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David T. Ahlheim, Member

David Ahlheim

David T. Ahlheim, Member

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Class Action Liability


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • St. Louis County Bar Association

David Ahlheim was one of the original attorneys at Childress Ahlheim Cary LLC at its founding in 2007 and is now a managing member of the firm. David’s practice focuses on representation of clients involved in all aspects of claims and litigation from incident through jury trial and appeals. His areas of representation include insurance coverage, business litigation, premises and automotive liability, products liability, construction liability and class action liability.

David’s practice has enabled him to handle matters in Circuit Courts, U.S. District Courts and the Court of Appeals throughout Missouri, Illinois and multiple arguments before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

David is a member of the Missouri Bar, Illinois State Bar Association, St. Louis County Bar Association, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL), The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), and Defense Research Institute (DRI). On multiple occasions, he has been a featured speaker for National Business Institute and to multiple insurance carriers and insurance claims handlers.

Awards & Recognitions

David has been recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for top five defense verdicts in 2014 and 2016. Following a bench trial in the City of St. Louis in 2015, David also received a judgment determining no insurance coverage for his client arising from a $11,000,000 judgment – one of the largest in 2014 as recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. In 2016, he received a judgment for an insurer for over $3,000,000 arising from an order of coverage issue in U.S. District Court.

Community Involvement

David is active at Holy Redeemer parish in Webster Groves. He is past president of the Holy Redeemer Men’s Club and three time chair of the annual golf tournament. He coached CYC sports including baseball, softball and volleyball. He is committed “Dance Dad” for his girls and can be found at SLUH Cross Country meets.