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Brigham Young University, B.A., Cum Laude

Cornell Law School, J.D.

David is a Partner in the Immigration Practice, where he concentrates on business immigration. He guides companies, nonprofit organizations, universities and entrepreneurs in preparing and submitting non-immigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent residence) petitions. David also assists foreign medical graduates in obtaining waivers and lawful status, as well as individuals in obtaining marriage-based permanent residence and U.S. citizenship.

David is often a featured speaker at immigration conferences and has appeared on webinars, podcasts and radio shows where he discusses relevant issues in immigration law. He also regularly serves on national committees for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

He has written various articles on assorted topics in immigration law. These articles have appeared in Benders’ Immigration Bulletin,, the National Law Review and in various publications of AILA.

Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, David was Senior Counsel at Miller Mayer LLP in Ithaca, New York.


  • Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2019)
  •  Mark T. Kenmore, Mentor of the Year Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Upstate New York Chapter (2018)
  •  Listed, Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2017-2020)
  •  William E. McKnight Volunteer Service Award, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc. (2012)


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  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) HQ Committee (effective June 2021 - June 2022)
  • U.S. Alliance for International Entrepreneurs
  • Monroe County Bar Association