David Wasinger was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri. His parents, a lawyer and a homemaker, instilled in their children the values of faith, family, and hard work. At age eight, David got his first job delivering the local newspaper, the Hannibal Courier-Post. In his teenage years, David worked the midnight shift at a local fast food restaurant while still keeping up his grades in order to receive a full scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia.
After graduating with an accounting degree, David passed the certified public accountant exam while clerking for an accounting firm in Missouri. He is currently a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
David earned his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. During law school, he served as a summer clerk at a St. Louis law firm, where he later worked after graduation as an associate attorney. During this time David met his future wife, Colleen, an attorney who now serves on the St. Louis County Council.
David joined a small firm in 1991 that would later become Wasinger Daming in Brentwood, Missouri. As an independent lawyer, David’s primary area of practice is business law. He gained national recognition after the 2008 financial crisis, when he filed suit against Countrywide Home Loans. Because of David’s work, the banks were held accountable for defrauding taxpayers of billions of dollars in defective mortgages. These cases have been recognized as among the most complex and largest in the history of the United States, leading to settlements of more than $18 billion that went back into the pockets of taxpayers. For his work on these crucial cases and others, David has been voted one of the Best Lawyers in America.
A former member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, David is a strong believer in higher education,and he and Colleen endowed the Anything is Possible Scholarship Fund at the University of Missouri.
David is passionate about community service and is dedicated to giving back to the people of Missouri. He has served on various community boards, including as the former president of both the St. Louis Jaycees and the City of Town and Country Chamber of Commerce. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Miracle Network and a current member of the Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of Greater St. Louis. In 2015 the Boy Scouts presented David with the James West Award for his contributions.
David and Colleen live in St. Louis with their two sons.