David’s practice focuses on representation of entrepreneurs and companies on all aspects of business formation, fundraising, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. David’s interests include the developing regulatory implications of blockchain technology and the history of alcohol permitting and regulatory issues. He recently earned a certificate in FinTech from Harvard’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), in association with HarvardX.

Prior to joining Taft, David was a summer associate and law clerk with the firm. Prior to pursuing a legal education, David worked in a diverse range of capacities – from cooking at Wylie Durfresne’s wd-50 in New York City, to fundraising for a multinational nonprofit organization, to commercial fishing in Alaska. David leverages his diverse professional background to better relate to clients and to better understand their business needs.

David graduated with a B.A. in philosophy from Ohio University and pursued an A.A.B in Culinary Arts from Hocking College. David earned his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. During law school, David was founder of the Latino/a Law Students Association (LaLSA) chapter at UC Law, Chairman of the Student Law Education Council (SLEC), contributing editor of University of Cincinnati Law Review, Program Assistant to the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice (CRGSJ), and a Student Contributor for Legally Speaking Ohio.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (2018)

    magna cum laude and Order of the Coif 

  • Ohio University (2011)


  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association


  • Ohio Bar Association


  • Cincinnati Bar Association