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David, a Chardon resident, joined the firm as an associate in 1980 and became a partner in 1986.  He has significant experience in labor relations matters including collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and NLRB matters. He counsels clients on a variety of employment issues including trade secrets, covenants not to compete, overtime/wage and hour law, and employment discrimination law. He has experience litigating employment related issues in the state courts, federal courts, and before administrative agencies including the NLRB, EEOC and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.  David also has considerable experience in zoning, land use planning and municipal law issues, as the current Solicitor (Law Director) for the Village of South Russell and previously for Middlefield and Burton Villages.  He has tried bench and jury trials in seven different counties and appeared before numerous appellate courts, including the Ohio Supreme Court. His clients include other governmental agencies such as the Geauga Park District, as well as small businesses, builders, and real estate developers. He also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in automotive related personal injury matters.  In his spare time, he enjoys downhill skiing, sailing and his lakeside cottage in Ashtabula County.  He has served as chair for the Boards for UH Geauga Hospital, Geauga United Way, and for the Lake Cardinal Estates, Inc.



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  3. State & Local Law: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Employment: 20%


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Thrasher Dinsmore & Dolan A Legal Professional Association

100 7th Avenue
Chardon, OH, 44024


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Northeast Ohio's Leading LawyersInside Business Magazine2009
Northeast Ohio's Leading LawyersInside Business Magazine2008
Northeast Ohio's Leading LawyersInside Business Magazine2007
Northeast Ohio's Leading LawyersInside Business Magazine2006
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
Northeast Ohio's Leading LawyersInside Business Magazine2005
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2004
Northeast Ohio's Leading LawyersInside Business Magazine2004
Northeast Ohio's Leading LawyersInside Business Magazine2003
Northeast Ohio's Leading LawyersInside Business Magazine2002
Northeast Ohio's Leading LawyersInside Business Magazine2001
BV Distinguished 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
SolicitorVillage of South Russell2002 - Present
PartnerThrasher, Dinsmore & Dolan1980 - Present
SolicitorVillage of Middlefield2009 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
First Merit Bank Advisory Board-Northeast RegionMember2008 - 2012
Board of Lake Cardinal EstatesPresident2004 - 2010
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Geauga County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Miami University of OhioN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973