David is an associate in Taft’s litigation practice group.

He earned a J.D. cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he also served as Editor in Chief of the Ohio State Law Journal. He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Walsh University, where he lettered in baseball. He was a summer associate at Taft in 2017 and 2018.

Prior to joining Taft, David clerked for the Hon. Raymond A. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.


  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (2019)

    J.D. cum laude

  • Walsh University (2013)

    B.A. summa cum laude


  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Southern District of Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Ohio

Speeches and Publications

Lifers After Montgomery: More SCOTUS Guidance is Necessary to Protect the Eighth Amendment Rights of Juveniles, 79 Ohio St. L.J. 991 (2018)

Pandemic Compassionate Release and the Case for Improving Judicial Discretion over Early Release Decisions, 33 Sentencing Rep. 27 (2020)

Co-Teaching, Remote Learning, and the Fiction & Reality of the Fifth Amendment, Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, California Western School of Law (Dec. 9, 2020) co-presented with Katherine Silver Kelly

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association
  • John Mercer Langston Bar Association