David B. Earle

David EarleDavid B. Earle is a founding shareholder of Ross Earle Bonan & Ensor, P.A. He has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1992 and is board certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law. His primary areas of practice are commercial and complex civil litigation, labor and employment law, probate-related litigation and community association representation. He regularly appears in circuit and county courts located throughout the 19th Judicial Circuit and other parts of Florida. Mr. Earle also has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil and County Mediator and he is a Florida Supreme Court approved Arbitrator. Mr. Earle handles real estate transactions and is an authorized agent for Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC (the “Fund”). Mr. Earle is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.* A resident of Martin County for more than fifty (50) years, Mr. Earle was formerly an award-winning news reporter who also served as the District Director for then U.S. Representative Tom Lewis during the 1980s prior to The Florida Bar Board Certificatecommencing the practice of law. 

He has served as Chairman of The Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee (19-A), Chairman of the 19th Judicial Circuit’s Nominating Commission, and on various not-for-profit boards of directors including the LEADERSHIP Alumni of Martin County, Inc. and the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida, Inc. He enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, Ellen (a Stuart native), and their daughters, Katie and Elizabeth.



Key Cases:

  • Vista Golf, LLC vs. Vista Royale Property Owners Association, Inc., 164 So.3d 140 (Fla. 4th DCA 2015)
  • Visiting Nurse Ass’n of Florida, Inc. vs. Jupiter Medical Center, Inc., 154 So.3d 1115 (Fla. 2014)
  • Stevens vs. Peebles, 103 So.3d 220 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012)
  • Atrium on the Ocean II Condominium Ass’n Inc. vs. QBE Insurance Corporation, 2007 WL 2972937 (S.D. Fla. 2007)
  • School Board vs. Hilson, 737 So.2d 612 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999)
  • Elger vs. Martin Memorial Health Systems, Inc. 6 F.  Supp.2d 1351 (S.D. Fla. 1998)

Educational Background: Nova University, J.D. (summa cum laude); University of Florida, B.S. Journalism.

Professional Association/Activities: The Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Southern and the Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States Supreme Court; the Martin County Bar Association; the Indian River County Bar Association; Lead Articles Editor, Nova Law Review; Justice Major B. Harding American Inns of Court.

Civic Activities: Stuart-Martin County Chamber of Commerce; LEADERSHIP Martin County Alumni; Republican Executive Committee of Martin County; University of Florida Gator Booster Club; St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.