Dave Lockard comes to the Vishio Forry Law firm with a diverse background, leveraging three decades in the Construction & Manufacturing, Executive Management, and Insurance & Financial Services sectors.
Dave’s industry education started early, learning from top-tier craftsmen in commercial and residential building, as well as great leaders in the industrial manufacturing trades. His skill set widened, as he perfected problem solving, contract negotiation, and growth strategy & analysis. Dave then bundled this experience and packed it in carry-on luggage to travel extensively for a large national management consulting company, teaching process improvement and executive leadership. He advised leaders from a wide range of global companies; even consulting for the United States Navy.
Wanting to work with high-performance professionals, but not change his time zone every day, Dave transitioned into the Financial Services sector. As a contract and policy expert, able to navigate complex documents, he began consulting with numerous Insurance companies as a successful Stock trader and Risk Management consultant in the Mergers & Acquisitions field.
With his knowledge from the inside of the Insurance industry, Dave once again went back to his roots, traded his polished shoes for work boots and became a licensed independent Insurance Adjustor. This unique mix of Insurance industry knowledge, business management skills, and construction industry experience, makes Dave a true advocate for homeowner and contractor rights.
Dave Lockard’s long journey brings him to Vishio Forry, where he is eager to help. His experience says he can, and his “show your work” style – with over 30 years of building relationships, companies, his background, and his reputation – says he will.
Juris Doctorate – Ave Maria School of Law, 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Communications – Bowling Green State University, 1991