David Clukey



David Clukey is an associate in the Phoenix office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation and Transportation Practices. Mr. Clukey represents clients in various areas of commercial disputes including real estate, breach of contract, bad faith, and insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Clukey's transportation practice includes freight loss and damage claims, and matters related to tariff and transportation charge collections. Mr. Clukey also represents clients concerning professional liability and products liability, and represents clients concerning jurisdictional issues related to Native American tribes. Mr. Clukey's representation extends to both state and federal courts and administrative agencies. 

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Transportation

Additional Experience




North Dakota


United States District Court for the District of Idaho

United States District Court for the District of Montana

United States District Court for the District of North Dakota

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States Tax Court


Gonzaga University School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2014

  • Editor-in-Chief of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law.
  • Member of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court team.
  • Board Member of the William O. Douglas First Amendment Society.

Brigham Young University - Idaho

Bachelor of Science, Communication, 2011


Co-authored the Montana Chapter of the Defense Research Institute's compendium regarding an insurer's duty to defend (2015).

Professional Presentations

"Negotiating Contracts on Tribal Lands: Establishing the Framework of Native American Land Ownership and Tribal Water Rights," National Business Institute (2018).