David is a graduate of the University of Queensland (Bachelor of Laws), University of Melbourne (Graduate Diploma of Military Law) and the Australian National University (Master of Laws).
Following his diverse interest in international issues and law, David studied European Union Law, International Trade Law with Russian and East European Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, London.
David joined the Department of Justice & Attorney-General (Crown Law) prosecuting cases throughout Queensland where he gained a unique insight into both sides of the courtroom, making him an ideal choice for clients needing quality criminal defence representation. This experience later proved to be an additional benefit to law students at Bond University and Southern Cross University during his time teaching at these institutions.
After leaving Crown Law, David returned to work for Defence as a Senior Legal Officer in Administrative Law and continues his long association with the RAAF. He also maintains a keen interest in Military Law and Veteran Affairs. David assists My Community Legal clients at the GCCC Robina Community Centre by extensive experience in many aspects of law.
In addition to litigation, David is an excellent mediator and recognises a large part of being a great defence lawyer is being able to resolve client’s problems by reaching a satisfactory agreement with the other party. He is experienced in assisting enforcement or modifications of existing court orders, custody and parenting arrangements, grandparents' rights, and the obtaining of protective orders for those who have been the victims of domestic violence.
David is well respected by his peers for his thorough understanding of the law and ability to provide clear, concise legal advice in his practice areas. David is highly professional, approachable, organised and engaged. He projects a calm and professional demeanour, which together with his formidable knowledge of the law, reassures clients he will advise them to the best of his ability. He is available to appear in all state and federal courts in Australia, whether Local, Magistrates, District or Supreme and is happy to represent clients Australia wide.