A native Pennsylvanian, Dave is a 2005 graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in Sociology and a 2009 graduate of The Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2009. Dave originally opened a small, solo practice in Elizabethton, Tennessee. During his time in Elizabethton, Dave handled a wide array of cases including a stand as a special contractor for the First Judicial District Public Defender's Office. During his practice, Dave has litigated cases in eight counties in Northeast Tennessee, representing clients at all trial levels including on appeal before the Tennessee Court of Appeals and in the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Additionally, Dave has handled complex matters involving Probate, Conservatorship, Business litigation and other litigation pertaining to Elder Law issues. Dave's passion to serve his community led him to his current position where he works to assist in Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate services. David has previously served as a board member to the Dawn of Hope in Johnson City and as Chairman of the Board of Crossroads. He currently serves on the board of the Tennessee Recovery Coalition, the Drop Collaborative and on various committees at his Church. David is also a member of the Washington County Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, (Probate and Estate Planning Division), Tennessee Land Title Association, American Land Title Association and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Board Member-Tennessee Chapter).