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Dave prides himself on being a relentless advocate and he excels at adopting innovative and efficient strategies for his clients. He represents clients including local and national businesses, individuals, educational institutions, and a religious institution in commercial and civil litigation matters in state and federal courts. Dave has litigated cases involving contract disputes, labor and employment, real estate transactions, and construction issues. He also advises clients on compliance with applicable regulations to mitigate litigation risks.


Prior to joining Conrad O’Brien, Dave counseled commercial businesses and educational institutions across Pennsylvania and New Jersey, defending business licenses in administrative actions and claims brought against professional and educational institutions.


Villanova University School of Law, J.D.


Drexel University – Pennoni Honors College (B.S., Political Science and History, magna cum laude)


  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Life Beyond the Office

When he’s not practicing law, David enjoys spending time with family, playing basketball, and cheering on his favorite sports team – the Philadelphia 76ers.

Honors & Affiliations

  • Listed in Pennsylvania Rising Stars (2022-present) (View methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Serves on the Young Lawyer Editorial Board, The Legal Intelligencer (2023)
  • Best Brief Award and Semi-Final Oralist, 65th Annual NYC Bar National Competition
  • Second Best Brief and Semi-Final Oralist, 2013 Villanova Law Reimel Moot Court Competition
  • Dorothy Day Pro Bono Service Award, Villanova University School of Law
  • Salutatorian, Political Science and History, Drexel University
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • NCAA and Multiple Member Schools Seek Instant Replay Review by Third Circuit, The Legal Intelligencer, October 2021, available with subscription here.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Student-Athletes as Employees—the Changing Landscape of Collegiate Athletics," virtual CLE presented by Celesq; May 2022.
  • Panelist, "Professional Development in Litigation," Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Professional Development Program; October 2021.
  • Panelist, “Professional Development in Litigation,” Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law’s Professional Development Program; October 2020.