David is Chairman Emeritus of McNees Wallace & Nurick, after serving as Chairman of the Firm for 12 years.  He now serves as Chair of the McNees PAC and Co-Chairs the McNees Strategic Solutions Group.

David is also a member of the Energy & Environmental and Government Relations Practice Groups.  He represents large commercial and industrial consumers of fixed utility services including electricity, natural gas, water/wastewater, and communications, as well as providers of these services.  David led legislative and regulatory initiatives to restructure these industries for customer benefit.  He has appeared before over 15 state public utility commissions, the FERC, and numerous state and federal appellate courts.  David is a registered lobbyist for the Firm and several of the Firm’s Clients.

David resides in Hummelstown with his wife, Joanne, and has two adult children, Bret and Lisa.


The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1977, with highest distinction; Phi Beta Kappa

Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1980, cum laude, Temple Law Quarterly, 1978-1980 (Associate Pennsylvania Project Editor, 1979-1980)



American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Foundation

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Jonathan Eshenour Foundation, Board Member

Pa Chamber of Business & Industry, Board Member, Vice Chair 2015-2017

The Pennsylvania State University, Board of Trustees

The Pennsylvania State University, College of Liberal Arts Political Science Department, Board of Visitors, Chair 2013-2015

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Past Board Member, Chair 2011-2012

Team Pennsylvania Foundation, Board Member, Vice Chair 2014-2015

The United Way of the Capital Region Board Member, Vice Chair 2015, Campaign Chair 2013


U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Supreme Court


Central Penn Business Journal Executive of the Year, 2009

The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law, 1991-present

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, 2005-2006

Bar Admissions