David is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, regularly handling complex and novel litigation in federal and state courts. He has extensive experience in all phases of litigation and over his career has worked for a diverse clientele, from Fortune 100 companies to locally-owned businesses, on a wide range of issues. He has been named to Best Lawyers in America® since 2006, and has been Lawyer of the Year for the past three years, among other honors. David is President of the Federal Bar Association, Rhode Island Chapter, and Chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Bar Examiners. He is also co-author of a leading treatise on civil and appellate procedure. He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law, where he was Moot Court Champion and Senior Editor of Law and Contemporary Problems. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Danny J. Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Judge James F. Couch, Jr. of the Court of Appeals of Maryland.