David was raised and educated in Hervey Bay before choosing to return to further his career and raise his family.
A product of Torquay Primary School, Hervey Bay High and later Hervey Bay Senior College, David moved away from the region to attain his Bachelor of Law from the University of Queensland. He developed his passion for property and commercial law while working in Brisbane CBD law firms including Gadens Lawyers and Nicol Robinson Hallets. A desire to escape the ‘rat race’ and return to the idyllic Hervey Bay lifestyle saw David return to the Bay before joining Bell Dixon Butler, marrying the love of his life ‘Eve’ and together starting a family.
David’s substantial client following includes government bodies, major developers and business owners. He is highly respected for his lateral approach to legal problems and focus on applying his legal knowledge to achieve the outcome required by the client. He has been with Bell Dixon Butler since 2001 and Managing Partner since 2009.
He possesses a good sense of humour (for a lawyer), is an avid reader and enjoys AFL and supporting his beloved Brisbane Lions. David has an authentic ethic to look after people and derives great satisfaction from making complex legal issues easy for his clients which makes him the lawyer of choice for many across the region.