David Norman-Schiff


As an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, David represents a range of clients including franchisors, product manufacturers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, and individuals in litigation and arbitration.

David has helped clients solve a variety of legal and regulatory challenges, including: claims under the Connecticut Product Liability Act and the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, compliance with product liability laws, defense of drug and medical device claims, breach of contract claims, complex commercial litigation, and enforcement of arbitration agreements. David also focuses on franchise disputes, including defending one of the world’s leading franchisors against claims brought by current and former franchisees and business development agents.

Before joining Wiggin and Dana, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey Alker Meyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.

David received his J.D. summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he was the president of the Student Bar Association and the lead articles editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Wagner College.

David is the Secretary for the Connecticut Bar Association’s Franchise, Distribution, and Dealer Law Section. He is a member of the American Bar Association, including its Forum on Franchising. Additionally, David is dedicated to pro bono service and is an active member of the New Haven community. Among other things, he serves as a volunteer judge for Project Youth Court and coordinates the firm's monthly volunteer trips to the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.


  • Quinnipiac University School of Law  (J.D., 2013)
    • summa cum laude
  • Wagner College  (B.S., 2009)
    • magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • US District Court (District of Connecticut)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Franchise, Distribution & Dealer Section, Secretary
    • Federal Practice Section, Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Franchising, Member