Wooding, David S.

  Wichita, Kansas, USA
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With more than 25 years of litigation experience, David Wooding has earned the trust of his clients and the respect of his peers by consistently providing effective advocacy and thoughtful counsel.  His success as a trial attorney stems not only from his persuasive skills in the courtroom, but also from his unsurpassed commitment to thorough preparation before entering the courtroom. David focuses his practice on complex litigation matters, including products liability, aviation law, and medical malpractice defense.  He chairs Martin Pringle’s products liability law practice group.


  • University of Kansas School of  Law, J.D., 1980
  • University of Kansas, B.A., with distinction, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1980

Professional Affiliations

  • Master for the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court
  • Product Liability Advisory Counsel, Member
  • Wichita Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee
  • Kansas Bar Association, Litigation and Health Sections
  • American Bar Association, Litigation and Insurance Defense Sections
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • The Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Member

Civic/Social Involvement

  • University of Kansas Alumni Association, Member

Awards and Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • America's Leading Lawyers in the Field of General Commercial Litigation by Chambers USA, 2008, 2009, 2010

Practice Area

Products Liability

David has extensive experience in products liability matters, defending products liability actions in federal and state courts throughout the United States.  His products liability experience includes representing pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of medical devices, aircraft manufacturers, and aircraft components manufacturers against personal injury and wrongful death claims.  David has been active in the Products Liability Advisory Counsel, including serving on PLAC’s conference planning committee in 2006. 

Aviation Law

David represents aircraft manufacturers, including Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and its predecessors, aircraft components manufacturers, and fixed base operators (FBOs) in a variety of commercial litigation matters.  He also represents aviation clients in products liability insurance renewals.  David has spoken regularly on aviation-related products liability issues.

Medical Malpractice Defense

For more than fifteen years of his practice, David has successfully defended physicians, health care clinics, and hospitals in medical malpractice cases brought in the state and federal courts of Kansas and Missouri.  He has represented physicians in nearly every medical specialty, as well as practitioners of other health care disciplines.