Attorney David G. Schiller has represented hundreds of employees in a wide range of cases under the False Claims Act and for discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and lack of just cause. David also regularly represents individuals who have sustained injuries at work and in automobile collisions.
David is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law (with honors), where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Inter-American Law Review. David graduated from Broughton High School in Raleigh and received a B.S. Degree from Guilford College.
David has litigated cases in the North Carolina State and Federal Courts and has argued cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of North Carolina, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
David’s recent cases include:
Benthall v. N.C. Department of Public Safety (state employee reinstated after being falsely accused).
Confidential settlement of an ERISA case for a lump sum settlement of just under $300,000.00.
Since the beginning of the #MeToo movement, David has seen a dramatic increase in women coming forward with sexual harassment cases. David has successfully settled many sex harassment cases in the last two years, obtaining severance pay, an agreement to keep the agreement confidential and to not disparage or “blacklist” the employee, and a positive employment reference.
David’s appellate cases include:
Godon v. N.C. Crime Control, Federal Court of Appeals, 4th Cir. (2000) (federal employee free speech case);
Jordan v. NC Dept. of Correction (2001) (won in the N.C. Court of Appeals, reversing 3 decisions in lower courts);
Leak v. NC Dept. of Public Instruction (2006) (winning reinstatement and backpay); and
Gilreath v. NC Dept. of Health and Human Services (2006)(reversing summary judgment against State employee).
U.S. Magistrate Judge Denson commended David’s “excellent brief” in Napier v. Wells Fargo (2001), a complex class action race discrimination case.
David is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.