Find a Lawyer

Search by Issue
Search by Location

Gray, David W. Information

firm image
Gray, David W.
One American Square Suite 2500 Indianapolis, IN
Phone: (317) 639-1210 / (866) 668-0262
Fax: (317) 639-4882


Current Employment Position(s)


Lawyer Overview

David Gray has represented employers in employment and labor matters before various courts and administrative agencies around the country. He has successfully defended employers in actions pending before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the Northern District of Indiana, the District of New Jersey, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, among others. He has represented a variety of employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and other federal and state agencies. Although enjoying considerable success in litigating matters, David is most proud of his ability to counsel employers on ways to avoid the pitfalls of litigation. During his career, he has reviewed innumerable employee handbooks, personnel manuals, devised various employer friendly programs and negotiated collective bargaining agreements.

David received his federal court litigation education while serving as a law clerk to the Honorable S. Hugh Dillin, Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana immediately following his graduation from law school. He has also litigated non-employment law matters in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, the District of Colorado, the Southern District of Texas and the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois.

David advises many local businesses functioning in the capacity of a general counsel.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Business
  • Religious Organizations

West Practice Categories

Freedom of Religion, Affirmative Action -- Employer, Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employer, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employer, Employee Rights -- Employer, Employment Contracts -- Employer, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employer, Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- Employer, Pensions, Benefits & Compensations -- Employer, Sexual Harassment -- Employer, Wage & Hour Laws -- Employer, Whistleblower -- Employer, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act -- Employer, Wrongful Termination -- Employer, Collective Bargaining, Labor Arbitration, Labor Disputes, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations Boards & Proceedings, Unfair Labor Practices, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, Federal Appellate Practice, Federal Claims Court


Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member)
  • Indiana Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section (Member)
  • American Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section (Member)
  • Venture Club of Indiana (Board of Directors)
  • Shattuck St. Mary's School, 2003 - Present (Board of Trustees)
  • Ardath Burkhart Series Board Leadership Development, 1998 (Member)
  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 2004 (Board of Trustees)

Honors and Awards

  • Indiana Super Lawyer (Employment & Labor), 2009
  • Indiana Super Lawyer (Employment & Labor), 2008
  • Indiana Super Lawyer (Employment & Labor), 2007
  • Indiana Super Lawyer (Labor & Employment), 2004
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. S. Hugh Dillin, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Law Clerk to , 1975 - 1977
  • University of Indianapolis, Adjunct Faculty, 1982 - 1984
  • Indiana University, Kelly School of Business, Adjunct Faculty, 1985 - 1986
  • Indiana University Kelly School of Business, Lewis & Kappes, Founding Member, 1985


  • Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1975
    Honors: cum laude

    Law Review: Indiana University Law Review, Associate Editor, 1974 - 1975
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1972
    Major: Business - Finance

Published Works

  • Survey of Recent Developments in Consumer Law, Indiana Law Review, 10 Indiana Law Review 142, 1976
  • Recent Development, Schneckloth v. Bustmonte, 7 Indiana Law Review 592, 1974
  • frequent lecturer on labor and employment law matters, Associate Editor, Indiana Law Review, 1974