R. David Ware
R. David Ware
David Ware earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia where he excelled in national Moot Court competition, a precursor to his work as a trial lawyer. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Georgia (formerly West Georgia College) and attended on academic and athletic scholarships. While there, he was elected to the Blue Key National Honor society and Phi Eta Sigma (the small school counterpart of Phi Beta Kappa), served as a student government leader, and was both a nationally ranked NCAA Division II track and field athlete (he set the school record for the high jump) and on the basketball team.
David has a vast history of legal experience, including the following cases:
- Successfully defeated an unprecedented suit by state legislators against Fulton County to prevent the County from collecting $680 million in taxes, which would have shut down County operations.
- Presented the legal arguments that ended the nine-year federal oversight of Fulton County’s jail which had lasted 10 years and cost over $1billion.
- Successfully challenged the National Football League’s player eligibility rules on antitrust grounds, leading to the inclusion of college juniors in the NFL draft.
- Defeated multiple wrongful death and personal injury claims against the County stemming from the 2005 Atlanta courthouse shootings where four people were killed.
U.S. Courts of Appeals:
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
- J.D., University of Georgia
- B.A., English, University of Georgia
- Gate City Bar Association: Member, President (Former)
- Leadership Atlanta: Class of 2012
- Modern Litigation: The Effect and Discoverability of Third-Party Litigation Funding (Part 2 of 2)
DRI – For the Defense, April 2021
- Modern Litigation: The Effect and Discoverability of Third-Party Litigation Funding (Part 1 of 2)
DRI – For the Defense, March 2021