People

Dave concentrates his practice in the areas construction law, professional liability, products liability, insurance defense and coverage, environmental law, and commercial litigation. He has represented individuals as well as large corporations involved in litigation over site cleanups, environmental compliance and construction disputes. Dave has worked with property developers, private landowners, construction companies and subcontractors. He is also a certified civil mediator.

Dave is a frequent presenter at seminars on a variety of legal topics. He has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer in the practice area of Professional Liability Defense from 2009 through 2020, and was named as a Top 50 Super Lawyer in 2013.

Areas of Specialty
Construction Law
Professional Liability
Products Liability
Insurance Defense and Coverage
Environmental Law
Commercial Litigation

Education
Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D
Indiana University, B.S.

Admissions
Indiana Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Associations
American Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Association
• Litigation Section Council Member
• Environmental Law Member
• Construction Law Member
IU McKinney Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors (Present)
Defense Research Institute
Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Past Chairman and Board of Directors (2005-2011)
• Construction Law Section, Former Liaison and Member
• Products Liability Section, Former Member and Past Vice-Chair

Civic & Community Involvement
The Center for the Performing Arts, Current Board Member

Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation
White River State Park, Former Board Member

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