Dave is a past chair of the North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section, having served as chair during the 2017-2018 bar year. He has been a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law since November of 2006.
Dave’s practice areas include: Equitable Distribution of Property, (including Domestic Relations Orders – QDROs), Premarital Agreements, Separation Agreements, Absolute Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Civil Domestic Violence Restraining Orders. He drafts QDROs for his own clients and for other attorneys that seek his assistance and has drafted over 150 QDROs.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Economics, both from North Carolina State University, and earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in May of 2000. He was admitted to the NC State Bar in August of 2000 and is admitted to practice before all North Carolina State Courts, United States District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts and the United States Tax Court. Upon being admitted to the NC State Bar, Dave worked for Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. in Winston-Salem before returning to Raleigh in March of 2002 to start his own practice. In October of 2009, Dave joined Cheshire Parker Schneider & Bryan PLLC as a partner. Dave heads up the Holly Springs office of Parker Bryan Family Law, and he’ll meet with you there or in the Raleigh office.
Since 2003, Dave has been serving on the Social Committee of the Wake County Bar Association, serving as chair from 2012 to 2015. He has donated his time through volunteer efforts organized by the Wake County Bar Association to community programs such as building wheelchair ramps and speaking at seminars at The Healing Place of Wake County. In December of 2008, Dave was elected to a two year term on the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association and 10th Judicial District Bar. In 2009 and 2015 he served on the Wake County Bar Association’s ad hoc Long Range Planning Committee.
In 2008 and 2009, Dave served on the Wake Family Court Rules Improvement Committee.
Since 2010, Dave has been serving as co-chair of the legislative committee of the Family Law Council of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA). He served as chair of the NCBA Family Law Section during the 2017-2018 bar year. From 2003 to 2013 Dave served on the NCBA Lawyer Referral Service Committee and served as chair during the 2009-2010 year.
Dave served on the North Carolina Family Court Advisory Committee from 2011 to 2017.
Dave has been recognized by his peers by being elected to Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite for family law in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 and has been named has been named to North Carolina Super Lawyers 2017-2019.
Dave has been a speaker at the following continuing legal education seminars: Equitable Divorce Settlements – sponsored by National Business Institute – held in Raleigh in December 2008; Financial Divorce Settlements in Tough Economic Times – sponsored by National Business Institute – held in Raleigh in December 2009; A Primer on the New Family Court Rules – sponsored by the Wake County Bar Association – held in Raleigh in February 2010; “Legislative Update” 2013 NCBA Family Law Section Annual Meeting held in Asheville in May 2013; NC State Lawyers Alumni Association Annual Meeting held in Raleigh in November 2013; “Trust Issues and Marital Property” NCBA 2015-2016 Family Law Intensive Seminar; “Legislative Update” 2016 NCBA Family Law Section Annual Meeting held in Charleston, SC in May 2016; Alphabet Soup for Family Lawyers: PC, GAL, CC, CS, NCCGS (2016 Family Law Program) “North Carolina General Statutes § 50-13.01 (Effective October 20, 2015)” NCBA; NCBA Family Law Section Annual meeting, “Legislative Update 2016”; 39th Annual Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Program Meeting, “Till Death (or Divorce) Do Us Part – The Intersection of Estate Planning and Family Law 2018”.
Dave is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association.