David’s practice is focused in all areas of employment law in both state and federal court, which includes defending employers in actions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and other state and federal laws. David also counsels and guides clients on employee relations issues while working to find real solutions to their legal concerns.

David has been on both sides of the table, having previously served as lead plaintiffs’ counsel in hundreds of employment discrimination and wage and hour matters in federal and state court, as well as before the EEOC and corresponding state agencies. He has tried multiple cases to verdict in both jury and non-jury trials, and his comprehensive perspective lends valuable insight into case strategies and tactics, from discovery through trials and appeals.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" for Litigation - Labor and Employment (2024)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

About Me

David enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and rooting on Philadelphia sports teams.

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • "Benefits! Benefits! Benefits!," co-presented to the Athens Area SHRM August 2023 Chapter Meeting, August 2023 
  • “I’m always striving to do more. Whatever I accomplish, it’s not enough. I don’t get satisfied.”
  • Brian Dawkins

Practice Emphasis

  • Litigation and Defense of Employment Claims
  • Litigation of Employer and Employee Non-Competition Agreements
  • Employee Relations Counseling & Workplace Investigations
  • Employment Policy Formulation and Advice
  • Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Investigations and Defense


Rutgers Law School

  • J.D., 2015
  • Computer and Technology Law Journal, Senior Editor

The University of Tennessee

  • B.S., Education, 2011
  • Phi Eta Sigma

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2015
  • Pennsylvania, 2016
  • Georgia, 2022
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
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