Tallahassee, FL – Today, Floridians for Lawsuit Reform (FLR) officially welcomes David Santiago to its team. David will serve as the nonprofit organization’s new Executive Director, and in his role, he will lead efforts to raise public awareness about the need for reforms that will eliminate lawsuit abuse and reduce rates for Florida’s consumers. He will also spearhead the recruitment and growth of FLR’s emerging grassroots network.
David has worked as an executive in the financial services and insuranceIndustries for 17 years. David served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2012-2020, where he was twice named Majority Deputy Whip. During his time as a Legislator, David distinguished himself as a leading voice for fair, consumer-minded policies. “I am excited about this new role, which allows me to continue serving the citizens of Florida,” said David. “Lawsuit abuse and fraud is rampant in our state, and the costs of excessive litigation ultimately impact Florida’s consumers. As Executive Director of Floridians for Lawsuit Reform, I’ll help play a meaningful role in helping to improve the overly litigious climate here in the Sunshine State.”
David’s experience in the Florida Legislature includes sponsoring numerous bills to passage that encompassed regulation in the areas of workers compensation, property insurance, motor vehicle insurance, reinsurance, block chain technologies, autonomous vehicles, and medical malpractice. David also served for four years as a member of the National Conference of Insurance Legislator’s (NCOIL) Special Committee on Natural Disaster Recovery.
In addition to his public service as a Legislator, David is an eight-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, from which he received honorable discharge. He lives with his wife Emma in Deltona, Florida. They have three children.
ABOUT FLORIDIANS FOR LAWSUIT REFORM Floridians for Lawsuit Reform is a 501(c) (4) organization that was formed by Floridians to pursue lawsuit reform. The goals of the nonprofit are to: 1) raise awareness for the abuse of the system; 2) demonstrate the impact of frivolous lawsuits and over-the-top attorney fees on insurance rates; and 3) promote possible solutions that will benefit Florida families.