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As a mediator, Dave has resolved both simple and more complex, multi-party commercial, construction, business and personal disputes. Dave received his formal mediation training from Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies. He brings to the table 38 years of diverse litigation experience, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of construction, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, shareholder disputes, theft of corporate opportunities, copyright infringement, probate litigation, professional negligence, personal injury and property damage matters.
Dave has mediated disputes at all stages of the conflict resolution process, from pre-litigation mediation to mediation shortly after suit was filed to mediations held with trial imminent. Where helpful, Dave has worked with parties and judges to structure limited discovery programs designed to quickly and efficiently inform both sides of the relative merits of the dispute, but without incurring exorbitant litigation expenses which makes settlement more difficult and expensive.
He has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer. In addition to his mediation practice, Dave continues an active litigation practice with the Dayton, Ohio law firm of Auman, Mahan & Furry.
Dave is fluent in American Sign Language, which makes him uniquely qualified for mediations involving the hearing impaired. He has served as a board member and past board chair of AIDS Resource Center Ohio. Dave is a licensed pilot. For reasons known only to Dave, he commutes to work year round by bicycle.
Dave received his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University, graduating summa cum laude in 1975, and graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1978. He has served on the board of the Dayton Bar Association and is a member of the Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee of that association.