David John Hommel is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Deaf Law Center. He advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing in state and federal courts. His practice focuses on public-accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and equivalent state and local laws.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Hommel clerked for Judge Joanna Seybert in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and then served as a Court Law Clerk in the same district. He also worked at Mendes & Mount LLP where he litigated insurance-coverage disputes and advised insurers on professional-liability claims.

Mr. Hommel earned his degrees from New York University and St. John’s University School of Law. At NYU, he captured the 2010 National Mock Trial Championship, receiving All-American honors. In law school, he served as the chief officer of the Moot Court Honor Society and won the 2014 National First Amendment Moot Court Competition. At graduation, he received the Justice Albert H. Bosch Award for excellence in trial and appellate advocacy.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • New York University, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, B.A., 2010
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