David is a mechanical engineer and former state prosecutor who has tried numerous cases in the state and federal courts and has argued before the federal appellate courts. David’s practice includes complex commercial litigation related to design, manufacture, and installation defects, performance specifications, construction defects, delay and disruption claims, supply contracts and other engineering matters. David’s experience also includes class action defense, False Claims Act defense, government investigation, CERCLA, consumer credit litigation and proactive counseling to reduce or avoid claims. He has managed the development and presentation of crucial expert testimony related to structural, electrical and mechanical engineering, construction methods, metallurgy, chemistry, project management, consumer credit and forensic accounting. David also served as a staff clerk with the Seventh Circuit for two years.
David is a member of the board of directors of Pittsburgh Opera. He has been an adjunct professor at Duquesne Law for five years. He has devoted pro bono work to veterans, asylum claimants, artists and civil rights claimants.
- The George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 2006)
- George Washington Scholar; International Law Review; Chair, Moot Court
- University of Notre Dame (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2003)
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Honors & Awards
- Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2016
- Pittsburgh Opera, Board of Directors, 2017-2018
- Duquesne Law School, Adjunct Professor of Appellate Practice and Procedure, 2012-2017