Overview

Dave is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the labor and employment group.  His practice focuses on the representation of businesses and individuals in all areas of immigration and naturalization law.  Dave speaks Japanese.  Dave serves as Honorary Consul of Japan in Columbus.

Dave is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).  He serves as Chair of AILA’s Online Course Review Committee.  He also served as a member of AILA’s 2022 Fall Conference.  Previously he served as a member of AILA’s Annual Conference Planning Committee (Business) and as a member of AILA's Distance Learning and Business Committees.  Dave also served as Chair of AILA's USCIS Texas Service Center Liaison Committee (2013-2014) and as a member of AILA's USCIS Service Center Operations (SCOPS) Liaison Committee.  Dave served previously as a member of the AILA’s USCIS Texas Service Center Liaison Committee (2009-2012) and as a member of the Nebraska Service Center Liaison Committee (2008-09).  Dave is also a member of the Columbus Bar Association.

Dave frequently presents seminars dealing with employment-related visa and immigration matters and employment-related immigration compliance.

Dave received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and his B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Dave served as senior assistant counsel at Honda of America Mfg. Inc. from 1990 to 1995.

Dave is past president of the Rotary Club of Hilliard.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Best Lawyers, Immigration, 2022

Chambers and Partners, Leading Lawyer in Immigration, 2021-2022

The Best Lawyers in America, Columbus Immigration Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2016

The Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law, 2013-2023

Ohio Super Lawyers, Immigration, 2004

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Education

University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1988

Brigham Young University, B.A., 1985

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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