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David A. Temple is a partner at Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP, where he practices in the areas of construction law, professional liability, products liability, insurance defense and coverage, environmental law, and commercial litigation. He is a frequent presenter at seminars on a variety of legal topics. Mr. Temple is also a certified civil mediator.

Mr. Temple earned a B.S. degree in Marketing with a Minor in Economics from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He earned his law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Mr. Temple is admitted to practice law in the state and federal district courts of Indiana and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Indianapolis, the Indiana State (Litigation Section Council member, Environmental Law member, and Construction Law member), and the American Bar Associations, as well as the Defense Research Institute.  He is a past Board Member of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (2005-2011) and past chairman, current liaison and member of the Construction Law Section, and a member and past vice-chair of its Products Liability Section. Mr. Temple has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer in the Practice Area of Professional Liability: Defense from 2010-2019 and was named as Top 50 in 2013.

Mr. Temple has served on local boards and has been involved in many civic and community associations including the Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation, White River Alliance and The Center for the Performing Arts.

Co-Author & Lecturer, “Killer Clauses”, AIA, Dayton, Ohio 2011

Co-Author, “The Catalyst Theory: What is it and Does it Apply?”, The Indiana Lawyer, Jan. 22, 2008

Author, “Attorneys Struggle to Maintain A Healthy Balanced Life”, The Indiana Lawyer, Aug. 9, 2006

Co-Author, “Masonic Temple: A Very ‘Un-American’ Approach to Consequential Damages”,

The Indiana Lawyer, May 23, 2006

Author & Lecturer, “The Construction Law Perspective on Mold: An Advanced Discussion”,

Lorman Education Services, 2003

Author & Lecturer, “The Mold Challenge in Indiana”, NBI Seminar, 2003-2004

Author & Lecturer, “Hot Topics in Business and Employment Litigation”, PESI, 2003-2004