Sommer_David p: 410.951.1414

Representing lenders, receivers, real estate investors, health care institutions, municipalities, and other for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, David helps clients resolve business disputes through bankruptcy, litigation, and negotiation. He devotes his practice to guiding clients through loan workouts, recovery of collateral and assets, bankruptcy litigation, and other financial disputes. He regularly appears in state and federal courts.

David served for two years as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lynne A. Battaglia of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. He currently serves as a member of the board of Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services. David is recognized by Chambers USA 2022 for his work in Bankruptcy/Restructuring and in Best Lawyers in America 2022 as a leading lawyer in bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law as well as commercial litigation.

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Area(s) of Practice

Court Admissions

  • Maryland State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States Supreme Court

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland


  • University of Maryland School of Law, JD, with honors, 2002, Order of the Coif, Maryland Law Review
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County, BA, 1998
  • Salisbury State University, BA, 1994, magna cum laude

Bar and Professional Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland, Board Member
  • Serjeants' Inn Law Club