David L. Herbert is an Ohio lawyer with over 30 years of legal experience in both civil and criminal trial work.  He is a former college athlete who is intimately experienced in the legal aspects of the sports medicine and fitness industries.  He knows the health club business and the facilities providing service in that industry.  He also knows the nuances of personal training having helped write standards of practice for the industry over the last 25 years.  During his career he has served as a plaintiffs’ lawyer and as a defense attorney in the personal injury and medical malpractice arenas.  He served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for several years early in his career.  He has authored over 30 books and book chapters on various aspects of the law and the fitness industry and has made presentations before virtually every professional organization in the sports medicine and health and fitness industries.  In his latest book, The Personal Trainer, he uses his expertise in all of these arenas to bring forth a dramatic fictional legal thriller about the fitness industry and the justice system.



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