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David Shaver - Credentials

EXPERIENCE


Attorney, Law Offices of David Shaver, Columbus, Ohio, 1996 to Present

  • Conducted criminal and civil lawsuits, drew up legal documents and advised clients as to legal rights. Primary areas of focus include small business litigation, debt collection, domestic relations and criminal law.

  • Executed daily operations of business functions of a law firm.

  • Conducted research, interviewed clients and witnesses and handled other details in preparation for trial.

  • Prepared legal briefs, developed strategies, arguments and testimonies in preparation for the presentation of cases.

  • Trained and managed associate attorneys and achieved significant improvements in their productivity.

  • Represented clients in court and before quasi-judicial and administrative agencies of government.

  • Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.

  • Drafted wills, trusts, transfer of assets, gifts and other documents.

  • Advised corporate clients concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors, officers and corporate relations with general public.

  • Supervised and coordinated the activities of legal personnel.

  • Prepared business contracts, real estate transfers and administered other legal matters.

  • Appointed as Guardian Ad Litem in cases involving juveniles.


Mayor, City of Pickerington, Pickerington, Ohio, 2002 to 2006

  • Responsible for management of city government.

  • Supervised professional City Manager.

  • Drafted and implemented legislation.

  • Oversaw City Budget.

  • Responsible for Management of Mayor's Court.

  • Liaison to community businesses.

  • Liaison to other governmental entities.


Acting Judge, Fairfield County Municipal Court, Lancaster, Ohio, 2002 to 2004

  • Primary function was as temporary replacement for elected judges in cases when judges were unavailable.

  • Conducted trials, arraignments, and sentencing.

  • Issued search warrants and all functions performed by sitting judge.

  • Resigned position only when elected as Mayor of Pickerington.


President, Fairfield County Bar Association, Fairfield County, Ohio, 1995-1996

  • Responsible for operation of Fairfield County Bar Association

  • Served as liaison between legal community and public

  • Also served in other officer positions before election to President

 

Attorney, Wolske and Blue, Columbus, Ohio, 1988 to 1996

  • Conducted civil lawsuits. Primary focus on Plaintiff's medical malpractice although also represented personal injury plaintiffs.

  • Largest Verdict was $3,000,000 dollars.

  • Gathered evidence in medical malpractice cases to formulate prosecution and initiate legal action.

  • Conducted research, interviewed clients and witnesses and handled other details in preparation for trial.

 

Associate Attorney, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick, Toledo, Ohio, 1986 to 1988

  • Conducted criminal and civil lawsuits, drew up legal documents and advised clients as to legal rights.

  • Conducted research, interviewed clients and witnesses and handled other details in preparation for trial.

  • Prepared legal briefs, developed strategy, arguments and testimony in preparation for the presentation of cases.

  • Represented clients in court and before quasi-judicial and administrative agencies of government.

  • Interpreted laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.

  • Conferred with colleagues in order to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings.

 

Claims Supervisor, Ohio Hospital Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1982 to 1985

  • Investigated medical malpractice insurance claims.

  • Set reserves and reported to reinsurers.

  • Supervised outside litigation.

  • Supervised and coordinated activities of workers engaged in examining insurance claims for payment in claims division of insurance company.

  • Informed departmental manager of claims status.

 

Claims Investigator, Norcal Mutual Insurance Company, San Francisco, California, 1980 to 1982

  • Investigated claims against insurance for medical malpractice.

  • Attempted to effect out-of-court settlements with claimants.

  • Examined claim forms and other records to determine insurance coverage.

  • Interviewed, telephoned, and corresponded with claimants and witnesses.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Juris Doctorate, 1986 

Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio

Graduated Magna Cum Laude 

Graduated third in class out of 186 students 
Notes Editor, Capital University Law Review 
Finalist, Moot Court Competition

 

Bachelor of Arts, 1978 

Denison University, Granville, Ohio 
Graduated Magna Cum Laude 
Phi Beta Kappa 
Fellow in two different departments, Sociology and History 
Teaching Assistant 
Shell Foundation Outstanding Scholar in Social Sciences

 

Attended Ph.D. Program in British History.

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 
1978-1980 
Teaching Assistant, American Economic History


 

COMMUNITY

 

Knights of Columbus: Held officer positions 

Lacrosse and Soccer Referee: Columbus 

Youth Soccer Coach: Pickerington Area Soccer Association 

Youth Basketball Coach: Pickerington Youth Athletic Association 

Trustee: Pickerington Senior Center Foundation 

Former Trustee: Violet Festival