David C. Schott is a trial attorney. He graduated with Dean's List Honors from Carnegie-Mellon University and received his Juris Doctorate Degree with Moot Court Honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Schott began his legal career in Cook County, Illinois (Chicago), where he completed a four-year tenure with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. He then served as General Counsel for an international toy company, where under Schott's litigation management, the company prevailed in its $33M prosecution of contract and trademark infringement claims in Federal District Court.
During his career, Schott served as business counsel, operations advisor, Board of Directors advisor, and trial/litigation counsel to a range of entities. In July 2008 the University of Denver Sturm College of Law appointed him as the Director of the school's Advocacy Department. He also serves on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), and has served on the faculty of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and the National Institute of Legal Education. In addition, he has taught management, ethics, and negotiation at the collegiate level. From 1999 to 2008, Schott served in a volunteer capacity as head coach for the Regis Jesuit and Bear Creek High School Mock Trial Teams.
With a passion for helping youth, in 2006, he established The Providence Foundation of Law & Leadership with the mission of providing scholarship funding to high school students who display an interest in the justice system and dedication to their community.