David S. Shrager (1935–2005) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was a United States trial lawyer, author, speaker, and philanthropist. A former president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as the American Association for Justice), he specialized in major and complex civil litigation representing consumers, injured healthcare workers and individuals, and appeared before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Shrager was a founding member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (now known as Public Justice Foundation), and was a principal founder of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (now the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and served as president (1971–1972). A lifetime member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, he served as president (1983–1984), and also as president of the Roscoe Pound Foundation (1985–1988), which works to preserve access to the civil-justice system. An expert in medical negligence claims, Shrager testified in 1984 and 1986 before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about Medical malpractice in the United States.
Although a leading opponent of No-Fault Insurance, Shrager later edited the definitive treatise on the Pennsylvania No-Fault Motor Vehicle Act. He was also co-author of The Quotable Lawyer. He established a Foundation, which supports artists and arts programs for disadvantaged children, as well as an endowment for research and patient care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
Shrager graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957, and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1960. At Penn he was president of the debate society, an All-Ivy Leaguefencing champion for epee, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from the law school, he began his legal career at what became the Philadelphia law firm of Farage & Shrager. Later he was the senior partner of Shrager, McDaid, Loftus, Flum & Spivey, and finally Shrager, Spivey & Sachs. The firm he founded is now called Shrager & Sachs.