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J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 2009

  • Trial Advocacy Program, 2007 to 2009
  • National Order of Barristers, 2009

B.A., Wilmington College, BA, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2010
  • State of Indiana, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2013
  • State of Michigan, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2015
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Growing up on a family farm, I learned that preparation, hard work, and the use of common sense is the only way to overcome obstacles and solve a problem. I apply those practical skills to resolve legal issues and obtain the very best results for my clients.

David is a Partner and a member of the firm’s Management Group. He also handles the day-to-day management of the firm’s Toledo office.  His national practice focuses on civil defense litigation with particular experience in the defense of trucking and transportation claims, professional liability matters, employment practices liability issues, and directors and officers liability claims. David represents a diverse national client base in complex civil litigation, class action disputes and catastrophic injury cases.  As a trial attorney, he is called upon by clients during their most difficult times and has served as lead counsel in litigation and arbitration disputes in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Texas.  He regularly represents clients in state and federal court, as well as arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (AAA). 

David is also the Chairperson of the firm’s Oil, Natural Gas, and Energy practice group.  He has extensive experience handling complex oil, gas, and real estate litigation involving land use, lease rights, royalty litigation, and other real estate title issues. David is often called upon by clients across the State of Ohio to solve their most challenging oil, gas and land use issues. 

Since 2014, David’s has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, a recognition given to less than 2.5% of lawyers in the State of Ohio.  David has also been selected as “Who’s Who in Area Law” by the Toledo Business Journal. For seven years, David served as an adjunct instructor at the University of Toledo College of Law teaching courses on trial advocacy and oil and gas law.

David graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in criminal justice and a minor in accounting.  He also played four years of Division III college basketball.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, David worked as a special investigator for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, conducting national security background investigations in the Washington D.C. area.  In 2006, David returned to Ohio and attended the University of Toledo College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2009 and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Program.  In his free time, David enjoys spending time on his family’s farm.

Honors & Recognitions

Selected as "Who's Who in Area Law" 2016-2017, 2018-2019 by Toledo Business Journal

Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine

 

Professional Memberships & Community Affiliations

Toledo Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Association

Michigan State Bar Association

Ohio Farm Bureau

Energy Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF), Member

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)

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