20, 2004; “Winning and Losing on the Circuit,” Ninth International Symposium on Circumcision, Genital Integrity, and Human Rights,” University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, August 24-26, 2006.  Mr. Llewellyn also has appeared on Good Morning America, The Montel Williams Show, the former “Nachman” program on MSNBC, and on Canadian television, as well as on numerous radio programs throughout the United States, in regard to neo-natal male circumcision.

Johnson & Ward is a small, specialized civil litigation boutique which has been a fixture in the Atlanta legal community for over 50 years, being the successor to Phillips & Johnson, founded in 1949. The firm's practice over the ensuing five decades has focused primarily on civil litigation and general corporate services. Johnson & Ward is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and has been AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for decades. Most of the firm's clients are referred by other lawyers or former clients.
2100 The Equitable Building
100 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia  30303-1912

Telephone:  (404) 524-5626

Facsimile:    (404) 524-1769
Email: [email protected]