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David Givskud


Phone (616) 405-0286

David Givskud Biography

A client-first approach, David’s approach to representing his wrongfully injured clients is summed up easily according to him: I advocate for each and every client as if they were my own family and as if they were my only client. That means using every ounce of my previous experience and current drive to obtain the results my injured clients deserve. Being injured can be a devastating life event. I take pride and consider it a privilege to help guide clients through their challenging times and to pursue damages on their behalf.

David frequently receives endorsements from former clients who have told him that they appreciate just how personable he is, how fast they can get in touch with him, and how he assisted with their injury case.

David lives in Grand Haven, Michigan, with his wife and three children. David enjoys all outdoor activities, particularly running Grand Haven’s roads, hiking pathways, and beaches.

Life and Work Experience

Military: Prior to becoming an attorney, David served in the United States Air Force as an Imagery Analyst in an Air Intelligence Unit, with his focus of operations in the Middle East. David still applies the main lessons he learned in the military: how to stay focused under stressful conditions and to never lose sight of his primary goals.  

Assistant District Attorney in Boston: Following his military service David obtained his law degree and thereafter worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. During his years as an Assistant District Attorney, David worked years in Boston courtrooms prosecuting hundreds of felonies. From embezzlement case, to dangerous assault, to drug distribution cases, David was never afraid to take a matter to trial. In his time as an ADA, David gained significant trial experience that is the foundation of his legal practice today. Indeed, when a personal injury client’s case cannot be settled David is not only willing to take the matter to trial before a Michigan jury, David has proven he is capable as well.

Insurance Defense: David has a unique background that sets him apart from most plaintiff injury lawyers in Michigan in that he has nearly a decade’s worth experience defending and advising numerous Michigan Insurance Companies. Having settled millions of dollars of injury claims for Michigan insurance companies David has an enormous edge on his fellow plaintiff injury attorneys whom may never had the benefit of knowing what insurance companies are thinking when considering an injury claim. The value of David’s experience is ultimately passed down to his clients.


Grand Valley State University: Bachelor of Science, Double Major in Economics and History. 

Law School: Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA

Professional Honors and Awards

Having previously been named to Michigan Super Lawyers®, a peer nomination award, David has developed an outstanding reputation amongst his legal peers across Michigan as a tireless litigator that has consistently obtained excellent results for his clients.