David Lipman began his legal career in 1970 in Greenwood, Mississippi litigating civil rights cases involving school desegregation, prison reform, employment discrimination, voting rights and municipal services discrimination.  In 1973, David formed the Mississippi Prisoners’ Defense Committee and became its first General Counsel.  Thereafter, David formed the Southern Prisoners’ Defense Committee which was later named the Southern Center for Human Rights.

In 1975, David moved to Washington, D.C. with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law continuing his civil rights practice throughout the South.  Since 1979, David has been in private practice in Florida representing clients in civil rights and asbestos-cancer products liability law suits.

David graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 1970.  He currently serves on the Board of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law and is a founding member and current Board member of the Mississippi Center for Justice.  David has served as consulting counsel for the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice; NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Florida ACLU.