David P. Pierce

David P. Pierce: Attorney with Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. AV stamp icon


Professional AssociationsDayton Bar Association (Past Chair, Labor and Employment Committee, Federal Practice and Professionalism Committees); Ohio and American Bar Associations; Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Defense Research Institute; Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee); Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court (Past President)David Pierce is a Shareholder at Coolidge Wall where he successfully works with clients to resolve a variety of business and employment related disputes in federal and state courts and before various administrative agencies and in arbitrations. During more than 20 years as an attorney, he has served as counsel for parties in complex litigation; age, gender, race, disability, and national origin discrimination and harassment claims brought in the courts and before various administrative agencies; non-competition and trade secret litigation; professional malpractice litigation; securities litigation; construction litigation; defamation and tort litigation; and a variety of other disputes arising from business operations and transactions.David has tried cases in State and Federal Court and represented clients in arbitration before the American Arbitration Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers/Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (NASD/FINRA), and other tribunals. In addition, he has served as an arbitrator, as a mediator, and lectured to professional and business organizations on a wide variety of litigation topics. David is the current President of the Dayton Bar Association, and he regularly serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton School of Law where he has taught Evidence and/or Trial Practice for a number of years.David is a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a designation earned by achieving the status of Fellow for seven consecutive years. LCA is an invitation-only, honorary society of trial lawyers, limited to 3,500 Fellows or less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® and was named "Best Lawyers 2014 Dayton Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year." The "Lawyer of the Year" designation is given annually to a single lawyer in each practice area in each community. David has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer (2009-2016) and received recognition in Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel edition on the topics of Business and Employment Litigation. He is certified as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. David also holds an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.Awards- Named Litigation Counsel of America Senior Fellow for achieving Fellow status for seven consecutive years- Elected Dayton Business Journal Best of the Bar- Received AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell- Elected Ohio Super Lawyer and listed in Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition- Received 2007 Allan L. Wasserman Young Leadership Award- Received 2004 Dayton Business Journal 40 Under 40 AwardCommunity Leadership Activities- Dayton Bar Association, President

- Montgomery County Bench Bar Conference, Co-Chair- University of Dayton School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Evidence & Trial Practice (2004 to present)- Greater Dayton Jewish Federation, President-Elect, Board of Trustees - United Way of Greater Dayton, Leaders' Circle, Member- Leadership Dayton, Graduate, Class of 2005- Human Race Theatre Company, Board of Trustees, Past President

Publications- "Electronically Stored Information- Ohio:" Emerging Issues Analysis, 2012 Emerging Issues 6655- "Termination of Employee/Owners in Closely Held Corporations," Dayton Bar Briefs, December 2002- "What is the Scott-Pontzer Decision and Why is it Costing Some Companies Thousands of Dollars," The Navigator, October 2002- "Arbitration Settlements May Cost More than Trial," The Dayton Business Journal, July 2001- "The Federal Arbitration Act: Conflicting Interpretations of its Scope," 61 U.C. Law Rev. 623 (1992)Presentations- "Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions in Federal Court," Dayton Bar Association Federal Practice Committee- Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: National Business Institute- Labor and Employment Update, Dayton Bar Association- "Under the Obama Administration: Emerging Issues in Labor & Employment Law," Presentation to Dayton Bar Association- "Keeping Secrets, Identification & Protection of Trade Secrets," 16th Annual Bench Bar Conference- "Expert Witnesses, Daubert Challenges, and Other Hot Issues," PMontgomery County Common Pleas Court- "Trade Secrets & Covenants Not to Compete Under Ohio Law," Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association- "Covenants Not to Compete in Ohio," Lorman Education Services- "Achieving Favorable Settlements in Ohio," National Business Institute- "Complaint to Verdict, Trial of a Civil Case," Dayton Bar Association- "Document Gathering, Production and Management for Litigation Paralegals in Ohio," Institute for Paralegal Education- "What You Need to Know About Public Records and Open Meeting in Ohio," Lorman Educational Services

(Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, Ohio State Bar Association)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
937-999-2114  Phone
937-223-8177  Phone
937-223-6705  Fax
University Attended:
Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Cincinnati, J.D., Phi Alpha Delta, 1993
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio and U.S. Supreme Court; 1993, Ohio, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Dayton, Ohio State and American Bar Associations; Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys; Carl D. Kessler Inn of Court.
( Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law, Ohio State Bar Association )
Payment Information:
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  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover

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Dayton, Ohio

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