David Tank grew up in Marshalltown, Iowa, attended Colgate University (BA 1981) and the University of Iowa Law School (JD 1984). After graduation from law school, he was continuously engaged in a busy civil trial practice until his retirement from Dorsey & Whitney at the end of June 2021. Over the years, David handled cases involving diverse areas of law, concentrating on complex business litigation. Since his “retirement” from the full-time practice of law, he has devoted substantial time working, pro bono, for death penalty defendants in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.
David has been married to his wife, Randi, since 1988. They have two adult children, Joe (31) and Katie (29).