Indiana University

Attorneys and Staff

M. Davis O'Guinn

M. Dave O'Guinn
Associate General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel
Phone: (812) 856-3533
mdoguinn[at]indiana [dot] edu
Dave has been an Associate General Counsel since 2007 and Chief Litigation Counsel since 2014.  His areas of primary focus are litigation, employment law, faculty and student affairs, athletics, and risk management.

Before joining the counsel's staff, Dave was a senior associate in the Labor and Employment department at Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati. Preceding his career in the law, Dave held professional positions in higher education, serving as an Assistant Rector (Residence Hall Director) at Notre Dame, as the Director of Student Activities and Greek Life at Centre College, and as the Assistant Director of the Student Center and Student Activities at Quinnipiac College.

Dave graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. in political science and earned an M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University. He earned his J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Notre Dame School of Law. In 2011, Dave completed the Harvard Negotiation Institute and holds a Certificate in Public Policy Mediation from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Dave was the 2010-2011 Recipient of the Dean's Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Quality of Student Life at Indiana University Bloomington. He is an adjunct faculty member at the IU Maurer School of Law, the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and the IU School of Education.  He is also the Vice Chair of the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross.