Dave Shughart has over two decades of legal experience. Rated an AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell, he has become one of Arizona’s premier attorneys.
Born into an Air Force family in Lincoln, Nebraska and later moving to Newville Pennsylvania for good when young, Shughart worked on his family dairy farm before attending Big Spring High School nearby.
Early Life and Education
Early years are an opportune period for brain development, creating an ideal opportunity for children to acquire knowledge. Social skills, self-esteem and moral outlook become established during this period while cognitive abilities grow quickly.
Experiences, exposure and positive relationships – such as those between parents, other adults and safe environments – play an enormous role in children’s futures. Knowing how these early experiences connect to learning capacity, behavior and health outcomes will assist policymakers and community leaders in crafting shared agendas to ensure all children thrive.
As we honor early childhood education this month, here is a glimpse into some of the leading figures who shaped our educational system and ensured that future generations of children had access to high-quality early learning programs.
David Shughart is an award-winning trial attorney specializing in personal injury and insurance litigation. He has successfully tried over 25 cases to verdict while successfully arguing hundreds more before the Arizona Court of Appeals and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Davis is certified as a personal injury and wrongful death specialist by the State Bar of Arizona and listed in both Best Lawyers of America and Martindale-Hubbell as being of “AV Preeminent* rating”. Additionally, he belongs to several legal associations such as American Bar Association, Maricopa County Bar Association and Jury Instruction Committee of Arizona Bar Association; regularly featured as author in legal articles as well as speakers at continuing legal education seminars.
Achievement and Honors
Shughart was an everyday hero renowned for his simple pleasures and deep convictions who was honored posthumously with the Medal of Honor. A member of Delta Force in the U.S. Army Special Operations, which ranks among its premier special operations units.
On October 3, 1993, Sergeant First Class Shughart excelled as a member of Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu, Somalia as a sniper team member, performing actions far above and beyond his duty. While conducting assaults on buildings and two helicopter crash sites he provided precise sniper fires against heavy automatic weapons fire and rocket propelled grenade fire from hostiles.
dave Shughart of Phoenix, Arizona specializes in personal injury and insurance litigation. He has successfully taken hundreds of cases through trial or arbitration proceedings in areas such as premises liability, products liability, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and bad faith claims.
Dr. McAllister is recognized by the State Bar of Arizona as an expert in injury and wrongful death law, earning a rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and listing among both Best Lawyers of America and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers.
David is also a proud member of the American Bar Association and has contributed articles to various scholarly journals. He has received various awards and honors for his professional achievements and is dedicated to protecting his clients’ rights and assisting them win their cases.
Dave Shughart is a lawyer and former head of his own law firm in Phoenix, Arizona. His expertise lies in personal injury and insurance litigation; representing clients in cases such as spinal cord and brain injuries as well as representing insurance companies for matters concerning coverage and bad faith claims.
Shughart received posthumously the Medal of Honor for his actions during Operation Gothic Serpent in Mogadishu, Somalia. Along with Gary Gordon, he and Shughart protected the crew of Super Six Four (a Black Hawk helicopter shot down within Mogadishu). Shughart displayed outstanding military service that upheld to the highest standards; thus honoring him, his unit and ultimately, the United States Army.