David is co-chair of the firm's Business Competition, Advice and Litigation Practice Group; Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group; and Probate, Trust and Guardianship Litigation Practice Group. He has a broad range of litigation experience in various state and federal courts, including matters related to business competition and intellectual property disputes. He has handled trust and estate litigation matters in probate court and various trial courts, as well as class-action matters in state court and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

He has successfully tried cases in various federal and state courts and in arbitration matters as lead counsel and supporting counsel. One of David's cases secured the top spot in the list of Central Ohio's largest jury verdicts for 2014. David has successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Sixth Circuits and before appellate courts in Ohio.

In addition, David serves as a relationship partner for a number of clients, including Cardinal Health and the state of Ohio. He regularly works with industry leaders in the health care sector, including pharmaceutical distributors, hospitals and other health care providers. As special counsel to the Ohio Attorney General in a number of litigation matters, he also has represented various state entities.

David has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation - Trusts and Estates in Columbus, Ohio. He also is recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Before joining Porter Wright, David clerked for the late Honorable Joseph P. Kinneary, Senior United States District Judge, Southern District of Ohio from June 1997-May 1999. He also clerked for the Court of Claims of Ohio from June 1995-April 1996.

From 2017 to 2020, David served as the District 7 (Franklin County) Governor on the Ohio State Bar Association’s Board of Governors. He also is a past President of the Columbus Bar Association. In addition, he is Secretary/Treasurer of the Mirolo Charitable Foundation.


  • The Ohio State University College of Law  (J.D., 1997)
  • Haverford College  (B.A., 1994)
  • London School of Economics  (1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Association
    • President, 2011-2012
    • Finance Committee, 2018-2020
    • Representative for Columbus Bar Association to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, 2015-2018
    • Board of Governors, 2006-2013
    • Nominations Committee, 2019
    • Notary Public Committee, Chair, 2010-2011, Member, 2010-2020
    • New Lawyers Committee, Chair, 2001-2003
    • Barrister Leader Program, 1998-2000
    • Admissions Committee, 2004-present
    • Columbus Bar Services, Inc. (subsidiary of bar association), Board Member, 2009-2010
    • CBS Agency, Inc., Board Member, 2009-2010
  • American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2015-2018
  • Ohio State Bar Association
    • District 7 Representative, Board of Governors, 2017-2020
    • Budget and Headquarters Committee, Chair 2019-2020
    • Leadership Committee, 2020
    • Council of Delegates, 2024-present
  • Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Technology and the Courts, 2008-2013
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Class of 1999; Fellow, 1998-present
  • Columbus Bar Foundation, Trustee, 2009-2010; Fellow, 2005-present

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • The Best Lawyers in America® “Lawyer of the Year,” Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Columbus, Ohio, 2023
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent
  • Heritage Day Health Centers, Heritage Awards for Caring, 2009
  • Order of the Coif


  • Mirolo Charitable Foundation, Secretary/Treasurer, 2014-present
  • Economic & Community Development Institute, Board Member, 2015-2019
  • Supreme Court of Ohio, Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program, Mentor, 2009-2023
  • Upper Arlington Bear Cub Baseball, Head Coach and Assistant Coach, 2011-2019
  • Upper Arlington Youth Football, Assistant Coach, 2017-2018
  • Upper Arlington Mat Cub Wrestling, Volunteer Coach, 2013-2014
  • The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Class of 1997 Reunion Committee – Class Chair, 2012; Member, 2007
  • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Mentoring at Moritz program, 2005-2006
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2002