David works as a Staff Attorney on the ACLU of Minnesota’s legal team. In this role, he identifies potential civil liberties violations and works to protect and advance the same through litigation and non-litigation legal advocacy. In addition to his law degree, David has a master’s degree in religion and a bachelor’s degree in business ethics. Prior to joining the ACLU, David practiced complex civil litigation at two large law firms in the Twin Cities. David’s legal and community work has been recognized by a number of awards including Minnesota Rising Star by Super Lawyers which is a designation awarded to no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in each state; Top 40 Under 40 by The National Black Lawyers based on his demonstration of superior leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as a black lawyer; and Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer because of his professional accomplishments, leadership in the community, and commitment to the practice of law within the first 10 years of practice.