A lifelong resident of St. Louis, Dave began practicing personal injury law in 2003. Since that time, he has had numerous successful results and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the state.
Dave’s honors and awards have been the result of his efforts in obtaining numerous favorable results for his clients. Among other cases, he obtained a $6,000,000 settlement in Knott v. Shepherd, Inc. for a woman seriously injured in a truck accident. He resolved another truck accident case for $1,087,000 on behalf of a family that suffered various injuries when they were rear ended by a tractor trailer. Additionally, he recovered $3,490,000 against a confidential utility company in a rural county for three power line workers that were electrically shocked by 69,000 volts when a defectively built wire reel stand malfunctioned.
Dave has also been instrumental in obtaining millions of dollars in settlements for clients injured by defective pharmaceutical products and medical devices, for clients injured by negligent nursing homes, and for clients injured in auto accidents, premises liability accidents, and worker’s compensation cases. Due to such favorable results, Dave receives referrals on pharmaceutical and medical device cases from around the country.
As a result of his many success in resolving cases, he was asked to author the introduction to the Missouri Bar’s CLE desk book entitled “Settling Cases.” This desk book, which is used by attorneys around the state, gives advice from experienced personal injury attorneys on the best ways to settle cases and obtain the best results for clients.
Dave lives in St. Louis with his wife, son, and daughter. He is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri School of Law. While in law school, Dave was a member of the Order of the Coif, which is awarded to law students in the top 10% of the class, and the Missouri Law Review.
$6,000,000 settlement, tractor trailer accident — Obtained result for a nurse that sustained permanent injuries, including paralysis on her left side, when a tractor trailer struck her vehicle.
$3,490,000 settlement, product liability — Obtained result for three power line workers that were shocked with 69,000 volts when a wire reel stand fell down while they were stringing new power lines. The reel stand was made by a confidential power company. It was the largest settlement or verdict in the history of the rural Missouri county in which the accident happened.
Confidential Settlement, Carbon Monoxide Deaths — Obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of the family of a couple that died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. The couple lived in the home for over 50 years, but due to faulty HVAC setup and maintenance, their furnace created carbon monoxide that killed them. The result was obtained by the HVAC company that performed routine maintenance on the home's HVAC system.