Dave received a Bachelors of Arts in both History and French from the University of Kentucky in 2007, graduating Cum Laude. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2010.
Dave, while at UK College of Law, was named best oral advocate in his first-year writing club. He also served as co-president of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. During his undergraduate career, he also spent a semester abroad at the Université de Caen Basse-Normandie in northern France. He worked his way through law school working in web design. Dave became a member of the KJA in 2011.