David is a seventh generation Colorado native, born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1975 from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, where he participated in an honors program at the American University in Washington, D.C. and worked in the United States Senate. He has also worked in the Office of the Colorado Governor and in the U.S. House of Representatives. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1978, where he was elected President of the Hispanic Law Students Association.
David is a founding member of Herms & Herrera, LLC. He has expertise in civil litigation, business law, real estate law, construction contracts, housing, real estate development (land use, planning, and zoning), and employment law. David also handles employment contract issues, wills, and estate planning. David is an expert in housing law and is a founding member of the National Housing and Development Law Institute.
Mr. Herrera opened his law practice in Fort Collins as a sole practitioner, later becoming a partner in Galvaldon Herrera, LLP. In 2002, he returned to being a sole practitioner.
David’s experience over the past 40 years has led to being able to serve as a neutral arbitrator or mediator in alternate dispute resolution. He is a certified mediator in the State of Colorado.
David has served as chairman of the Board for State Colleges, the Fort Collins Rotary Club’s committee on Mobility Impaired, the Fort Collins United Way, the Larimer County Bar Association, and Wells Fargo Banks of Colorado. He has been a member of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Housing and Development Law Institute, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the Color Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Hearing Board Pool, the American Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Higher Education for the Twenty-First Century.