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David Edward Prewitt, American Lawyer. Bar: Kentucky 1968, Florida 1970, Pennsylvania 1971, United States District Court (ea.dist.) Pennsylvania 1971, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1971; certified civil trial advisory National Board Trial Advocacy. Decorated Air medal, Vietnam Service medal, Meritorious Svc. medal.


Prewitt, David Edward was born on October 13, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Richard Hickman and Jean (Simpkins) Prewitt.


Dartmouth College (Bachelor of Arts, 1961). Duke University Law School (Juris Doctor, 1968).


Worked at Miller Dunham & Doering, A Professional Corporation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) specializing in Aviation Litigation, Products Liability, Labor and Employment, Insurance Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1968, Kentucky. 1970, Florida; 1971, Pennsylvania and United States.

Court of Appeals, Third Circuit. Commercial Pilot, Helicopter and Instrument Ratings, 1963. Author: "Federal Common Law of Aviation," Journal of Air Law and Commerce, 1974.

"Arson for Profit on Trial," Pennsylvania Law Journal, 1980. "Aviation Accident Law," Army Aviation Digest, 1980. Member, Committee of Seventy.

Member: Philadelphia (Chairman: Military Affairs Committee, 1985-1986. Aviation Law Committee, 1987-1989), Pennsylvania (Chairman, Aeronautical and Space Law Committee, 1992-1994), Kentucky and American Bar Associations. The Florida Bar; Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association.

Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (Member, Executive Committee, 1996—). Military: Colonel, United States Army Reserve, Active Duty, 1962-1965 Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy.


Member Committee of Seventy, 1977-1904, executive board, 2004-2006. Colonel United States Army Reserve, 1961-1993. Member Florida Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association (past chairman aeronautical and space law committee), Philadelphia Bar Association (past chairman aviation law committee, past chairman military affairs committee, past co-chairman state civil rules committee member, board governors 2009, co-chiar State Civil Section 2010), Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Philadelphia Association Defense Counsel (executive committee since 1996, president 2004-2005), Military Order Foreign Wars (Commander 2005-2006), Pennsylvania Society Sons of Revolution, Lawyers Club Philadelphia (director since 2004), Merion Cricket Club (Haverford, Pennsylvania).


Married Joan Rosella Taylor, June 16, 1939. Children: Mary-Alice Graham, Katherine Estill, Elizabeth Bowen.