Paralegal: Kristi Perry
David is a lifelong resident of Madison County. He was born in Jackson and raised in the tiny town of Denmark, Tennessee. David attended Madison County schools graduating from North Side High School in 1971. After four years at the University of Tennessee at Martin, he graduated in 1975. David is an A.T.O. In 1978 he received his Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Then he returned home to begin practicing law with the late Judge Whit LaFon. They became partners in 1982. The present firm was formed by David and his longtime partner, Patrick Martin, in 1986. The law firm has been at its present location since 1987.
David is admitted to practice in all Tennessee courts and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He devotes his practice now mainly to civil litigation. He mostly practices in Jackson and the counties in West Tennessee.
AREAS OF LEGAL EXPERTISE
- General civil litigation, trials and appeals, including the following:
- Personal Injuries
- Workers’ Compensation
- Social Security Disability
- Medical Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Divorce Law
- Wills & Estates
David is married to Tammy Hardee. Together they have six children and eight grandchildren. Two of David’s daughters, Angela and Danielle, are also attorneys. Tammy recently opened a restaurant, Charlie Bulldog’s, in downtown Jackson across from the Farmers’ Market.
- Madison County Bar Association (Board of Directors 1982-1983)
- Tennessee Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Tennessee Association for Justice (Board of Directors 1988, 1990, 1996-2005)
- American Association for Justice
- Howell Edmunds Jackson American Inn of Court (Master)
David and his family attend Northside United Methodist Church. He has long been active in church, civic and charitable activities. He is currently serving on the board of Faith Health Center and is president of the Denmark Cemetery Association.