David is the chair of DBL Law’s Litigation practice group. He represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before administrative agencies. He has successfully tried cases to verdict in numerous venues throughout Kentucky. In the appellate field, he has briefed and argued cases in the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Kentucky, and the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In recognition of his trial ability and reputation in the profession, David has been named a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America.
David is the principal author of the sixth edition of the Thomson West two-volume treatise on the Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure, a part of the Kentucky Practice Series. Published in 2005 and updated annually, the treatise is often cited by Kentucky’s appellate courts and is widely regarded as the leading reference on Kentucky civil rules. David is also the chief Kentucky contributor to Thomson Reuters’ “Practical Law” Series in several areas related to civil litigation.
In 2008, David served as a Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court. From 2008-2014, David served on the Board of Governors for the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA). He served as the KBA representative on the Kentucky Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee from 2011 to 2014. He currently serves as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Judiciary.
David is very active in public and community service. He has been a member of the Crestview Hills City Council since 2000. He serves on the Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police Authority Board. In addition, David is President of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court 2020-21 and a member of the Covington Latin School Alumni Association Board of Directors.
He and his wife Diane reside in Crestview Hills. They have one child and three grandchildren.