He focuses on complex personal injury cases involving catastrophic burns, brain injury, loss of limb and paralysis, as well as wrongful death cases resulting from negligence, industrial accidents and defective products.
David represents victims suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases as well as Canadian provincial workers’ compensation boards bringing U.S. civil actions. He also represents people diagnosed with irreversible lung disease as a result of occupational exposures to toxic flavoring and other chemicals, and people diagnosed with certain blood cancers as a result of occupational exposures to diesel exhaust. He also represents people in the Grand Rapids, Mich., area whose private wells and drinking water are contaminated with elevated levels of hazardous chemicals, including per- and poly-fluoralkyl substances or PFAS.
An AV® rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell®, David has handled all aspects of litigation, from initial client meetings to jury trials and appellate oral arguments. He has also negotiated the resolution of numerous cases with a focus on the clients’ goals. Following the conviction of a South Carolina child predator, David litigated the claims of victims against the predator’s former employer, Pinewood Preparatory School, negotiating a resolution that includes the implementation of a new Child Protection Policy that includes the enforcement of stricter procedures and a decade of outside monitoring. David also litigated the claims of a rape victim against the owner of a self storage facility and negotiated a resolution that included the business changing its security practices.
David has presented at seminars on a diverse range of topics, such as NFL concussion litigation, the economic loss rule in environmental cases, trends in federal practice, ethical issues involving social media and asbestos disease awareness. He is the author of "Seal of Disapproval: International Implications of South Carolina's Notary Statute," 3 S.C.J.Int'l. L. & Bus. 1 (2006).
David is active in the community, serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Lowcountry Autism Foundation and volunteering with the Lowcountry AIDS Legal Clinic. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical Court of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, and has also been appointed to The Episcopal Church Province IV Court of Review. David helped lead efforts to establish the Elizabeth B. and Larry T. McGehee Endowed Scholarship Fund at Wofford College in 2007.