David Bohm lives has lived in St. Louis, Missouri for his entire life. He has been happily married to his wife Joan for 40 years. They have two adult children, Joseph and Eric.
David has served in many roles with JCPA, including vice-chair, treasurer, secretary (currently), chair of the Task Force on Jewish Security and the Bill of Rights, and chair of the resolutions committee. He is currently the chair of the public policy advisory committee which helps to develop JCPA’s policy positions (resolutions) and advocacy and other programs to implement JCPA policies.
David is an attorney and principal with Danna McKitrick, PC, where he has been employed for more than 27 years, and is the chair of its litigation department. David represents clients in employment, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and complex contract cases in both state and federal courts. He also represents doctors and other health care professionals in licensing and privilege matters.
David is active in both the Jewish and general communities in St. Louis. Among other roles, David has been chair of the St. Louis JCRC and continues to serve in various roles with the JCRC; is a member of the advisory board of the St. Louis chapter of the American Jewish Committee; is a former member of the boards of directors of Temple Shaare Emeth, the St. Louis Jewish Federation, and the St. Louis JCC; was chair of Missourians for Religious Freedom; is vice president of the ARC Angels’ Foundation (dedicated to prevention of teen suicide); is a member of the Executive Committee of Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, and has served on various United Way Committees. David received the Albert “Red” Villa Human Rights Award from the St. Louis Civil Rights Commission (1992), the Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-Defamation League (1994), and, with his family, the Netzach Award from the St. Louis chapter of the American Jewish Committee (2008).
Nationally, David was a member of the United Jewish Communities Young Leadership Cabinet, a member of the Board of Directors of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition on the Environment in Jewish Life.
David has drafted several bills, which have been enacted as state statutes, including amendments to the Missouri Human Rights Act, the Missouri Religious Freedom Restoration Act and a law permitting social service agencies to act as guardians for disabled individuals. He also participated in drafting a suicide prevention and awareness bill requiring, among other things, that all school districts in Missouri adopt a suicide prevention and awareness plan suitable for each district.