David Fautsch’s practice focuses on complex, high-stakes civil and criminal cases. As a former Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice and litigator at a prominent international law firm, David has managed and tried big and small cases throughout the country.
Whether working with a team of attorneys or leading the case, David has a track record of success. As a trial and appellate attorney, David’s recent victories include:
In addition to assisting clients in the courtroom, David works to resolve disputes at early stages by creating opportunities for dismissal or settlement. David has frequently obtained favorable results through motion practice and mediation. Examples include:
David’s practice also involves assessing risk and devising strategies for risk minimization. David frequently acts in internal investigation matters that require analysis of documents, witness interviews, expert witness development on economic and scientific issues, and careful assessment of potential liability. For example, David recently used the results of a wide-ranging internal investigation to develop a mock trial to test jury themes with focus groups before suit was even filed.
David is committed to providing pro bono legal services. For example, David obtained political asylum on behalf of a torture victim, and he helped secure the safe transfer of an inmate punished with extended solitary confinement for asserting religious rights protect by the First Amendment.
David was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated from Loras College. Between college and law school, David taught math in the South Bronx through Teach for America. At the University of Michigan Law School, David kept busy as the Book Review Editor for the Michigan Law Review, the Executive Articles Editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law, and the Chairman of the Campbell Moot Court Board. After law school, he joined the United States Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney through the Honors Program, and was named the Rookie of the Year for the Civil Division. Before joining The Weinhardt Law Firm, David practiced at the international law firm Hogan Lovells.
Legal: University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 2011 (Book Review Editor, Michigan Law Review; Executive Articles Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law)
Graduate: University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, M.P.P., 2011; Pace University, M.S. (Teaching), 2007
Undergraduate: Loras College, B.A. (economics), maxima cum laude, 2005
Litigation: Complex Civil Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, Trials, Appeals, Internal Investigations
Admitted to practice in Iowa and Maryland.