David is the Senior Partner of Elk & Elk in Cleveland, Ohio. As an Ohio personal injury lawyer, he has represented thousands of medical malpractice and wrongful death victims throughout the state for nearly 50 years. Dave believes that quality legal representation allows all people to level the playing field against the big insurance companies. He has devoted his entire professional life of almost five decades to helping injured people receive the compensation they deserve.
Dave began his professional career with one of the largest and most prestigious personal injury law firms in Ohio and spent his first seven years under the wing of Ohio's best. After practicing on his own for several years, his entrepreneurial spirit got the better of him and he ventured into a practice with his brother Art, whom together built geographically one of the largest injury practices in the state of Ohio.
Lecturing frequently at seminars for the Ohio Trial Lawyers Association on litigation and injury issues, Dave takes an active role in teaching other lawyers how to better represent their injury clients in today's ever changing legal system.
When Dave isn’t representing the rights of injury victims, he spends his time being an active husband, father and grandfather to his wife Marilyn, three children, granddaughters Meredith, Madison and Celia, and grandson Dylan.
Licensed since 1965
Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|4.4/5.0 BV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell ® Peer Review Rating ™||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Who's Who Top 10 Members in Law||Who's Who||2009|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Senior Partner||Elk & Elk Associates CO LPA||1984 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Ohio Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Summit County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Lake County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Cuyahoga County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Case Western Reserve University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1964|
|Case Western Reserve University||Business Administration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1961|