David has been married for almost 40 years to his wife, Debra. He has two daughters, English, who works in San Francisco for Ideo as a senior writer, and Eliza, who graduated from Emory law school in 2020 and is presently a clerk for a federal trial judge and will then practice with a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
Listed in Chambers USA, Construction, 2022 Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2005-2021 Arbitration, 2011-2021, 2023 Construction Law, 2003-2021, 2023 Mediation, 2011-2021, 2023 "Lawyer of the Year," Nashville, Construction Law, 2020 "Lawyer of the Year," Nashville, Mediation, 2015, 2018 "Lawyer of the Year," Nashville, Arbitration, 2016 Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation, 2009-2021 Listed in Who's Who Legal, "International Who's Who Mediation Lawyers," 2013 Construction Lawyers Society of America, Fellow Community Service Award, 2018 Honored as an “Attorney for Justice” by the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, 2018-2020 $350,000 Judgment in Commercial Tenant Dispute Received $350,000 judgment on behalf of client in commercial tenant dispute over buildout and payment of rents. $473,000 Judgment Regarding Eviction Action Obtained a $473,000 judgment on behalf of client in regard to an eviction action against assetless tenant. In addition, we obtained a significant amount from the guarantor by making claims in the guarantor's pending divorce action, successfully garnishing $85,000. Breach of contract, breach of warranty and negligence claims Successfully defended and settled claims alleging breach of contract, breach of warranty and negligence. Dispute in federal construction projects Dispute with joint venture in three federal construction projects in Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee. Drafting of construction and contract documents for airport project Helped client draft construction contract documents for multi-million, three-year construction project for new runways at the Metro Nashville airport. Insurance coverage litigation Successfully negotiated settlement of $3.5 million from insurance company on behalf of client that sustained damage to warehouse facility after tornado. Pursuit of contractor for inadequate/negligent construction. Dispute over rights of pipeline company to replace existing gas lines under an exclusive golf community Representation of Oaktree/Governor's Club in dispute over rights of pipeline company to replace existing gas lines under the community. Mediation of $5 million construction lawsuit Successfully mediated a $5 million lawsuit in Memphis between the City of Memphis and clash over construction of Memphis Convention Center. Dispute to enforce indemnification addressing property contamination Represent manufacturer of small pressure vessels in dispute to enforce indemnification given by prior owner for addressing solvent contamination of property.