David hails from West Michigan, where he grew up as the son of a parochial math teacher. He left the region to attend Arizona State University, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1997. The next step in David’s legal education was Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he received Dean’s List recognition for several semesters. He graduated in the top one-third of his class and is now licensed to practice law in Michigan, Arizona, and federal court.
David’s first position out of law school was on the prosecution side, representing the government in pursuing criminal charges against defendants. He transitioned the knowledge and courtroom experience to private practice and now focuses on criminal defense litigation. David advocates on behalf of clients in misdemeanor and felony cases, and he has handled multiple capital cases. His approach to defense balances options to mitigate the charges with trial advocacy. He is approachable for clients, yet intensely tough in court.
In his free time, David likes to exercise, go shooting, and relax with his family.