David was born and raised in Melville, Saskatchewan and graduated from Melville Comprehensive High School in 1979. After graduation, David attended the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he received his Bachelor of Administration degree with great distinction in 1984. David subsequently attended law school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, graduating with his law degree in 1985. David articled with the law firm of MacPherson, Leslie & Tyerman in Regina, Saskatchewan before being called to the bar in 1986. David subsequently worked as an associate with the law firm of Kohaly & Elash in Estevan, Saskatchewan before joining the present law firm of Bell, Kreklewich & Chambers as a partner in 1994. David continues to work for Bell, Kreklewich, Chambers & Company as a senior partner.
David has appeared before all levels of court in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Since the commencement of his legal career, David has become a specialist in the area of criminal defence and, in particular, defending individuals accused of impaired driving, narcotics and assaults. He has been defence counsel on many of the leading criminal cases in Saskatchewan. David also practices law in the areas of family law and divorce, civil litigation, municipal law, and wills and estates.
David married his wife, Karen, in 1985 and they have four children together. David is very proud to say he is from Melville and has always been very active in the community. David is involved in nearly all sports including hockey, weightlifting, swimming, golf and baseball. David was a proud coach and supporter of many of his children’s teams. David is especially passionate about the Melville Millionaires Jr. “A” Hockey Club.
As a lawyer, David brings to all clients and cases he takes on the utmost care and determination in achieving the best result he can obtain. Regardless of the case, clients are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. David is very compassionate, caring and has excellent people skills. His legal experience ensures that clients are provided with sound legal advice.
- Senior Partner- Bell, Kreklewich, Chambers & Company, 2011
- Partner- Bell, Kreklewich & Company, 1994
- Associate- Kohaly & Elash, 1987
- Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 1986
- Bachelor of Administration, 1984, University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan)
- Bachelor of Laws, 1985, Queens University/University of Saskatchewan (Kingston, Ontario/Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Memberships & Associations
- Member, Melville Bar Association
- Rotary Club
- Melville Millionaires Jr. “A” Hockey Club