David, a partner in the Edmonton office, joined Parlee McLaws LLP in 2000. With a practice concentrated in insurance litigation, David acts for some of the leading property and casualty insurers in North America.

His diverse insurance experience includes personal injury defence, fire loss, product liability and subrogated recoveries. David has been involved in a number of large loss litigation matters, and has an interest in, and has presented on, insurance coverage issues involving commercial general liability and professional liability policies.

David also practices in the area of commercial litigation, with experience ranging from debt actions to shareholder disputes and large loss breach of contract matters.

A member of the Law Societies of both Alberta and the Northwest Territories, David has litigated in all levels of Court in both Jurisdictions.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Member, DRI – Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Edmonton Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)


  • Sessional Instructor, Professional Responsibility (Faculty of Law, University of Alberta)
  • Board Member, Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta