50 E Rivercenter Blvd #1400
Covington, KY 41011

P 513.768.9709

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Ohio

David E. Davidson

Of Counsel

David Davidson is a trial lawyer who practices in Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, domestic relations and commercial litigation.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Louisville (B.A.)

Significant Representations

  • Reis v. Woodard – Campbell County (Kentucky) Circuit Court (2015) – settlement of substantial claim for injuries in car-truck collision.
  •  Sims Estate v. Hodapp Funeral Homes – Hamilton County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas (2015) – settlement of wrongful death case in death of police motorcycle escort.
  • Culver v. Independence Oaks – Kenton County (Kentucky) Circuit Court – (2016) –  on-going defense of employment discrimination case.
  • Commonwealth v. Polley – Scott County (Kentucky) Circuit Court (2013) – dismissal of Arson First Degree charge.
  • Express Blower v. Scott Industrial Systems and Kar-Tech – Butler County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas (2010) – representing distribution company in dispute related to alleged design flaw in control device.
  • International Greetings v. Sigretto LLC – Owen County (Kentucky) Circuit Court and American Arbitration Association (2010) – representing client in business formation and dissolution dispute.
  • United States v. Cunningham – United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky (2009) – trial of major felony case involving wire fraud charges against attorneys handling major settlement of class action case.
  • Commonwealth v. Saylor – Kenton Circuit Court (2004) – defense of murder charge that led to manslaughter conviction and appeal regarding self defense.  Saylor v. Commonwealth, 144 S.W.3d 812 (Ky. 2004).
  • MX Group v. City of Covington, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky (2000) and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Judgment against City for violation of Americans with Disabilities Act in declining to grant zoning permit to methadone clinic, affirmed on appeal in 2002. MX Group, Inc. v. City of Covington, 293 F.3d 326 (6th Cir. 2002)
  • Kenton County v. Decker – Kenton Circuit Court (2008) – representing owner of property in condemnation proceeding for new location for Kenton County Jail.
  • Hofler v. Larkin, M.D., Kenton Circuit Court (Covington 1998), substantial jury verdict in favor of client in medical negligence case.
  • Keel v. St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ky., 842 S.W.2d 860 (1992).  Set precedent for need for expert medical testimony in medical negligence cases.
  • Bush v. Commonwealth, Ky., 839 S.W.2d 550 (1992).  Set precedent for use of testimony knowing that a witness would plead Fifth Amendment and preventing prejudicial pre-trial public statements by prosecution.
  • Smith v. Meyer, Ky., 660 S.W.2d 9 (1983).  Set precedent for use of value of donated medical services in automobile accident cases.
  • Dunham v. City of Ft. Wright, etc., United States District Court for Southern District of Ohio (Cincinnati) (1994).  Civil Rights case where two Ft. Wright police officers were convicted of criminal offenses and imprisoned and settlement of a civil rights case in Cincinnati.
  • Kiefel v. International Knife and Saw, Kenton Circuit Court (Covington) (1990).  Injured employee discharged while receiving workers’ compensation benefits won a jury verdict for discrimination.
  • Commonwealth v. Robert Johnson, Kenton Circuit Court (Covington) (1992).  Acquittal of juvenile, who was previously convicted of murder, on charge of rape of another juvenile in the Kenton County Juvenile Detention Center.
  • Ewald v. Star Bank, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Ky (1996). Settlement of Family Medical Leave Act Case.  First known FMLA Case in Eastern District of Kentucky.

Articles, Publications & Lectures

  • Author of “Confession is Good for the Soul” an article in the Kentucky Bench and Bar Magazine, January 2009, regarding confidentiality of confessions and clergy liability.
  • Author of Chapter 10, “Briefs on Appeal,” of University of Kentucky, Office of Continuing Legal Education Manual on Kentucky Civil Practice After Trial, Second Edition, Copyrighted 1998. Led related seminar section with Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Dan Combs and Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge William Howerton.


Community Involvement

  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association past president
  • Kentucky Justice Association (formerly Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys)
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers board of Directors, Rules committee
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Foundation Board, Kenton County Public Library
  • Executive Council, Episcopal Diocese of Lexington
  • Member of City of Covington (Ky.) Ethics board
  • Vestry, Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Welcome House past president of the board

Honors & Recognition

Practice Areas

  • Personal injury
  • Family Law
  • Criminal defense
  • Construction | Commercial Litigation
  • Domestic | Civil Litigation