David has devoted his entire legal career to litigation. He has extensive experience in complex commercial, medical malpractice and long term care matters. He has represented Ohio businesses in litigation involving contractual obligations and unfair competition. In a commercial matter, after seven years of intense litigation, David prevailed at trial as co-counsel on behalf of 270,000 Ohio employers, obtaining a judgment for the return of $859 million dollars, leading to resolution after trial.

David also defends hospitals and physicians in numerous specialties as well as skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Throughout his career he has successfully litigated hundreds of lawsuits, many involving commercial claims, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and hospital liability. He has served as first chair counsel in more than 50 jury trials throughout Ohio.

David is also a frequent speaker on issues of litigation and risk management, and has been featured numerous times in the media on such matters. David is a Member of the Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice and Long Term Care Practice Groups.

Honors & Recognitions

(CME) Nurses on Trial, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, West Region, Marymount Hospital, 2006

Computer Animation in the Courtroom, Philadelphia Bench Bar Conference, 2006

(CME) Anatomy of a Lawsuit, Lake Hospital Systems, Inc., Lake West Hospital, 2006

(CLE) Medical Malpractice: Perspectives of Hospital Defense, Cleveland State University School of Law, 2005

(CLE) Medical Malpractice: Issues of Informed Consent, Cleveland State University School of Law, 2005

Problems with the Pennsylvania System of Funding Higher Education, Pennsylvania General Assembly, Committee on Higher Education, 1994

Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine 

2016 Top Lawyers Central Ohio, Columbus CEO Magazine

Community & Professional

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates


For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.


Speaking Engagements

  • Leadership Checkpoint: Analyzing Your Team Healthcare Communications
    Columbus, OH, Oct 21, 2016
  • One Click Away Risks of EHR
    Mid-Ohio Association of TDC Insured Physicians, Columbus, OH, Sep 9, 2015



J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1998

B.A., King's College, 1995

  • Dean's List


  • State of Ohio 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio 
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