David Hirsch

Harding Law Office
1217 S.W. Army Post Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
515-287-1454


David Hirsch

Admitted to the Iowa Bar in 1973. He practices in the Des Moines, Iowa, Harding Law Office, general practice, including litigation, commercial, professional malpractice, appeals, and other areas. 

B.S., Michigan State University,1970.
J.D., with distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 1973.

Hirsch was a Law Clerk to former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Clay LeGrand, 1973-1974. 

Hirsch is co-author of the new book . The book, like a detective story, cracks Lincoln’s code for presenting legal arguments and writing speeches. Lincoln’s template is replicatable. Anyone can learn to speak, write and argue like Lincoln. Hirsch also co-authored . The president began using Lincoln’s technique in January 2011. , former Speaker of the House now uses the technique. David Hirsch uses the technique in briefs and arguments. The technique builds credibility, and results in quicker, more efficient, more effective, legal service.

Hirsch is also the author of DepPrep, an electronic deposition preparation program (in slide format), originally marketed by CaseSoft, and then by LexisNexis. Hirsch was a columnist for the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal for over 10 years. Hirsch has other legal publications in The Federal Lawyer and elsewhere. Hirsch has spoken across the country at seminars and meetings.

Hirsch’s writings on keeping the docket open and accessible include:

Hirsch served on various committees for the Iowa State Bar Association and the Supreme Court of Iowa. He is a former President of the Des Moines County Bar Association and the Des Moines County Law Library Association. He is a member of the Polk County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, and the Iowa Association for Justice.

Bar Admissions:
Iowa 1973.

United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
United States Tax Court.
United States Court of Claims.
United States Supreme Court.


Harding Law Office 1217 Army Post Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50315 Telephone: 515-287-1454