A leader and recognized authority in the area of dispute resolution, David brings an extensive background of problem solving with over 25 years of real life experience as an insurance adjuster, Trainer, Speaker, and now Lawyer.
David grew up in Tulsa where he graduated from Metro Christian Academy in 1986. He received his Bachelor of Science in Management from Oklahoma State University in 1990. After graduation, David was employed at State Farm Insurance as a Claims Specialist, helping people solve issues and problems with one of their most valuable assets, their homes! David has handled claims, both first and third party, from Florida to California, as well as places in between to assist insured’s in recovering from losses both big and small. Through this experience, David received a real life education in problem solving and working with people at one of the most difficult times in their lives.
Recognizing that his passion was helping people in need and the desire to help others resolve their disputes peacefully, David attended the University Of Tulsa College Of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate. While at T.U., David twice received the Cali Award for Excellence, an honor given to the top student in the class, for his work in Mediation and Arbitration. He was able to accomplish this while still working full time for State Farm Insurance. David now brings this wealth of experience and expertise to his practice in the areas of Mediation, Collaborative Law, Family Law and Estate Planning.
David has performed his post–doctorate study in the areas of Commercial and Civil Mediation, as well as Family Law Mediation. He has also studied in the dynamic field of Collaborative Law which allows families to retain their dignity and to resolve their disputes more effectively without having to go to court.
David is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Family Law Section and Estate Planning Section, the Tulsa County Bar Association, Family Law Section, the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, and Real Property Estate Planning Section, the Oklahoma Academy of Collaborative Professionals as well as the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. David is also included on the Tulsa County District Court list of Mediators.
He also teaches the Helping Children Cope with Divorce class which is a requirement by the Courts for parents to attend in over seven counties within Oklahoma before a divorce can become final. In an effort to help slow down the staggering divorce rate in Oklahoma, David is also trained to teach the PREP class for couples considering marriage or who are newly married and the Within Our Reach program for couples with young children.
David is married to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer, and they have three children. In his spare time, David enjoys portrait and sports photography. Check out his work here: www.dcfisherphotos.com