David was born and raised in Okaloosa County, and after completing his education decided to come home to the Emerald Coast to practice law.
David is a graduate of the University of Florida and of the Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, David served as the Article & Notes Editor for an edition of the FSU Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, achieved the Book Award as top of his class in Local Government Law, and earned a Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law – with Honors.
David’s work experience while earning his law degree included: serving as a Law Clerk to the Florida Office of Attorney General – State Programs Bureau, where he handled litigation filings in foreclosure proceedings throughout the State; served as a Judicial Intern to both the Honorable Judge Catherine Peek McEwen and the Honorable Judge Michael G Williamson of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa; and served as a Judicial Extern to Administrative Law Judge Bram D. E. Canter.
Following law school, David returned to Okaloosa County, where he served as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting thousands of cases ranging from second degree misdemeanors to first degree felonies. During his time at the State Attorney’s Office, he also handled: Baker Act hearings, Mental Health Court, Juvenile detention hearings, Criminal First Appearances, and for more than a year and a half before leaving the State served as the Okaloosa County Drug Court prosecutor.
David now handles matters including commercial litigation, land use and local government, business and contract disputes, employment matters, and criminal defense. He is admitted to practice law before: All Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
David and his wife Jessica live in Okaloosa County, enjoy going out to the beach and bay whenever they can, and their favorite season is college football.
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