David A. Gruebner

David A. Gruebner

Growing up in the Midwest, it was an easy transition to embrace the Aloha Spirit (and to come to the office each day in an Aloha shirt). I strive to represent every client with professionalism, excellence and Aloha.

David focuses his practice on medical malpractice, product liability, construction litigation and general civil litigation.

His career began in Texas with a judicial clerkship with the United States Bankruptcy Court in 1988. After practicing for three years at Cowles & Thompson in Dallas, he traded in his cowboy hat for an Aloha shirt and joined Burke Sakai McPheeters Bordner Iwanaga & Estes in Hawai‘i as an associate. In 2003, he joined Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher as a partner. Prior to Goodsill, David was a partner at Ayabe, Chong, Nishimoto, Sia & Nakamura.


Let’s talk teams and tees - David plays softball, basketball, ice hockey and golf.



Drake University Law School, J.D., 1989
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1986


United States Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
State Courts of Hawai‘i
State Courts of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i


Hawai‘i Board of Certified Shorthand Reporters, Board Member


The Best Lawyers in America, 2021