David A. Steves was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and the Salmon P. Chase School of Law, which originated in Cincinnati but is now part of the Northern Kentucky University. He focuses his practice in Wills, Trusts, Estate Taxes and Estate Planning, and represents charitable organizations.

David is admitted to both the Ohio Bar and the Florida Bar, where he is a member of its Tax and Estate Planning section. He is a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association, and serves in its Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section. He is a member of the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council and the Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council.

David has served as a Board Member and Chair of a United Way agency and the Sarasota Orchestra, where he currently serves as the Board Chair. His association with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. started in the early 1980s and he served as a member of its board beginning in 1985. David served as the Chairman of that Board from 1992 through 1994, and was elected to its Emeritus Board. He now serves as its general counsel with law partner Chip Gaylor. David has served on the Outreach Committee of the Washington, D.C.-based Council on Foundations.

David is a popular speaker regarding his areas of expertise: estate and tax saving strategies.