David C. Clukey

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Business Litigation Attorney

Education and Honors

David graduated cum laude with his J.D. from the Gonzaga University School of Law in 2014. During his time at Gonzaga, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, was a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, and a Board Member of the William O. Douglas First Amendment Society. David graduated from Brigham Young University—Idaho in 2011 with an undergraduate degree in communications.

Legal Experience

David represents clients in various areas of civil and business disputes, including breach of contract, business fraud and misrepresentations, and transportation litigation. His transportation practice includes freight loss and damage claims, bills of lading disputes, and matters related to tariff and transportation charge collections. David’s representation extends to both state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He has been named a One to Watch by Best Lawyers, a national honor given to attorneys for outstanding professional excellence.

David has co-authored several legal articles and taught continuing legal education courses, including:

Carmack Preemption of Damage to Real Property-Watch Your Step!, Co-Author, The Transportation Lawyer (2019).

Negotiating Contracts on Tribal Lands: Establishing the Framework of Native American Land Ownership and Tribal Water Rights, Co-Author and Presenter, National Business Institute (2018).

Compendium Regarding an Insurer’s Duty to Defend, Montana Chapter, Co-Author, Defense Research Institute (2015).

Personal Interests

When not practicing law, David enjoys camping and fishing with his wife and three children and reading and watching all things Gonzaga basketball.  Go Zags!