A highly recognized and sought after family law attorney for thirty-two years, David has concentrated his practice on complex divorce cases that include the issues of valuation and division of automobile dealerships, restaurants, doctor’s and lawyer’s practices, closely held family businesses, and music catalogs. He also focuses on prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, post divorce and custody issues, and he has extensive experience in appellate practice. David is also in demand as a Rule 31 listed mediator. David served 2 terms as chair of the Nashville Bar Association’s Continuing Education Committee, and is a frequent speaker on Family Law issues at Continuing Education Seminars.
A Franklin native, David attended Battle Ground Academy, obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. While at UTK, he was an exemplary student and heavily involved in campus life including chairing the Student Disciplinary Council, chairing various committees of the Student Government Association, and serving as President of the United Residence Council. For his service, he was recognized with a Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Campus Leadership and honored as a Torchbearer, the highest honor given to an undergraduate at UTK.
An Eagle Scout, David continues to serve as a member of the Middle Tennessee Council Board and as Vice Chairman of Training for the National Order of the Arrow Committee. For his service to Scouting, he has received the Silver Beaver Award, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout Award, and the National Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award.
David has been heavily involved with the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, a local nonprofit organization. While serving as President of the Board from 2007–2011, he lead the efforts to raise over $8,000,000.00 to restore and reopen the Franklin Theatre. Since May of 2017, he again is serving as President of Heritage Foundation Board and is leading the effort to raise funds for the development of Franklin Grove, the former O’More Campus in downtown Franklin.
David served for six years on the Board of Trustees for Battle Ground Academy, and has received the Heritage Foundation of Williamson Counties’ Patron’s Award, and Franklin Tomorrow’ Anne T. Rutherford Exemplary Community Volunteer Award.
David has received the highest possible Peer Review Rating in legal ability and ethical standards as AV® Preeminent TM rated by Martindale-Hubbell ®, earned through a strenuous, anonymous peer and judicial review procedure. Approximately only 10% of all attorneys hold this rating.