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david J. lekse,
Attorney

A former CPA, Dave brings a keen understanding of business issues to the practice of law.

Dave represents business clients of all sizes, from individual entrepreneurs to large corporations. He offers counsel for the entire range of concerns that might affect an organization, whether it’s financing and documentation at startup, representation in legal disputes, or tax and succession planning.

Dave’s ability to see business issues from both an accounting and a legal perspective brings real value to his clients. He’s especially good at managing the delicate balance between big-picture issues and fine-print details, and he knows how to work to find common ground among parties when they disagree. Many of the buildings you see in downtown Indianapolis are the result of Dave’s work to help clients start and build their businesses from the ground up.

Dave first thought he might like to practice law when he was a boy (his best paper route customers, he says, were judges and lawyers). Although he took a practical turn first by getting his accounting degree and then becoming a licensed CPA, law school was a natural next step for him. It gave him the opportunity to help businesses build something tangible—and now, that’s what he loves most about his job.

Dave and his wife, Denise, are competitive bocce players and enjoy time spent outdoors with their sons. They’re active members of Our Lady of the Greenwood parish.


+ Education

  • Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis, J.D., 2002
  • University of Indianapolis, B.S. Accounting, 1994

+ Awards and Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Intramural Moot Court Competition–Finalist, 2002
  • Order of Barristers, 2002

Reach Dave directly by dialing 317.922.2843.