David A. Gruebner
David A. Gruebner
  • Partner

Call / Email / Connect:

Download v-card

Download v-card


Connect on LinkedIn


David focuses his practice on medical malpractice, product liability, construction litigation and general civil litigation.

His career began in Texas with a judicial clerkship with the United States Bankruptcy Court in 1988. After practicing for three years at Cowles & Thompson in Dallas, he traded in his cowboy hat for an Aloha shirt and joined Burke Sakai McPheeters Bordner Iwanaga & Estes in Hawai‘i as an associate. In 2003, he joined Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher as a partner. Prior to Goodsill, David was a partner at Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura.


Let’s talk teams and tees – David plays softball, basketball, ice hockey and golf.

Click Here to Learn More


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1989
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • B.S. - 1986
    • Major: Accountancy

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Hawaii
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii

Professional Associations

  • Hawai‘i Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters, Board Member

Practice Areas:

  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Drug And Medical Device Litigation and Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Litigation And Coverage
  • Professional Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Lease Rent Negotiation and Arbitration

Past Positions

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Judicial Clerk, 1988
  • Cowles Thompson, P.C., Texas
  • Burke Sakai McPheeters Bordner Iwanaga & Estes, Hawaii, Associate
  • Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, Partner, 2003
  • Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura, Partner