- Practice Commenced: 2016
- Total Mediations (as of Jan 2023): 225
In 2016, after becoming a certified mediator through the University of Missouri-Kansas City, he began mediating cases while maintaining a full case docket. Over time, he came to find that he most enjoyed the mediation portion of his practice, and the challenge and satisfaction of helping both sides resolve their problems.
His goal in mediation is to serve as a true neutral, appreciating the interests, expectations, and concerns of all parties involved in litigation and doing his best to help bring the matter to a close with a satisfying outcome for all.
Dave approaches each mediation with rigorous preparation. Before meeting with the parties, he becomes familiar with the underlying facts, the law governing the dispute, the forum where the matter will be heard, and the judge or arbitrator before whom the parties are appearing.
He is skilled at listening, empathizing with individuals and businesses, and giving the parties a realistic view of their respective case.
As a recent practitioner, he understands the real-world concerns that surround disputes and can give parties a neutral assessment of where their cases stand. He is also adept at conveying the advantages of resolving cases through settlement.
- Contract Disputes
- Professional Malpractice
- Title Disputes
- Unfair Competition
- Wage & Hour/FMLA
- Llaw degree in 1996 from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, finishing first in his class
Memberships & Affiliations
- Served on the boards of The AIDS Council of Kansas City
- Legal Aid of Western Missouri
- Kansas City Free Health Clinic, now known as KC CARE Health Center.
Generally, $420 per hour; however, Dave is open to discussing modifications, including flat and day rates, on a per case basis.