David J. Emmert

Eric M. Douthit
Kelleigh Irwin Fagan


  • Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Ball State University, B.S., 1966

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Professional Memberships

  • National Council of School Attorneys
  • Indiana Council of School Attorneys

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors of Centerstone of Indiana Behavioral Health

About David

David joined CCHA in July 2015 after retiring as General Counsel to the Indiana School Boards Association. He served as general counsel for Indiana School Boards Association beginning in 1991 and served as an in-house attorney for the same organization for 13 years before that. Throughout his tenure with the Indiana School Boards Association, he provided direct consultation services on behalf of the organization with school law attorneys, school superintendents and school board members throughout the state on the facets of Indiana school laws and their application to school-related organizations.

David earned his law degree from Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University. David has been a licensed and practicing attorney in Indiana for over 38 years. He is a Member of the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys and also currently sits on the Board of Directors of Centerstone of Indiana.

He and his wife, Carolyn, a retired school administrator, have a son and a daughter, who each have three children. Spending time with the grandchildren and their interests of basketball, soccer, swimming, mountain biking, golf, music, dance, and cooking keeps him active and young at heart.