With more than 35 years of experience, ranging from courtroom advocacy to boardroom strategy, David is prepared to address a client’s employment challenges. He is a trusted advisor to a wide range of employers, from local non-profits to companies with international product distribution networks, including health care providers and manufacturers of state of the art medical equipment. Educating clients to avoid legal problems, David guides employers through the compliance labyrinth of federal and state employment, anti-discrimination, and wage and hour laws as the major focus of his practice.

David is well-versed in protecting a client’s interests through effective covenants against unfair competition, solicitation or disclosure. He is also prepared and well-equipped to represent a client’s interest from preliminary negotiations through trial and appeal in the judicial or administrative arena. Whether drafting policies, conducting investigations, or recommending disciplinary action, David provides employers with well-reasoned, practical solutions. Having served as the legal advisor to the base commander at an overseas naval air station early in his career, David is also quite adept at resolving problems between parties that do not share legal traditions and procedures.


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    • Defended a local restaurant group in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action alleging tip pool violations; result was a favorable resolution.
    • Successfully appealed through three levels of administrative review an improper tax assessment against a company’s unemployment experience rating.
    • Represented Charleston Atlantic Presbytery in ecclesiastical matters, disputes over real property ownership, and employment related issues.


    Bar admissions

    1982, South Carolina

    Admitted to practice before:

    • 1983, United States Court of Military Appeals
    • 1990, United States District Court for the District of South Carolina
    • 1993, United States Supreme Court


    • J.D., 1982, Wake Forest University School of Law
    • B.A., 1978, Davidson College