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From the initial demand through discovery and trial, David represents clients in state and federal courts across the United States.

David handles all aspects of complex commercial litigation, including products liability, real estate disputes, construction defect litigation, tort defense, consumer credit defense, aviation, and business disputes. He acts as national coordinating litigation counsel for multinational financial technology corporations who operate online payment systems that support online money transfers and serve as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods. While acting as coordinating counsel, David acts as a team lead in the defense against fraud and consumer claim litigation in state and federal courts across the United States, as well as in American Arbitration Association actions. David also provides defense of construction defect claims for roofing, concrete, and HVAC contractors and service providers. David has successfully defended significant damage tort claims, as well as tort claims to jury verdict.

David acts as national coordinating counsel for, and regularly defends, Fortune 500 corporations, full-service building products brands, major retailers, and national restaurant chains.

David is dedicated to the advancement of fellow attorneys. David has served as a member of the Steering Committee for the Texas Minority Counsel Program, an affiliate of the State Bar of Texas with the mission of increasing opportunities for minority and women attorneys in Texas. He has also served on several planning committees for the TMCP’s Dallas Save-the-Date City Receptions. He has also served as a moderator for the American Bar Association Minority Counsel Program in programs titled “Effective Practices for Enhancing the Collaborative Relationship Connecting In-House and Outside Counsel” and “Your Career’s Life Cycle and How to Get the Most From It.” David gained experience during law school as a judicial intern for Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey A. Wagner.




  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2021-2024; Litigation - Real Estate, 2023 and 2024; Real Estate Law, 2024
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2011-2019
  • Wisconsin Law Journal, Wisconsin Up and Coming Lawyers, 2011


  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
  • B.B.A., Butler University
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      • Morton Finney Leadership Scholar


  • Wisconsin
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

*Contact David to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Milwaukee office or Dallas office.
  • Member of multiple trial teams defending Fortune 250 tobacco corporation in trials against claims asserted by individual plaintiffs and/or their estates, related to the State of Florida Engle Progeny cases. Successful outcomes saved the client in excess of $60 million.
  • Defended major automobile insurance carrier and its insured in a personal injury suit in a jury trial. A "no damages" verdict for the client was returned by the jury.
  • Successfully obtained jury verdict for plaintiff seeking recovery against defendant for conversion of family keepsake and priceless sports memorabilia. Jury found that defendant engaged in wrongdoing and awarded plaintiff damages for stolen items.
  • Handled more than 150 mediations.
  • Successfully obtained payment through mediation from municipality for construction company in multimillion-dollar waste water treatment facility project.
  • Successfully represented a Fortune 50 wireless carrier in a traumatic brain injury case resolved through mediation.
  • Serves as local counsel for a Fortune 50 auto manufacturer, defending against Wisconsin Consumer Act claims.
  • Regularly represents a variety of Fortune 500 restaurant and retail companies in premises liability and other complex litigation matters.
  • Represented roofing contractor in breach of contract and lien foreclosure action where property owner, acting as its own general contractor, failed to pay for $200,000+ of completed and contracted work, alleging defects with our client's work and violations of Wisconsin's Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). Court trial found that our client engaged in no wrongdoing, and awarded our client 100 percent of damages with 12 percent interest and attorney fees.
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Community Leadership
  • Marquette University High School, Board Member
  • Mark Harris Fellowship Program, Board Member
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program, Steering Committee Member, 2020-2022
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), 2018 Fellow
  • Fellowship Open, Honorary Committee Member
  • Marquette University Law School Diversity Recruitment Committee
  • Milwaukee County Ethics Board, Chairman, 2008-2014
  • Urban Ecology Center, Former Board Member
  • Marquette University Law School Alumni Association, Former Board Member
  • Make-a-Wish Wisconsin, Former Board Member
  • Legal Aid Society, Former Board Member
  • ABA Minority Counsel Program Moderator