Dave is one of the firm's most experienced litigators, having tried dozens of jury trials and many, many trials to a judge. While having tried noteworthy business litigation and personal injury/medical malpractice disputes (Dave has two of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the state), the majority of his practice is handling divorce matters. He recently has successfully resolved through trial, mediation or settlement many divorces involving substantial assets, trusts, businesses owned by the parties, large real estate holdings, and corporate stock interests.
Dave also has extensive experience drafting and reviewing prenuptial agreements (antenuptial agreements) and more recently has engaged in negotiating and drafting postnupital agreements with regards to divorce and death.
He is a past president of the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Society of Barristers.
Dave received his J.D. degree from Boston University Law School (1969), where he was a Member of the Boston University Law Review (1967-1969) and received his A.B. from Lehigh University (1966).
•Best Lawyer of America 2020 (Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
•Dave was the recipient of the Board of Governors Award in 1998 by the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, and the President's Award in 1990.
•Dave is recognized in Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in America, (Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation)
•Recipient of the Manchester Bar Association's Lifetime Achievement Award - 2006
•Recipient of the New Hampshire Bar Association's E. Donald Dufresne Award for Outstanding Professionlism - 2016
•AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
•fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
•New England Super Lawyer
Articles & Presentations
•Trials and Depositions: The Rules are Different
•Prenuptual Agreements: Not Just For Royalty