David R. Day

John M. Davis
Eric M. Douthit


  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, cum laude, 1977
  • Ball State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U. S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Awards + Recognition

  • “AV Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest level of professional experience

Professional Memberships

  • National School Boards Association's Council of School Attorneys, 1990–1994, Board of Directors
  • Indiana Bar Association, Member
  • Hamilton County Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Conner Prairie
  • Board of Directors, Indiana 4-H Foundation
  • Chairman, Hamilton County Business Issues Committee
  • Board of Directors, Hamilton County Extension Board
  • Board of Directors, National Lincoln Sheep Association

About David

David joined CCHA as a partner in 2001 and presently serves as the firm's Managing Partner. David's legal practice focuses primarily on work for Indiana school districts as well as providing guidance and counsel to individuals and families.

David's representation of Indiana public school districts is primarily as general counsel, providing advice on all areas of school practice including governance, finance, employment and student issues. He and CCHA are attorneys of record for a large number of Indiana schools, including Carmel Clay Schools, Hamilton Southeastern Schools, MSD Warren Township and Perry Township Schools. A long-time member of the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys, David served on its Board of Directors from 1990 -1994.

David’s experience includes involvement in the landmark Indianapolis school desegregation case and the Ryan White case. Recently David assisted Hamilton Southeastern Schools in the construction of $95,000,000 of new facilities and has advised school corporations regarding referendum campaigns. He has been a frequent speaker on education law topics at the national and state level and is one of the most well-known and well-respected school law attorneys in Indiana.

In addition to representing school corporations, David also advises individuals and families, and especially small business owners, regarding business planning and operations, business succession planning and estate planning with a particular emphasis on the agricultural sector.

David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with concentrations in US History, World History and Political Science from Ball State University in 1973 (summa cum laude), and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1977 (cum laude). He has been practicing in Indiana for 39 years. He has an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of judges and fellow attorneys.

When away from the office David enjoys spending time with his wife of 43 years, their three children and six grandchildren. He and his family raise a flock of purebred Lincoln sheep on a nearly 50 acre farm near Noblesville. For more information about that operation view Creek Road Farms. David’s other interests include playing golf, landscaping and reading.