David John Hommel is the Assistant Director of the Appellate Practice Group and Deaf Law Center. He also works in the Sexual Abuse department. David has first-chair trial experience in federal court, handling motions, witness examinations, opening statements, and closing arguments. He has also argued cases before two federal appellate courts and led the briefing in many other state and federal appeals. His appellate work primarily focuses on remedies, disability discrimination, and employment law.
Before joining the firm, David 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 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.