David S. Makara
Dave is an associate with Davis Bucco, having joined the firm in 2006. Dave has practiced in Pennsylvania since 1996, primarily representing clients in business litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Dave worked with a general practice firm in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania where, in addition to handling commercial litigation matters, he represented parties in civil litigation. Dave thereafter worked with a large center city Philadelphia insurance defense firm, where he practiced in the Architects, Engineers and Contractors Liability Department.
Dave is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in History. After Penn State, Dave attended the Temple University School of Law. He is admitted to the Pennsylvania bar and admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Dave has tried numerous cases before judges, juries and arbitration panels in Pennsylvania. He presently represents clients in construction industry and commercial matters throughout Pennsylvania, prosecuting and defending claims depending upon the needs of his clients.
Dave is an active member of the Penn State Alumni Association, as well as the Philadelphia Construction Finance Management Association. Dave is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He provides presentations to trade associations within the construction industry on topics including mechanics liens, construction contracts and the collection of payment due from owners and general contractors.