David is a Charleston, Illinois native who has returned to Central Illinois after spending several years living and attending school out of state.
A graduate of Charleston High School, David attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied religion, ethics, and political science. After a brief stint in Nashville, Tennessee, David returned to Atlanta and earned his Masters in Theological Studies (MTS) from Emory’s Candler School of Theology in 2013. At Candler, David studied the intersection of law and public policy with religion and ethics, and took additional courses at the Emory University School of Law.
After Emory, David went on to earn his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At Wake Law, David focused on both constitutional law issues, including First Amendment issues, and general legal practice. David was a member of the Wake Forest Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law, and re-founded the Wake Forest Law chapter of the Federalist Society.
After graduating from Wake Forest Law in 2016, David first joined the staff of Tapella & Eberspacher in 2017 as a law clerk. Upon being admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2018, David was hired on as a new attorney.
David is proud to be building his practice with the excellent team of attorneys at Tapella & Eberspacher. His current case load focuses on helping members of the community facing issues with personal injury, domestic and family law, contracts, business disputes, and other legal needs.
When not working, David volunteers as a coach with the local high school’s speech and drama team, and has a variety of hobbies. He is also a continuing member of the Federalist Society.