Contact Information


300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

D: +1 317 237 1249
F: +1 317 237 8449


University of Illinois College of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Illinois Law Review (1987)
University of Illinois
A.B., summa cum laude (1984)

Bar Admissions

Indiana Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas U.S. Supreme Court U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

David A. Given


David Given concentrates his practice in employment and labor law and commercial litigation. He counsels and represents businesses in a wide range of employment and labor law matters, including employment litigation involving noncompetition agreements, trade secrets, wrongful termination and discrimination claims; employment law counseling; supervisor training; defending charges before the EEOC and other administrative agencies; union avoidance; labor arbitrations; and drafting employment agreements. In addition, he has substantial experience in commercial litigation, including business torts, contract and real estate matters.


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • The Best Lawyers in America — Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, 2007-18; Employment Law-Management, 2010-18; and Labor Law-Management, 2010-18 (Lawyer of the Year, Indianapolis Labor Law Management, 2013)
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers  — Labor & Employment, 2009-16
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Employment Litigation Defense, since its first publication in 2004 to 2017
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Distinguished Fellow, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • BNA Law Student Award, 1987
  • Bronze Tablet, 1984

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association — Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Civic Theatre — Board of Trustees
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Indiana, Inc. — Board Member, 1998-2004
  • Central Indiana Regional Blood Center


  • Covenants Not to Compete and Trade Secrets in Indiana
    Lorman Education Services, 1995-2007
  • Covenants Not to Compete
    Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 2008
  • Tricks of the Trade: Top 10 Ways to Win or Lose a Covenant Not to Compete Case
    Indianapolis Bar Association, 2006
  • Update on Covenants Not to Compete
    ISBA, Business Law Section and Employment & Labor Section, 2006
  • Whistleblowing and Retaliation Claims
    Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2004
  • Offer Letters, Employment Agreements and Other Writings Documenting the Employment Relationship
    Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2003
  • Employee Discharge and Documentation in Indiana
    Lorman Education Services, 1999-2001
  • "Is It Your Testimony That ..." Managers in the Deposition Hot Seat
    Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2001
  • Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order Proceedings in State Court — The Basics
    Indianapolis Bar Association, Bench/Bar Conference, 1999
  • EEO Litigation Workshop
    Indiana Lawyer, 1998
  • Employment Litigation: Theories & Tactics for Plaintiff and Defense
    Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, 1996

Published Articles

  • Employment Law Handbook: A Business Guide to Indiana and Federal Employment Laws
    Contributing Editor, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial — 7th Circuit
    Contributing Author, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1998


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