David comes from a large firm practice having spent more than 30 years handling cases throughout the U.S. and abroad. David, a member of Maslon's Litigation Group, is a highly regarded appellate lawyer and complex case litigator. He is frequently sought out to provide practical and sophisticated advice on how to resolve difficult, multi-party disputes in trial courts and arbitral forums as well as in the appellate courts.
David has been a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, Minnesota Supreme Court, since 1994. He is also a trained arbitrator, through the American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration Forum, and is frequently sought out by judges and parties outside of formal ADR organizations. David has successfully resolved over 100 civil disputes by mediation or arbitration. David has been appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to serve as Reporter to three of its advisory committees. David has also been appointed Special Master by several courts in complex, class-action litigation, addressing class definition, notice, and discovery issues, as well as admissibility of evidence in a high-stakes trial.
David served as president of both the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and Academy of Court-Appointed Masters. His practice focuses on appellate matters and he regularly argues cases in the Minnesota appellate courts and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He annotates the Federal Judicial Center's Manual for Complex Litigation (Fourth), published and distributed nationally by Thomson West.
Practice Areas | Appeals, Evidentiary Work, Business Litigation, Tort & Product Liability