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David L. Zerbe


David L. Zerbe was born and raised in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, the fifth child of Harry L. Zerbe, the founder of the firm in 1956. David graduated from Lawrenceburg High School in 1974 and attended college in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Xavier University and received his BA from the University of Cincinnati in 1981. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Salmon P. Chase School of Law in 1986 and returned to practice in his home town upon receiving his license in 1986.

In addition to his private practice, David worked as a deputy prosecutor in Dearborn and Ohio counties for the first eight years of his career as a lawyer. During that time, David served as special prosecutor in other Indiana counties including Ripley, Franklin and Fayette, gaining considerable trial experience becoming very familiar with the criminal code as well as learning his way around the courtrooms of Southeast Indiana. This experience has equipped David with a set of skills to handle all kinds of criminal cases from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies.

David has developed a wide and diverse practice that includes any kind of litigation, criminal or civil. This includes domestic relations (dissolution, custody, child support), personal injury (auto accident, premises liability, medical malpractice, product liability), probate (wills, trusts, estates, guardianships), adoptions and a wide variety of other types of cases that have required his skills over the years. He has served as Lawrenceburg City Attorney under three mayors and also has served as the attorney for the Lawrenceburg Conservancy District, Lawrenceburg Economic Development Commission and the Lawrenceburg Bond Bank.

David's lifelong commitment and knowledge of Southeastern Indiana has positioned him to be able to advise his clients and navigate the local landscape. He offers the people of Southeastern Indiana a great variety of talents and experience that is unrivaled.

David was raised to serve and he has carried on the tradition started by his father. The Zerbe family has been serving the good people of Southeastern Indiana for over 50 years and has a long trail of satisfied clients to attest to the Zerbe commitment to excellence. This firm is known for aggressive and intelligent representation of its clients.


  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1986
  • Lawrenceburg High School, 1974
    • 1974
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
    • B.A. - 1981

Professional Associations

  • Dearborn/Ohio County Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Family
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admission

  • Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 1986
  • Supreme Court of Indiana

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner