WLJ partner David C. Jung received the W.A. Eldredge, Jr. Award for Outstanding Young Trial Lawyer at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel. The award was established in 1990 by Friday, Eldredge & Clark to recognize an outstanding young trial lawyer who best demonstrates exemplary trial conduct, undivided loyalty to clients, courtesy and candor to opposing counsel, respect for trial judges and professional dignity for the administration of justice.
Jung is an active litigator, whose practice includes the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals and corporate clients in malpractice litigation, administrative hearings and credentialing matters. In 2019 alone, he has served as co-trial counsel in three medical malpractice cases beginning with the defense of a urologist who performed a nephrectomy; a nurse practitioner and internist in a case involving cauda equina syndrome; and a licensed practical nurse in a claim involving the wrongful death of a child. Jung also served as lead trial counsel in a complex healthcare lawsuit involving the federal Health Care Quality Improvement Act. All of these cases resulted in defense verdicts or favorable results for his clients. Jung also handles construction and product liability matters for clients.
Jung has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2017 as a “Rising Star” in medical malpractice, personal injury and products liability defense. He is an active member of the American, Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations, the Defense Research Institute and the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel. Jung has presented on healthcare liability issues for providers, risk managers and adjusters, and has also presented on health insurance issues for employers.
Jung is a member of The First Tee of Central Arkansas Board of Directors and a member of St. Andrews Anglican Church, through which he actively works with the students, families, and staff of Western Hills Elementary School in Little Rock, Arkansas.