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David Maldonado

David Maldonado - Stevenson Law Offices - davidDavid Maldonado is an associate attorney at Stevenson Law Office. His practice areas involve litigation and appellate work. He primarily practices criminal law at all levels and family law. David was born in Billings, Montana. Upon graduating from West High, he entered military service. David served in Kosovo and Iraq and was awarded the Bronze Star. Upon his honorable discharge, David enrolled in college and graduated, magna cum laude, from MSU-B, with a B.A.

David graduated from Pettit College of Law in 2011. During law school, David distinguished himself serving as Managing Editor of the Law Review, arguing about the legality of drone strikes in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Chicago, and graduating in the top ten of his law class. In 2011, David’s article on the assignment of prospective tort proceeds was published in the Ohio Survey of Cases portion of the law journal. David graduated law school in 2011 and was awarded the school’s high honor: Induction into the Willis Society.

In addition to his academic record, David has broad legal experience. Specifically, he was an Honors Intern with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., an extern for a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in Columbus, OH, and an intern with a County Prosecutor.

Additionally, David has direct experience with all stages of the criminal justice system including initial appearances and bail arguments, discovery, depositions, motion practice, trial, and appeals. David has successfully won suppression hearings for his clients that resulted in dismissals. Likewise, he has handled all phases of family law matters including dissolution, parenting plans, and property settlement agreements. To date, David has represented clients in twelve different counties throughout the State and appeared in eighteen different courts.

David recognizes the importance of liberty, family, and holding the government, at all levels, accountable; thus, he is extremely dedicated to using his broad experience to get the best possible outcomes for his clients.



  • Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law Ada, OH, May 15, 2011
  • J.D., with distinction; Class Rank: 8th; GPA 3.53
  • Ohio Northern Law Review - Managing Editor, 2010-11
    • Supervised and assisted in creating the 2010 write-on competition for staff selection
    • Established the publication timeline for 3 issues, facilitated the editing process, and overall charged with the day-to-day operations of the publication and its staff
  • Staff Editor, 2009-10
    • Edited text, citations, and wrote online abstracts for articles submitted for publication
  • Publication: Note, W. Broad Chiropractic v. American Family Ins., 36 Ohio N.U.L. Rev. 1109 (2010)
  • Moot Court, Phillip C. Jessup Int’l Law Team 2010-11
  • Awards and Honors: Willis Society; Clemens Scholarship; Dean’s List; Teaching Fellow; Outstanding Academic Performance Award 2010-11; numerous book awards for highest grade
  • Montana State University-Billings 2008
  • B.A., magna cum laude; minor, Pol. Sci.


Legal Experience

Stevenson Law Office - Missoula 2011-pres.

  • Associate Attorney; representing clients throughout the State in District Court and courts of limited jurisdiction.
  • Representing clients through all phases of the Criminal Justice System and Family Law.

Public Defender’s Office - Billings 2011-12

  • Attorney; represented indigent clients in all phases of criminal proceedings
  • Successfully argued motion to suppress on citizen informant case and pretrial motion on imposition of pretrial alcohol monitoring on a pending DUI.

Allen County Prosecutor’s Office - Lima, OH, Spring 2011

  • Intern; represented the State of Ohio in juvenile court at prehearings, changes of plea, and dispositional hearings
  • Prepared subpoenas, discovery, and reviewed evidence to make recommendations to Assistant Prosecutors on whether to file charges in juvenile misdemeanor cases

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio - Columbus, OH, Fall 2010

  • Extern for the Honorable Judge Kathryn Preston; conducted legal research, reviewed documents, and drafted legal memoranda for the Judge on motions before the court

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission - Washington, D.C., Summer 2010

  • Intern, Enforcement Division; drafted internal memoranda, edited motions, and prepared exhibits for declarations
  • Attended investigative testimony and participated in testimony training with staff attorneys