David Chavez

David E. Chavez

Las Vegas

David Chavez is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. He has represented small and large banks, lenders, and media organizations in state and federal courts across the country. David prides himself on his ability to leverage his intimate understanding of the Federal and Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure against his clients’ adversaries and to effectively meet his clients’ goals.

David has extensive experience representing clients in the areas of consumer financial services, First Amendment litigation, open records litigation, corporate governance, and securities fraud. He has successfully blocked subpoenas directed to journalists, newspapers, and television stations, conducted pre-publication review of podcasts and television segments, and helped obtain reversals and extraordinary writ relief from the Supreme Court of Nevada. Prior to joining Ballard Spahr, David clerked for Magistrate Judge Brenda Weksler in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Brenda Weksler, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 2019-2021

Judicial Externships

Hon. Richard F. Boulware II., U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 2017-2018

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named a "Top Rank Attorney" and an "Up & Coming Attorney" in southern Nevada by Nevada Business Magazine, 2022

Speaking Engagements

“Protecting Your Small Business: Considerations When Reviewing Contracts,” Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, August 18, 2022

“Federal Faux-Pas: the “Dos” and “Don’ts” of Federal Practice,” CLE, Clark County Bar Association, 2020

Board Memberships & Community Service

Aid for AIDS of Nevada, Board of Directors

Nevada Latino Bar Association, Director at Large

Notes With A Purpose, Donor Development and Event Assistant Volunteer, 2015-2018


David is a contributor to the firm's Consumer Finance Monitor blog.

Co-author, “Mechanic’s Liens in Practice (NV),” Westlaw Practical Law – Real Estate, January 20, 2022

“From Equitable to Equal, and then More Equal: How Nevada Divorce Law Can Help Domestic Violence Survivors”: 19 Nev. L.J. 293.



William S. Boyd School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2019)
Lead Articles Editor, Nevada Law Journal
James E. Rogers Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
Franny Forsman Award (awarded to the top overall advocate at the Boyd School of Law)
CALI Award (highest grade in class) for the following courses: Federal Courts; Constitutional Law I; Constitutional Law II; Advanced Advocacy, Appellate Courts; Conflicts of Law; Professional Responsibility

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (B.M. 2016)