David was born in Gainesville and raised near Orlando, Florida. He attended the University of Florida and graduated cum laude with a double major in political science and journalism. During his time as an undergraduate, David also rowed on the Florida Crew Team and served as a varsity team captain his senior year. After teaching high school in Jacksonville, David enrolled at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida and graduated cum laude. During his time at the Levin College of Law, David competed on the Trial Team and won two Book Awards for academic excellence. David is licensed to practice law in all Florida state courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. David is an avid Gator fan and enjoys attending UF athletic events.