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I practice law the same way I live my life, which is to say that I believe that we are all here to make the world a better place when we leave it, than way we found it.  For my entire career I have represented individuals against large corporations and insurance companies.  I believe in standing up for the little guy against the Goliath.  I have not, and will never, represent big corporate defendants who think they can take advantage of others just because they have less money or power. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young children.  They are my passion.  On a free day, we will most certainly be outside, running and playing, spending time at the beach, or anything else that allows the four of us to be together having fun. To balance my home and work life, I enjoy running, biking and cycling.  My goal each year, is to participate in several local triathlons, which I train for early in the morning before my family wakes up.

My wife, is one of my law partners at HensonFuerst Attorneys, so we spend a lot of time together not only at home, but also at work.  Many people would have a hard time working with their spouse, but I absolutely enjoy it, and am inspired daily by her legal abilities and intellect. 



Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 80%
    17 years
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
    17 years



Contingent (25-40%)

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  • Christopher Joseph McCool

    David's work ethic and knowledge of the law is second to none. Diligently represents his clients and truly cares for his clients. An excellent lawyer.


    Christopher McCool Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Dirk Julius Derrick

    I endorse this lawyer for his practice in personal injury law!


    Dirk Derrick Trucking Accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

PO Box 7008
Rocky Mount, NC, 27804


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2016
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Best Lawyer, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- PaintiffBest Lawyers in America2014
Leader in the LawNorth Carolina Lawyers Weekly2013
Best Lawyer, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- PaintiffBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 40 Under 40 LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2012
Best Lawyer, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions- PaintiffBest Lawyers in America2012
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2011
Heavy Lifting AwardAmerican Association for Justice2011
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2010
Order of ServiceNorth Carolina Advocates for Justice2009
Outstanding District Justice AwardPhi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHensonFuerst Attorneys1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
InterAct of Wake CountyBoard Member2013 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeBoard of Governors2013 - Present
YMCABoard Chair- Harrison Family YMCA2012 - 2013
American Association for JusticeVice-Chair Marketing & Client Service Committee2011 - 2012
Down East Partnership for ChildrenBoard Chair2010 - 2013
American Association for JusticeNational Finance Council member2010 - 2013
American Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember1998 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts SectionMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Svec et al v. Duke University Medical Center et alConfidential Settlement for all plaintiffs
Confidential$1,750,000 settlement:
Pearce v. Bissette$604,620 verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nash County Continuing EducationEMS Medical Negligence Claims2015
North Carolina Pediatric Nurse Practitioner SymposiumMedical Negligence Claims in North Carolina2014
EMT-Paramedic TrainingEMS Medical Negligence Claims2014
Disbursements 2012CYA Documents- Before and After Settlement2012
Disbursements 2011Disbursements and Fee Agreements 1012011
Mountain Magic- Legal Assistants DivisionTechnology in the Law Office2010
Orange County EMS Continuing EducationNegligence Law for EMS ProvidersN/A
M&L Legal Marketing and Management- Costa RicaDeveloping a Nursing Home Litigation PracticeN/A
M & L Legal Marketing and ManagementLaw Office TechnologyN/A
Down East Partnership for Children- Latino Resources CommitteeWorkers Compensation for Hispanic/Latino EmployeesN/A
Disbursements SeminarState Employee Health Plan- Super LienN/A