David was president and partner at Belser & Parke from 1995 - 2011. At Belser Law Firm, his practice still focuses primarily on criminal defense at the trial, appeal, and post-conviction stages of federal and state court in both North and South Carolina.
Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts, 1972 (with honors);
University of South Carolina School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1979;
University of Central England, Honorary Doctorate of Law, 2006.
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Faculty, Capital College, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
Regional Consultant,Center for Death Penalty Litigation
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
South Carolina Bar
Buncombe County Criminal Defense Association (past president)
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2008
Martindale-Hubbell Highest Peer Review Rating (AV). This rating describes a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics and reflects the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges. A Legal Ability Rating of "A" means very high or preeminent. A General Ethical Standard of Rating of "V" means very high. An AV rating is the highest available rating for a lawyer.
Admitted to practice: North Carolina; South Carolina; United States Supreme Court; United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina, Middle District of North Carolina, and Eastern District of North Carolina; United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit