David Pruitt

Adjunct Professor

Office: 1100 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.6627
Fax: 574.631.4197
Email: David.R.Pruitt.13@nd.edu

David R. Pruitt is a partner in the Litigation Department in the firm’s South Bend, Indiana office. He concentrates his practice in commercial and intellectual property litigation. He has represented clients in state and federal courts around the country.

Pruitt received his B.B.A. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. After working for a consulting company for a number of years, Pruitt received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School. During law school, he was a member of the Notre Dame Law Review and taught legal writing. He recently was a contributing author for the American Bar Association Model Jury Instructions regarding model trademark litigation jury instructions. In 2009, Mr. Pruitt was selected for inclusion as an "Indiana Rising Star" in Indiana Super Lawyers®. 

Pruitt is admitted to practice in the Indiana courts as well as a number of courts around the country. He is a member of the Indiana State, St. Joseph County and American Bar Associations.

Pruitt served on the Attorney Advisory Committee for the Electronic Case Filing System for the Northern District of Indiana. He is a member of the board of directors for the American Heart Association - South Bend, and a past board member for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Joseph County, Inc. He currently serves as the school board president for St. Joseph Grade School. In addition, he teaches a Business Torts class at the University of Notre Dame Law School. Prior to returning to South Bend, he practiced with Kirkland & Ellis in Washington D.C.

Courses Taught

LAW70109, Business Torts