Dave represents clients in cases involving complex business and product liability litigation, class action, and shareholder litigation. He has state and federal court experience managing class action, derivative, and multiparty litigation matters concerning a wide variety of issues.

Dave’s collegial rapport with clients and successful track record with managing commercial and class action litigation are among the reasons why he has been ranked in Chambers USA as a “Leading Lawyer for Business” (Ohio), included in multiple Top 50 and Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers lists, and named both a National Practice Area Star and Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation

Dave extends his passion for the legal profession beyond the courtroom. Dave is a life member of the Eighth District Judicial Conference and a fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and formerly served as trustee of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Dave is also a member of other legal organizations such as the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. Dave regularly speaks about commercial law and intellectual property matters, and has been invited to speak on cybersecurity issues by organizations such as the Association of Corporate Counsel. Dave has also contributed to numerous community causes as a trustee for the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland and as a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Cleveland.

Dave received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and received his B.A. from Middlebury College.


All Service Areas


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1986)
  • Middlebury College


  • Federal - 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Eastern District of Michigan
  • Federal - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • State - Ohio

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    Member, Board of Trustees
    Chair, Young Lawyers’ Section

  • Eighth District Judicial Conference

    Life Member

  • International Association of Defense Counsel

    Member (1999 – present)
    Faculty Member, IADC Trial Academy (2003)

  • John M. Manos Inn of Court

    Master Bencher

  • Defense Research Institute

    Member, Admin of Civil Justice Committee

  • Ohio State Bar Association


Community Involvement

  • Canterbury Golf Club

    Member, Board of Directors

  • Highland Park Golf Foundation


  • Leadership Cleveland

    Member, Class of 2010