Law Practice

David joined SBH Legal as of counsel in 2021.  He came to SBH Legal after thirty four years of a broad insurance defense practice, with a focus on defending self-insured employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters in Oregon and Washington.  Prior to his insurance defense practice he was a Deputy District Attorney.   David currently represents Oregon employers and insurers in workers’ compensation and related employment defense matters.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, David worked in a mill in New England and played ice hockey.  He is married, for 37 years, to his lovely wife Nancy, a retired prosecutor.  They have two adult children and three grandchildren, and a big dog.

David is an avid outdoorsman.  On weekends he hikes or takes his canoe to coastal rivers and lakes to fish.  He lives in rural SW Washington.

Professional Activities

Oregon State Bar Association
Federal District Court of Oregon
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, J.D. (1984);
University of Colorado – Boulder, M.A. (1980);
Colorado College, B.A. (1976).