David is a trial and appellate attorney with over 18 years of legal experience. He represents businesses and individuals in business and commercial disputes, employment litigation and real estate controversies. David regularly represents clients in lawsuits, arbitrations and mediations in Massachusetts and throughout the United States. He also has extensive experience as an appellate lawyer, having argued over 30 appeals before state and federal appellate courts on a range of legal issues.
David began his legal career as a litigator with the international law firm of Mintz Levin from 1999 to 2004. There, he represented Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of business and commercial disputes.
From 2005 to 2012, David served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where he represented numerous state agencies and boards in cases challenging administrative decisions. Since leaving the Attorney General’s Office, David has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General, representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on special assignments.
David also served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted criminal cases involving violent crime, drunk driving, larceny, financial fraud, and many other offenses. While at the Middlesex DA’s Office, David was the lead prosecutor in numerous trials before juries and judges.
Prior to launching Drohan Hitt & Hadas along with his colleagues Tom Drohan and John Hitt, David ran a boutique litigation firm from 2012 to 2016, where he primarily served individuals and small businesses in a variety of disputes in state and federal courts.
David received a B.A. in U.S. History from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1994. He was awarded his J.D., cum laude, in 1998 from Boston College Law School. David is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
David resides in Winchester, Massachusetts.