Our North Carolina Estate Planning and Elder Law attorneys are committed to honoring the life, work, and charity of every individual.
Whether a client is trying to protect the wishes of a loved one, right a wrong committed by another, or fight to continue caring for a loved one, David wants to make the process easier as well as successful. With his years of litigation experience, he has repeatedly witnessed the destructive effects conflict can have on individuals and families.
He aims to reduce strife and conflict by taking a collaborative approach to dispute resolution whenever possible. Collaborative methods focus on solutions forged through cooperation, and therefore often save considerable time and money as well as helping to preserve family relationships. Of course, if negotiation fails to produce an appropriate outcome, David is always laying the groundwork to succeed in litigation if it becomes necessary to bring the case to court.
He also strives to keep clients informed and educated throughout the process. The issues he works to resolve are some of the most difficult challenges clients will ever face, including elder financial abuse, guardianship disputes, and conflicts over the administration of estates. These issues can tear apart a family dynamic and negatively impact individual futures, so he pays meticulous attention to detail and approaches every matter with diplomacy to preserve all available opportunities for an advantageous solution.
Although David strives to resolve disputes without legal wrangling in court, he has always been drawn to litigation and succeeded in winning legal arguments in mock tribunals even before starting his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Graduating with a dual major in political science and sociology, David earned his J.D. degree from the Charlotte School of Law where he relished the opportunity to use his advocacy skills to serve others. Volunteering with organizations such as Wills for Heroes, Legal Services of the Piedmont, and Legal Aid of North Carolina, he prepared estate planning documents for first responders and individuals in underserved communities and served as a Guardian ad Litem for Cabarrus County.
When not serving clients, David may be found drag racing at different tracks along the East Coast. He also enjoys traveling with his wife and hitting the course for the occasional round of golf.