David R. Watson

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

David serves as the Executive Director of both the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF).

A Cleveland area native, David was admitted to the bar in 1992 and is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  David earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and religion from Kenyon College.  Prior to joining the CMBA, he most recently served as a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments.  Before that, he spent five years as the Executive Vice President of the Commercial Law League of America, an association with nearly 4,000 members and three years as Deputy Executive Director for The Defense Research Institute an association with over 20,000 members.  In addition, David worked for Lexis-Nexis for ten years, the last four of which he spent developing and implementing Lexis-Nexis' off-shore database builds and maintenance initatives in India and the Philippines.

In his current position, David oversees all aspects of day-to-day operations and management for both the CMBA and the CMBF.

To learn more about David, the CMBA, and/or the CMBF, click here.

Other Task Force Members

Ahmed A. Abonamah (Clerk)

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Evan T. Byron (Clerk)

Chernett Wasserman Yarger, LLC

A. Steven Dever

A. Steven Dever Co., L.P.A.

Robert S. Frost

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Stuart I. Garson

Seaman Garson LLC

Kerin L. Kaminski

Giffen & Kaminski, LLC

Irene C. Keyse-Walker

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Barbara A. Lum (Clerk)

Thompson Hine LLP

Retired Judge Timothy E. McMonagle (Co-Chair)

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

David M. Paris

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy

James D. Robenalt (Co-Chair)

Thompson Hine LLP

Jan L. Roller

Davis & Young LPA

Barbara K. Roman

Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis

Mark A. Stanton

Short, Shepherd & Stanton

Carter E. Strang

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Roger M. Synenberg

Synenberg & Associates, LLC

Taras G. Szmagala

Eaton Corporation

Russell W. Tye

Tye & Associates, L.P.A.

Michael N. Ungar

Ulmer Berne LLP

Robin G. Weaver

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP