David is the chair of DBL Law’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution 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. Super Lawyers rated him as Number 1 of the Top 10 Super Lawyers in Kentucky for 2022 and Number 2 of the Top 10 for 2023. He had previously been named one of the Top 10 Kentucky Super Lawyers in 2021 and one of the Top 50 Kentucky Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2020.
David is the author of the Thomson West two-volume treatise on the Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure, a part of the Kentucky Practice Series. The treatise is often cited by Kentucky’s appellate courts and is widely regarded as the leading reference on the Kentucky civil rules.
In 2008, David served as a Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court. From 2008 to 2014, David served on the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association (KBA). He served as the KBA representative on the Kentucky Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee from 2011 to 2014 and was appointed again by the Court to the Committee in January 2023. He also served as an appointee of the KBA to the Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Judiciary from 2018 to 2022.
David is very active in public and community service. He has been a member of the Crestview Hills City Council since 2000. He also serves on the Lakeside Park/Crestview Hills Police Authority Board. In addition, he served as President of the Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court for 2020-22 and serves as a member of the Covington Latin School Alumni Association Board of Directors.