DAVID W. BIRNBAUM
Partner, Attorney at Law
David W. Birnbaum is a lifelong Philadelphian, with strong ties throughout the City of Philadelphia and within its surrounding suburbs. David is a member of Central High School’s 265th graduating class, and a twice over Temple Owl. David graduated cum laude, with a B.A. in History and a Minor in Ancient Mediterranean studies. He then continued at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, from which he graduated with his juris doctor.
David is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Howland Hess Birnbaum, David practiced independently and at small firms in the area. David joined the office in 2017, bringing his experience with personal injury and insurance subrogation to the firm in 2017. David became a named partner in 2020, and has expanded his focus to include estate planning and administration.
David’s lifelong love of Philadelphia is reflected through his pro bono and volunteer work, representing local community theater Old Academy Players and serving as a Vice President, Chair of the Law Committee and co-Chair of the Scholarship Committee for the Board of Managers for the Alumni Association of Central High School. David is also an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Brandeis Society.
David is the grandson of our late partner, Robert G. Hess, and the nephew of current partner, Bruce Hess, making David the firm’s first third generation partner. David currently resides in the Center City area with his wife, Marisa. David and Marisa enjoy cooking, hiking, and competing in sprint-triathlons in their spare time.
David W. Birnbaum