David is a native Nashvillian who graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy in 1982 and then moved to Washington, D.C., to attend Georgetown University. Following graduation, David traveled to Latin America, where he worked on a volunteer project, taught English and became fluent in Spanish.
David is currently practicing as a lawyer in Nashville where he represents individuals and companies in civil disputes.
From 1999 to 2007, he served as an At-Large Member of the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County. During that time, he focused on ethics, budget, solid waste and government efficiency issues. He served on the Council’s Budget and Finance Committee, the Charter Revision Committee, the Greenways Commission, the Personnel Committee, the Ad Hoc Committee on Solid Waste and the Water Rate Oversight Committee.
David has also been active in supporting the not for profit community in Nashville. Over the past two decades, he has served as a board member for The Housing Fund, Nashville CARES, Middle Tennessee Council - Boy Scouts of America, Faith Family Medical Clinic, Hands on Nashville, Sister Cities of Nashville, Habitat for Humanity and Beaman Park to Bells Bend Corridor, amongst others. David has also given free legal assistance in the fight against the English Only proposal, to assist workers whose wages were stolen by unscrupulous bosses, and to help community groups fighting inappropriate development in their neighborhood.
David is married to Jodie Bell, who is also a member of the Bar, practicing criminal defense law. They have a son, Sam, who is 14.