David is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Evansville and Greater Pittsburgh offices and has been with the firm since 1998. He is a member of the Mineral & Environmental Law and Government Relations practices.
David served as Henderson County Attorney from 1971 through 1977. In 1980 he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives and served until 1984. He was Speaker Pro Tempore in 1982. In addition, David has represented several clients as a lobbyist in the Kentucky General Assembly since 1986. One of the state's leading attorneys in mineral law, he recently led a real estate due diligence team for the purchaser in what has been described in the mineral industry as the largest mineral swap in the history of the United States. For his many legal accomplishments, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America, is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell® and is honored as a Kentucky Super Lawyer.
David has been committed to the cause of education, championing efforts to improve education in Henderson County by serving as a former member of the Henderson County Board of Education and teaching at Henderson County Community College.
Series of transactions to acquire more than 450 million tons of Illinois Basin coal reserves; SKO served as lead deal counsel, performed due diligence.
An IPO for midstream gathering services for production from the Marcellus Shale. SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.
Acquisition of over one million gross oil and gas acres (primarily New Albany shale acreage in the Illinois Basin, but also including acreage in Northern Appalachia, the San Juan Basin, the Powder River Basin and the Rockies). SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.