Dave is a shareholder at Morris Wilson Knepp Jacquette, P.C. and has worked for the firm since 2010. Dave prides himself on paying individual attention to the clients he represents, which has resulted in a steady stream of repeat clients who trust Dave’s expertise and representation time and time again. With each client, he takes the time to discuss the various benefits and limitations of potential legal options. He incorporates clients’ individual values, goals, and preferences in building his cases. He allows clients to participate in a shared decision-making model that empowers them to understand his case strategy and how he will get them the justice they deserve.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Business Transactions & Commercial Litigation
Dave’s clients benefit from his charisma in the courtroom, as well. As a Philadelphia resident, product of Philadelphia schools, member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and active member in the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Dave’s Philly roots give him an intimate understanding of the firm yet down-to-earth approach it takes to emotionally connect with Philadelphia jurors in order to achieve positive results for his clients.
Dave’s success in front of judges and juries extends beyond the City of Philadelphia. He is licensed to practice in state and federal courts of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Selected to Super Lawyers, 2022
Selected to Rising Stars, 2014 – 2020
Prior to practicing law, Dave worked as a schoolteacher in Thailand and in Baltimore. This experience has given him a unique ability as an attorney to connect with clients from various cultures and walks of life.
Professional Associations and Appointments
Dave is a member of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee, Trial Lawyers Section, Bench Bar Committee, and Legal Aid/Pro Bono Service Committee. He serves as a child advocate for the Montgomery Child Advocacy Program, which provides free legal representation to children who have been abused. In 2020, he was nominated to the Judicial Evaluation Committee which interviews, evaluates, and publicizes recommendations on all candidates running for a seat on the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. Dave is also member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
In 2019, Dave was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North Penn Valley Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls Club serves nearly 4,000 children and teens between the ages of 6 and 18 each year with a mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.