The firm’s senior attorney, David Guldenschuh, was the Thomas J. White Scholar and a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1981. Mr. Guldenschuh served two years as the senior law clerk to the Honorable Reynaldo G. Garza, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In 1983, Mr. Guldenschuh joined the prestigious, international law firm of King & Spalding in Atlanta as an associate attorney. He practiced in the litigation department and was a founding member of the employment law litigation team.
Due to the serious illness of a child, Mr. Guldenschuh left King & Spalding in 1989 and returned to his home town of Rome where he became a partner at the firm then known as Smith, Shaw & Maddox, LLP. Mr. Guldenschuh started the Law Offices of David Guldenschuh in January 2004. Mr. Guldenschuh is a member of the American and Georgia Bar Associations and is Past President of the Rome Bar Association (2004-05). From 1998 – 2001, he served at the request of then-Chief Justice Robert Benham of the Georgia Supreme Court on the Georgia Commission for Public Trust and Confidence in the Courts.
In 2009, Mr. Guldenschuh was one of 38 lawyers and judges throughout Georgia who was nominated to be interviewed for an open position on the Georgia Supreme Court, to be filled by then-Governor Sonny Perdue. In a statewide qualifications poll conducted by the Fulton County Daily Reporter, Mr. Guldenschuh finished second in voting receiving almost twenty percent (20%) of the total vote. He has been named one of Georgia’s “Top Lawyers” by Atlanta Magazine on multiple occasions.