MR. GULDENSCHUH'S LEGAL BACKGROUND
The Law Offices of David Guldenschuh is the solo practice law firm of David F. Guldenschuh, a native of Rome, Georgia. The firm offers full service corporate, personal and litigation services to businesses and individuals in Rome and Northwest Georgia. The firm has an extensive practice in both state and federal courts. It represents some of Floyd County's most prominent businesses and individuals.
Among the firm's areas of practice are the following: Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Employment Law and Discrimination, Disability Law, General Litigation, Corporate Law, and Wills and Estates.
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 appointment 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.
Mr. Guldenschuh has served as political consultant to numerous national, state and local political campaigns, primarily Republican, but Democratic as well. He has been and continues to be involved in multiple state and local community and charitable functions, often in a leadership role.
ARTICLE V CONVENTION NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS
Mr. Guldenschuh is a leader in the Article V convention movement nationwide. This movement seeks to get 34 states to pass resolutions calling for the convening of an Article V convention of states to propose one or more amendments to the U.S. Constitution on such topics as a balanced budget amendment, term limits and campaign finance reform. In 2013, he organized and brought together representatives of the active Article V Convention advocacy groups nationwide in a series of conference calls and discussion forums to address how they might be able to work together and educate the public and state legislators on the benefits of an Article V Amendments Convention. He subsequently established the website, Fix Washington By Calling An Article V 'Amendments' Convention to urge State legislatures to call an Article V Convention. In 2014, he joined the Convention of States Project as its Legislative Liaison Director, where in 52 days, he was successful in getting the Georgia Legislature to become the first state in the country to pass the CoS Article V application seeking a convention of states to reign in our runaway federal government. In 2015, he was named Special Counsel to the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force. As of May, 2014, BBATF was within 7 states of reaching the threshold for the calling of an Article V Convention to propose a balanced budget amendment.
Mr. Guldenschuh is the editor and publisher of the Article V Convention Legislative Progress Report, the only nationally recognized tracker of the status of all Article legislation in the country. As a result of his Article V work, he was recently named to the Board of Policy Advisors of the Heartland Institute where he will concentrate on constitutional reforms. Perhaps more than any other individual in the country, Mr. Guldenschuh has established working relationships with virtually all groups and individuals working within the Article V movement.