David joined the firm in 2013. Since that time, David has developed his practice in a number of areas, including: civil litigation, estate planning, small business matters, contract negotiation, health care law, internal investigations, nonprofit matters, and medical malpractice. One of his primary practice areas is the representation of physicians and health care providers in medical negligence actions. David’s experience in business and litigation allows him to obtain successful results for his clients. In all of his professional activities, David utilizes his knowledge and understanding of technology to assist his clients as well as to advise clients on risk management issues. David is particularly well-versed in understanding and counseling clients the unique issues presented by Electronic Medical Record systems.
Prior to joining Logan Logan & Watson, David worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Cass County, Missouri. During his time as a prosecutor, he gained significant courtroom experience while presenting cases to judges and juries. Additionally, he was a member of the Cass County DWI Court, Education Court, Child Abuse Response Team, and Arson Task Force. David was instrumental in the establishment of the DWI Court and Education Court, including drafting Request For Proposal and grant applications to the State.
In David’s spare time, he volunteers for a group that provides refurbished computers and computer training to nonprofits, including a partnership with Operation Breakthrough.
David lives in Leawood, Kansas with his wife and children.
Honors and Awards
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 2022
Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Litigation-Health Care, Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants 2021 – Present
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2015 – 2021
Nominated for Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ “2013 DWI Hero of the Year”
“Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit”, University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology (2022)
“Introduction to Medico-Legal Matters and Risk Management for Cardiologists”, University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Cardiology”(2021)
“Psychiatry – Other Legal Considerations”, University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Psychiatry (2021)
“Risk Management for Health Care Professionals”, Kansas City area health care providers (2018)
“Keyboard Cowboys: Current Trends In Rambo Litigation”, Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund Annual Defense Counsel Seminar (2018)
“MMPA & KCPA: OMG!”, Kansas Health Care Stabilization Fund Annual Defense Counsel Seminar (2017)
“Risk Management for Pathologists and Basic Tips for Employment Negotiation”, University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Pathology (2016-present)
U.S. DISTRICT COURT OF KANSAS
U.S. DISTRICT COURT OF WESTERN MISSOURI
Kansas Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law Juris Doctorate
Ireland Study Abroad Program
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Denmark International Study, Copenhagen, Denmark, Semester Abroad