CCHA Law Welcomes Justice Steven David

POST DATE: 2.21.23
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Church Church Hittle and Antrim (CCHA Law) is excited to welcome former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David to its firm. Steven will be Of Counsel with CCHA Law and contribute firm-wide, particularly in Mediation, Appellate, and Litigation, including Family and Business Law practice groups. In 2010, Steven took the Oath of Office as Indiana’s 106th Supreme Court Justice. He served on the Indiana Supreme Court from October 2010 until August of 2022. His long-established and multi-faceted career also included twelve years as the Judge of the Boone County Circuit Court presiding over civil, family, criminal and juvenile cases. Steven also brings to the firm his twenty-eight years of Military service as a distinguished soldier, leader and lawyer, six years of corporate practice, and private practice experience.

Steven is excited to return to private practice after twenty-eight years as a judicial officer. He hopes to offer clients and fellow Indiana attorneys a wide range of alternative dispute resolution options, including serving as a mediator and a private judge. He will also serve as an advocate for clients in many other areas including family law matters, civil litigation, and business disputes. “I am very excited to join one of Indiana’s best law firms. It is a tremendous opportunity, and I am humbled to be a part of Church Church Hittle and Antrim” said Steven.

“We are delighted to welcome Justice David to our practice,” said Doug Church, partner at CCHA Law. “His accomplishments as lawyer, soldier, judge, and justice are widely known and appreciated, but of equal importance to us is his commitment to the rule of law and the priority of service to our clients. We are excited about the contributions he will bring to our mediation and appellate practices, as well as the mentoring that will benefit our associates and partners alike!”
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Steven is an ardent supporter of, and fierce advocate for our justice system, the military, citizens’ rights, and the rule of law. His career-long service and commitment have earned him many civilian and military awards and recognitions for his outstanding and distinguished service. Most recently, Governor Holcomb bestowed upon him Indiana’s highest honor, the Sagamore of the Wabash. Additionally, the Indiana Judges Association awarded him the Excellence in Public Information and Education Award. He has also been honored by the Indiana Bar Foundation and received multiple Presidential Citations from the Indiana State Bar Association.

Steven served the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps on active duty until 1986 and reserve duty until 2010, which included two post 9-11 mobilizations in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. During his military service he served as trial counsel, defense counsel, Military Judge, and Commander. Before retiring as a Colonel, he had been awarded the nation’s third highest non-combat medal, The Defense Superior Service Award, along with numerous Meritorious Service Awards, Army Commendation Medals, and the Frederick Douglas Human Rights Award. A frequent speaker and writer on various legal topics, Steven has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Indianapolis, Notre Dame University Law School, and the Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

He also served as a Senior Judge for the Indiana Supreme Court. Steven is an active member of many legal and civic organizations including the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Boone County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Indiana Judges Association, a member of the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Committee, as well as various other judicial and law-related organizations. He is a frequent speaker and presenter across the nation.

Other interests include hiking and participating in marathons and triathlons with his Wife, Catheryne; golf, reading, and leadership development.