David Sullivan grew up in Shelbyville, Kentucky. He attended and graduated from Living Waters Christian School (now Cornerstone Christian Academy) in 1993; from Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania in 1997, majoring in Philosophy and minoring in English; and from the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky in 2000.

David has more than 12 years of extensive experience appearing before numerous state and federal courts in a wide variety of practice areas, including complex commercial litigation, antitrust, insurance regulation, breach of contract/warranty, franchising, products liability, and tobacco regulation/enforcement. He has successfully represented clients in litigation, administrative, arbitration, and mediation proceedings. Prior to forming Zaring & Sullivan, David gained substantial commercial, tort, consumer, insurance, and other legal experience at 2 different, prominent, regional law firms in Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky.

David is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Henry and Shelby County Chambers of Commerce. Active in giving back to the community, he is currently a Board Member of Sparrow Missions, Inc., and he was formerly a Board Member with Avenues for Women in Frankfort, an Associate Board Member for Gilda’s Club Louisville, and a School Board Member of Cornerstone Christian Academy in Shelbyville. He has graduated from the Leadership Shelby program, as well as from the Leadership Louisville Center’s Ignite Louisville and Focus Louisville programs. Married with three children, David is an active member of Christ Community Church in Shelbyville, and enjoys sports, working out, and spending time in the community and with his family and friends during his free time.

David Sullivan


Grove City College, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., 2000, magna cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Professional Activities

Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Henry County and Shelby County, Kentucky Chambers of Commerce

Civic Involvement

Sparrow Missions, Inc., Board Member
Avenues for Women, Board Member, 2009-2012
Gilda’s Club Louisville, Associate Board Member, 2008-2010
Cornerstone Christian Academy, School Board Member, 2005-2008
Leadership Shelby, Class of 2012
Ignite Louisville, Class of 2009
Focus Louisville, November 2008


Order of the Coif (graduated sixth in class)
Kentucky Law Journal, Business Manager, 1999-2000, and Member, 1998-2000
John C. Darsie, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, 1999-2000
Schwemm Scholarship, 1998-1999
CALI Award in Criminal Law (highest grade in class)


“Disappointed Bidder Standing to Challenge a Government Contract Award: A Proposal for Change in Kentucky Procurement Law,” Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 88, No. 1, 1999-2000

Pro Hac Vice

David has handled multiple contract/breach of warranty, franchising, and other matters in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and other jurisdictions.