Dave is a partner in Taft’s Corporate Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense practice group. He advises and represents companies, executives, public officials, health care providers, and other professionals who are the subject of state and federal investigations and prosecutions. He has defended clients in complex matters involving federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration, and state agencies such as the Ohio Auditor’s Office, Ohio Ethics Commission, and Ohio Inspector General.

Bringing a broad range of experience to Taft’s White Collar Criminal Defense practice, Dave has tried more than 60 cases in state and federal courts in matters ranging from aggravated murder to corporate fraud and federal conspiracy. Dave has also argued in state and federal appeals courts and the Supreme Court of Ohio. He has served as lead counsel defending white collar cases ranging from ethics and public corruption to health care fraud, banking violations, government contract fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and environmental crime. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of Taft's Executive Committee, and is the Taft Columbus Litigation Chair.


All Service Areas


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (1999)
  • Wittenberg University (1996)


  • Federal - U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Western District of Michigan
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • State - Ohio
  • State - Minnesota (Inactive)

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    White Collar Crime Committee

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Board member

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


  • Columbus Bar Association

    Member, Board of Governors (2016 - present) 
    Former member, Professional Ethics Committee (2007 - 2017)

Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America

    Past Chair, Simon Kenton Council Capital City District Committee (2014 - 2017)