Dave is the Partner-in-Charge of Pierce Atwood LLP's Portsmouth office. Focusing his practice on complex commercial litigation in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and beyond, Dave has successfully represented multi-national corporations and smaller companies in various disputes involving royalty agreements, development agreements, property tax assessments, joint development agreements, fuel storage and throughput agreements, trade secrets, unfair competition claims, employment claims, and environmental claims. Dave brings a creative approach to difficult legal problems and is a very effective advocate in court. He appears regularly in federal and state courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has also served as lead counsel in cases in Utah and Colorado.
Before joining Pierce Atwood in 2001, Dave was a litigation associate at Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP in Boston. He served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Melvin Brunetti, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1995 to 1996. Prior to law school, he worked as a reporter for a newspaper in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Dave was born in Rochester, New Hampshire and grew up in the Seacoast area.