David focuses his practice on the defense of claims in complex and mass tort litigation, practicing in federal and state courts across multiple states. As a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation Strategic Counseling Practice, David employs early strategic planning and strong approaches to pre-trial work to lead to better outcomes. 

David’s experience includes managing a team of more than 40 attorneys, paralegals and support staff in discovery and other strategic planning activities in one of the country’s largest multidistrict litigations (MDLs). He has served as a strategic liaison on multiple joint defense groups to develop strategies and mechanisms with other nationally recognized defense counsel to further his clients’ interests and defenses. David has litigated more than 100 matters through various stages of litigation, from pre-suit through appeals. His experiences include taking and defending depositions, managing discovery, identifying critical experts, writing substantive briefs, negotiating settlement and discovery disputes, and trying cases.

David has substantial knowledge of environmental law. During law school, he was a legal intern with the Georgia Office of the Attorney General’s Environmental Section, handling a myriad of matters involving the Coastal Marshlands Protection Act, Shore Protection Act, Clean Water Act, and NPDES permitting issues. He focused a significant portion of his legal studies on environmental and natural resources law and served as vice president for GSU Law’s Environmental Law Society. In addition, David worked for a major international energy company and taught environmental science for nearly a decade.

Before earning his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law, David served seven years in the U.S. Army as an infantryman. His service included combat in the Iraq Campaign in 2005-2006 where he was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, multiple Army Commendation Medals, and other various awards and medals for meritorious service. He was awarded the Georgia Commendation Medal in 2007 for Distinguished and Selfless Service as a member of the Georgia Army National Guard. Outside of his legal work, David is an avid traveler, sports fan, bread-baker and language-learner.

Note: Massachusetts admission pending—practicing under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

Representative Matters

Represented a national manufacturer and led a 40+ member team of attorneys and paralegals in the defense of PFAS-based claims in the AFFF MDL in the District Court of South Carolina (was the fastest growing MDL in the U.S.).

Represented a political entity and led a 12-person+ discovery team comprised of attorneys and paralegals in defense of 1st Amendment claims involving political gerrymandering and redistricting maps.

Successfully resolved a non-litigation matter for a national property management company involving the disbursement of funds related to a multibillion-dollar federal program and a pass-through state agency.

Successful 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) motions to dismiss in the Southern District of Georgia in favor of a government entity in defense of § 1983 claims.

De novo appeal victory in the Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia, representing a property management company in a landlord-tenant eviction action for cause.