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Daniel A. Rock

Daniel A. Rock

Senior Counsel

Daniel Rock is an attorney in the firm’s Appellate and Advanced Motions practice group. He is a skilled writer and orator who focuses on resolving his clients’ most complex legal challenges both at trial and on appeal. 

Whether it is an appeal from a pre-trial order, a discovery order, or a final judgment after trial, Daniel is involved in the appellate process from beginning to end. He has drafted briefs in almost every appellate court in Florida, including the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Florida Supreme Court. He has experience in a variety of practice areas, including product liability (both in the automotive and pharmaceutical context), professional liability, and insurance disputes. He also provides litigation support at trial, which includes drafting motions, jury instructions, and verdict forms, while providing legal strategy on any issues that arise.   

Prior to joining Bowman and Brooke, he served as a senior law clerk for Chief Judge Leslie B. Rothenberg at the Third District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida. As a law clerk, Daniel drafted numerous opinions, bench summaries, and memoranda on a wide variety of subjects. During his clerkship, Daniel also taught legal writing as an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University College of Law.

Daniel graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University College of Law in 2015, where he was an editor for the FIU Law Review. He was also a successful member of the moot court team, reaching the finals in multiple moot court competitions and receiving a best orator award. 


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2018


  • Florida International University, J.D., 2015

    magna cum laude

    Articles Editor, FIU Law Review

    FIU Law Moot Court Competition Team

  • The Hauge Academy of International Law, Certificate, 2014
  • Belmont University, B.A., 2012

    cum laude

    President, Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honor Society

    Founding Chief Editor, Philologoi, Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy


Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute


    • Florida Supreme Court
      —Reporter for Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases
    • Best Lawyers
      —Ones to Watch: Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2024

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • “Preservation of Errors Involving the Jury,” Presenter, The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Webcast Series, October 2021
  • “Preserving Fair-Trial Rights in the Time of COVID and Beyond,“ Co-Presenter, Washington Legal Foundation Webinar, March 2021
  • "Ethics and Professionalism in Appellate Practice," Panelist, ABA Appellate Practice 2019 Regional CLE Program, May 2019


  • "Preserving Fair-Trial Rights in the Time of COVID and Beyond," Co-Author, Washington Legal Foundation, March 2021
  • "Florida Adopts Practical And Fair Summary Judgment Standard," Co-Author, Drug & Device Law Blog, January 2021
  • "FL Adopts Federal Standard in Summary Judgement," Co-Author, Legal Alert, January 2021
  • "The Preservation of Error During Vior Dire," Author, The Florida Bar, November/December 2020
  • "Medical Products to Combat the COVID-19 Crisis: Potential Defenses to Product Liability Claims," Co-Author, DRI In-House Defense Quarterly, Summer 2020
  • "Implied Conflict Preemption May Apply In COVID-19 Cases," Co-Author, Law360, May 2020
  • "Medical Products to Combat the COVID-19 Crisis: Products Liability Issues," Co-Author, Legal Alert, April 2020

Representative Cases

Representative Cases


  • Maxwell v. FCA US, LLC, No. 22-1356, 2023 WL 246836 (6th Cir. 2023) (affirming summary judgment in design defect case)
  • Poole v. Bartek, No. 21-13031, 2022 WL 6959886 (11th Cir. 2022) (dismissing civil detainee’s constitutional violation claim)
  • Black Stone v. Hyundai Motor Am., No. 21-11491, 2021 WL 6102499 (11th Cir. 2021) (dismissing claim to enforce recall)
  • Suzuki Motor Corp. v. Winckler, No. SC19-1998 (Fla. 2020) (argued for the adoption of the corporate apex doctrine)
  • Moxley v. U-Haul Co. of Florida, No. 2D18-1530, 2019 WL 7209630 (Fla. 2d DCA 2019) (mitigation of damages)
  • Auto Club Ins. Co. of Fla. v. Estate of Lewis, 285 So. 3d 383 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019) (insurance coverage)
  • Wilsonart, LLC v. Lopez, No. SC19-1336 (Fla. 2019) (argued for the adoption of federal summary judgment standard)