David was born in Fresno, California. He grew up in California living in Fresno, Bakersfield, Concord, and Belmont. He graduated from Carlmont High School and went on to attend San Jose State University graduating with a double major in Religious Studies and Political Science.
After college, David enrolled at the University of Tulsa College of Law and graduated with honors, Order of the Curule Chair. While in law school, David was a research assistant for Professors Frizzell, Lowe, and Allison at the National Energy Law and Policy Institute (NELPI). After graduation, David joined the firm of Boone, Smith, Davis, Hurst, and Minter in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Boone Smith, David’s practice focused on litigation in Oklahoma State and Federal Courts representing various companies and individuals.
During his time with the Boone Smith Law Firm, David developed an expertise in environmental law and litigation. He further developed that expertise as a partner at the Gardere and Wynne Law Firm. His practice since 1985 has involved all aspects of environmental law and litigation. He has represented clients in many States and handled matters for clients before the U.S. EPA in Regions I, II, IV, VI, VII and IX. During his 37 years of practice, he has appeared as counsel before environmental state agencies and in federal and state courts in more than twenty states.
David has represented numerous corporate and individual clients over his career including American Airlines (where he served as National Environmental Counsel), Phillips Petroleum Company, Oxy USA, Newspaper Printing Corporation, The Tulsa World, the Cities of Blackwell, Bartlesville, Bethany, and Chattanooga, Oklahoma, and the State of Oklahoma (in its case against the poultry industry for pollution of the Illinois River Watershed). In his role representing the State of Oklahoma, David served as part of the lead trial team focusing his attention on the presentation and cross-examination of expert testimony.
David is a member of the Oklahoma and Arkansas Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Oklahoma and all state courts in Arkansas. He has served as a Barrister and Master of the Hudson/Hall/Wheaton Chapter of the American Inns of Court and has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. David is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Tulsa College of Law and at Oklahoma State University and is a member of the University of Tulsa College of Law Sustainable Energy and Resource Law Advisory Board. He is married to Tracy Ann (Hogan) Page, and they have two adult children, Emily and Nathan. David has taught adult Sunday school classes all of his adult life and is currently teaching adult Sunday school classes at the First United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.