dmerson@suffolk.edu 
tel: 617-573-8686

David joined the PCD team as an Associate Director in September 2012. David has had a deep and diverse legal career, having served as a Lieutenant & Judge Advocate in the US Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps; as an Assistant District Counsel & Special Assistant US Attorney for the US Immigration & Naturalization Service; and as an immigration lawyer in private practice for several years, including as a partner in his own firm. Prior to joining Suffolk, he was a Prelaw Advisor at Northeastern University's Career Center and an Instructor at the University's College of Professional Studies.  He also volunteered in the law career services offices at both Northeastern and University of Massachusetts law schools. David is a graduate of Cornell Law School with a concentration in Public Law and holds a BA in History and Biomedical Ethics from Brown University. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Counseling at Rhode Island College.