David W. Wagner



David focuses primarily on local government law. He has spent 21 years working as an attorney for Alachua County, serving as County Attorney for the last 15 years. Prior to working for the County, David served for 20 years in the U.S Army as an Artillery Officer (with service in Vietnam); Criminal Prosecutor, Associate Professor at the Army’s Judge Advocate School; Administrative and International Lawyer in Berlin, Germany; and as the Medical Malpractice Claims Manager for the Army.


Government & Administrative Law

Real Property & Land Use

Personal Injury

Environmental Law 

Bar Admissions

David is admitted to practice law in Florida (1978), in the Northern District Court of Florida (1992), and the United States Supreme Court (1981).


United States Military Academy, West Point, New York (B.S. 1970)

University of Florida, J.D., With Honors, (1978)

Affiliations & Community Involvement

President, Florida Association of County Attorneys, 2011-2012

Recipient, Florida Bar’s prestigious Ralph A. Marsicano Award for significant contributions to Local Government Law (2014)


David was born in Steubenville, Ohio and raised in New Cumberland, West Virginia. Florida has been his home for nearly 30 years.