David is an Indiana native and lifelong resident. He grew up in Harrison County and attended North Harrison High School, where he graduated in 1999. He studied Business Economics and Public Policy at Indiana University Southeast, where he graduated with distinction in 2006.
David attended law school at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. After his first year of law school, David worked as the judicial law clerk for Judge Susan L. Orth in the Floyd County Superior Court No. 1 in New Albany, Indiana. He focused the majority of his efforts in his second and third years of law school serving disadvantaged clients in the Disability Law Clinic and Elder Law Clinic sponsored by the law school. For this clinical service, David received the “Law Clinics Award.” David also served on the Federal Communications Law Journal and participated in the Sherman Minton Moot Court. In 2009, David graduated from law school magna cum laude and was elected by the faculty of the law school into the prestigious “Order of the Coif.”
After law school, David earned admission to the Indiana bar and is currently licensed in all Indiana courts, state and federal. He began his practice in 2009 at the historic Jeffersonville, Indiana law firm of Smith, Carpenter, Fondrisi & Cummins where he practiced Family Law, Civil Litigation Criminal Defense, Business Law, and Appellate Litigation. In 2012, he left the firm to become General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer at the company now known as Timeless Trésor, LLC, roles which he retains to this day. Timeless Trésor is an entrepreneurial company that has licensed the rights to nationally known entertainment brands such as Garfield®, Felix the Cat®, and Legends of Oz® (a 3-D animated sequel to the Wizard of Oz to be released in 2014). Timeless creates produces, markets and sells jewelry, toys, and other products under those licenses from its offices in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
David also founded his law firm, Hutson Legal, in 2012. He provides legal services to individuals, entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout southern Indiana, focusing on Divorce and Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Business Law. He serves a diverse client base that includes everyone from single moms and veterans to the board of a local government entity and an international dealer in medical equipment.
In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his wife, reading (especially anything by Ernest Hemingway), and boxing at Terry Middleton’s gym in downtown New Albany.