David R. Wallis

  • Principal


Columbia, MO




David Wallis graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2006. While in law school David clerked for the Missouri Attorney General's Office, the Missouri State Public Defender, and the Missouri Department of Insurance. Following graduation, he served as Enforcement Counsel for the Missouri Department of Insurance. In 2007 David began his work at the Missouri State Public Defefender where he served as District Defender of the Columbia Trial Office from 2011 to 2018. In this role, David tried over 40 trials to completion.

Joining the private sector and switch to civil law in 2018, David spent two years as an Associate Attorney at Carson & Coil in Jefferson City before joining Rogers | Ehrhardt as a Principal in 2020. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2006


  • University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia), Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. - 05/2006
  • National University San Diego, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 2003
    • Major: Legal Studies
    • Minor: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2007 to 2018
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2018 to 2020
  • Boone County Bar Association , 2017 to Present
  • Cole County Bar Association , 2018 to 2020

Representative Cases

  • Lisle v. Meyer Electric Co., Inc., SC99670, 2023 Mo. LEXIS 144 (Mo. 2023)

Past Employment Positions

  • Carson & Coil, Associate Attorney, 2018 to 2020
  • Missouri State Public Defender , District Defender, 2011 to 2018
  • Missouri State Public Defender, Assistant Public Defender, 2007 to 2011
  • Missouri Department of Insurance, Enforcement Counsel, 2006 to 2007