David has focused almost exclusively on family law since he began practicing law in Oregon in 2001. His experience lends itself to assisting clients with a variety of issues. David joined the Wyse Kadish LLP as an associate in 2004, and became a partner in 2008. Prior to Wyse Kadish, he worked at Gevurtz Menashe for several years.
As a lawyer, as in life, David’s goal is to leave people better off than he found them. While legal matters can be taxing, David’s awareness of his clients’ needs and his ability to communicate serve his clients well. David is grateful for the referrals he receives from his current and former clients. These, along with the many referrals he receives from lawyers, counselors, CPAs, judges and friends are a testament to the fine work David does.
While not practicing law or participating in the community, David enjoys time with his wife, daughters, and dog, Jelly. He has advanced ranks in both kung-fu and karate and loves exploring Portland’s many great restaurants and tasting Oregon Pinots.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
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David’s comment: “David stipulated to a public reprimand for taking action that the bar determined was inappropriate. His client was not harmed by the conduct. The Oregon State Bar acknowledged that David's conduct was not motivated by greed or self-interest. David acted competently and zealously on his client's behalf.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Forty under 40 - - runner up||Portland Business Journal||2011|
|Cornelius Honor Society||Northwestern School of Law||2001|
|Pro Bono Award||Northwestern School of Law||2000|
|Cum Laude||University of Colorado||1996|
|Partner||Wyse Kadish LLP||2008 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Wyse Kadish LLP; formerly Meyer & Wyse LLP||2004 - 2007|
|Associate Attorney||Gevurtz Menashe Larson & Howe P.C.||2001 - 2004|
|Certified Law Student||Metropolitan Public Defender||2000 - 2000|
|Law clerk||Department of Interior||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Public Interest Law Project—Lewis & Clark Law School||Advisory Committee||2013 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association Mid-Size Firm Partners' Roundtable||Founder and Chair||2009 - Present|
|Legal Aid Services of Oregon Pro Bono Commitee||Chair||2008 - 2011|
|Multnomah County Family Law Group||Communications director||2008 - Present|
|Northwestern School of Law||Class Agent||2006 - Present|
|Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners||Member||2004 - Present|
|Clackamas County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - 2011|
|Owen M. Panner Inn of Court||Vice President||2001 - Present|
|Multnomah Bar Association||Past President; Committee Chair||2001 - Present|
|Multnomah Lawyer||“You May Know Me…”||2010|
|Oregon State Bar Family Law Newsletter||Co-Author of Parenting Plans: A Proposal for Oregon||2006|
|Oregon State Bar Family Law Newsletter||Co-Author of Austin and Austin Compensatory Spousal Support and the Fatal “Or”||2004|
|Lewis & Clark Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Colorado - Boulder||Philosophy, Geography||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|ONLD Family Law CLE||Child Support||2014|
|Family Law Seminar Series||Family Law ADR||2014|
|Inn of Court||Ethical Marketing||2013|
|Networking and Career Building for Lawyers||Building Your Career One Lunch at a Time||2011|
|Advanced Mediation Techniques for the Litigator||When is a Deal a Deal?||2011|
|Lewis and Clark Law School||Careers in Family Law||2010|
|23rd Annual Family Law Seminar||“When is a Settlement a Settlement?”||2010|
|Lewis and Clark Law School||Careers in Family Law||2009|
|MBA CLE Program||Professionalism for Young Attorneys||2006|
|Learning the Ropes||How to be a successful associate at a mid-sized firm||2005|
|Learning the Ropes||How to be a successful associate at a mid-sized firm||2004|