Admitted 2011

Personal Injuries Litigation*, General Litigation & Debt Recovery, Wills & Estate Planning

Telephone: 071 966 2019

David, a native of Boyle, Co. Roscommon, is a solicitor in the Litigation Department of Callan Tansey Solicitors Boyle office. He has experience in litigation over a wide variety of areas, such as contract disputes, road traffic offences, fatal injury claims and inquests, having advised both plaintiff and defendant clients at all levels of court jurisdiction. He has a particular interest in personal injury litigation and has been involved in all types of personal injury cases including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, injuries arising from an assault and nervous shock/psychiatric injuries.

David was educated at St. Joseph’s N.S., Boyle, St. Mary’s College, Boyle, St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam and N.U.I. Galway, from where he graduated with an honours degree in Civil Law (BCL).

David served his traineeship with John O’Leary & Co. Solicitors in Dublin, qualifying as a solicitor in January 2011 and he joined Callan Tansey Solicitors in February 2012. David was appointed Associate Solicitor in Sept 2017.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.




Inquest into birth of stillborn baby at Drogheda hospital.

Pamela Clarke told the inquest into the death of her fourth child Willow, that she cannot understand how a perfectly healthy baby could die in what should have been the safest place. Ms. Clarke delivered her stillborn baby Willow, following induction at 38 weeks, on...

Coercive Control

Increasingly we are seeing and hearing media reporting on Coercive Control, including some cases featuring household names, but what is Coercive Control?

Callan Tansey Wellbeing At Work Event April 2021

Now, more than ever, we are aware of the importance of promoting Wellbeing at work in Ireland.  The COVID-19 pandemic has created huge stress among our workforce, with many businesses closed during lockdowns, others having to radically change behaviours and many people now remote working.

Remote Working – Opportunities and Challenges

An early morning run on the beach or walk along the riverbank – followed by coffee and croissants as we sit at our ergonomically designed and sound-proofed home office with uninterrupted views of the sea or the countryside? And then there is reality!! No beach, no...

The Law Society Access Programme

The United Nations has declared Saturday February 20th, World Day of Social Justice. Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social right and opportunities. This international day recognises the need to promote social justice. 

Why Listening To New Mothers Is So Important

In my work as a Medical Negligence solicitor I meet many mothers who come to me seeking answers to their questions about the labour and delivery of their babies.  For some there is a niggling feeling that something is not quite right.  For others, they need a greater...

Mother and Baby Homes Survivor Redress in Ireland

The final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has been published.  The investigation into Mother and Baby Homes began in 2015, with the initial scope of the enquiry to look at 14 homes and a representative sample of 4 County Homes. ...

Why We Need The Provisions Of The Patient Safety Bill (2019)

None of us expect to be harmed as a patient in healthcare.  Yet in Ireland as many as 1 in 8 patients suffer harm while using using healthcare services.  Here our Johan Verbruggen addresses queries he has received about the Patient Safety Bill(2019), which is currently before the Dail.

Mediation – a civilised approach in an uncivilised world

Traditionally legal disputes in this country have been fought out in the Courts – for the most part in public and at great cost to the participants. Whilst this form of litigation is not disappearing any time soon, its supremacy is being challenged by a range of...


At CallanTansey Solicitors people are our biggest asset. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the best talent to ensure we have the latest expertise, experience, and insight to deliver the highest level of service for our clients. Our policy is to...