David is licensed and member of the Bar in South Carolina, North Carolina, Illinois and United States Supreme Court.
David represents teachers and administrators and individuals in employment matters and parents and students in IDEA/special education matters, 504 plans, student rights, suspension, expulsion, discipline, and civil rights.
As the son of a minister, David lived in every corner of South Carolina as a child. After graduating from Furman University, David worked for US Senator Fritz Hollings, eventually leaving after the Senator's re-election to get his JD from USC Law School. Immediately after law school, David clerked for US District Court Judge Cameron Currie. David began his private practice in 1997 in Chicago with a boutique law firm, Scariano, Himes and Petrarca, Chtd., that primarily represented school boards and municipalities in the Midwest, in all areas of the law from labor and employment to construction law to contracts to special education to litigation to student residency. Eventually David transitioned from Scariano to become the General Counsel for one of his clients, the Special Education District of Lake County, the largest special education cooperative in Illinois, comprised of 36 school districts. David also worked as Of Counsel for many years for Hinshaw and Culbertson, a large national law firm, in the education law practice as their lead special education attorney. In that capacity, David represented one of the largest school districts in Illinois, Waukegan Community School District, as well as some of the smallest suburban and rural school districts such as St. Anne's School District. Prior to moving back to Charleston, SC, David also represented day-care and after school programs, churches, camps and private therapy firms. In recent years, using his experience representing schools, David transitioned to representing teachers and administrators in employment matters and parents and students in IDEA/special education matters, 504 plans, student rights, suspension, expulsion, discipline, and Civil Rights. David also handles employment matters for individuals and small businesses.
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|Principal||Harley Law, LLC||2007 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Scariano, Himes and Petrarca, Chtd||2005 - 2007|
|Of Counsel||Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP||2001 - 2005|
|General Counsel||Special Education District of Lake County||1999 - 2006|
|Attorney||Scariano, Himes and Pertrarca||1997 - 1999|
|Clerk||United States District Court For The District Of South Carolina||1996 - 1997|
|Field Manager||United States Senate, Sen. Ernest F. Hollings||1989 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Board Of Trustees, Grace United Methodist Church||President||2003 - 2004|
|South Carolina Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|Furman University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|