David M. Gersten, former Chief Judge in Florida's Third District Court of Appeal, is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg’s Litigation Group and the Chair of the Appellate practice. He represents clients in litigation and appeals in a multitude of areas, including labor, administrative, probate, and commercial law. Additionally, Judge Gersten often serves as a mediator and arbitrator in complex cases. Additionally, Judge Gersten regularly writes and lectures on topics relating to appellate law, trial law, ethics, arbitration and evidence. He is also an appellate faculty member for the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies, and has served as the appellate division's Associate Dean. David also served as an adjunct professor for the St. Thomas University School of Law, and is a faculty member of The National Judicial College where he teaches judges from around the globe.