Authored hundreds of legal opinions including those involving children and families, healthcare, labor and employment, disciplinary matters involving attorneys/judges, and a variety of other matters.
Recent Development in Professionalism Among Mississippi Lawyers, Mississippi Bar Briefs, Summer 2006.
What Takes An Employment Relationship Out Of Employment At-Will? Presented at Mississippi Bar Convention, Sandestin, Florida, 2006.
Learning From Tarasoff; Can Enlarging The Duty Of Mississippi Educators To Report Unlawful Activities To Include A Duty To Warn Of Threats Of Violence Make Schools Safer? Thesis, University of Virginia School of Law, 2004
David Chandler holds a LL.M. in judicial process from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law. his education includes a doctorate, master's, and bachelor's degree in education from the University of Mississippi.
Chandler's career began in education where he worked in multiple aspects of the field. After law school, Chandler worked in private practice. He served as a municipal judge in Weir, Mississippi, from 1999 to 2001.
In 2000, he was elected to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. He was re-elected in 2006 and served until his election to the Mississippi Supreme Court in 2008. He serves as an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law.
David Chandler was an associate justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court. He won election to the court on November 4, 2008, and began in 2009. In 2015, He stepped down to serve Mississippi's Division of Family and Children's Services as the director of Mississippi's foster care system.
Chandler is a highly experienced legal, educational and child welfare professional skilled in engaging governmental and community leaders, building successful coalitions, collaborating with community-based agencies, developing and leading research/data driven programs, with an extensive history of working with children and youth to help them achieve the best life possible.