David was born in Hudson, New York and raised in Columbia County, New York. He received a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1974 and a juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University in 1979. David concentrates his practice in criminal defense at the trial and appellate level and in civil rights litigation. He is a contributing author to Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts and to The Massachusetts Superior Court Criminal Practice Manual. He has taught advanced criminal procedure at Western New England University School of Law and has lectured on a wide variety of topics to the criminal defense bar. He is listed in the publications, “Best Lawyers in America,” New England Super Lawyers,” and Massachusetts Super Lawyers,” in the area of criminal defense. He has twice been named as one of the top 100 lawyers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by Boston Magazine. In 2008 he was named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Massachusetts by the American Trial Lawyers Association. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. Membership in the American College is by invitation only and is limited to no more than 1% of the lawyers in each state.