Dave was born and raised in Montana and received his Bachelor’s degree from Carroll College in Finance, Management and Economics followed by receiving his Juris Doctor from the University of Montana School of Law. Primarily engaged in a defense civil litigation practice, Dave is a member of the Montana Bar, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America, and American Association for Justice. As a result of his efforts, he is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Dave has been selected as a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), an invitation-only professional association for corporate and insurance defense lawyers around the world. In addition, Dave is also listed in Chambers USA leading lawyers.
Dave is admitted to practice in Montana State and Supreme Courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Dave’s principal areas of practice include General Civil Litigation, Hospital/Health Care Defense, Insurance Defense, Employment/Labor Litigation, Personal Injury, Premises & Product Liability, Professional Liability, Business Litigation, and Civil Rights Litigation.
Dave and his lovely wife Darcy have three children, Myles, Paityn and Malayna. When not spending time with his family out on the water, Dave is enjoying the many outdoor recreational opportunities Montana offers, especially hunting and fishing.