David W. Gray

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.

Bar Admissions

State – Indiana
Federal – Southern District of Indiana
Federal – Seventh Circuit
Federal – Federal Circuit
Federal – U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Indiana University, B.S., 1972
Indiana Law Review, Associate Editor (1974-1975)
Indiana University, J.D., 1975, Cum Laude


Indiana Super Lawyer, Employment and Labor
AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Affiliations & Community Involvement

Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
Indiana State Bar Association, Member; 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, 2017-Present)
Shattuck St. Mary's Foundation, Chairman (2010-2017)
Ardath Burkhart Series Board Leadership Development (1988)
Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Board of Trustees, Member (2004-2016); Board of Trustees, Chair (2013-2015); Honorary Trustee (2018)

Speeches & Publications

David is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law matters.
Author: "Consumer Law, Survey Recent Developments in Indiana Law," 10 Ind. L. Rev. 142, 1976
Author: "Recent Development, Schneckloth v. Bustmonte," 7 Ind. L. Rev., 592, 1974