Caleb B. David

Caleb B. David

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Caleb B. David is a member in the firm’s Charleston office. Mr. David maintains a diverse practice in high-stakes litigation in various industries, including medical malpractice, construction defect litigation, architect and engineering liability, state and municipal liability, civil rights litigation, and insurance coverage and bad faith. Mr. David has experience defending clients in class action claims in both state and federal courts and before the West Virginia Mass Litigation Panel.

Mr. David attended law school at Washington and Lee University. Mr. David participated in the John W. Davis Appellate Advocacy Competition and in the Client Counseling Competition, in which he mentored younger law students. Additionally, Mr. David was a member of the Black Lung Legal Clinic, a specialized clinic in which he assisted West Virginia coal miners in their claims for federal black lung benefits.

Mr. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Washington & Jefferson College. While at Washington & Jefferson College, Mr. David graduated with summa cum laude honors and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He also was honored with the W. Edward Sell Distinguished Service Award for his dedication to the College’s Pre-Legal Society.

English Bulldogs, Maggie and Winston
Years in Boy Scouts, earned rank of Eagle Scout
Years in Wrestling


Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Washington & Jefferson College
    • Major: Political Science
    • Phi Beta Kappa Society

Published Works

  • “Assimilation: Removing the Scarlet Letter”, Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty
  • “Social Capital in the Legal World: How Young Attorneys Can Learn Lessons from Entrepreneurship.” Defense Research Institute, For the Defense, March 2017
  • “Malice: An Afterthought.” Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, 2018 Notebook of Articles
  • “No One Pays Sticker Price for Healthcare Anymore: A Multistate Analysis of Recoverable Medical Special Damages in Medical Malpractice Litigation.” Defense Research Institute, The MedLaw Update, Volume 24, Issue 2, July 2019 (co-authored with Karen Tracy McElhinny and Emily L. Lilly)

Class/Seminars Taught

  • Local Government Law: What Attorneys Need to Know, NBI 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Construction Law Committee
  • Health Law Committee
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Young Lawyers Committee
  • Claims Litigation Management
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • CAMC Foundation Golf Classic Committee, 2018-2019


  • 2019, 2020 West Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Medical Malpractice Defense
  •  2021 Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch, Medical Malpractice Defense, Construction Litigation, and Insurance Law