Butzel Long attorney, Javon R. David, appointed to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Association


BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. –  Butzel Long attorney Javon David has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel Association (MDTC), which is an organization of leading lawyers dedicated to representing individuals and corporations in civil litigation. She accepted this appointment after serving as Co-Chair of the Trial Practice Section of the MDTC. 

David concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, media and entertainment law, and products liability. She has extensive litigation experience, successfully handling matters from the onset of suit through trial. 

David holds several leadership positions in the legal field. She serves on the Business Court and Counsel Committee for the Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA). She also serves as Deputy General Counsel for the Michigan Press Association (MPA), and on the litigation, insurance, and advertising/commercial speech committees for the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). In addition, David serves on the Board of Governors for the Young Leaders Council, Original Equipment Suppliers Association – Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (OESA-MEMA). 

David earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating with honors. She was an Editor of Law Review, an Executive Director of the Moot Court Board of Advocates, and a faculty research assistant. She competed in national Moot Court competitions and was inducted into the Order of Barristers for Excellence in Writing and Advocacy. David received numerous academic awards in law school. She was a member of the Dean’s Honor Society; received a Dean’s Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship; and, earned Book Awards for the highest grade in International Law, Worker’s Compensation Law, and Business Franchising Law.

David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, with concentrations in History, Political Science, and Psychology. She was on the Dean’s List and held board positions in numerous organizations, ultimately earning a Distinguished Student Leader Award, Difference Maker Award, and Student Activist of the Year Award from Amnesty International-USA. 

David has been named to the list of Michigan Rising Stars in Super Lawyers magazine for 2017- 2020. She also was named among Michigan’s Top Women Lawyers from 2017-2020. David was named as Ones to Watch in commercial litigation by Best Lawyers in America.

David is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States District Court, Western District of Michigan. She also is a certified mediator through the American Bar Association.

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