David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Honours), Master of Arts in Philosophy with a focus of social and political philosophy and philosophy of science, and a law degree (Juris Doctor) all from the University of British Columbia. During his graduate studies, he was the recipient of a number of awards, including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Graduate Scholarship.
David was called to the Bar in 2015. Prior to that, David worked as a summer student for Prisoners’ Legal Services.
He has appeared before the British Columbia Provincial Court, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, British Columbia Court of Appeal, and various administrative boards including the Parole Board and prison disciplinary hearings at the provincial and federal level. He has experience in all procedural levels of prison law including involuntary transfers and habeas corpus for inmates unlawfully deprived of their liberty, as well as in Human Rights proceedings in British Columbia.
David lives in Vancouver. He enjoys cycling, the outdoors and reading.