James, Hutchison & Forth, P.C.

Attorneys at Law

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David W. Forth

David is a skilled litigator whose work benefits financial institutions, property managers, business clients, insurance companies and individuals. He has successfully tried dozens of cases and represented clients in the state, federal and bankruptcy courts throughout Missouri and Illinois.

He handles general business and commercial litigation in areas such as creditor's rights, banking and lending, landlord/tenant (commercial and residential), contracts, bankruptcy, real estate, construction and lien law. David also previously served as a Congressional Staff Assistant to former U.S. Representative James M. Talent.

He is active in local political and community organizations, and enjoys home improvement projects and spending time with his wife Nancy and their children Audrey, Katie and Thomas.

Areas of Practice

Business Law
Real Estate

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1997 
Illinois, 1998 
US District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1998


JD, Saint Louis University
      School of Law, 1997
      • Cum Laude
      • Dean’s Scholar
      • Phi Alpha Delta
      * Federalist Society President (1995-1997)

BS, University of Missouri,
      Columbia, Missouri, 1977
      • Bright Flight Scholar
      • Huggins Scholar
      • Roberts Scholar
      • Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, Founding Father
      • University of Missouri Excellence Award

Seminars/Speaking Engagements

Prepared seminars on garnishments and judgment enforcement techniques.

Assisted in preparation of the Missouri Practice reference books, Contracts Litigation and Personal Injury and Torts, written by Dierker and Mehan and published by West.

Author of Annual Legislative Update for St. Louis Lawyer (2005-2008).
Adjunct Lecturer, Jurisprudence Course, Logan College of Chiropractic (2007-2008).

Presenter: Take the Economic Red Pill, a candid discussion of the current economic landscape (2011-present).

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Missouri Bar

The Illinois Bar Association

The Bar Association of Metropolitan
Saint Louis

Community Involvement

Cultural Festivals, Producer of the St. Louis Art Fair
     • Artist Relations Co-Chair (2005-present)
     • Board Member (2007-present)
     • Executive Committee (2009-present)
     •Programming Chair (present)

Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce (2009-present)

St. Charles County Pachyderm Club (2009-present)

Grace Community Chapel, St. Peters, Missouri
     • Commander of Awana youth program
     • Adult Sunday School Teacher, Usher

Oak Forest Hills Homeowners' Association
     • Board Member (2009-present)

Impact Networking Group (2009-present)

Clayton Chamber of Commerce
     • Board of Directors (2006-2009)
     • Legislative Committee (2000-2009)
     • Chair (2007-2009)
     • Leadership Clayton (2005)
     • Co-Chair (2006-2007)
     • Member of the Year (2005)

John Marshall Republican Lawyers' Club (1997-present)

Harvest Estates Community Association President (1999-2005)

The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies (1997-present)

St. Louis Lawyers' Chapter Chair (1999-2002)

University of Missouri Alumni Association

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