David Oliver Brink is the founding shareholder of Smith & Brink, P.C. and serves as its National Litigation Manager. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He leads the firm’s Federal RICO, Healthcare Fraud and Insurance SIU Practice Groups. Mr. Brink’s trial practice in the State and Federal Courts encompasses a broad spectrum of insurance law cases, including: Federal RICO recovery lawsuits, arsons for profit, and fraudulent property losses. Through his offices in MA, RI, NY, NJ, PA and MI, Mr. Brink currently represents insurers throughout the United States.
Mr. Brink has been representing insurers in SIU fraud matters for 32 years. He filed his first RICO insurance fraud case in 1988. This case was tried in 1992 and resulted in a landmark $5,000,000.00 dollar judgment in favor of the insurer. See Aetna Casualty v. Rodco et als, 43 F. 3d 1546 (1st Cir. 1994). Through the years his law firm has been counsel of record in thousands of cases involving fraud issues, including dozens of reported appellate decisions.
From 1987 to 2003, he served as the National Legal Counsel for the International Association of Special Investigations Units. He presently serves as General Counsel for New England Insurance Fraud Investigators Association. Mr. Brink has authored and published numerous articles on insurance related topics, (including Insurance Applications for Crash Data Retrieval: Legal Considerations in 2011, published in Collision Magazine, Volume 6, Issue 1, Spring 2011, Prosecution Management in SIU: Balancing Competing Interests (2009); RICO and Insurance Fraud (Wiley 2001), Building on Common Ground: A White Paper Discussing Strategies For Combating Insurance Fraud (Clemens 1996). He has appeared on several national news magazine programs including CBS 60 Minutes and ABC 20/20.
Over the past three decades, Mr. Brink has lectured at over 30 insurance industry national seminars, including the National Insurance Crime Bureau Academy, the National Insurance Fraud Management Conference and the International Association of Insurance Fraud Investigators Conference.
Mr. Brink is from Princeton, NJ. He is a graduate of Grove City College, (1982) (Magna Cum Laude, Presidential Scholar), and Western New England University Law School (1985). He is admitted to practice before the MA, RI and MD bars, as well as the Federal Court for the Districts of MA, RI and CT.