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David  Rodkey

Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(215) 575-7027
Fax(215) 575-7200


Lori Zimmerman
Direct(215) 575-7097

Dave Rodkey works with clients in general litigation to ensure that their rights and interests are fully protected under the law. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the law review, President of the Pitt Law chapter of the American Constitution Society, and Managing Editor of JURIST, the world’s only law school-based, real time, comprehensive online legal news service. During law school, he argued in the championship round of the BMI Entertainment and Communications Law Moot Court Competition, a national contest held annually at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. Prior to becoming an attorney, Dave formed and managed his own film company and worked as an instructional assistant and in-home therapist with children with special needs.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a defendant in a four week federal criminal trial involving allegations of a $27M biodiesel fraud scheme.
  • Helped to free one of the first prisoners released to home confinement pursuant to the new Elderly Offender Early Release Program under the First Step Act of 2018.
  • Aided in writing a petition for allowance of appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of a township that sought to prevent a cell phone company from building a communication tower in their community.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, PLEA School, September 2016 – August 2018

Speeches & Presentations

  • Dave Rodkey, Making Sense of Obergefell: A Suggested Uniform Substantive Due Process Standard, 79 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 753 (2018).
  • Dave Rodkey, Kennedy: A Flexible Jurisprudence, June 28, 2018 – Cited in the ScotusBlog “Friday Round-Up,” June 29, 2018.

Professional Recognition

  • Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Association: 2018 Student Leadership Award
  • Sutin Prize for Outstanding Service to JURIST

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Alternate Biographies





  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2018
    • Executive Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
    • Law School Trial Advocacy Award
    • Ronald D. Ecker Award for Excellence in Client Counseling
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Barristers
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2018
  • New Jersey
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania