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David W. Gray

David W. Gray

Indianapolis, Indiana

David Gray has represented employers in employment and labor matters before various courts and administrative agencies around the country. He has successfully defended employers in actions pending before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the Northern District of Indiana, the District of New Jersey, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, among others. He has represented a variety of employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and other federal and state agencies. Although enjoying considerable success in litigating matters, David is most proud of his ability to counsel employers on ways to avoid the pitfalls of litigation. During his career, he has reviewed innumerable employee handbooks, personnel manuals, devised various employer friendly programs and negotiated collective bargaining agreements.

David received his federal court litigation education while serving as a law clerk to the Honorable S. Hugh Dillin, Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana immediately following his graduation from law school. He has also litigated non-employment law matters in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, the District of Colorado, the Southern District of Texas and the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois.

David advises many local businesses functioning in the capacity of a general counsel.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Business Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1994


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • J.D. cum laude - 1975
    • Law Review: Indiana University Law Review, Associate Editor, 1974 - 1975
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
    • B.S. - 1972
    • Major: Business - Finance

Published Works

  • "Consumer Law, Survey Recent Developments in Indiana Law" , 10 Indiana Law Review 142, 1976
  • "Recent Development, Schneckloth v. Bustmonte", 7 Indiana Law Review, 592, 1974


  • Frequent lecturer on labor and employment law matters.

Honors and Awards

  • Indiana Super Lawyer (Employment & Labor), 2009
  • Indiana Super Lawyer (Employment & Labor), 2008
  • Indiana Super Lawyer (Employment & Labor), 2007
  • Indiana Super Lawyer (Labor & Employment), 2004
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
  • Indiana State Bar Association (labor and employment law section), Member
  • American Bar Association (Member, section of labor and employment law), Member
  • Venture Club of Indiana, Board of Directors
  • Shattuck St. Mary's School, Faribault, MN, Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2009
  • Shattuck St. Mary's Foundation, Chairman, 2010 - Present
  • Ardath Burkhart Series Board Leadership Development, 1988
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Member, Board of Trustees, 2004 - Present
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Chair, Board of Trustees, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. S. Hugh Dillin, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Law Clerk to , 1975 - 1977
  • University of Indianapolis, Adjunct Faculty, 1982 - 1984
  • Indiana University, Kelly School of Business, Adjunct Faculty, 1985 - 1986
  • Indiana University Kelly School of Business, 1985
  • Lewis & Kappes, Founding member, 1985
  • Indiana Law Review, Associate Editor, 1974 - 1975
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Oficina de Indianápolis
One American Square
AUL Building, Suite 2500
Indianápolis, IN 46282-0003
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