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Dave joined KSLN with over 25 years of experience litigating cases throughout New York State in both state and federal courts. His practice focuses on the defense of professional liability, motor vehicle and transportation, premises, products liability, labor law, construction defect and general liability claims.


Dave has also represented doctors, health care providers, attorneys and other professionals in the defense of medical malpractice claims and in licensure and disciplinary proceedings. He has worked in the community as a mentor, educator, and as a faculty member at many Continuing Legal Education seminars. Considered a “lawyer’s lawyer”, his opinion and representation is frequently sought out by his fellow attorneys.


Dave lives in Orchard Park, with his wife and 3 children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, reading and playing golf.


  • J.D., The University of Dayton School of Law

  • B.S., Economics, Dual Concentration: Commerce and Labor Relations, Niagara University


  • Bar Association of Erie County

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Defense Association of New York

  • New York State Bar Association

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association

  • Western New York Trial Lawyers Association

  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers

  • American Association of Justice


  • New York State, All Courts

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

  • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America 2021 for work in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

  • Included on Best of the Best Attorney's Top 10 Personal Injury Law List, 2020

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated – AV® Preeminent™

  • Included on the New York State Super Lawyers list, 2008-19

  • Member, Board of Directors, Hands Down With Heart, Inc.

  • Advisory Board Member,  Honor Flight

  • Author, Rear-End Accidents in New York State, Bill of Particulars, New York State Trial Lawyers, 2011

  • Editorial Board Member, New York Motor Vehicle Accidents, James Publishing Company

  • Lifetime Member Million Dollar Advocates Forum the Top Trial Lawyers in America

  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America Annually since 2001

  • Faculty Member, Erie Institute of Law (Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education)

  • Faculty Member, NBI Training (Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education)

  • Guest Lecturer, University at Buffalo School of Law, Personal Injury Litigation Practice and Procedure, October 2009

  • Guest Lecturer, Bar Association of Erie County Negligence Committee, Dram Shop Liability

  • Guest Lecturer, Canisius High School, Law and Litigation

  • Faculty Member, Lecturer, Erie Institute of Law, Ethical Motion Practice, July, 2011

  • Faculty Member, Lecturer, Erie Institute of Law, Discovery the New Normal, 2012

  • Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Distinguished Attorneys

  • Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

  • International Who’s Who Historical Society

  • Buffalo Spree, Best Lawyers in Western New York, Annually since 2011

  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent of Attorneys

  • Corporate Vision Magazine, Attorney of the Year New York, 2017

  • Past President, St. George’s Parish Council, West Falls, New York

  • Coach and Sponsor, Orchard Park Little League

  • Editor, New York Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Judge, High School Mock Trial Competitions

  • Judge, Mock Trial Competitions, University at Buffalo School of Law

  • Judge, Desmond Moot Court Court Competition, University at Buffalo School of Law






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New York City


Erie, PA


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