David is a partner of Caloundra Family Lawyers and brings with him more than 24 years’ experience as a solicitor at leading firms on the Gold Coast, in the Brisbane CBD, in Mackay and most recently in Hervey Bay and Maryborough.
David has always worked in the area of family law since he started his career on the Gold Coast as an articled law clerk (trainee solicitor) to Michael Baumann, who is now a senior Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. David’s experience in family law includes all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on financial matters both large and small. David’s desire is to assist all family law clients to achieve a reasonable and realistic outcome as cost effectively as possible.
David is fully aware of the substantial emotional and financial cost which family law proceedings has on clients, and David’s emphasis is always on exploring every possible avenue to resolve matters by negotiation. However if a matter cannot be resolved amicably David will fight hard to ensure his clients receive the best possible outcome. David has an exceptional record of achieving results for clients at trial that are better than what the clients were prepared to settle their matters for prior to Court proceedings.
Outside of work David is very involved in the community. In particular David has been a member of the Rotary Club since 2000 and has held several positions including President, Secretary and Director. David is also involved in other local groups which assist local charities and persons in need. David is an avid sports fan who follows almost every sport, but is particularly interested in rugby league, rugby union, AFL, cricket and tennis. More recently David has become interested in triathlons. David is a passionate supporter of his children who are both very actively involved in numerous sporting activities.