Dave has a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a B.S. degree in Biochemistry/Biophysics, with honors, from Oregon State University, and a law degree from the Gonzaga School of Law. His published papers include several articles pertaining to spectroscopy and enzymology. Dave has been a shareholder (principal) of the firm since 1999. Other interests besides law include skiing, fishing, canoeing and hiking.